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May 24, 2024: PNNL Researchers Studying Marine-Based Global Warming Solutions

April 22, 2024: Scientists Are Trying to Coax the Ocean to Absorb More CO2

March 26, 2024: Startups aim to curb climate change by pulling carbon dioxide from the ocean—not the air

December 6, 2023: Carbon capture startups dive for climate solutions in the ocean

December 6, 2023: PNNL Leads an Effort to Advance Marine Carbon Dioxide Removal

December 5, 2023: Climate change is ravaging the oceans. Some startups see a solution in marine carbon capture

September 19, 2023: An Award for Ward: AGU Bestows Honor

September 8, 2023: New system uses seawater to capture and store CO2

August 21, 2023: New Technology Removes Acid from the Ocean to Sequester Carbon

August 21, 2023: Full steam ahead: Ebb’s ocean carbon removal solution is up and running at PNNL-Sequim

August 21, 2023: Ebb Carbon wants to pull CO2 from the sky with electricity and seawater

August 18, 2023: Biogeochemical Insights from a Major Amazonian River

February 23, 2023: Ward Named 2022 ASLO Fellow

February 13, 2023: Announcing the 2022 ASLO Fellows and Sustaining Fellows

January 30, 2023: Can the Ocean Improve Your Life, Job and Health? In Pursuit of the ‘Blue Economy’

September 27, 2022: Optimizing Random Forest Machine Learning Models to Predict Water Quality

September 27, 2022: UToledo Researchers Probe Resiliency of Coastal Shorelines Amid Climate Change

June 9, 2022: Researchers study the effects of flooding on coastal forests

May 2022: STEM Education Resource: The Flooded Classroom (development led by Allison Myers-Pigg)

April 18, 2022: Scientists flood woodland to research ‘ghost forests’

February 17, 2022: Mysterious bubbles in Puget Sound: UW researchers track hundreds of seeping gas plumes

January 29, 2022: UW researchers discover methane gas bubbles coming up from the Puget Sound seafloor

January 23, 2022: PNNL leads coastal study to help prep for wildfires, floods and climate change

January 19, 2022: Bubbles of methane rising from seafloor in Puget Sound

September 17, 2021: Scientists flood forests to mimic rising seas

March 10, 2021: The Secret Life Of Trees: Researchers Probe Methane In Washington’s Coastal Forests

February 25, 2021: Coastal flooding enhances methane buildup in forests

December 2, 2020: SciVibe Podcoast: Trees Near Seawater Contribute Methane to the Atmosphere

June 25, 2020: Virtual reality exploration of tree methane testing at PNNL

May 22, 2020: Connecting coastal processes with global systems

March 27, 2020: Exploring how different seagrass populations adapt to increased carbon dioxide and temperature

February 28, 2020: Could Wildfire Ash Feed the Ocean’s Tiniest Life-Forms?

December 6, 2019: Converging on Coastal Science

October 8, 2019: Ghost Forests Are Visceral Examples of the Advance of Climate Change

*Our team sampled trees across the Chesapeake Bay sites shown here to understand how forest retreat influences greenhouse gas cycling between soils, trees, water, and the atmosphere

October 8, 2019: As Sea Levels Rise, So Do Ghost Forests

September 22, 2019: Carbono negro encontrado no rio Amazonas revela queimadas recentes na floresta

September 5, 2019: Black mystery in the Amazon River

January 8, 2019: Raymond king tide event meant as education on sea level rise

*Our team mobilized to Johns River in WA to capture the effects of this extreme flood on coastal forest biogeochemistry.

December 19, 2018: Coastal Erosion: Priming Microbial Changes

May 9, 2017: Study finds Amazon River carbon dioxide emissions nearly balance terrestrial uptake

March 28, 2017: Changing habitat releasing long-stored carbon into the atmosphere

July 28, 2016: The Colorado River’s unexpected carbon footprint

July 7, 2016: A mixed response: Floodwaters return to the Colorado River but can release greenhouse gases

Aug. 28, 2015: Lack of oxygen killing marine life in Hood Canal waters

Jun. 30, 2015: Joint Communique by President Barack Obama and President Dilma Rousseff on environmental commitments

Jan. 30, 2015: Worst drought in Espirito Santo in the last 40 years

*Our team mobilized autosamplers on the Santa Maria da Vitoria and Mangarai Rivers to collect samples every three hours during the first rainfall since October 2014.

Oct. 20, 2014: Pesquisador da Flórida visita Bacia do Rio Mangaraí

Mar. 28, 2014: [World Bank–More than 1.8 million people to benefit from improved water and sanitation in the State of Espírito Santo]9https://www.worldbank.org/en/news/press-release/2014/03/28/wb-brazil-1pt8-million-people-benefit-improved-water-sanitation-state-of-espirito-santo

Dec. 27, 2013: Floods kill dozens in south-east Brazil

May 20, 2013: Amazon River exhales virtually all carbon taken up by rain forest

May 17 2013: Seawall will cut off access and increase erosion

May 3, 2013: Espirito Santo, Brazil, saves the Atlantic Rainforest to ensure clean water for all