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  • Science Welcome Picnic

  • Previously unknown mechanism causes increased forest water use, new study says

    In a study published in the journal Science Advances, the researchers report the mechanism works this way: Sulfuric and nitric acid fall to the ground when fossil fuels are burned, causing acidification of the soil. When that happens, a significant amount of soil calcium washes out of the soil, and then plants suffer from calcium deficiency. Calcium deficiency causes the plants to intensify their use of water.

    What does the dust in your home mean for your health?

    You vacuum it, sweep it and wipe it off your furniture. But do you know what it actually is - and how it may affect your health?

    Don't feel bad if you're clueless about your dust. Scientists are not that far ahead of you in terms of understanding the sources and health risks of indoor air and particles

    Geology alumnus and researcher presented at the annual Mirsky Lecture

    IUPUI School of Science alumnus and internationally recognized researcher Eric Hiatt, Ph.D., presented at the 7th Annual Drs. Arthur and Patricia Mirsky Lecture. An award-winning professor at the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh, Hiatt presented "Earth's Last Global Ice Age: Biosphere and Geosphere Interactions on an Ice-Covered World" at the April 9 event.hiatt_eric_2012.jpg

    Filippelli, GeoHealth journal win award from the Association of American Publishers

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    International research: Using moisture recycling to understand environmental changes in drylands

    An IUPUI ecohydrology researcher is seeking answers to questions about interactions between soil, water and vegetation in arid ecosystems to advance understanding of how these systems will respond to environmental changes.

  • Earth's Global Ice Age

  • The Greatest Night in Science

  • Giving Tuesday

  • Nitrogen study casts doubt on ability of plants to continue absorbing same amounts of carbon dioxide

    A new study casts doubt as to whether plants will continue to absorb as much carbon dioxide in the future as they have in the past due to declining availability of nitrogen in certain parts of the world.

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