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Scientists discuss nuclear and climate threats to humankind

Thu, 08 Feb 2018

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists recently moved the Doomsday Clock's minute hand to two minutes to midnight, the closest it's come to midnight since the Cold War. Tom Weber, professor of Earth and environmental sciences, discusses the clock and its underpinnings.


Setback helped sharpen student’s focus on what matters most

Thu, 25 Jan 2018

Juliana Conley '21 is using her experiences from a series of life detours to guide her academic goal: modeling wildfires and other environmental phenomena associated with climate change, via an interdisciplinary degree in geomechanics.


Ocean waters prevent release of ancient methane

Wed, 17 Jan 2018

Environmental scientist Katy Sparrow ’17 (PhD) set out to discover whether ancient-sourced methane, released due to warming ocean waters, survives to be emitted to the atmosphere.


Time’s ticking as ‘Doomsday Clock’ scientists meet

Fri, 03 Nov 2017

As the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists meets to evaluate scenarios for man-made catastrophe, Rochester scientists worry current risk levels are “way too high."


Dustin Trail wins award for studies of early Earth

Thu, 26 Oct 2017

The assistant professor of earth and environmental sciences has been selected as the recipient of the 2017 Mineralogical Society of America Award, a major honor in the field.