Geological Society of America honors Sterling Nesbitt with Young Scientist Award

From VT News
Sterling Nesbitt of Virginia Tech’s Department of Geosciences is being honored by the Geological Society of America with its Young Scientist Award, the 2017 Donath Medal.
Nesbitt, an assistant professor of geosciences in the College of Science and a faculty member with the Global Change Center, will receive the award at the Geological Society of America’s (GSA) annual conference in Seattle in October. The Young Scientist Award was established in 1988 to honor scientists aged 35 or younger who have greatly contributed to ...

Climate change impacts airline schedules

From The Washington Post:
Rising Temperatures could bump you from your flight
Over three days in late June, American Airlines canceled 57 regional flights out of Phoenix due to extreme heat of 120 degrees Fahrenheit. More heat waves in the future could mean flights get canceled, delayed or have to lose some weight. That weight could be you.
In the aviation business, really hot days are called “weight restriction days,” because when it’s hot, fully loaded planes can’t get off the ...