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High Point University Students Learn about Dangerous Thawing Arctic Soils

Event Date:

April 4, 2016 | 7:00 PM EDT
Image by Eli Kintisch. Russia, 2015.

The arctic is warming twice as fast as the rest of the planet. This project explores how the soil in...

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Scientists are struggling to stop massive slow-moving avalanches made of thawing Alaskan soil from devouring a key supply road. Image by Eli Kintisch. Alaska, 2015.

The Arctic is warming twice as fast as the rest of the planet. Permafrost holds more than a trillion tons of carbon, and as soils thaw, residents on both sides of the Bering Strait are reckoning with the fallout. Students at Campus Consortium partner High Point University learn about the global implications when Pulitzer Center journalist grantee Eli Kintisch visits on Monday, April 4, 2016, as part of the school's Communication Week.

Kintisch, an environmental correspondent for Science Magazine, shares his reporting from high Arctic sites in Siberia and Alaska. His main talk at High Point University is open to the public and is part of a weeklong visit to Triad Campus Consortium partners, which also include Wake Forest University and Guilford College.

Eli Kintisch and Impact of Thawing Arctic Soils
Monday, April 4, 2016
7:00 PM
High Point University
Phillips School of Business
Phillips 120
High Point, NC 27262


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