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July 28, 2017
Patz Discusses Public Health Risks of Climate Change

In an interview to air 10AM, Saturday 7/29/17, on Hank AM 1550 & 97.7 FM, Dr. Patz talks about the specifics of the growing threat climate change is having on public health:  the impact of rising temperatures, air pollution which is causing the death of 7 million people every year, insect-born diseases and the rise of the zika virus, water sources and food supplies which have put 850 million people at risk for malnutrition - a number that will continue to grow. He will also share his views on what the U.S. pulling out of the Paris Climate Accord will mean.

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July 19, 2017
Holly Gibbs Receives DOE Grant

The Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center was funded by DOE for five years!  Holly Gibbs is a co-PI on the project and will lead work on mapping marginal lands that could be available for cellulosic biofuels and understanding the environmental tradeoffs.  This complements Gibbs' other recent grants focussed on understanding water quality, carbon, and conservation outcomes from recent corn and soy expansion.

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July 10, 2017
Holly Gibbs interviewed by Reuters for article on cattle "laundering” in the Brazilian Amazon

Read the article "Shady slaughterhouses, 'cow laundering' drive spike in Amazon deforestation".

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July 05, 2017
Mallika Nocco to Present Public PhD Seminar

Mallika Nocco’s public PhD seminar will be held at 1:00pm on Wed. July 12  in room 1115 of the Wisconsin Energy Institute (1552 University Ave., Madison WI).  Mallika is a PhD candidate in the Nelson Institute’s Environment and Resources graduate program. Her talk will report on the biophysical impacts of irrigation in the Wisconsin Central Sands region on water and energy cycling. Her advisor is Professor Chris Kucharik. 

 

June 08, 2017
Holly Gibbs and GLUE Lab Awarded Multiple Grants

Gibbs was awarded $140K in grants from the National Wildlife Federation and the Packard Foundation to improve estimates of carbon emissions from U.S. land use change and to create a new global biomass and soil carbon database.

$544,500 was received from the National Wildlife Federation to evaluate the impacts of the Renewable Fuel Standard on America’s land and water resources. Chris Kucharik is co-PI on this award. 

Holly's Brazil work continues to expand, as she was awarded an additional ~$500,000  to expand her group's work to map the full cattle supply chain in the Brazilian Amazon. 

Congratulations Holly and GLUE (Gibbs Land Use & Environment) Lab. 

June 05, 2017
Professor Jonathan Patz Provided Opening Comments at the Inaugural Planetary Health Conference

This was a talk given on April 28, 2017 in Boston at the New England Aquarium. Click on the more button to read a transcript of the Opening statements. 

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June 01, 2017
Leaving the Paris Climate Accord Would Be a Public Health Disaster

Jonathan Patz was quoted in an article on undark.org 

 

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May 25, 2017
GHI Article Highlights Jason Vargo's Most Recent Research Publication

Addressing climate change is a comprehensive way to improve public health, according to a new report co-authored by GHI’s Jason Vargo.

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