Raymond Bradley and graduate students from the Climate System Research Center have returned to campus with sediment core samples lifted from the lakes of southern Greenland. Funded by the National Science Foundation, their investigation of the sediment cores will provide new data on temperature change over the last 1,500 years in a region linked to the broader climate dynamics of the North Atlantic. Read more

A podcast looks at the research career of Robert M. DeConto, geosciences, and how he has emerged as one of the most important voices on climate change and how it is affecting Antarctica. Forcastpod.org

Masoud Hashemi, Stockbridge School of Agriculture, offers comments in a NEPR story about how local farmers are reacting to this year's drought. He says some are seeking information about "no-till" farming that leaves fields unplowed and has crops planted on top of leftover plant matter from previous crops. NEPR

In the first global analysis of environmental risk from invasive alien species, researchers, including Bethany Bradley, Environmental Conservation, say one sixth of the world's lands are "highly vulnerable" to invasion, including "substantial areas in developing countries and biodiversity hotspots." The study appears in the current issue of Nature Communications. Read more

Raymond S. Bradley, Geosciences, and director of the Climate System Research Center, comments in a Boston Globe story about how July was the 10th consecutive month of record warmth in a year that is likely to be the hottest ever recorded. He and other scientists say the record temperatures should lead the public to recognize climate change and being to address it. "If you don't accept the science, you can't come up with a plan to address the problem," Bradley says. Boston Globe