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Microbes, Nitrogen and Plant Responses to Rising Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide

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Plants can grow faster as atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations increase, but only if they have enough nitrogen or partner with fungi that help them get it, according to new research published this week in Science.
27-Jun-2016 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Carbon Dioxide Biggest Player in Thawing Permafrost

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Carbon dioxide emissions from dry and oxygen-rich environments will likely strengthen the climate forcing impact of thawing permafrost on top of methane release from oxygen-poor wetlands in the Arctic, according to a study led by Northern Arizona...
13-Jun-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Beneficial Effects of Exercise Change with Age

Compared to older people, younger adults experience greater antioxidant benefits from one exercise session.
8-Jun-2016 6:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

NAU Researcher: Nurses Can Apply Science of Caring to Combat Compassion Fatigue

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NAU’s Dorothy Dunn, assistant professor and doctor of nursing, has been actively researching the intentionality of compassion energy—the converse of compassion fatigue—in order to help nurses balance life and profession.
25-May-2016 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

NSF Grant to Help NAU Grow Drone Technology for Biologists and Ecologists

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Unmanned aerial vehicles, employing innovative engineering technology, will be built at NAU with instructions shared with researchers everywhere.
13-May-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

NSF Grant Highlights NAU’s Leadership in Biodiversity Digitization and Informatics

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Citizen scientists using a smartphone app will contribute data to a 27-museum collaboration to create an online data portal that integrates nearly 3 million North American butterfly and moth specimen records. Northern Arizona University will lead...
9-May-2016 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

NAU STEM Teaching Practices Shape Classrooms in India

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Dr. Pradeep "Max" Dass, director of the NAU Center of Science Teaching and Learning at NAU, is helping guide STEM teaching methods on the other side of the globe in a small school in India. The CSTL continues its mission to lead the way in global...
25-Mar-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Biomass Offsets Little or None of Permafrost Carbon Release

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An expert assessment helps quantify the amount of carbon dioxide that will be released in the Arctic following climate-related changes in the biomass.
24-Mar-2016 7:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Professor and Students Exploring Previously Undiscovered Archaeological Sites

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LiDAR technology is helping archaeologists see through the thick jungle to Maya ruins in Belize.
10-Mar-2015 12:05 PM EDT

Forestry Expert: Western U.S. Faces Similar Threat as Deadly Australian Wildfires

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The raging Australian wildfires that have killed more than 200 people and destroyed some 1,800 homes over the last few weeks can "absolutely happen in the western United States at any time this year," says forest ecosystem expert Wallace...
27-Feb-2009 1:00 PM EST

Geophysics and Earthquakes Expert Available for Comment

Northern Arizona University's Dr. David S. Brumbaugh, Director of the Arizona Earthquake Information Center, is available for comment about the earthquake in Los Angeles on Tuesday, July 29, 2008.
30-Jul-2008 8:00 AM EDT

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