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Water Report

Purdue Water and Climate Expert Series

Weekly podcast starting March 30, 2020

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This year, Purdue is hosting a virtual celebration of World Water Day. Beginning Monday, March 30, a series of weekly podcasts will be released as part of a new Purdue Water and Climate Expert Series. Moderated by undergraduate students Grace Filley (ABE) and Ally Jacoby (NRES), each recording will feature a conversation with a Purdue faculty member about their research at the intersection of water and climate change. Podcasts will be posted on the Center for the Environment Water Challenges page, and you can also stay updated by following the Purdue World Water Day Facebook page.

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Purdue study downgrades Arctic methane emissions thanks to soil microbes

Mar 30, 2020
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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Rising global temperatures are expected to thaw Arctic permafrost, reinvigorating the microorganisms that live in the region’s carbon-rich soils. When that happens, those microbes will begin consuming the carbon stored in the permafrost and emitting massive amounts of methane, one of the most powerful greenhouse gases on the planet. This injection […]

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2019 PCCRC Annual Report

Feb 28, 2020
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A message from the Purdue Climate Change Research Center Director, Jeff Dukes, about the 2019 PCCRC Annual Report. As we enter the 2020s – hopefully a great decade for climate solutions – this report looks back on the PCCRC’s activities during 2019. The center now has 92 faculty affiliates across 29 departments. We highlight just […]

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Global change is impacting important plant-fungi associations

Feb 14, 2020
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In the forests of North America, a mutualistic relationship exists between trees and mycorrhizal fungi—fungi supply trees with nutrients and trees provide carbon to fungi. It is well documented that these forests are experiencing unprecedented change due to a combination of stressors including climate change, nitrogen deposition, habitat fragmentation, invasive species and fire suppression; however, […]

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Indiana Climate Change Impacts Assessment

Putting global change into local perspective

Led by the Purdue Climate Change Research Center, scientists and decision makers from across the state are working together to increase awareness about how a changing climate affects state and local interests.

Learn more at www.IndianaClimate.org

"FEMA mandates that all state hazard mitigation plans address climate change and its impacts on individuals and communities. The Indiana Climate Change Impacts Assessment helped the Indiana Department of Homeland Security with ranking our natural hazards and developing risk-based strategies, allowing us to develop mitigation projects that will build the State’s resiliency."

– Torrey Glover, State Hazard Mitigation Officer, Indiana Department of Homeland Security

Stories of Change

Climate + Soil

According to third-generation farmer Chris Mulkey, rainfall is on the rise and threatening his most precious resource, the soil. Mulkey shares what he's doing to leave this land in better shape for his kids, and their kids.

The Purdue Climate Change Research Center mission is to increase scientific and public understanding of the causes and consequences of climate change through interdisciplinary research and effective education and outreach.

We are committed to science-based, non-partisan, and collaborative analysis to support real-world decision making from the local to the global scales.

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