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November 30, 2022

What is a flash drought?

Many people are familiar with flash floods, but there are also flash droughts. These sudden, extreme dry spells are becoming a big concern for farmers and water utilities.

Low rainfall propels food insecurity

As climate change affects weather conditions, new research found that a lack of rainfall was associated with the highest risk of food insecurity in Tanzania.

Climate, conflict, collapse

Penn State's Radiocarbon Lab contributed to research on how drought spurred the destabilization of the last major precolonial Mayan city.
There is a Pennsylvania drought condition monitoring tool available, via the United States Geological Survey.

Assess drought risks, boost resilience

An international, Penn State-led consortium aims to improve drought risk analysis and management and increase societal resilience in Africa.
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Event Highlights

Revisiting Nanook at 100 Years: Hugh Brody and Kirk French in Conversation
Dec. 7, 2022
15th Annual Postdoctoral Research Symposium
Dec. 9, 2022
Pennsylvania in the Balance Conference
Dec. 12–14, 2022
Climate Solutions Symposium
May 22–23, 2023

Opportunities

Tenure-Line Climate Faculty Cluster
Open Positions
The Penn State-Taipei Tech Collaborative Seed Grant Program 2023
Deadline: Dec. 31, 2022
The U.S. - Egypt Science and Technology Joint Fund
Deadline: Jan. 25, 2023
NASA Earth Science Applications: Ecological Conservation
Deadline: March 14, 2023
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