A team of South Korean researchers were in Nome during September to study the effects of climate change on Arctic permafrost ecosystems. The project is one of many throughout the Arctic and Antarctic sponsored by the Korean Polar Research Institute, or KOPRI.
Employee complaints, tests flag air quality in state-leased office building
Up to 160 employees work in the Bill Ray Center, where air quality tests show higher than normal levels of carbon dioxide associated with “headaches, sleepiness and stagnant, stale, stuffy air.”
A green way to deal with carbon dioxide
Last week, I wrote about a thought experiment proposed by Fairbanks scientist Jim Beget. He suggests raining down crystals of a compound that captures carbon dioxide onto a frigid plateau in Antarctica.
A cool idea for locking up carbon dioxide
Jim Beget spends much of his time digging for clues from long ago, like when a volcanic island might have collapsed into the sea, sending giant waves to distant shores.
Study: Otters help combat global warming
A new study is adding another dimension to the sea otter debate. The research shows the marine mammals help reduce carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, a major contributor to climate change.