Paul Brenner: Building a career of service

Paul Brenner: Building a career of service

Paul Brenner, a ’98 graduate of Notre Dame, joined the Air Force ROTC program at the University while studying engineering as an undergraduate. Brenner has served on multiple deployments around the world, and from 2008 to 2009 he engineered and built...
Designing climate-resilient cities in at-risk communities

Designing climate-resilient cities in at-risk communities

In September, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory announced it would lead a multi-institutional team to advance urban climate science with the establishment of an Urban Integrated Field Laboratory in Chicago. The DOE will fund the project with...
Land deals meant to improve food security may have hurt

Land deals meant to improve food security may have hurt

Large-scale land acquisitions by foreign investors, intended to improve global food security, had little to no benefit, increasing crop production in some areas while simultaneously threatening local food security in others, according to researchers who studied their effects.
Perdigão: Capturing the complexities of mountain winds

Perdigão: Capturing the complexities of mountain winds

A team of close to 50 scientists, students and technical staff—including Harindra Fernando, Wayne and Diana Murdy Family Professor of Engineering at Notre Dame—is bringing an unprecedented assembly of equipment to Vale do Cobrão, a valley in eastern Portugal. Researchers...
Annual index reveals biggest movers in climate change adaptation

Annual index reveals biggest movers in climate change adaptation

The annual ND-GAIN Country Index ranks 181 countries on vulnerability to extreme climate events such as droughts, superstorms and other natural disasters as well as readiness to successfully implement adaptation solutions. The top five countries showing the biggest amount of...