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Research ·

AU Environmental Science Research Booming

Discoveries and innovations in new Hall of Science
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Scientists at work in labs in AU's Hall of Science

Science ·

Scientific Research and Discovery at AU’s Hall of Science

Advanced equipment and collaborative opportunities for departments of neuroscience, biology, chemistry, and environmental science departments
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Forest restoration is one of many approaches to carbon removal.

Environment ·

6 Things to Know about Carbon Removal and Climate Change

We asked David Morrow, director of research at SIS’s Institute for Carbon Removal Law and Policy, to share with us six things to know about carbon removal and climate change.
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Twilight view of China's Biggest coal-fired power plant in Shanghai, China.

Environment ·

5 Things to Know about China and Climate Change

SIS professor Judith Shapiro breaks down China's current environmental policies.
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Community garden in Baltimore, one of the cities where research will be conducted

Announcement ·

American University, CAS Faculty Lead NSF-Funded National Research Network to Address the Challenge of Reducing Wasted Food

$15 million National Science Foundation grant to develop data and solutions for businesses, policymakers, and consumers
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Filbert Street Garden

Environment ·

A RECIPE for Changing the Food System

Network of researchers led by AU to help solve wasted food problem.
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AU’s Yazaki absorption chillers

Environment ·

AU utilizes “trigeneration” to cool campus efficiently during summer months

University engineers take advantage of the new Low-Temperature Hot Water system and the electrical generation cogeneration plant to capture waste heat and use it to cool campus buildings.
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Prof. Michael Alonzo

Research ·

When a Single Tree Makes a Difference

A single tree along a city street or in a backyard can provide measurable cooling benefits.
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AU's Hall of Science

Environment ·

Visually Striking Glass Wall Brings Beauty Inside Newly Leed-gold Certified Hall Of Science

The three-story, 125,000-foot structure’s most prominent feature proved to be its designers and builders’ greatest engineering challenge.
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power plant emitting fumes

Environment ·

Earth Day Brings Attention to Climate on World Stage and at AU

On the day of President Joe Biden’s global summit on climate change, the SPA Center for Environmental Policy gathered experts to discuss the costs of reducing greenhouse gas emissions - and the cost of falling short.
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