Environmental Geoscience - Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences - Purdue University Skip to main content

Environmental Geoscience

Big tree by a lake

Environmental Geoscience News

Humidity and heat extremes are on the verge of exceeding limits of human survivability, study finds
Researcher Matthew Huber contributes to this The Washington Post article. He and others discuss how humans will be able to survive extremes in humidity and heat.

World Water Day 2020 podcast by Dr. Marty Frisbee
World Water Day 2020 is April 7th. Due to COVID-19, the event was held virtually via podcast. Dr. Marty Frisbee discusses his research and how it impacts the world's water challenges.

New Study Finds Nitrogen Availability Affects the Evolution of Future Carbon Sinks in Northern Eurasia
A new study coauthored by an EAPS professor has yielded an interesting result – enhanced nitrogen availability from permafrost degradation, the abandonment of agricultural land, and atmospheric nitrogen deposition may account for 30-50% of the carbon sink projected for Northern Eurasia in the future.

Cities living with a strong chance of rain
Heavy rain can overwhelm municipal infrastructure and lead to flooding that can threaten lives and property. The U.S. alone spends millions - and sometimes billions - of dollars per year on flood recovery, and more is spent around the world.

Maize Production Practices May Be Unprepared for Future Heat Stress, EAPS-led Study Finds
In preparation for the challenges of future climate change, farmers have begun several adaptation strategies to protect future food security. When it comes to maize production, however, some of these strategies may be focusing on the wrong variables, according to a recent EAPS-led study.


Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, 550 Stadium Mall Drive, West Lafayette, IN 47907 • Phone: (765) 494-3258 • Fax: (765) 496-1210 • Contact Us

Copyright © 2020 Purdue University | An equal access/equal opportunity university | Copyright Complaints

Trouble with this page? Disability-related accessibility issue? Please contact the College of Science.