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Bubbling methane emissions caused by ice-free days in Arctic lakes
Purdue EAPS scientists have found that the amount of methane being released by Arctic lakes is increasing and lake emissions are projected to significantly rise due to melting in the region.

'Carbon Farming' Could Make US Agriculture Truly Green
New federal legislation may create positive and lasting environmental changes. Professor Timothy Filley "has met with members of the Senate committee working on the US carbon farming legislation. He hopes that the new bill will encourage more farmers to protect their soil and perhaps make a bit of a dent in climate change."

Humidity and heat extremes are on the verge of exceeding limits of human survivability, study finds
Researcher Matthew Huber contributes to this The Washington Post article. He and others discuss how humans will be able to survive extremes in humidity and heat.

World Water Day 2020 podcast by Dr. Marty Frisbee
World Water Day 2020 is April 7th. Due to COVID-19, the event was held virtually via podcast. Dr. Marty Frisbee discusses his research and how it impacts the world's water challenges.

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.


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