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Gilligan, Vandenbergh win Morrison Prize for climate change article

February 21, 2017 — Read the Vanderbilt News story here. Research examining the role that private governance can play in bypassing government gridlock on climate change has earned a pair of Vanderbilt University professors this year’s $10,000 Morrison Prize, which recognizes the most impactful sustainability-related legal academic article published in North America during the previous year. Michael P. Vandenbergh...... KEEP READING »

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Four in civil engineering elected to American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists

February 2, 2017 — Read the School of Engineering story here. Three Vanderbilt civil engineering professors and one senior research scientist who are nationally recognized experts in environmental sustainability and hazardous waste management have been elected for membership in the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists and recognized as board certified environmental scientists. Craig Philip, George Hornberger, Doug...... KEEP READING »

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Climate change helped kill off super-sized Ice Age animals in Australia

January 27, 2017 — Read the Research News at Vanderbilt story here. During the last Ice Age, Australia, Tasmania and New Guinea formed a single landmass, called Sahul. It was a strange and often hostile place populated by a bizarre cast of giant animals. There were 500-pound kangaroos, marsupial tapirs the size of horses and wombat-like creatures the size...... KEEP READING »

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Mobile Lab Ambassador Application Open

November 29, 2016 — Do you enjoy teaching others about sustainability? Are you looking to get some experience in education? Do you want to work with Nashville students in the coolest Mobile Laboratory around? If you answered yes to any of these, we need you! We are looking for two paid VU student ambassadors for the Mobile Lab for...... KEEP READING »

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Cave study designed to solve puzzle of prehistoric megadroughts in the western U.S.

September 2, 2016 — Jessica Oster, assistant professor of earth and environmental sciences at Vanderbilt University, is using cave deposits to reconstruct past climates. The paleoclimatologist is also setting up an educational program to involve undergraduate, graduate, and high school students in the analysis of samples, design of independent research projects, and managing and manipulating data sets. Read the full...... KEEP READING »

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How to make electric vehicles that actually reduce carbon

March 2, 2016 — Read the full story here. An interdisciplinary team of scientists has worked out a way to make electric vehicles that only are not only carbon neutral but carbon negative, capable of actually reducing the amount of atmospheric carbon dioxide as they operate. They have done so by demonstrating how the graphite electrodes used in the...... KEEP READING »

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Eos Project funds environmental awareness planning and programming projects on campus

February 18, 2016 — Thirteen seed projects in environmental awareness and campus greening have been funded by the Eos Project, an initiative to promote greater understanding of environmental issues through diverse disciplines and channels across Vanderbilt. “We are taking a broad approach, aiming to implement permanent changes in the curricula, supporting undergrads working on environmental and social justice issues, and...... KEEP READING »

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Resolving the food-energy-water trilemma

January 26, 2016 — Read the Research News @ Vanderbilt story here. Food. Energy. Water. Not only are these critical natural resources, they are also inextricably linked with each other. Water is needed to grow food. Energy is needed to pump water and to plant, grow and distribute food. Water is required to produce energy. And so on. The...... KEEP READING »

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Vanderbilt partners with Nashville MTA to develop Transit-Hub app

January 21, 2016 — Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) is now working with the Institute for Software Integrated Systems at Vanderbilt University to develop smarter and easier to use applications for commuters in middle Tennessee. As the need for public transportation increases, the need for easy-to-use and commuter friendly systems become increasingly important. The T-HUB app provides these tools...... KEEP READING »

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Harnessing the power of computers to create a sustainable future

January 11, 2016 — Harnessing the power of computers to help create an economically, environmentally and socially sustainable future – that is the purpose of a major new grant issued by theNational Science Foundation to a new network of universities and organizations that includes Vanderbilt University. The five-year, $10 million grant is part of NSF’s Expeditions in Computing program...... KEEP READING »

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