climate change

Rising water temperatures endanger health of coastal ecosystems

Posted 2 days 23 hours ago
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Increasing water temperatures are responsible for the accumulation of the chemical nitrite in marine environments throughout the world, a symptom of broader changes in normal ocean biochemical pathways that could ultimately disrupt ocean food webs, according to new marine science research:

Nitrite is produced when microorganisms consume ammonium in waste products from fertilizers, treated sewage and animal waste. Too much nitrite can alter the kinds and amounts of single-celled plants living in marine environments, potentially affecting the animals that feed on them, said James...

Ganeshan and Wilkes named 2017 Udall Scholars

Posted 5 days 23 hours ago
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UGA added two new Udall Scholars to its ranks this year as third-year students Shreya Ganeshan and Elizabeth Wilkes were honored for their leadership, public service and commitment to issues related to the environment.

Each year, the Udall Foundation awards about 60 scholarships to college sophomores and juniors for their efforts related to Native American nations or their work in environmental advocacy and policy.

Ganeshan, from Johns Creek, is majoring in economics and statistics and plans to pursue a doctorate in clean energy innovation and deployment. Wilkes, from Atlanta...

Migration from sea-level rise could reshape cities inland

Posted 1 week 1 day ago
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A major new publication sheds light on one of the implications of sea level rise - where will displaced people from inundated coastal areas go?

In a paper published today in Nature Climate Change, researchers estimate that approximately 13.1 million people could be displaced by rising ocean waters, with Atlanta, Houston and Phoenix as top destinations for those forced to relocate.

The study is the first attempt to model the destination of millions of potentially displaced migrants from heavily populated coastal communities.

"We typically think about sea level rise as a...

Noted and Quoted, February 2017

Posted 2 months 2 days ago
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From the history of the university to a musical premiere to questions about the president, Franklin faculty expertise is a vital resource across the news media. Some recent articles and broadcast segments:

The Whole Story: UGA's Often Overlooked Black History– Flagpole article quotes professor of English Barbara McCaskill and Franklin Professor of English Valerie Babb, director of the Institute for African American Studies

Finding the lost Fort San Marcos, associate professor of anthropology Victor Thompson quoted on ETV Radio

Female meteorologists don't want to be...

Noted and Quoted, January 2017

Posted 3 months 22 hours ago
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Franklin College faculty engage in public scholarship by offering comments, regular columns and sharing expertise across a variety of media. A sample from just this month:

Five big mysteries about CRISPR's origins, Distinguished Research Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Michael Terns quoted in Nature 

The top nine weather or climate events of 2016, column by Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor Marshall Shepherd in Forbes

The term 'severe weather' may not mean what you think (Marshall Shepherd) - Forbes

Make America mate again,...

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