The Hidden Perils of Permafrost
There’s something buried in the Arctic soil that could have a huge effect on the future of our planet’s climate.
Massive Arctic research project offers more climate change insight, predictions
In the not too distant future, scientists around the globe will have a better grasp of the effects of our warming planet thanks to a massive, 10-year research project happening now on the North Slope.
A New Way to Study Permafrost Soil, Above and Below Ground
What does pulling a radar-equipped sled across the Arctic tundra have to do with improving our understanding of climate change?
ORNL part of project to study how tropical forests respond to climate change
Researchers from Oak Ridge National Laboratory will play key roles in an expansive new project that aims to bring the future of tropical forests and the climate system into much clearer focus by coupling field research with the development of a new ecosys
Climate modellers take tropical approach
The US Department of Energy has approved a campaign to better understand the response of tropical forests to rising levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide.
Summer in the Arctic
Did you know that one of the best places to study global warming is actually in one of the coldest climates on the planet?
UAF scientist named head of massive Arctic environment study
It’s the million-dollar question: What can we expect from our climate in the future? A new study of Arctic ecosystems aims to help answer just that question and an Alaska professor has been named as the chief scientist for the study.
Characterizing permafrost microbes in a changing climate
In the effort to curb climate change by reducing global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, thawing permafrost poses a critical challenge.
Permafrost science heats up in the United States
The US Department of Energy (DOE) is embarking on a US$100-million research programme to investigate what will happen to the 1,500 billion tonnes of organic carbon locked up in frozen soils of the far northern permafrost when they thaw in the rapidly warm
Do Knoxville: Take a hike, learn about Smokies careers, Field School classes and other outdoor activities: Climate Change Talk
The Harvey Broome Group of the Sierra Club is sponsoring a presentation entitled “The Next Generation Ecosystem Experiment in the Arctic” by Dr. San Wullschleger, the Project Lead Scientist, from the ORNL Climate Change Science Institute.