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Providing a local perspective on global climate change

June 30, 2020

How important is climate change to you personally?

This question is guaranteed to produce a wide range of opinions across America. The Yale Program on Climate Change Communication groups the American public into six audiences – alarmed, concerned, cautious, disengaged, doubtful and dismissive.

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Purdue-led group prepares state for life with changing climate

January 10, 2019

Purdue-led group prepares state for life with changing climate By Brian Wallheimer This past November, Jeff Dukes and Jonathon Day took turns returning phone calls. Reporters…

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10 Most Read Stories of 2018

December 19, 2018

Purdue celebrates dedication of new animal sciences complex In March, Purdue formally dedicated its new 123,000 square-foot animal sciences complex, boosting the university’s commitment to…


Why it’s so hard to forecast a white Christmas

December 14, 2018

By Emma Ea Ambrose  No matter how you might feel about cold weather, who doesn’t dream of a white Christmas? Every December, forecasts abound on…

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Incentivizing increased no-till adoption may be more costly than expected

November 5, 2018

By Brian Wallheimer   Farmers who have switched to no-till management practices are sequestering significant amounts of carbon in the soil. Those who haven’t already…


Climate change impacts reports: Warmer, wetter weather will alter Indiana’s forests, urban greenspaces

May 17, 2018


Report: Climate change poses health risks for all Hoosiers

April 10, 2018

 Over the coming decades, higher temperatures, more extreme weather events and reduced air quality due to climate change in Indiana will likely pose significant…


Climate change impacts report: Indiana will continue to get warmer, wetter

March 2, 2018

 Indiana’s climate has grown wetter and warmer in recent decades and these trends will dramatically accelerate, with dozens of days each year exceeding 95…


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