Seth Spawn, GLUE/SAGE PhD student, was awarded the Department of Geography’s 2019 Olmstead Award for outstanding publication for his recent paper in Environmental Research Letters on Carbon emissions from cropland expansion in the United States.
According to a new study by University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers, we know that saving energy also saves lives and even more money for consumers by alleviating the costs of adverse health effects attributed to air pollution.
Research performed in the Ethiopian highlands by SAGE scientists Michael Eggen and Mutlu Ozdogan shows that even in years with above average rainfall, crops can be severely reduced by drought early in the growing season, when seeds must sprout and get established.
Climate change has major consequences for public health. According to the 2015 Global Burden of Disease Report, air pollution causes approximately 7 million premature deaths per year. Dr. Patz explains the connection between climate change and human health.