Aug. 22, 2019Pools of old carbon in the soil of boreal forests historically safe from combustion are being released by more frequent and larger wildfires, a team led by … Read more about Larger, more frequent fires in boreal forest threaten previously protected carbon stores, NAU-led research team reports in Nature
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