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Earth Expeditions Blog: Alaska’s Newest Lakes Are Belching Methane

“This lake wasn’t here 50 years ago.”

Katey Walter Anthony, an ecologist at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks, dips her paddle into the water as her kayak glides across the lake. “Years ago, the ground was about three meters taller and it was a spruce forest,” she says.

Earth Expeditions Blog: Walking Back in Time to Learn About the Future of Permafrost

Recently, a group of scientists and pilots with NASA’s Arctic Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE) toured the Permafrost Tunnel run by the U.S. Army’s Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory in Alaska.

Feldman Selected for 2021 Lorenz G. Straub Award

Andrew Feldman (618/NPP) was selected as the winner of the 2021 Lorenz G. Straub Award for his 2021 doctoral thesis from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Established under the Lorenz G. Straub Memorial Fund in the College of Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota, the annual award is given for the most meritorious thesis in hydraulic engineering, ecohydraulics, or related fields. Congratulations, Andrew!
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