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A small glacier and snow-covered mountains in Svalbard, Norway.

Frozen Commons

UNH researchers have received a $488,983 grant from NSF to study shared Arctic landscapes and improve their resilience.  Read More

Recent Stories

  • Grey house surrounded by green lawn.
    - Beyond Curb Appeal
    UNH researchers found that the older the home, the more carbon stored underground. Read More
  • Nine students study geosciences at UNH.
    - Closing the Gap
    Nine undergrads traveled from the Mid-Atlantic to take part in an intensive geoscience research program at UNH.  Read More
  • Looking Northward
    - Looking Northward
    The University of New Hampshire has joined the University of the Arctic, marking an official pledge to continue and expand on its polar expertise. Read More
  • Nell Campbell authored a report for the United Nations.
    - A United Effort
    Countries around the world have pledged to adopt new measures that will improve their land and soil health thanks in part to UNH. Read More
  • Fully thawed fens.
    - Mercury Rising
    Arctic communities who bear witness to the early impacts of climate change are grappling with a new challenge. Read More
  • Snowy trail in a northern forest
    - Winter Is Coming. Or Is It?
    “Winter is coming,” the saying goes. But is it? New research from UNH has found clear signs of a decline in frost days, snow covered days and other indicators of winter that could... Read More
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  • Erik Hobbie travels abroad.
    - Have Work, Will Travel
    Sometimes an extended trip abroad — or maybe a few — can offer new perspectives for those in the STEM fields.  Read More
  • Woman bores small core from tree in forest.
    - Adapting to Change
    As carbon dioxide increases in the atmosphere, trees across the U.S. are responding by growing more and conserving water when needed.  Read More
  • Tamara Marcus smiles at the camera wearing an orange printed top
    - Making Climate Connections
    Tamara Marcus researching methane emissions from permafrost in northern Sweden. Photo by Ruth Varner.Tamara Marcus, a graduate student in UNH’s Natural Resources and Earth System... Read More