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SC CSC Holds Environmental Problem Solving with GIS Workshop for Tribes in South Central U.S.

TUE, AUGUST 19, 2014, 04:20 PM EST

The South Central Climate Science Center, USGS Oklahoma Water Science Center and Office of the National Tribal Liaison, Bureau of Indian Affairs and Tribal GIS are hosting a GIS Applications Class for the tribes in the South Central Region. Read More >


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SC CSC and Partners Conduct Climate Change Activities with Native American STEM Students

TUE, JULY 22, 2014, 01:00 PM EST

Chickasaw Nation and Choctaw Nation of OK, South Central Climate Science Center, USGS, and NOAA held an event at Choctaw Nation’s Jones Academy on July 14th with the Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) students representing six tribes. Read More >


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SC CSC Hosts Undergraduate Internship for Underrepresented Minorities

MON, JULY 21, 2014, 09:27 AM EST

The South Central Climate Science Center is hosting a summer undergraduate internship opportunity from July 20 to August 9, 2014, for ten students of underrepresented minorities interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields. Read More >


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Early Career Climate Researchers Gather in Norman, OK

MON, JULY 7, 2014, 12:09 PM EST

Last month, 28 early career researchers in fields related to climate change gathered in Norman, Oklahoma for the South Central Climate Science Center's "Early Career Researcher Workshop". Read More >


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SC CSC Lead PI Receives 2014 AGU Climate Communication Prize

THU, JULY 3, 2014, 02:19 PM EST

Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, Lead Principal Investigator at the Texas Tech University for the South Central Climate Science Center, was recently awarded the 2014 AGU Climate Communication Prize! Read More >


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SC CSC Conducts Educational Outreach at Shawnee Trail Days Festival

WED, JUNE 4, 2014, 11:01 AM EST

Mike Langston, SC CSC Assistant Director, and April Taylor, SC CSC Sustainability Scientist, will attend the Shawnee Trail Days Festival this month to participate in environmental, educational outreach activities. Read More >


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SC CSC Participates in 2014 Inter-Tribal Emergency Management Coalition Summit

THU, MAY 29, 2014, 10:26 AM EST

April Taylor, Sustainability Scientist with the South Central Climate Science Center, will give a presentation on drought monitoring tools at the 2014 Inter-Tribal Emergency Management Coalition Summit in Shawnee, OK in June. Read More >


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SC CSC Hosts Graduate Student, Post-Doc, and Early Career Researcher Workshop

WED, MAY 28, 2014, 11:28 AM EST

The South Central Climate Science Center will host a workshop in June in Norman, OK to assemble a multidisciplinary group of graduate students, post-docs, and early career researchers conducting climate-related research across the South-Central U.S. Read More >


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SC CSC Research Associate Accepted to NCAR Advanced Study Program

MON, MAY 19, 2014, 12:49 PM EST

Derek Rosendahl, SC CSC Postdoctoral Research Associate, was recently accepted into the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Advanced Study Program (ASP) Summer Colloquium, "Uncertainty in Climate Change Research: An Integrated Approach." Read More >


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SC CSC Attends Tribal Engagement Events

MON, MAY 19, 2014, 12:03 PM EST

Staff from the South Central Climate Science Center recently attended two Tribal-related events. The events aimed to provide an opportunity for Tribes to gather with environmental professionals from government agencies and other organizations. Read More >


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SC CSC 2013 Annual Report Now Available!

MON, MAY 19, 2014, 10:37 AM EST

The 2013 Annual Report from the South Central Climate Science Center Consortium is now available! This report highlights important work and initiatives from 2013, including Tribal engagement workshops, multi-institution research projects and much more! Read More >


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Third National Climate Assessment Describes Current and Future Impacts of Climate Change on U.S.

TUE, MAY 6, 2014, 11:44 AM EST

The Third National Climate Assessment provides a comprehensive summary of climate change impacts on the U.S. Two University of Oklahoma researchers (including the SC CSC Director of Research) contributed to the assessment. Read More >


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Apply for FY 2015 Research Funds from the South Central CSC

MON, APRIL 28, 2014, 11:13 AM EST

The USGS National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center and Department of the Interior Climate Science Centers are seeking Statements of Interest for funding in Fiscal Year 2015 for projects that support CSC/NCCWSC priority science needs. Read More >


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SC CSC Lead PI Named One of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People

THU, APRIL 24, 2014, 11:26 AM EST

Katharine Hayhoe, a Lead Principal Investigator for the South Central Climate Science Center, has been named one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People! Read More >


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SC CSC Lead PI Promotes Climate Change Awareness

THU, APRIL 10, 2014, 04:38 PM EST

Katharine Hayhoe, Lead Principal Investigator at the Texas Tech University for the South Central Climate Science Center, is involved in several initiatives to communicate the impacts of climate change to a broad community. Read More >


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SC CSC Works with Tribes on Environmental Initiatives this Spring!

