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RDCEP Irrigation Project Joins White House Climate Data Initiative

Congratulations to our colleagues at RDCEP and the 1896 Pilot Project! This story comes from our friends at the Computation Institute, check out more news on their website:

Today, the White House announced the latest branch of its Climate Data Initiative, focusing on new open datasets and tools for two important components of climate change: ecosystem resilience and water. As with a previous call for new climate research resources, scientists from the CI's Center for Robust Decision Making on Climate and Energy Policy (RDCEP) will support these efforts with a new project focused on the role and future of irrigation in agriculture, hydrology, and climate. 



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Economists urge regular updates and reviews of cost of climate impacts

The term Social Cost of Carbon is a figure that puts a dollar value on the climate damages per ton of CO2 released, and is used by, among others, policymakers to help determine the costs and benefits of climate policies. In the latest issue of the journal Science, a group of economists and lawyers urge several improvements to the government’s figure that would impose a regular, transparent and peer-reviewed process to ensure it is reliable and well-supported by the latest facts.

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High Stakes Science: Pushing Boundaries

01 / 15   6:00 PM Wilson Hall, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

The Tenth in a Series of Joint Speaker Events for University Faculty and Argonne and Fermilab Scientists, Researchers and Engineers


BIG Winners Celebration

12 / 16   4:00 PM The Catalyst

Join us in honoring the Big Ideas Generator (BIG) seed grant award winners on Tuesday, December 16th at 4pm in the Catalyst. 

BIG gave away half a million dollars to the most intriguing and risky ideas at the University. Come learn what they are and hear about future funding opportuntities.