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Illinois study identifies atmospheric and economic drivers of global air pollution

Carbon monoxide emissions from industrial production have serious consequences for human health and are a strong indicator of overall air pollution levels. Many countries aim to reduce their emissions, but they cannot control air flows originating in other regions.

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Environmental scientist leaves Cameroon conflict as part of Illinois Scholars at Risk program

Leaving behind a dangerous situation where more than 100 armed groups are fighting a separatist war, Eric Zama, an environmental scientist from Cameroon, continues his academic work in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) through the Illinois Scholars at Risk program.  

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Curbside collection improves organic waste composting, reduces methane emissions

Most organic household waste ends up in landfills where it generates methane, a powerful greenhouse gas. Composting food and garden waste instead of sending it to landfills can significantly reduce methane emissions and help mitigate global warming.

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Renowned international economist Chris Barrett visits Illinois for lecture and discussions

Emphasizing the need for interdisciplinary teams to provide “bundles” of services to solve major development challenges around the world, international economist Chris Barrett spoke to several groups at the University of Illinois as part of his visit to the Center for Advanced Study MillerComm lecture series, hosted by the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics (ACE) and co-sponsored by over 30 units on campus including t

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How the Russian invasion of Ukraine has impacted the global wheat market

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 caused an immediate disruption in the global wheat market, with serious implications for food prices and global food security. Wheat is a staple commodity in many countries and one of the most extensively traded crops worldwide.

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ACES hosts Korea Food Research Institute (KFRI) and looks towards future partnerships

Illinois researchers look forward to working with the government of South Korea on food chemistry, food flavor, and fermentation projects thanks to a new agreement signed with the Korea Food Research Institute (KFRI).

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Puerto Rico case study sheds light on academic-NGO collaborations

Puerto Rico has faced several human-made and natural crises in recent years, including the devastating effects of Hurricane Maria in 2017. Building disaster resilience and recovery is crucial for community well-being and requires a comprehensive approach with cooperation from multiple organizations.

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ADMI receives funding for two new projects to empower smallholders and women farmers in Indonesia

Empowering smallholders and women farmers in Indonesia is the focus of two new projects funded by ADM Cares, the social investment program of ADM. The projects will be managed by a team from the ADM Institute for the Prevention of Postharvest Loss (ADMI), which is based in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) at the University of Illinois.

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