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Accelerating boreal wildfires releasing old carbon to the atmosphere, study reveals

Accelerating boreal wildfires releasing old carbon to the atmosphere, study reveals

More frequent and larger wildfires are releasing old carbon stored in soils that in the past was able to escape burning, according to a new study involving incoming INSTAAR director Merritt Turetsky.

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Merritt Turetsky to become new INSTAAR director

Merritt Turetsky to become new INSTAAR director

Ecologist and carbon cycle scientist Merritt Turetsky has been named the director of INSTAAR and will step into her new role in January. Vice Chancellor for Research & Innovation Terri Fiez appointed Turetsky following the recommendation of the INSTAAR Directorate.

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A new book looks at the complicated politics around China’s international infrastructure loans

A new book looks at the complicated politics around China’s international infrastructure loans

In 2013, China launched a $4 trillion-dollar initiative to finance infrastructure projects in dozens of countries. Loans are designed to put countries on a fast track to development or to aid in further development--and to gain China superpower status. But secrecy around such loans has raised concerns that they are debt traps disguised as diplomacy. A new book by authors at the Consortium For Capacity Building (CCB) has just been released on the complicated international politics of development around OBOR.

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Events Calendar

INSTAAR All Hands meeting

Lunch to follow in the Bartlett Center (C215).

Noon seminar - Clumped isotope geochemistry

Coffee hour at 11:45 am in the corridor near S228.

Glaciers and garbage: Towards sustainable solid waste management in Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest) Natl Pk

The accumulation of solid waste in the world’s high mountain basecamps and high camps has been a chronic problem facing alpine and nival…

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Seminars

Noon seminar - Science design/graphics: How to translate technical scientific data/content into…

Full title Science design/graphics (SciComm): How to translate technical scientific data/content into visually appealing graphics

Noon seminar - Forest fires as a positive feedback on marine anoxia: A paleoclimate case study

Noon seminar - Isotopic fingerprints of the nitrogen cycle


Grad Student Talks

Grad student seminar: AGU practice talks


Conferences

50th International Arctic Workshop 2020