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UW Study on Climate Change: Comments by Julie Brigham-Grette, Geoscientist
December 11, 2018


Julie Brigham-Grette, geosciences, says a new report from researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison that says climate change could turn back the geological clock 50 million years in just 200 years, shows there is less time than scientists thought to prevent warming and the changes it will cause. “It’s a real call to action to all countries, including our own, to really quickly ramp up technologies that get us away from fossil fuels.” (La Crosse Tribune, 12/10/18)
 

Stockbridge School Offers Online Law Class for Farmers
December 5, 2018

Introduction to Food and Ag Law (STOCKSCH 297FL), provides an overview of the federal and state laws that a New England farmer is likely to encounter. The online winter course runs from 12/26/18 to 1/19/19. (Morningagclips 12/4/18)

Restoring Puritan Tiger Beetles to Connecticut River, Joseph Elkinton Comments
December 4, 2018

Joseph S. Elkinton, environmental conservation, comments in a science news story about efforts to restore Puritan tiger beetles to the Connecticut River basin. The tiny insects currently are found only along the banks of the Connecticut River and in the Chesapeake Bay area. Elkinton has been helping Rodger Gwiazdowski, the entomologist who is leading the project. (New York Times, 12/4/18)

Ragweed May Expand Its Range Northward with Climate Change
November 15, 2018

Plant ecologist Kristina Stinson at UMass Amherst, who has been studying ragweed for over a decade worked with climate modeler and corresponding author Michael Case at UW to study effects of climate change. A new predictive model suggests that climate change may allow common ragweed to extend its growing range northward and into major northeast metro areas, worsening conditions for millions of people with hay fever and asthma. (Gazette, 11/27/18;Ecowatch 11/20/18 Health Day, Drugs.com 11/15/18; Health Medicine Network, Medicine Newsline, News Medical Life Sciences, 11/9/18; Phys.org, 11/8/18; News Office release)

Ragweed May Expand Its Range Northward with Climate Change
November 15, 2018
Plant ecologist Kristina Stinson at UMass Amherst, leads a research team that has been studying ragweed for over a decade – particularly how it responds to elevated CO2 levels – worked with climate modeler and corresponding author Michael Case at UW on this project. A new predictive model suggests that climate change may allow common ragweed to extend its growing range northward and into major northeast metro areas, worsening conditions for millions of people with hay fever and asthma. (Health Medicine Network, Medicine Newsline, News Medical Life Sciences, 11/9/18; Phys.org, 11/8/18; News Office release)
Urban Forestry Video Featured on WGBY
November 8, 2018

WGBY features a two-part series on urban forestry. Part one includes interviews with Brian Kane and Kristina Bezanson, Stockbridge School of Agriculture. (WGBY 11/5/18)

UMass Amherst’s Stockbridge School Launches Student-Run Vineyard on Campus
November 8, 2018

AMHERST, Mass. – Fall may not seem like a good time for planting, but cool temperatures and ample soil moisture can help plants settle in, says viticulture expert Elsa Petit at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where her students in the Stockbridge School of Agriculture have been busy this fall planting dozens of cold-tolerant grapes at the campus’s first student-run vineyard. (Western Mass News, Miami Herald, Boston Herald, U.S. News & World Report, WCVB-TV 5, 11/8/18; Fresno Bee, [All from AP], Recorder, Republican, 11/7/18; News Office release)

 

UMass Amherst Students Create "Tactical Urban" Display in Northampton
November 6, 2018

UMass Amerhest students studying sustainable community development put their lessons into action. They created a pop-up event, temporarily transforming a dark alley in Northampton in a light-filled meeting space. (Gazette 11/5/18)

UMass Focuses New Attention on Grapes
October 31, 2018

Elsa Petit, viticulture specialist and lecturer at Stockbridge School of Agriculture and Sonia Schloemann, UMass Extension specialist for small fruits comment on popularity of new varieties of local grapes.Edible Pioneer Valley, Fall 2018

Brown Marmorated Stinkbugs Coming in for Winter: UMass Joseph Elkinton Comments
October 18, 2018

Joseph S. Elkinton, UMass environmental conservation, comments in a television news story about brown marmorated stinkbugs. He says they are entering people homes now as they try to find a warm place for the winter. (WFXT-TV 25, 10/17/18)

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