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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...

Earth’s Future: Causes and Consequences of Climate Change

By Public Affairs on May 24, 2016 in Video

This unique freshman-only course at Washington University provides a broad overview of issues involving climate change and its consequences. The course was one of the earliest priorities of the Topics of Conversation and Washington University Climate Change Initiative (WUCCI). It is taught by two...

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 ...

The Paris Agreement: A Campus Community & Conversation

By myralopez on April 12, 2016 in

Presentation of paris Agreement produced from the 21y session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC, which took pace December 2015 in Paris, France. A panel of past COP student delegates will discuss their COP experience, followed by a Q & A session. Introductory remarks by Peter H. ...

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...

Photosynthetic Hydrogen Production: Maturing Research into Technology

By myralopez on March 30, 2016 in

Photosynthetic hydrogen production has long been a dream that promises the cost-effective and sustainable production of a clean burning fuel and important commodity chemical. Stanford University Professor James Swartz will deliver a seminar titled “Photosynthetic Hydrogen Production: Maturi...