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NAU research team receives grant to study how trees adapt to insect damage and the changing environment

Scientists with the Merriam-Powell Center for Environmental Research have received a four-year, $859,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to assess how cottonwood trees have evolved to tolerate environmental stresses, including changing...
16-Sep-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Biologist: West Nile samples found 10 miles apart likely migrated from hundreds of miles away from each other

Northern Arizona University evolutionary biologist Crystal Hepp, whose lab is a leader in the American West for sequencing West Nile genomes, said this surprising result is good news for the county.
13-Sep-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Changing the climate conversation in Arizona: NAU joins with ASU, UA and Arizona communities to confront climate crisis

The summit, which will take place Nov. 15-16 in Flagstaff, will bring together more than 30 speakers on a broad range of issues including rural resilience, community climate action and wildfire response and management.
4-Sep-2019 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Native American cancer survivors found health and hope through exercise and community

In one of the first studies of its kind, the Restoring Balance program, a collaboration between Northern Arizona University and the University of Arizona Cancer Center, offered cancer patients, survivors and their caregivers a physical activity...
4-Sep-2019 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Combining Western Science, Indigenous Knowledge Offers New Approach to Effects of Climate Change

Jaime Yazzie, a member of the Navajo Nation, brought her community's priorities to the scientific process as she studied climate change and took what she learned back to them, sparking a more holistic conversation about what can be done to combat...
3-Sep-2019 4:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Climate data scientist maps CO2 emissions for entire Los Angeles Megacity to help improve environmental policymaking

Northern Arizona University professor Kevin Gurney developed a high-resolution, bottom-up emissions map that records an emissions total of 176 million tons of carbon dioxide a year for Los Angeles, the nation's third-largest metropolitan area.
23-Aug-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Larger, more frequent fires in boreal forest threaten previously protected carbon stores, international research team reports in Nature

Northern Arizona University postdoc Xanthe Walker led a team that found that legacy carbon, while it remained protected from combustion in older tree stands where the historical fire return interval persisted, it burned in tree stands younger than...
15-Aug-2019 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Interdisciplinary team invents technology that speeds wound healing, prevents infection

Northern Arizona University professors Robert Kellar, Nate Nieto and Andy Koppisch patented this technology, which incorporates antimicrobial materials into skin wound-healing scaffolds. These properties should reduce the risk of infection during...
1-Aug-2019 7:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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