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Flaherty Honored; Hardiman, Liang Promoted

May 18, 2022

Dr. Elizabeth Flaherty was selected as Outstanding Club/Organization Advisor of the Year for the Purdue College of Agriculture, receiving the student-choice award as part of the College of Ag’s Spring Awards Banquet on April 27.

Flaherty Honored; Hardiman, Liang Promoted

Purdue faculty and staff collaborate on $15 million USAID project in Peru

May 11, 2022

The Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina (UNALM) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), associated with Oklahoma, Utah State and Purdue universities, the Alliance Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), have launched the PERU-Hub project.

Purdue faculty and staff collaborate on $15 million USAID project in Peru

Food Safety Innovation Lab launches MSI-led partnerships for global food safety research

April 29, 2022

The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Safety (FSIL), based at Purdue University and Cornell University and funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has launched two new food safety research projects in Nepal and Nigeria. The research partnerships, led by U.S. based Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs), will address policies and practices that reduce the burden of foodborne disease and malnutrition.

Food Safety Innovation Lab launches MSI-led partnerships for global food safety research

Pijanowski To Speak on Biodiversity, Soundscapes at Think Corner Helsinki

April 22, 2022

Dr. Bryan Pijanowski, professor of landscape and soundscape ecology, will be presenting a talk titled "The current biodiversity crisis needs creative solutions" at the Think Corner at the University of Helsinki in Finland on Tuesday, April 26. The presentation will be livestreamed at 11 a.m. ET/5 p.m. Helsinki time.

Pijanowski To Speak on Biodiversity, Soundscapes at Think Corner Helsinki

Answers to faster recovery from a wildfire are in the water

March 22, 2022

The more frequent wildfire disasters become, the less time communities will have to recover from each catastrophe. But it can take months for a town’s water to be safe to drink again after a wildfire.

Answers to faster recovery from a wildfire are in the water

A bridge to renewable energy

March 21, 2022

Rome wasn’t built in a day — and neither will the full shift to renewable energy occur that quickly. Our current economy has evolved on the basis of fossil resources; any abrupt transition will create havoc. Trillions of dollars of new investment will be needed, along with training people in new skills. Also, many technology aspects of the renewable economy await development.

A bridge to renewable energy

Cutting Russia’s fossil fuel exports: Short-term pain for long-term gain

March 9, 2022

In response to the invasion of Ukraine, most OECD countries have announced punishing sanctions against Russia. But the sanctions have so far failed to target Russia’s primary source of foreign exchange – exports of fossil fuels. This column argues that while the short-term impact of restricting Russia’s fossil fuel exports on EU households’ real income would be non-trivial, the longer-term cost would be more modest and would be offset by considerable environment co-benefits. Meanwhile, the adverse impacts on the Russian economy would be overwhelming.

Cutting Russia’s fossil fuel exports: Short-term pain for long-term gain

Join the Team to Halt Harmful Species

March 2, 2022

College of Agriculture researchers, staff and Extension specialists are members of the team that swings into action to prevent the spread of harmful species — and to educate the rest of us to help.

Join the Team to Halt Harmful Species

Dear Colleague Letter: Opportunities to Elevate Environmental Justice at Purdue

March 2, 2022

A note on upcoming opportunities across multiple disciplines in the environmental justice space.

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Purdue expert on latest UN climate report: “We’re not able to adapt to it as fast as it’s happening”

March 1, 2022

A new report on global climate change is underlining the speed at which the world’s climate is changing - and how slowly efforts to reduce or adapt to those impacts are being made.

Purdue expert on latest UN climate report: “We’re not able to adapt to it as fast as it’s happening”