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    News That Goes Against the Original Paradigm

    Check out what NAU has found out! Link: http://news.nau.edu/study-finds-accelerated-soil-carbon-loss-increasing-rate-climate-change/#.U2FYOK1dV8t Article: Research published inScience found that increased levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere cause soil microbes to produce more carbon dioxide, accelerating climate change. Two Northern Arizona University researchers led the study, which challenges previous understanding about how carbon accumulates in soil. Increased levels of CO2accelerate plant growth, which causes more absorption of CO2 through photosynthesis. Until now, the accepted belief was that carbon is then stored in wood and soil for a long time, slowing climate change. Yet this new research suggests that the extra carbon provides fuel to microorganisms in the soil whose byproducts (such as CO2) are released into the atmosphere,…

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    NAU News Will Make Your Jaw Drop!

    Check out this article about what the students are doing on NAU’s campus! So proud to be a Lumberjack! Link: http://news.nau.edu/solar-competition-demonstrates-engineering-business-mix/#.U2FXsK1dV8t Article: In a flurry of deadline-driven design, analysis, data collection and testing, two teams of engineering and business students from vastly different perspectives converged on a straightforward idea: If you can build this, we can sell it. What the five mechanical engineering seniors have built is an ultra-low cost water heating system—a product that five MBA students are convinced “could hit the market and work.” They will present their findings as Northern Arizona University’s entry in the P3 National Sustainable Design Expoand competition this weekend in Washington, D.C. The event is…

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    NAU and Partners Bond With the Wind

    A collaboration focused on harnessing wind energy will launch in May, with support from Northern Arizona University, Utah Clean Energy and Interwest Energy Alliance. The Four Corners Wind Energy Regional Resource Center, one of six recently established by the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, is designed to increase wind literacy and provide support to regional policymakers engaged in decisions about the future of wind energy in the West. NAU’s Institute for Sustainable Energy Solutions will play a key role in outreach, education, consultation and delivery of research. NAU’s role in the project will focus on initiatives with Arizona’s state, county and tribal decision-makers targeting areas…