Bowden's Research on Global Warming Tops UVM News Summary
Release Date: 10-13-2004
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Breck Bowden, professor of natural resources, is researching thawing permafrost in Toolik Lake, Ala., as part of a multiyear study monitoring the effects of global warming. “We’ve been walking around here for 20 years and have never seen one of these things, and all of a sudden we’ve got four in our backyard,” said Bowden of the Arctic streams now exposed by gaping holes in the melted permafrost. The project and Bowden’s research were featured in the journal Scientist Sept. 13 and Salon magazine online Sept. 10.
Other top stories reported last month include:
- Dr. David Fassler, clinical associate professor of psychiatry, was
quoted in numerous stories regarding antidepressant use by children,
including the Houston Chronicle Sept. 6, Boston Globe Sept. 13 and
Indianapolis Star Sept. 19.
- Robert Costanza, professor of natural resources and director of the
Gund Institute for Ecological Economics, was named a revolutionary
economist in the September/October issue of Adbusters magazine, the
Canadian journal of iconoclasm.
- Gregory Gause, professor of political science and director of UVM’s Middle East Studies program, commented on national elections in Saudi Arabia, as reported by the Washington Times Sept. 18 and Asia Times Sept. 21.
For a complete list of the best UVM stories reported in the local and national news media last month, go to Recent News Coverage of UVM.