Climate Change

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CDC report: Lyme disease is spreading to new territories

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that Lyme disease has substantially expanded over the past few decades, with 17 states in the Northeast and upper Midwest now considered at high risk.

Why volcanoes are not driving climate change

Podcast

Once in a while, one will hear the argument that volcanoes are to blame for rising carbon dioxide in the Earth's atmosphere. There are several reasons why this can't be the case

Time to hug a tree

Podcast

Forest preservation is essential to combating climate change. Growing trees absorb carbon dioxide, storing it in their wood. Forest destruction is responsible for about 20% of human-caused carbon dioxide emissions into the Earth's atmosphere.

The problem with coal ash

Podcast

Coal combustion in the U.S. generates around 130 million tons of coal ash each year, with power plants being the largest contributors. Bottom ash is collected from combustion chambers and fly ash is gathered from smokestacks and air pollution control devices.

Related Projects

Effects of Global Climate Change on Stream Ecosystems

Our understanding of the effects of Global Climate Change on stream ecosystems is limited.

Snow Depth & Soil Freezing as a Regulator of Microbial Processes

In the northern hardwood forests in New Hampshire we are analyzing how soil freezing events cause root and microbial mortality, which can lead to increased rates of N and P mineralization and loss. 

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