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Prehistoric people also likely disrupted by environmental change

May. 24, 2018—A prehistoric community in the Mississippi Delta may have abandoned a large ceremonial site after the bayou it sits on began to dry up.

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Mississippi River Delta will lose more land than can be reclaimed

Apr. 11, 2018—Before the Industrial Age, the Mississippi Delta grew at a rate of two to three square miles per year, suggesting that, even with current reclamation efforts, it is unlikely that it will be possible to offset the current rate of loss--15 to 20 square miles per year

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Amitav Ghosh to speak on ‘Commodities, Conflict and Climate Change’ April 4

Mar. 20, 2018—Author Amitav Ghosh will examine how historical conflicts over resources in Asia have become a major driver of climate change in the Indian Ocean during an April 4 lecture presented by Asian Studies.

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Panel to examine whether carbon tax can address climate change

Mar. 19, 2018—Representatives from the Manhattan Institute and the Partnership for Responsible Growth will join two Vanderbilt University professors for a conversation about carbon tax proposals on Wednesday, March 21, at Vanderbilt Law School.

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‘Dangers of Climate Change Denial’ topic of lecture March 20

Mar. 14, 2018—Michael Mann, a Distinguished Professor at Penn State whose work with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change led to the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, will give a talk beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 20.

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Climate change concerns much higher in Latin America, Caribbean than U.S., Canada

Jan. 25, 2018—Twice as many adults in Latin America and the Caribbean--more than 80 percent--believe unchecked climate change poses a serious risk to their countries. Only 40 percent of Americans feel the same way.

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Vanderbilt IRIS Initiative: Shaping the infrastructure of tomorrow

Jan. 18, 2018—Learn about recent developments for the Vanderbilt Initiative for Intelligent Resilient Infrastructure Systems, a 2016 TIPs project led by associate professor of civil and environmental engineering Caglar Oskay focused on improving the nation's flood infrastructure, in this VU BreakThru blog post.

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Beyond Politics: Private industry needs to step up on climate change

Dec. 5, 2017—Two Vanderbilt experts say evidence shows that progress can continue to be made on environmental issues regardless of what the government is doing.

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Sign up for Vanderbilt’s Osher Lifelong Learning winter term

Nov. 16, 2017—African American pioneers in sports and entertainment, media in a time of fake news, and climate change and human health are among the winter offerings of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt.

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Annual Commons Unplugged Week celebrates sustainability Oct. 15–21

Oct. 13, 2017—The fourth annual Commons Unplugged environmental awareness week, Oct. 15–21, celebrates sustainability, natural-resource conservation and energy conservation through events with first-year students.

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Exhibit translates scientific discoveries into art celebrating Vanderbilt’s Nobel laureates

Oct. 13, 2017—A new exhibit on display at the Wond'ry honors the discoveries of Vanderbilt's Nobel laureates by translating them into beautiful works of art.

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2017 Southern Festival of Books, C-SPAN to feature Vanderbilt authors

Oct. 12, 2017—Two Vanderbilt Law School professors who are among featured authors at the Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Word will be on panels to be broadcast live on C-SPAN Oct. 14.

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