Could the plants growing along roadsides and between buildings in Flagstaff help reveal where fossil fuel emissions are highest and lowest in the city? A team of NAU researchers thinks so. As part of a new $25M award from the U.S. Department of Energy to build a… Read more
Helping humanity through climate research
Several NAU professors are part of a global team of climate scientists recently recognized for their service to humanity.
In October, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was awarded the 2022 Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity. The IPCC, a body of the United Nations that won… Read more
2022 Flagstaff Festival of Science features NAU scientists, artists and educators, Sept. 23-Oct. 2
More than 100 free family-friendly events focus on ancient cultures, the environment and more
The 2022 Festival of Science, a Flagstaff tradition since 1990, kicks off on Friday, Sept. 23, bringing more than 100 free, family-friendly events to the community—many of them highlighting Northern Arizona University faculty and staff as presenters, lecturers and hosts.
This year’s Festival theme is “Pyramids… Read more
NAU’s Kaufman lead author on IPCC global climate change report
Team of NAU paleoclimatologists contribute to major report by Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, forming scientific underpinnings for negotiations to limit carbon emissions worldwide
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate change (IPCC) has just released its latest major assessment report on global climate change, approved by the world’s… Read more
NAU team finds US greenhouse gas emissions decline during COVID lockdown 3x greater than previously reported
Scientists build reliable, real-time emissions estimate system to inform, correct public policy as nation takes on new reduction targets
The COVID-19 pandemic has altered energy use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions globally and continues to influence emissions as the response to COVID-19 evolves. Reliable data that can provide a real-time update of emissions has been difficult to acquire… Read more
NAU study indicates that U.S. cities underestimate their greenhouse gas emissions by nearly 20 percent on average
Cities have become critical players in reducing the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that are causing global climate change. Urban areas produce almost 70 percent of those emissions, and city governments are proposing a variety of policy actions aimed at reducing them. Many cities also produce inventories that detail their greenhouse gas emissions.
Now, professor Kevin Gurney of Northern Arizona University’s School of Informatics, Computing, and Cyber Systems and… Read more