Climate change

President Katsouleas talks with students about the Climate Strike outside Gulley Hall on Sept. 20, 2019. (Sean Flynn/UConn Photo)

Opinion: A Book for All of Us Living in the Time of ‘The Great Derangement’

Amitav Ghosh's meditation on the inability of contemporary society to face up to climate change is an urgent and timely selection for UConn Reads.

Underwater images of sharks feasting on a large carcass.

Shark Feast! And Insights about Carbon Sequestration

A team of researchers including UConn's Peter Auster stumbled on something rarely glimpsed by human beings - a deep-sea shark feast.

Rock strata. UConn researchers analyzed leaf wax compounds in soils and sediment to reconstruct ancient climates, with a view to better understanding the impact of future climate change. (Getty Images)

Past is Key to Predicting Future Climate, Scientists Say

A group of researchers say understanding climates of the very distant past will help us understand what the future might hold for the planet.

(left to right) Amy Thompson, George Bolla, Xi Yang,David Tamim Manan, and Chen Chen in a presentation room at the IPB (Innovation Partnership Building)

Switching it Up: UConn Professor Patents More Efficient Carbon Capture Reactor

UConn researcher George Bollas has patented a method of carbon capture that offers a number of improvements over existing methods.

Dry soil and grass, caused by drought.

Q&A: When in Drought, Build Resilience

The abnormally dry weather Connecticut has experienced in 2020 may not be an anomaly for long.

Bunnell's Falls, Burlington, Connecticut. (Getty Images)

Structural Complexity in Forests Improves Carbon Capture

Researchers used light detection and ranging (LIDAR) to measure the locations of leaves throughout the forest canopy and determine how vegetation was arranged within space.

A group of students and faculty attended COP24, the UN climate change summit, earlier this month in Katowice, Poland, where world leaders discussed details of the Paris Climate Accord, and ways to mitigate emissions. (Office of Environmental Policy/UConn Photo)

Students Talk Climate at COP24

Student bloggers who were part of UConn's delegation to the recent UN climate change summit in Poland discuss the personal impact of their experiences.

Truck plowing snow. (Getty Images)

Saltier Waterways Creating Dangerous ‘Chemical Cocktails’

A new study found that salty, alkaline freshwater releases a variety of harmful substances that together have more devastating effects on drinking water and ecosystems than individual contaminants.

Large cargo filled with containers navigating through ice-surrounded passage. (Getty Images)

More Ships and More Clouds Mean Cooling in the Arctic

A new study suggests that growth of trans-Arctic shipping and the accompanying increase in emissions may offset some of the overall warming trend in that region.

The giant swallowtail butterfly, a newcomer to Connecticut, is one representative of increased biodiversity among insect species in the Northeast due to climate change. (Getty Images)

Insects Coping with Climate Change

Entomologist David Wagner says the number of insect species in Connecticut is increasing due to climate change. That's good news and bad.