In November 2017, a team of scientists pointed NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope toward a comet-like object known as ’Oumuamua—the first interstellar body ever found in our solar … Read more about NASA telescope’s ‘non-detection’ of first interstellar object in solar system leads NAU team to conclusions about mystery object’s size, reflectivity
When it comes to climate change, not all carbon is created equal. Among greenhouse gases, methane is 34 times more potent than carbon dioxide.
In the Arctic, where temperatures are rising twice as fast as anywhere else in the world, scientists want to understand the ratio of carbon dioxide to methane gas released by thawing permafrost—the frozen ground in that region. As the permafrost thaws, microbes wake up and begin digesting the newly available remains of ancient plants and animals… Read more
As the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change releases Vol. 1 of its fifth assessment report, the results of published investigations by several Northern Arizona University researchers are receiving renewed international attention.
The IPCC represents the world’s scientific community by periodically reporting on the state of knowledge about climate change. The organization follows an extensive peer-review process to independently assess all published information and to summarize the most relevant advances in climate science.
Bruce Hungate (Center for Ecosystem Science and… Read more