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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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
A collection of writings and photographs chronicling a storied urban stream has been published by English professor Thomas Hallock and three graduate research assistants.
USF St. Petersburg was one of just five universities in the southeastern U.S. to be awarded an AT&T Climate Resiliency Community Challenge grant.