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Science Beat: Students dreaming of a ‘White Christmas’, but past research says snow is unlikely

Science Beat: Students dreaming of a ‘White Christmas’, but past research says snow is unlikely

As winter approaches, many are hoping for snow this upcoming holiday. For residents in Storrs, however, it is unclear if the University of Connecticut will have a white Christmas, said Xiusheng Yang, a UConn professor in the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment and director of the Connecticut State Climate Center.

Arctic shipping predicted to reduce global warming by ten percent

Arctic shipping predicted to reduce global warming by ten percent

University of Connecticut geography professor Scott Stephenson said global warming will be offset by the effects of arctic shipping, but not by much. “One thing we know very clearly is that global warming is happening in the arctic, and its actually happening at a rate that is twice that of the global average,” Stephenson said.

Bird migration patterns stable, says UConn Birding Club

Bird migration patterns stable, says UConn Birding Club

Amidst the cold weather and heavy rainstorms, migration seem to be running smoothly for birds as they head south with few issues, according to UConn Birding Club member Tully Frain. “Birds migrate safely and do pretty well for themselves,” Frain, a seventh-semester ecology and evolutionary biology major, said.

Silence of the scientists

Silence of the scientists

Throughout the first year of his presidency, Donald Trump and his administration have demonstrated an unprecedented disregard for science and facts. The president himself and multiple high-ranking officials, including the director of the Environmental Protection Agency, are climate change deniers. Many others downplay its impact or the role of humanity in climate change.