Maps of 113th conterminous U.S. congressional districts by party affiliation and projected precipitation decrease for six climate modeels

High Country News reports how Montana farmers are starting to talk more about climate change and its impact on their industry. A 2014 study by Professor Brady Allred found that the U.S. states riches in natural resource and agricultural lands are also the most likely to get hotter and drier; farmers in those regions are smart to be concerned.

Photo by William Anderegg, Princeton Environmental Institute

A new study coauthored by professor Ashley Ballantyne suggests that hotter nights might weild more influence than previously thought over the planet's atmosphere as global temperatures rise. This could lead to more carbon in the atmosphere. Read more. (Published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Dec. 7, 2015)

Research in the Media

How Science Can Help to Halt the Western Bark Beetle Plague - Yale Environment 360 - Jan. 2016

Montana farmers start talking climate change - High Country News - Nov. 2015

The Boreal is Burning - Takepart - Nov. 2015

Forestry journal publishes UM students' research - ABC FoxMontana - Nov. 2015

Sorry, "skeptics": Global warming may not be so great for plant life after all - The Washington Post - Steve Running's study on how climate change will affect plant growth

Soil Nutrients May Keep Plants from Slowing Down Climate Change - Nature World News - Cory Cleveland's recent study of how nitrogen limitations will reduce plant's uptake of C02

Drilling Continues on Critical Alberta Caribou Habitat Despite Recovery Deadline - HuffPost Alberta - Professors Mark Hebblewhite and Brady Allred analyzed the impact of energy development on caribou habitat in Alberta