Climate Change in Our Backyard
When you think of climate change, what comes to mind? Rather than drawing upon images of far-flung regions, just look out the window and you will likely see something resulting from our changing climate. This series aims to draw attention to some of the rapid transitions happening locally, and explore the many ways UConn students and researchers are investigating and responding to environmental trends around us.
Fact Sheets Help Local Leaders in CT Navigate Climate Change Questions
Adapt CT offers guidance on matters ranging from beach erosion to the flooding of coastal highways
Closer Collaboration and Community Outreach for Urban Sustainability, Together at Hartford Campus
The partnership between CIRCA and SCGI aims to help build more environmentally sustainable and resilient cities
Q&A: When in Drought, Build Resilience
The abnormally dry weather Connecticut has experienced in 2020 may not be an anomaly for long.
Report Emphasizes Importance of Communication in Climate Change Resilience
Effective communication is essential for community resilience in the face of the effects of climate change, a new study finds.
Connecticut’s Marshes: Past, Present, and Uncertain Future
As the world looks increasingly to technology to sequester carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, UConn researchers are seeking to understand the natural processes involved in wetlands' ability to store carbon.
Climate Corps Seeks to Make Impact in Connecticut’s Communities
A service learning course enlists students to help the state's communities respond and adapt to climate change through the UConn Climate Corps.
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.
Changing the Landscape – Invasive Plants
Plant science professor Jessica Lubell on invasive plant species and her work to identify native species as alternatives for landscaping purposes.
Preserving Green Spaces in Connecticut’s Changing Landscape
Smart land use management is critical in order to preserve open space, says extension educator Chester Arnold. 'It isn’t something we can go back and fix later on.'
Connecticut’s Forests Today a Far Cry from Towering Giants of Old
'We tend to look at deforestation in areas like the tropics, but we should also look at what is happening in our own backyard,' says researcher John Volin.
Camera Traps, Citizen Science, Help Track State’s Animal Populations
In order to conserve the species that are here, we have to know more about what we have. UConn researchers are collecting data on animals and birds in the state.
Working Toward Sustainable Solutions
Introducing a new series about UConn environmental research, vice provost John Volin says the political focus on climate change often overshadows important issues of environment and sustainability.