Big Ten scientists: Extreme weather likely linked to climate change

The extreme weather that has gripped Indiana and much of the nation may well result from changes in the Earth’s climate, IU geographer Scott Robeson and colleagues from other Big Ten universities say in an op-ed that appeared in several Midwestern newspapers. Writing in Sunday’s Indianapolis Star, Robeson and Purdue University atmospheric chemist Paul Shepson […]

Special issue of history journal examines oil, a ‘decidedly valuable and dangerous fuel’

You don’t have to look further than the news to know that oil is a big deal to Americans. Spikes in gas prices, controversy about the XL Pipeline, instability in the Middle East and its impact on oil prices – you can’t read a newspaper or watch a newscast without being reminded of the importance […]