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Posted inEnviro

31 million people living in river deltas at high risk of flooding from tropical cyclones and climate change

October 2, 2020 – Thirty-one million people living in river deltas are at high risk of experiencing flooding and other impacts from tropical cyclones and climate change, according to a study by Indiana University researchers. “To date, no one has successfully quantified the global population on river deltas and assessed the cumulative impacts from climate change,” said […]

Posted inUS

Paper ballots, risk-limiting audits can help defend elections and democracy, study finds

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. Sept. 2, 2020 –  With just over two months before the 2020 election, three professors at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business offer a comprehensive review of how other nations are seeking to protect their democratic institutions and presents how a multifaceted, targeted approach is needed to achieve that goal in the U.S., where […]

Posted inEnviro

Endangered species are best protected when their habitats are protected, not when animal predators are killed

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. Nov. 22, 2016 – Americans believe endangered species are best protected when their habitats are protected and not when animal predators are killed, according to new Indiana University research. With the exception of one case involving spiders and frogs, a scientific survey with more than 1,000 participants found overwhelming support for policies that […]

Posted inSci/Tech

The brain’s cannabis receptors may be used to treat chronic pain without side effects of opiods or medical marijuana

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. Nov. 14, 2016 – Indiana University neuroscientist Andrea Hohmann took the stage at a press conference Nov. 14 in San Diego to discuss research conducted at IU that has found evidence that the brain’s cannabis receptors may be used to treat chronic pain without the side effects associated with opioid-based pain relievers or […]