Climate Change

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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.

Time to move Lyme Disease Awareness Month to April?

Podcast

According to Rick Ostfeld, a disease ecologist at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, if we want to get a leg up on tick-borne illness we need to become vigilant earlier in the season.

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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