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Two College of Agriculture professors tapped for EPA’s Scientific Advisory Board

August 27, 2021

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Sylvie Brouder, professor of agronomy, and Dominique van der Mensbrugghe, director of the Center for Global Trade Analysis (GTAP) and agricultural economics research professor, were recently appointed…

Indiana Land Use Summit to highlight innovations in land use planning

July 21, 2021

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Hoosiers passionate about land use planning for agriculture and natural resources can now register for the Indiana Land Use Summit workshop hosted by Purdue Extension and the Indiana Land…


Wildfires have enabled boreal forests in North America to become a major carbon source which will likely only get worse

May 13, 2021

Forests around the world are known to emit and consume carbon.  The balance of carbon depends on the rates of emissions and consumption.  A recent publication in Scientific Reports by Purdue EAPS Professor Qianlai Zhuang and…

Purdue will be new home for Midwestern Regional Climate Center

April 14, 2021

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has named Purdue University as the new host of the Midwestern Regional Climate Center (MRCC). Beth Hall, Indiana state climatologist,…

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Shark Teeth Provide Clues About Ancient Global Change

January 25, 2021

Written by Lorena Anderson, UC Merced A character in a very famous movie about a great white shark once said all sharks do is “swim and eat and make little…

Indiana climate assessment research featured in Climatic Change special issue

January 8, 2021

In December 2020, a special issue featuring the Indiana Climate Change Impacts Assessment (IN CCIA) was published in the journal Climatic Change. This special issue, which builds on more than…

Indiana Department of Education Announces New Climate Change Education Framework in Partnership with Purdue

January 7, 2021

INDIANAPOLIS – In partnership with the Purdue Climate Change Research Center (PCCRC) and Purdue University College of Science, the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) today announced the state’s new Climate…

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From climate researcher to senior policy advisor

December 1, 2020

By: Rose Filley On Capitol Hill, the day-to-day business of government works because of smart, hardworking people with a passion for public service—people like Purdue alumnus, Dr. Aaron Goldner. Back…

SNOOPIng on our water from space

November 12, 2020

Sometimes you need to get far away from something to see it clearly. Take subsurface soil moisture, the water available to plants for absorption at the root level. This needs…

Irrigation increases dangerous humid heat extremes

October 26, 2020

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Agricultural irrigation is an important practice for sustaining food production in many regions of the world. Besides improving agricultural yields, irrigation also affects climate conditions, typically…