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Scientists Publish First Estimate of Carbon Emissions From 2014 Mega-Fires in Canada's Boreal Forests

As “mega-fires” in the boreal forest become more frequent and more intense, scientists believe the burning of these carbon-rich areas will drastically increase the amount of carbon being released into the atmosphere. But because these mega-fire...
16-May-2018 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


A difference of degrees: NAU scientist examines Earth’s changing tilt, its effect on Antarctic ice cores and what that tells us about climate

Michael Erb looked at how the changing axial tint of the Earth affects climate and how measuring Antarctic ice cores in different time spans can yield different results.
10-Apr-2018 8:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Permafrost Carbon Network Study Links Climate Policy to Reduced Effects of Emissions From Thawing Soil

Findings of a new study organized by the Permafrost Carbon Network (PCN) suggest that putting more effective greenhouse gas controls in place for the rest of this century could help mitigate the effects of climate change on the release of carbon...
4-Apr-2018 7:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


New Study Suggests Widespread Presence of Water on the Moon

In a new study published in Nature Geoscience, researchers analyzed remote-sensing data from two lunar missions and concluded that water appears to be evenly spread across the surface of the moon, not confined to a particular region or type of...
3-Apr-2018 4:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Physicist Contributes to New Optomechanical Theory with Potential Application in Quantum Computing

By Kerry Bennett Office of the Vice President for ResearchA new study published in Nature Physics describes how a team of scientists used a laser beam to gain access to long-lived sound waves in crystalline solids as the basis for a potentially new...
2-Apr-2018 8:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


How Could a Trade War Affect Your Community and Your Wallet?

The NSF-funded FEWSION Project maps the U.S. economy's food, energy and water systems. In light of the proposed tariffs, the researchers looked at how Americans could be affected differently.
28-Mar-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


From Basic to Translational Research: Scientist Uses Microbial Sequencing to Understand and Treat Respiratory Diseases

Microbiologist Emily Cope talks about her research on how altered microbiota composition or function influences airway inflammatory diseases, chiefly CRS as well as asthma and cystic fibrosis.
26-Mar-2018 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


PhenoCam Network Harnesses ‘Big Data’ to Predict Impact of Warmer Climate on Ecosystem Productivity and Carbon Cycling

A new paper by Northern Arizona University professor Andrew Richardson published in the journal Scientific Data describes a vast network of digital cameras designed to capture millions of images documenting seasonal changes of vegetation across...
12-Mar-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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