MON, MARCH 17, 2014, 10:10 AM EST

The South Central Climate Science Center (SC CSC) is looking forward to several opportunities to work with Native American Tribes this Spring to promote environmental awareness and enhance environmental programs within Tribal communities. Read More >


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Research Paper Wins "Outstanding Scientific Publication" at Wildlife Society Meeting

WED, MARCH 5, 2014, 11:23 AM EST

The Paper "The Predicted Influence of Climate Change on Lesser Prairie-Chicken Reproductive Parameters" won "Outstanding Scientific Publication" at the 50th Annual Meeting of the Texas Chapter of the Wildlife Society Meeting this past week. Read More >


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SC CSC Hosts Workshop on Communicating the Impacts of Climate Change

TUE, FEBRUARY 18, 2014, 09:21 AM EST

On February 6-7, 2014, the South Central Climate Science Center hosted a workshop on the communication and policy aspects of climate change. Sessions focused on topics such as how to clearly communicate climate science to general audiences. Read More >


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South Central CSC Offers Undergraduate Summer Internship for Underrepresented Minorities

FRI, FEBRUARY 14, 2014, 09:37 AM EST

The SC CSC is pleased to announce that they will be offering a summer undergraduate internship opportunity in 2014 for students of underrepresented minorities interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields. Read More >


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South Central CSC Welcomes Mike Langston as Assistant Director!

THU, FEBRUARY 6, 2014, 07:45 PM EST

The South Central Climate Science Center (SC CSC) is excited to welcome Dr. Mike Langston to the staff as SC CSC Assistant Director. Read More >


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Energy Generation Project Underway at Texas Tech University Center

WED, FEBRUARY 5, 2014, 03:17 PM EST

The Llano River Field Station at the Texas Tech University Center in Junction is now generating electricity for two buildings on the Junction Campus. This project is unique in that it involves both solar and wind energy generation at the same location. Read More >


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SC CSC to Lead Activity at 2014 Women in Science Conference

FRI, JANUARY 24, 2014, 03:04 PM EST

The Women in Science Conference is designed to allow students to engage in hands-on science activities; learn about science and technology career opportunities from top female scientists and engineers; and receive college preparation information. Read More >


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SC CSC Staff Participates in Chickasaw and Choctaw Nation Events

WED, JANUARY 22, 2014, 10:08 AM EST

SC CSC Sustainability Scientist will participate in the upcoming Chickasaw Nation Environmental Health and Safety Expo of 2014 and the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma 2014 Career Expo. Read More >


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CSC Climate Research Featured in DOI Weekly Video

MON, DECEMBER 30, 2013, 03:34 PM EST

The Climate Science Centers (CSCs) and the National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center (NCCWSC) were recently featured in the Department of the Interior "This Week at Interior" video on December 20, 2013. Watch Video >


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Interior Announces New 2013 Research Projects at the South Central Climate Science Center

THU, DECEMBER 19, 2013, 12:49 PM EST

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced that the South Central CSC is awarding about $1.2 million to universities and other partners for research to guide resource managers in planning how to help species and ecosystems adapt to climate change. Read More >


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SC CSC Director to Join Water Research Advisory Board

TUE, DECEMBER 17, 2013, 03:05 PM EST

Dr. Kim Winton, Director of the South Central Climate Science Center, has been invited to join the Oklahoma Water Resources Research Institute (OWRRI) Water Research Advisory Board (WRAB). Read More >


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The University of Oklahoma To Lead the Southern Plains Transportation Center

SUN, DECEMBER 8, 2013, 10:44 AM EST

The University of Oklahoma, host to the South Central Climate Science Center (SC CSC), was recently awarded a $2.6 million grant to lead regional transportation efforts for the next two years by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). Read More >


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New Report Focuses on Saline Groundwater in the Southern Midcontinent of the US

TUE, DECEMBER 3, 2013, 04:34 PM EST

A new report "Hydrogeology, distribution, and volume of saline groundwater in the southern midcontinent and adjacent areas of the United States", examines several different aspects of saline groundwater in 22 aquifers in the south central US. Read More >


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SC CSC Researchers Contribute to Article on Assessing the Credibility of Downscaled Climate Projections

MON, NOVEMBER 25, 2013, 03:17 PM EST

South Central CSC researchers at Texas Tech University and NOAA's Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory contributed to a recent article in Eos on assessing the credibility of high-resolution downscaled climate projections. Read More >


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South Central CSC Research Workshop - 2013

FRI, NOVEMBER 1, 2013, 02:01 PM EST

The SC CSC held a workshop on Oct 28-29, 2013, in Norman, OK, for about 100 researchers, federal and tribal representatives, and LCC Coordinators from our region to develop some ideas for scientific collaborations. Read More >