Environment & Nature

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The Last Frontier

Antarctica’s unique role helps UA research push boundaries of discovery.

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Predicting Plant Water Needs in a Warmer, Drier World

UA-involved study shows dry air drives overlooked changes in how plants drink and breathe.

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Natural Records

UA Researchers use nature to discover how waterways behaved before recorded history

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Four Projects Receive Funding from UA CyberSeed Program

Four promising research projects received funding from The University of Alabama CyberSeed program, the UA Office for Research and Economic Development announced.

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Southern U.S. Hotspots for Severe Consequences of Flash Floods

The worst region for flash floods in the continental United States is likely the Southwest, according to a recent analysis of flash floods by The University of Alabama.

Data on Land Use Deficient Without Accounting of Illicit Activity

Data on Land Use Deficient Without Accounting of Illicit Activity

For a full picture of how humans change land, decision-makers need to see the scope of illicit activities, according to a recently published paper that includes work from a scientist at The University of Alabama.

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UA Engineers Help Find Site to Drill for Antarctica’s Ancient Ice

A unique radar developed by engineering researchers at The University of Alabama helped find the location to recover some of the oldest ice buried in Antarctica as part of an international effort to better understand the Earth’s climate history.

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UA Researcher Awarded Time on Supercomputer

Dr. David A. Dixon will access some of the world’s most powerful supercomputers to understand more about the properties of elements that power nuclear energy.

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UA Part of Study on Shifting Role of Arctic Permafrost Carbon Emissions

An earth-systems scientist at The University of Alabama assisted a large research project in the Arctic that shows the region could increase carbon dioxide emissions after millenniums of holding it beneath the frozen surface.

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Researchers Develop Tool to Diagnose Dying Forests

Predicting if droughts and heat waves will kill a forest is difficult, but new work involving an engineering researcher at The University of Alabama could help spot problems early to mitigate risks and possibly help restore a forest.