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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”

Data science tills the fields

February 18, 2022

Agriculture today depends on a lot more than water, weather, soil and seed — now you can throw data into the mix. Data science has become increasingly important as we strive to make sustainable, data-driven decisions in modern precision agriculture. Technology enablers like sensor deployment and farm management information systems provide the big data underpinnings that can lead to better decisions, helping to manage the ever-present uncertainties that govern the agricultural sector.

Data science tills the fields

Biologist Alison Power to discuss global crop diversity in farming communities

February 16, 2022

Purdue’s Honors College and Center for the Environment have announced that biologist Alison Power will be coming to campus Feb. 28 for the fifth annual Aronson Family Science and Society Honors Lecture. Power is a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at Cornell University and a central figure in the field of disease ecology in plant communities.

Biologist Alison Power to discuss global crop diversity in farming communities

First-of-its-kind estimate of the total number of tree species

February 3, 2022

One person can’t measure all the trees in the world, but when many people come together, a global view becomes possible. A worldwide collaboration of scientists has produced the first ground-sourced data estimate of the total number of tree species on Earth and found that more than 9,000 species have yet to be discovered.

First-of-its-kind estimate of the total number of tree species

How one major disaster can lead to another: a lack of clean drinking water

February 2, 2022

Over the past week, ships from Australia and New Zealand have delivered hundreds of thousands of gallons of water to the Pacific archipelago of Tonga, which quickly ran out of drinking water in the aftermath of a volcanic eruption two weeks ago.

How one major disaster can lead to another: a lack of clean drinking water

Extending the season, improving food security

February 1, 2022

Small farmers across the U.S. use high tunnels to extend their growing season, something known to present different pest problems compared to open field production. However, as community farms grow to fill in for urban and rural food deserts, researchers see a gap in an understanding of how pest pressures vary depending on if the high tunnels are located in the city or country.

Extending the season, improving food security

Professor seeks to build academic bridges between scientists

January 31, 2022

With over 30 years spent at Purdue University, Thomas Hertel, distinguished professor of agricultural economics, has many professional milestones that timestamp his career. The most recent one is the announcement that he has received the Humboldt Research Award by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in honor of his career dedicated to researching the global impacts of trade, climate and environmental policies.

Professor seeks to build academic bridges between scientists