The Bold Challenges Initiative has selected eight interdisciplinary teams, including three whose members are from SEAS, from across the University of Michigan to participate in the first cycle of its newly launched Boost program.
The extreme heat and weather that's plaguing much of the U.S. and many countries around the world may be just the tip of the iceberg as the world feels the effects, SEAS experts say, of accumulating climate change that's leaving humans—and animals—to try to adapt, to stay cool and safe, the most vulnerable people often ending up in hospitals or dying.
Associate Professor Drew Gronewold from SEAS sat down to provide insight into some of the most-searched and frequently-asked questions pertaining to water and hydrology, a field in which he has extensive research experience.
The emissions from transportation recently outpaced the emissions from energy generation, meaning that progress in both areas is critical to moving forward in a low-carbon manner. Now is the time to focus on our autonomous and electrified future, writes Liesl Eicher Clark, U-M's director of climate action engagement.
Although lead paint was banned for residential use in 1978, lead exposure from deteriorated lead paint continues to harm children in the United States. Max Weintraub (MS ’93), who currently serves as chief of the Lead Hazard Reduction section of the California Department of Public Health, says that lead poisoning has been an enormous environmental justice challenge that he has been working to diminish for decades, including his work at the EPA on a case against Home Depot that resulted in the largest settlement to date under the Toxic Substances Control Act.