Climate change

Q&A: When in Drought, Build Resilience

October 16, 2020

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

Structural Complexity in Forests Improves Carbon Capture

August 28, 2019

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.

Students Talk Climate at COP24

December 19, 2018

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.

Saltier Waterways Creating Dangerous ‘Chemical Cocktails’

December 3, 2018

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.

More Ships and More Clouds Mean Cooling in the Arctic

September 17, 2018

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.

Insects Coping with Climate Change

September 13, 2018

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

UConn Joins Coalition of Universities Working Against Climate Change

September 12, 2018

UC3 aims to promote climate action and resilience by leveraging the strengths and skill sets of its member schools.

Rapid Change – A Tale of Two Species

August 29, 2018

Climate change is creating winners and losers. UConn researchers are studying two Connecticut examples.

Climate Change in Our Backyard

August 28, 2018

Climate change is not just happening elsewhere. This series draws attention to local environmental transitions and the many ways UConn students and researchers are investigating and responding to them.

Nature and Knowledge at Our Doorstep

August 15, 2018

Students exposed to nature, some for the first time, soon become fascinated and eager to learn more.

How Virtual Worlds Can Recreate the Geographic History of Life

July 20, 2018

Although our computer simulations were not designed to predict the future, they vividly reveal the dynamic power of climate change to shape life on Earth, write a UConn professor and former student.