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ERG Professor Dan Kammen on the Importance of Political Policies Against Climate Change

ERG Professor Dan Kammen was recently featured on Al Jazeera article, discussing America’s progress towards building a greener economy. He emphasizes the impact political policies have against slowing climate change in the states.

“The 2020 election in the United States is absolutely critical, because we know on the climate side that we have very few years left to get on an innovative green energy path,” Kammen stated.

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ERG Alumnus Zeke Hausfather on the Best and Worst Scenarios of Global Warming

In a recent article for The Guardian, ERG Alumnus Zeke Hausfather speaks on climate predictions and adjusting forecasts for global warming — including the best and worst case scenarios.

COVID-19 Found in Yosemite Sewage — ERG Alumna Sasha Harris-Lovett on Wastewater Monitoring

ERG Alumna Sasha Harris-Lovett was recently featured in a San Francisco Chronicle article reporting traces of COVID-19 being found in the Yosemite National Park’s sewage. As the pandemic continues to spread, the article states that more and more communities are keeping watch for the virus in the wastewater.

ERG Alumnus Christopher Jones Featured on the New York Times Linking Heat Waves and COVID-19 Risks

ERG Alumnus Christopher Jones was recently featured on a New York Times article depicting communities facing a “double spikes of risk” from the Coronavirus and heat waves.

ERG Alumnus Zeke Hausfather on the Influence of CO2 Levels and the Ice Age

ERG Alumnus Zeke Hausfather recently published “Explainer: How the rise and fall of CO2 levels influenced the ice ages”, explaining the powerful influence CO2 levels had on the ice ages as well as the present age.

ERG PhD Student Seigi Karasaki Discovers a New Novel Fungal Species From Bats

ERG PhD student Seigi Karaski co-authored a recently published research paper on the discovery of novel fungal species and pathogens on bat carcasses. The research focuses on the new fungal disease, explaining how it could potentially affect human and animal health. The research focuses on the scientific testing and analysis of the new fungus.

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