2013 Science Seminars for Journalists

Science Seminars

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  • Peter B. Lord Seminars on the Environment: Predicting and Responding to Extreme Weather Events
    September 20, 2013
    The Providence Journal
    Providence, RI
    September 21 marks the 75th anniversary of the Hurricane of 1938, one of the most destructive storms to slam into the New England coast. The region has seen its share of extreme weather in recent years, primarily in the form of major storms that have caused extensive flooding and property damage. Learn more about hurricane forecasts, storm preparedness, emergency response, public health implications, and the effects of climate change on these weather events.
  • Peter B. Lord Seminars on the Environment: Innovations in Renewable Energy
    March 15, 2013
    URI Graduate School of Oceanography
    Southern New England is poised to be a national leader in developing offshore wind energy, but what are the next steps in terms of process, improving security of the region’s overloaded power grids, and balancing environmental concerns with power needs and economic realities? Can waves, tides, and currents from the ocean help us meet our electricity needs?

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