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Isotope forensics using the isotopic composition of Hg and Pb to trace heavy metal pollution sources

February 12, 2018

Abstract: Humans and natural ecosystems are exposed to toxic metals from many sources and following many exposure pathways. In this seminar, Dr.

How low-carbon technologies will improve our climate, health, and national security and stabilize the world's economies

April 20, 2017

Abstract: In 2015 nations agreed to the Sustainable Development Goals, including ending poverty, protecting the planet, and ensuring prosperity for all.

Vector-borne disease in a changing world: Insights from ecology across scales

January 5, 2017

Abstract: Globally, infectious diseases are emerging at an increasing rate. Vector-borne diseases in particular present one of the biggest threats to public health globally.

Opportunities and Challenges of the New Global Abundance of Natural Gas Resources

August 24, 2016

Abstract: Over the past decade, the proven ability to produce large quantities of natural gas from organic-rich shale formations in North America has shown the potential to change the energy...

The changing landscape of infectious diseases and its effects on human health

November 2, 2015

Abstract: Concerns are mounting that changes in climate, land use, species invasions, and connectivity are changing the global landscape of infectious diseases.

Actinide Chemistry and the Battlefields of the Cold War

May 18, 2015

Abstract: The Cold War rivalry between the United States and the Soviet Union lasted for much of the second half of the 20th Century.

Escaping the 'Half-pipe of Doom:' Is the IPCC Model Transferable to Issues of Safety and Security of Biotechnology?

May 13, 2010

Exponential advances in the life sciences, particularly in the realm of biotechnology, have been held to raise the classic concerns of "dual-use" research: the same technologies that propel...