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Vanderbilt speaker says climate change can be battled with pro-business solutions

Apr. 8, 2016—Former congressman Bob Inglis will speak April 12 at Vanderbilt Law School about business and climate change.

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How to make electric vehicles that actually reduce carbon

Mar. 2, 2016—Scientists from Vanderbilt and George Washington universities have worked out a way to make electric vehicles that not only are carbon neutral but carbon negative.

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Vanderbilt on team to develop advanced nuclear reactors to reduce carbon emissions

Jan. 27, 2016—Vanderbilt University is part of a new public-private partnership that has been awarded up to $40 million from the U.S. Department of Energy to explore, develop and demonstrate advanced nuclear reactor technologies to help America meet its goals for carbon emission reduction.

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Climate Change Literature: A New Fictional Genre about a Real Problem

Jan. 21, 2016—Watch video of The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt’s winter class – “Climate Change Literature: A New Fictional Genre about a Real Problem” on Thursday, January 21.

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Growth rings on rocks provide new insights into past climates

Jan. 15, 2016—Application of new micro-analytical techniques have transformed rocks and gravel buried in a special type of soil into a rich source of data about past climates that can help scientists understand how the climate will change in the future.

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Paris Climate Agreement subject of public lecture, roundtable at Vanderbilt Wednesday, Jan. 13

Jan. 8, 2016—The Paris Climate Agreement is the subject of a lecture by a Columbia University law professor and a roundtable discussion to be introduced by Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos. Both events will be held at Vanderbilt Law School Jan. 13.

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A VU Inside: Professor explores caves for clues to climate change

Sep. 3, 2015—Jessica Oster is a member of a small group of earth scientists pioneering the use of mineral cave deposits in stalagmites, collectively known as speleothems, as proxies for the prehistoric climate.

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A VU Inside: Professor explores caves for clues to climate change

Sep. 1, 2015—VIDEO» For Vanderbilt Assistant Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences Jessica Oster, getting data means getting dirty. Oster and her team are collecting mineral deposits deep inside caves to find clues to climate change.

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TIPSHEET: Pope Francis’ climate change encyclical problematic for some political conservatives

Jun. 22, 2015—Two Vanderbilt experts can comment on the pope's recent statement about the environment.

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Deciphering clues to prehistoric climate changes locked in cave deposits

May. 22, 2015—Jessica Oster and her colleagues have shown that the analysis of a stalagmite from a cave in north east India can detect the link between El Nino conditions in the Pacific Ocean and the Indian monsoon.

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Time when climate was topsy-turvy in Western U.S. aids climate prediction efforts

Feb. 23, 2015—Researchers have reconstructed the climate in the Western United States 21,000 years ago and are using the data to improve climate models that forecast future precipitation patterns.

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Eminent American climate scientist to deliver Hall Lecture March 27

Feb. 20, 2014—American climate scientist and National Medal of Science recipient Warren M. Washington is a guest speaker in the 2013-2014 John R. and Donna S. Hall Engineering Lecture Series. The event will be streamed live on Vanderbilt News.

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