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As the world burns, UI researchers take action to fight climate change

A global map showing temperature anomalies during 2006—the warmest anomalies are shown in red. On Feb. 8, 2007, climatologists in the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies announced that 2006 was the fifth-warmest year in the past century. Image by NASA.
   

“If we don’t cut back on greenhouse gas emissions by at least 70 percent, our children’s children will see the Earth as it has never looked in 55 million years.”

So says Jerry Schnoor, professor of civil and environmental engineering in the College of Engineering, about the impact of global warming. But Schnoor and others at the University aren't cooling their heels—scientists in the College of Engineering are studying alternative sources of power, researchers in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are studying the effects of warming on alpine tree lines and the migratory behavior of elk, and others even are investigating pollution on the nanoscale.

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Photo feature: Wok it, wok it good!

Go backstage in Burge Market Place to see what's cooking in the kitchen. Those who view these photographs with an empty stomach might experience hunger pangs and stomach grumbling.

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