Facts Matter at The Field Museum

Posted on Mar 6, 2017 in Environment, Press

In science, we’re constantly striving to make new discoveries and gain a better understanding of life, nature, and the world around us.” Watch as some of our science communicators and experts take us on a tour through the Evolving Planet exhibition, showcasing just a few of many science facts you can find here. At The […]

US Town Shows the Dangers of Banning Syringe Exchanges

Posted on Dec 1, 2016 in Press

It may be World AIDS Day, but the prospect of “an AIDS-free generation,” a goal articulated by US President Barack Obama, is uncertain. While new HIV infections in the United States have dropped nearly 20 percent in the past decade, African-Americans, men who have sex with men and transgender women are disproportionately afflicted by the […]

Legacy of Lands’ End founder continues

Posted on Nov 29, 2016 in Press

Gary Comer, founder of Lands’ End, died at age 78 in 2006. But his legacy extends well beyond the company and the jobs he created in Dodgeville. Comer hired Bill Schleicher 25 years ago to oversee Comer’s private investments — and GCI, the Comer family’s private equity firm, has been based in Waukesha ever since. […]

A Trek to the Giant Mongolian Glacier That Holds the Secrets to Global Warming

Posted on Oct 17, 2016 in Comer Fellows, Environment, Fellows, Press
A Trek to the Giant Mongolian Glacier That Holds the Secrets to Global Warming

Deep in the Altai mountains, American scholars are using drones to study glacier-formed ridges that could unlock the mysteries of abrupt climate change. Since the Industrial Revolution, Mongolia’s temperature has risen by more than twice the global average. Scientists have observed that lakes are evaporating and glaciers are receding. Much of the country’s economic activity […]

Ocean Circulation Implicated in Past Abrupt Climate Changes

Posted on Jul 5, 2016 in Press

Comer Fellow and Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory professor Jerry McManus co-authored study. There was a period during the last ice age when temperatures in the Northern Hemisphere went on a rollercoaster ride, plummeting and then rising again every 1,500 years or so. Those abrupt climate changes wreaked havoc on ecosystems, but their cause has been […]

The American Geophysical Union recognizes two Comer Changelings among outstanding scientists in Earth and space sciences

Posted on Jun 28, 2016 in Press

The American Geophysical Union recognizes outstanding scientists in Earth and space sciences ranging from biogeosciences to space physics to volcanology Congratulations to David and Jerry! David Battisti Distinguished Scientist, Schneider Lecture on Global Environmental Change Jerry McManus Dansgaard award from the American Geophysical Union for his work in Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology Read the full story […]

Discover the Unsung American Female Photographers of the Past Century

Posted on Apr 1, 2016 in Press

CITY 2000 photographer Yvette Dostatni was recognized by TIME Magazine as a trailblazer among women in photography. This International Women’s Month, TIME honors, with this non-exhaustive list, some American female trailblazers who challenged the accepted conventions of the time and paved the way for today’s image makers. The world has not always included women in […]

Climate Model Predicts West Antarctic Ice Sheet Could Melt Rapidly

Posted on Mar 31, 2016 in Press

For half a century, climate scientists have seen the West Antarctic ice sheet, a remnant of the last ice age, as a sword of Damocles hanging over human civilization. The great ice sheet, larger than Mexico, is thought to be potentially vulnerable to disintegration from a relatively small amount of global warming, and capable of […]

Indiana Counties Must Fund Needle Exchanges Sans State Help

Posted on Mar 31, 2016 in Press

One of Indiana’s four legal needle exchange programs operates out of a cramped 10 foot-by-10 foot office in the basement of the local courthouse in Fayette County, which is struggling with a hepatitis C outbreak amid the state’s growing opioid-abuse crisis. Though just seven intravenous drug users addicted to heroin are enrolled in the program, […]

Major Policy Shift Reflects New Bipartisan Consensus on Syringe Access Programs

Posted on Mar 29, 2016 in Press

Harm Reduction Coalition Leadership Helps Revise Longstanding Ban In the face of a growing national opioid epidemic, which has made many communities vulnerable to outbreaks of HIV and viral hepatitis, Harm Reduction Coalition has worked closely with Congress and the Administration revise a longstanding ban on the use of federal funds for Syringe Access Programs […]

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