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Students and faculty and staff members with a keen interest in climate change say the COP26 summit in Glasgow, Scotland, which ended Friday, should have gone further to address anthropogenic climate change.

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Students win $100,000 prize from Elon Musk’s carbon-removal competition

Led by senior Laura Stieghorst, a team of University of Miami students will use the award to advance their idea for reducing atmospheric carbon levels.

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Students win $100,000 prize from Elon Musk’s carbon-removal competition

Led by senior Laura Stieghorst, a team of University of Miami students will use the award to advance their idea for reducing atmospheric carbon levels.

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Students win $100,000 prize from Elon Musk’s carbon-removal competition

Led by senior Laura Stieghorst, a team of University of Miami students will use the award to advance their idea for reducing atmospheric carbon levels.

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Students win $100,000 prize from Elon Musk’s carbon-removal competition

Led by senior Laura Stieghorst, a team of University of Miami students will use the award to advance their idea for reducing atmospheric carbon levels.

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The move to Meta: Will it minimize or metastasize criticism of Facebook?

While some view Facebook’s recent name change as an attempt to deflect surging criticism of the social media company’s practices, business experts question the timing but say the move forms part of a long-planned strategic decision to reposition the company.

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The move to Meta: Will it minimize or metastasize criticism of Facebook?

While some view Facebook’s recent name change as an attempt to deflect surging criticism of the social media company’s practices, business experts question the timing but say the move forms part of a long-planned strategic decision to reposition the company.

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The move to Meta: Will it minimize or metastasize criticism of Facebook?

While some view Facebook’s recent name change as an attempt to deflect surging criticism of the social media company’s practices, business experts question the timing but say the move forms part of a long-planned strategic decision to reposition the company.

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University professor leaves a mark on COP26

Xavier Cortada, a three-time University of Miami alumnus and professor of practice, shares his daily accounts from the 26th annual United Nations Climate Change Conference.

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University professor leaves a mark on COP26

Xavier Cortada, a three-time University of Miami alumnus and professor of practice, shares his daily accounts from the 26th annual United Nations Climate Change Conference.

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Local collaboration initiative turns citizens into scientists

The University is a partner in the Southeast Florida Regional Citizen Science Climate Action Network. The group is one of 12 finalists for the Climate Challenge Cup, which will be awarded Nov. 10 at the COP26 United Nations climate talks in Glasgow, Scotland.

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Local collaboration initiative turns citizens into scientists

The University is a partner in the Southeast Florida Regional Citizen Science Climate Action Network. The group is one of 12 finalists for the Climate Challenge Cup, which will be awarded Nov. 10 at the COP26 United Nations climate talks in Glasgow, Scotland.

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Climate and racial justice talks inspire students, new course

After their fourth dialogue exploring the ramifications of climate change on disadvantaged communities, a University of Miami Laboratory for Integrative Knowledge team is ready to tackle its next goals.

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Climate and racial justice talks inspire students, new course

After their fourth dialogue exploring the ramifications of climate change on disadvantaged communities, a University of Miami Laboratory for Integrative Knowledge team is ready to tackle its next goals.

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Building with 3D printers may hold promise for affordable housing

A collaborative project to rebuild a home in historic Coconut Grove using a 3D concrete printer lays the foundation for the School of Architecture to explore new construction technologies and may serve as a prototype to address the housing crisis.

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New alloys could reduce air travel’s carbon footprint

College of Engineering researchers James Coakley and Giacomo Po are helping to develop a new class of refractory alloys that would increase aircraft engine efficiency and lower CO₂ emissions.

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Artist set to share Miami voices at U.N. climate summit

Xavier Cortada, a three-time University of Miami alumnus and professor of practice, launched his newest socially engaged art project ahead of the 26th annual global conference.

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Atmospheric rivers provide vital source of water for the West

Meteorologist and professor of atmospheric sciences Ben Kirtman explains how these ribbons of water vapor in the sky affect the climate of California and the Pacific Northwest.

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Atmospheric rivers provide vital source of water for the West

Meteorologist and professor of atmospheric sciences Ben Kirtman explains how these ribbons of water vapor in the sky affect the climate of California and the Pacific Northwest.

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University scientist will contribute to the ‘last best hope’ for saving the planet

Daniel Suman, a professor of environmental science and policy at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, will attend the first week of the COP26 UN global climate summit in Glasgow.

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University scientist will contribute to the ‘last best hope’ for saving the planet

Daniel Suman, a professor of environmental science and policy at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, will attend the first week of the COP26 UN global climate summit in Glasgow.

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‘Interpreting the Past to Forecast the Future’

During the Rosenstiel School’s latest Climate Café, researchers addressed methods for studying former climate conditions and how those techniques can help paint a clearer picture of what the Earth will look like.

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‘Interpreting the Past to Forecast the Future’

During the Rosenstiel School’s latest Climate Café, researchers addressed methods for studying former climate conditions and how those techniques can help paint a clearer picture of what the Earth will look like.

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Contaminated site in Puerto Rico could get special status

Naresh Kumar, a professor of environmental health at the University of Miami, has documented dangerous levels of poisonous chemicals in Guánica Bay for the past seven years and has spearheaded outreach efforts to raise awareness about the problem and to have the EPA designate the area for management and cleanup.

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Contaminated site in Puerto Rico could get special status

Naresh Kumar, a professor of environmental health at the University of Miami, has documented dangerous levels of poisonous chemicals in Guánica Bay for the past seven years and has spearheaded outreach efforts to raise awareness about the problem and to have the EPA designate the area for management and cleanup.

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Facebook faces challenges in developing Instagram Kids

Regina Ahn, an assistant professor who studies media literacy and education, parental mediation, and social media, notes that creating a social media site specifically for children is a tough task.

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Facebook faces challenges in developing Instagram Kids

Regina Ahn, an assistant professor who studies media literacy and education, parental mediation, and social media, notes that creating a social media site specifically for children is a tough task.

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A mid-season review of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season

’Canes on ’Canes, a group of Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science students, gathered virtually to discuss the science of hurricanes and what to expect for the remaining 55 days left in the season.

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A mid-season review of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season

’Canes on ’Canes, a group of Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science students, gathered virtually to discuss the science of hurricanes and what to expect for the remaining 55 days left in the season.

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Oil spill raises questions about coastal management, safety of rigs

The pipeline linked to the spill that fouled popular southern California beaches and killed wildlife has stopped leaking. But concerns about the reasons for the mishap and its ecological impacts could linger for years.

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Oil spill raises questions about coastal management, safety of rigs

The pipeline linked to the spill that fouled popular southern California beaches and killed wildlife has stopped leaking. But concerns about the reasons for the mishap and its ecological impacts could linger for years.

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