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Yuan-Chuan Tai, PhD, associate professor of at Washington University School of Medicine, working in the Plant Imagining Lab in East Building of WUSM.

Development of imaging technology to improve bioenergy crops

By myralopez on June 27, 2016 in Climate, News, Plants

In the face of impending global climate change one of the greatest challenges will be maintaining a sustainable supply of renewable energy. It’s clear that new approaches to produce climate resilient plants are desperately needed. Working jointly to develop new research tools to accelerate the br...

Tracking the lost crops of the ancient world

By Public Affairs on April 21, 2016 in Climate, Environment, News, Plants

Why some crops became globally important in the last 400 years, while others were ‘lost’ in our modern food-webs, remains a bit of a mystery, says Xinyi Liu, assistant professor of archaeology but “changes in ecological, culinary, and cultural importance all played roles.” Click here to read the ...

Washington University students Taylor Blevin and Talia Rubnitz advocating for a low limit on carbon emissions at COP21 in Paris.

What students say about climate change

By Public Affairs on April 18, 2016 in Climate, Environment, News, Sustainability

The six Washington University students who went to the Conference of the Parties (COP21) climate negotiations in Paris are well prepared, resilient, tough-minded and in this fight for the duration. Click here to read the full article and learn about their experiences as student observers and see ...

Xinyi Liu, PhD, assistant professor of archaeology gives progress report on his I-CARES funded research focused on studying the archaeology of food domestication. (PHOTO: Myra Lopez, April 2, 2016)

2015 I-CARES funding recipients report on findings

By myralopez on April 5, 2016 in Biofuels, Climate, Energy, Environment, News

Thermal troubles in the tropics. The impact of aerosol emissions in South Asia. A study of heavy metals in St. Louis-area urban gardens. Those are just some of the research projects that received seed funding in 2015 from the International Center for Advanced Renewable Energy and Sustainability a...

Photo of planet Earth from the Western Hemisphere.

Symposium to address climate change and extinction

By Public Affairs on September 8, 2015 in Climate, News

A two-degree temperature shift could lead to environmental extremes and mass extinctions, experts warn. In September 2015, some of the world’s leading figures in climate change research gathered at Washington University to examine and reassess this threshold and what it could mean to future biodi...