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New Study Finds Nitrogen Availability Affects the Evolution of Future Carbon Sinks in Northern Eurasia
A new study coauthored by an EAPS professor has yielded an interesting result – enhanced nitrogen availability from permafrost degradation, the abandonment of agricultural land, and atmospheric nitrogen deposition may account for 30-50% of the carbon sink projected for Northern Eurasia in the future.

Cities living with a strong chance of rain
Heavy rain can overwhelm municipal infrastructure and lead to flooding that can threaten lives and property. The U.S. alone spends millions - and sometimes billions - of dollars per year on flood recovery, and more is spent around the world.

Maize Production Practices May Be Unprepared for Future Heat Stress, EAPS-led Study Finds
In preparation for the challenges of future climate change, farmers have begun several adaptation strategies to protect future food security. When it comes to maize production, however, some of these strategies may be focusing on the wrong variables, according to a recent EAPS-led study.

Dr. Cushman Inducted into Purdue Research Foundation Innovators Hall of Fame
EAPS Distinguished Professor Dr. John H. Cushman is receiving an honor granted to only 25 Purdue researchers each year – induction into the Purdue Research Foundation’s Innovators Hall of Fame.

New Soil Moisture and Temperature Data Helps Predict Life-Threatening Indian Monsoon Rains
Thunderstorms embedded within Indian monsoon systems can deluge areas with dozens of inches of rain in little time, causing severe flooding and the loss of hundreds of lives each year. Better predictions of when, where and how much rain will fall is key to saving property and lives.


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