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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.


Icy air reveals human-made methane levels higher than previously believed

Thu, 24 Aug 2017

Professor Vasilii Petrenko and his team are studying the air trapped in ice cores that date back nearly 12,000 years, long before mankind's use of fossil fuels, to separate man-made from naturally occurring methane sources.


Creating communal spaces through public art

Thu, 03 Aug 2017

As part of the Take Five Scholars Program, Madison Carter ’18 is researching how public art—such as murals, sculptures, even performance art—influences social interactions in the city of Rochester.


Largest research vessel on the Great Lakes brings Rochester science to Chicago’s Navy Pier

Thu, 22 Jun 2017

Researchers led by earth and environmental sciences professor John Kessler met with schoolchildren and local media aboard the Blue Heron to discuss the team's work on methane levels in the Great Lakes.