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Town hall emergency preparedness

USF St. Petersburg to host town hall to raise awareness about disaster preparedness in south St. Petersburg

Community organizers, Pinellas County and the Initiative on Coastal Adaptation and Resilience at USF St. Petersburg campus are organizing a July 12 town hall in south St. Petersburg in the hopes of creating a network of assistance in the event of a disaster.

July 6, 2022Events, Research and Innovation

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Conference on World Affairs to focus on nexus between global challenges and local issues

Distinguished speakers across the political spectrum and from a diversity of cultures will convene at the 2022 St. Petersburg Conference on World Affairs to provide both a global and local perspective on the biggest challenges facing our world.

February 10, 2022Campus News, Events

Dr. Robert Bullard

Town Hall conversation to address climate resiliency in south St. Petersburg as part of annual iCAR workshop

Researchers from the University of South Florida are partnering with organizations from south St. Petersburg to hold conversations about climate justice and how residents can start building greater resiliency within their community.

September 14, 2021Campus News, Research and Innovation

The grant from Second Nature will allow USF to unify and streamline efforts to address climate change while creating a more sustainable environment.

USF advances action on climate planning with new grant funding

The University of South Florida is one of 10 colleges and universities nationwide that will receive pro bono consulting to help advance climate action planning and projects on campus.

March 29, 2021Campus News, Sustainability

Florida House Speaker Chris Sprowls

Florida House Speaker visits USF’s St. Petersburg campus to unveil robust plan to combat flooding and sea level rise

Florida House Speaker Chris Sprowls visited the University of South Florida’s St. Petersburg campus to announce a broad legislative package that would designate $100 million per year to offset the effects of flooding and sea level rise in the state.

February 26, 2021Research and Innovation

Traffic on a highway in Tampa Bay

Traffic reductions due to COVID-19 boost air quality in some states but not all

Dramatic decreases in traffic caused by COVID-19 shutdowns improved air quality in car-dependent states but didn’t offset additional forms of pollution in other parts of the country. The study, led by Yasin Elshorbany, an assistant professor of atmospheric chemistry and climate change at USF’s St. Petersburg campus, was published in the Journal of Remote Sensing.

February 8, 2021Campus News, Research and Innovation

Image of campus with text that says iCar Phase VI, November 12 and 13

Workshop to target vital role of technology in addressing local impacts of climate change

For the sixth year, USF’s St. Petersburg campus Initiative on Coastal Adaptation and Resilience (iCAR) is bringing together scientists, policymakers and the local community to focus on preparing and becoming more resilient to present and future climatic changes.

November 10, 2020Research and Innovation, Sustainability

USF St. Petersburg campus

From cutting waste to counting trees, sustainability initiatives launch across campus

With many public and private institutions vowing to scale back their carbon footprint, USF’s St. Petersburg campus is accelerating its commitment to sustainability through a series of initiatives designed to decrease emissions, grow green infrastructure and continue its stewardship of the environment.

October 19, 2020Student Life, Sustainability

USF St. Petersburg campus waterfront

Crowdsource platform lets residents inform policymakers on climate change solutions

After six months of production, professors Barnali Dixon and Rebecca Johns have launched an interactive platform that allows citizens from across St. Petersburg to track and monitor the impacts of climate change in their neighborhoods.

October 8, 2020Research and Innovation, Sustainability

Satellite image of the United States. Credit: NASA Goddard

Researchers partner with local high schoolers to study the effects of COVID-19 on air quality

Interdisciplinary researchers at USF’s St. Petersburg campus are investigating the pandemic’s effect on air quality in communities across Florida.

September 28, 2020Research and Innovation

Mountains in the background and grass in the foreground

Mercury concentrations in Yukon River fish could surpass EPA Criterion by 2050 due to thawing permafrost

The new report, co-authored by USF Assistant Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry and Climate Change Yasin Elshorbany, estimates potential releases of mercury from thawing permafrost in high and low emissions scenarios.

September 16, 2020Research and Innovation, Sustainability

Car driving through water

Flood awareness survey developed by USF professor finds public minimizes risk of flooding, resulting in low demand for flood insurance

A national survey of flood risk awareness finds that consumers significantly underestimate their risk level of flooding, leading many to forego flood insurance.

August 10, 2020Research and Innovation

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