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Rising to the Surface: Land-use and the return of ancient carbon

Rising to the Surface: Land-use and the return of ancient carbon

🕔23:05, 5.Mar 2015

New research by F&ES graduates indicates that human land-use and soil disturbance are releasing significant quantities of ancient carbon from soils into aquatic systems. Some of this long-sequestered carbon enters the atmosphere and contributes to carbon dioxide accumulation.

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Mythbusters: The Not-So-Simple Weather

Mythbusters: The Not-So-Simple Weather

🕔01:22, 20.Jan 2015

Mythbusters: The Not-So-Simple Weather
In spite of recent efforts made by government-initiated programs and millions of dollars allocated to meteorological research, weather prediction remains an inexact science.

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Shining Light on the Mystery of Death Valley’s Sailing Stones

Shining Light on the Mystery of Death Valley’s Sailing Stones

🕔20:58, 18.Jan 2015

The stones scattered throughout a dry, flat lakebed in Death Valley move parallel to each other by a force that has remained a mystery for decades. Researchers from the Scripps Institute of Oceanography have debunked previous theories by seeing first-hand that slow-flowing thin sheets of ice are responsible for the phenomenon.

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Tiny soil critters have big impact on ecosystems

Tiny soil critters have big impact on ecosystems

🕔13:18, 18.Jan 2015

A recent Yale-led study illustrated that soil critters play a huge role in ecosystem structure and dynamics, which has important implications for agricultural and land use management.

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To Understand Combustion, Yale Engineers Look to the Skies

To Understand Combustion, Yale Engineers Look to the Skies

🕔13:13, 18.Jan 2015

Soot formation during combustion is a highly important process, both in terms of safety in space and in terms of pollution back on Earth. A team of Yale engineers has been invited by NASA to perform combustion experiments in space to develop mathematical models of this process.

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Deep in the Lungs of the Earth: Exploring the Effect of Vegetation on Atmosphere and Climate

Deep in the Lungs of the Earth: Exploring the Effect of Vegetation on Atmosphere and Climate

🕔12:31, 30.Dec 2014

Using advanced computer modeling and three million years worth of climate data, Dr. Nadine Unger has pioneered new research on the way vegetation affects climate change.

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A Flight of Fancy: New efforts could bring back the passenger pigeon

A Flight of Fancy: New efforts could bring back the passenger pigeon

🕔14:26, 5.Oct 2014

One hundred years after the extinction of the passenger pigeon, scientists are beginning an attempt to bring back the one-thriving bird.

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Google grant encourages F&ES research

Google grant encourages F&ES research

🕔21:58, 1.Jul 2014

The Google Earth Engine Research Award was presented to a team of F&ES researchers and Yale Professor Dr. Chadwick Oliver to facilitate their land stewardship work in Wyoming.

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Metal Fever

Metal Fever

🕔23:35, 12.Apr 2014

Are we running out of metals in this digital era? According to scientists at the Yale Center for Industrial Ecology, not exactly – but that’s not actually the important question.

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Disseminating Non-Traditional Cookstoves Throughout Honduras Using Social Networks

Disseminating Non-Traditional Cookstoves Throughout Honduras Using Social Networks

🕔12:41, 12.Apr 2014

One third of the world population burns biomass to meet their energy needs, though this method is known to cause environmental and health problems. A recent study led by Yale Associate Professor of Forestry and Environmental Studies Robert Bailis analyzes how knowledge of social networks might aid in the adoption of alternative cookstoves in Honduras.

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