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Environmental Journalist Brings News of the Arctic to Wake Forest University

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April 6, 2016 | 12:00 AM EDT
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Image by Eli Kintisch. Russia, 2015.
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The arctic is warming twice as fast as the rest of the planet. This project explores how the soil in...

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Walakpa is a disappearing coastal archeological site that Native Alaskans have used to hunt and camp for thousands of years. But coastal erosion is removing the soil that tells their stories. Image by Eli Kintisch. Alaska, 2015.

Science Magazine correspondent and Pulitzer Center grantee Eli Kintisch speaks to Wake Forest University audiences during a two-day visit to the Pulitzer Center Campus Consortium partner on Wednesday, April 6 and Thursday, April 7, 2016.

Kintisch traveled to Russia and Alaska as part of his Pulitzer Center-supported reporting project, "Thawing Arctic Soils: A Tenuous Present and a Dangerous Future," focusing on the impact of thawing Arctic soils. Kintisch shares what he found while interviewing Russian scientists who have watched Siberia's geology change, and while exploring Barrow, Alaska, where thawing permafrost is affecting the structural integrity of buildings, harming the ability of the Inupiat to store meat in the winter, and threatening valuable cultural heritage locked in coastal soils.

Wake Forest University is the final stop in Kintisch's weeklong visit to Triad Campus Consortium partners, which also include Guilford College and High Point University.

"Thawing Arctic Soils"
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Thursday, April 7, 2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wake Forest University
1834 Wake Forest Rd
Winston-Salem, NC 27106

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