A team of researchers that includes an Earth system scientist from UNH has found that a previously unexplained increase in Earth's annual atmospheric "breathing" cycle over the last 50 years is due, in part, to a dramatic rise in agricultural productivity in the Northern Hemisphere.
Using production statistics and a carbon accounting model, the team showed that increases in maize, wheat, rice,...
"Snow & Ice Can Damage Fuel Storage Tanks"
The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services wants to remind residents that snow and ice can damage outdoor heating oil/propane/natural gas tanks, and the piping connecting the tank to the building.
Damage to tanks, filters, and associated piping can result in gas leaks and heating oil spills. Gas leaks are an explosion/fire hazard, and...
The UNH Research Digest collects research news stories from across the University and provides brief summaries that showcase the breadth and depth of our research, scholarly activity, and artistic endeavors.
Preview a few of November’s stories below. Find the rest of the November Digest articles at the UNH Research Office web site: http://www.unh.edu/research/unh-research-digest.
WASHINGTON-- Based on extensive recent scientific evidence about the harmful effects of ground-level ozone, or smog, EPA is proposing to strengthen air quality standards to within a range of 65 to 70 parts per billion (ppb) to better protect Americans’ health and the environment, while taking comment on a level as low as 60 ppb. The Clean Air Act requires EPA to review the standards every five...
Jan Nisbet, Senior Vice Provost for Research, has announced that three new research centers will be established to position UNH to help lead the country in areas of national importance. The new centers will be:
Prevention Innovations: Research and Practice for Ending Violence Against Women Research Center,
Center for Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Innovations,
UNH Center for...