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October 11, 2017 | News

Dr. Sarmiento’s “Indigeneity and the Sacred” published by Berghahn Books

A new book on sacred natural sites, Indigeneity and the Sacred: Indigenous Revival and the Conservation of Sacred Natural Sites in the Americas, was recently published by Berghahn Books

September 13, 2017 | News

6 Surprising Things About Hurricane Irma

Irma was downgraded to a tropical storm Monday morning and also went through a series of downgrades from Category 4 at landfall in the Florida Keys.

September 13, 2017 | News

Hotter days are a health risk for football players

High school football players are used to scrapes and bruises, but they should also pay attention to the risk of heat stroke – especially as the climate warms.

September 5, 2017 | News

Atmospheric Sciences Program director to study 2016 fire outbreak

Marshall Shepherd, Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor and director of the Atmospheric Sciences Program, received $50,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service to examine the role of weather and climate in the 2016 Appalachian fire outbreak.

The project will involve a climatological study using historical data to examine changes in the probability of extreme droughts in conjunction with strong weather fronts. This historical perspective will be combined with climate modeling data to provide insight into potential future conditions.

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