Resources

AGCI makes publicly accessible thousands of video presentations, research publications, and other resources from our workshops and projects. Use the search and filter options below to explore the resource library.

Then and now: Scientific investigations of Colorado River drought a quarter century apart

As the Colorado River Compact is renegotiated, scientists are critically examining historical research on the river’s flow to ensure water users across the western United States and Mexico have the information they need to prepare for a future where drought is the norm.
By Tanya Petach Emilio Mateo
Research Review
January 31, 2023

Smoke-ready communities: Learning to live with wildfire smoke

In order to stay safe and healthy during wildfire smoke events, communities need to understand the health impacts of exposure, know the interventions they can take to mitigate risks, have access to accurate air quality data, and most importantly, have access to clean indoor air. Recent research underscores opportunities to improve smoke readiness across these dimensions.

Savannah M. D’Evelyn, University of Washington

Research Review
December 17, 2022

Water quality impacts under the worsening wildfire regime

Wildfires are increasing in intensity, frequency, and size, decimating ecosystems and devastating communities. As worries about the impacts of wildfires grow, researchers are ramping up efforts to understand wildfires’ water quality repercussions. Studies conducted following the Marshall and Camp fires will help lay the groundwork for future water resiliency efforts and community preparedness.
By Tanya Petach
Research Review
November 28, 2022

Human health in the age of climate change: Disease, nutrition, and access at a crossroads

Studies show climate events can have catastrophic consequences for human health including the spread of disease vectors and contaminated food or drinking water supplies, but new research is identifying ways to reduce the risks.
By Emily Jack-Scott
Research Review
September 29, 2022

“Learning” frontiers in the energy transition

How quickly we reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions critically depends on how fast we learn in the process. New research uses learning curves to explain staggering declines in costs of key climate technologies like solar photovoltaics and batteries, grounding hopes that we can get where we need to go—as long as we don’t delay getting started.
By James C. Arnott
Research Review
August 31, 2022
Exhausted port worker with hardhat off, sweating in summer heat

Extreme heat is deadly, expensive, inequitable, and now, more than ever, preventable

As climate change causes more extreme heat days across the globe, heat has become a critical issue for public health and city planning. Recent research illuminates why extreme heat poses even greater health and economic threats than previously thought, but also points to ways we can build effective solutions to address it.
By James C. Arnott Liz Carver
Research Review
July 29, 2022
Offshore wind turbines

Distilling the key factors that drive social acceptance of ocean renewable energy

Many US coastal states are looking to the prospect of ocean renewable energy (ORE), particularly offshore wind, to help meet ambitious emissions reduction goals. Social science offers insight into who supports or opposes ORE and why, and suggests actions that could help promote a more just transition to ORE.
By Jessica Reilly-Moman
Research Review
June 23, 2022
Youth at climate march holding sign: "The climate is changing. Why aren't we?"

Putting humans into climate models

New studies demonstrate how incorporating social systems into climate models is important for creating realistic climate forecasts and making informed policy decisions.
By James C. Arnott
Research Review
May 12, 2022
Illustration of outdoor geothermal network showing district heating and cooling technology

The potential of hybrid clean energy systems to advance energy and climate justice

New research showcases how coupling existing state efforts to accelerate renewable energy adoption in underserved low-income communities and to replace aging gas distribution networks with district heating and cooling could transform overburdened communities into high energy-performance communities that are safer and more resilient.

By Marta Darby

Research Review
April 23, 2022
Workers carry a solar panel to be installed on the roof of Balcombe primary school, as part of a community-owned renewable energy project

Europe’s energy transition: Can renewable energy communities lead to greater energy justice?

Renewable energy communities (RECs) have the potential to empower communities and benefit energy-vulnerable and energy-poor households. Recent research and review articles look at how this plays out in practice.
By Emily Jack-Scott
Research Review
March 22, 2022