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The Right Stuff

June 1, 2020

Forty-five years ago, Vance Brand made history when he and his Apollo crew members met with Soviet cosmonauts in space, only to narrowly survive a near-fatal landing back on Earth.

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Campus News Briefs- Summer 20

June 1, 2020

CU was named to the top 100 in the MacArthur Foundation's 100&Change Competition.

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10 Environmental Milestones at CU Boulder

Feb. 3, 2020

The first Earth Day was held across the United States on April 22, 1970. It motivated student organizers at CU Boulder to push for an institution dedicated to sustainability and later that year the Environmental Center was born.

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50 Years for the CU Environmental Center

Feb. 1, 2020

Fifty years ago, on April 22, 1970, CU Boulder became the first university in the nation to open a student-led Environmental Center. The day coincided with the nation’s inaugural Earth Day.

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Environmental Justice For All

Oct. 1, 2019

Low-income and minority families still bear the brunt of toxic pollutants. Jill Harrison wants to know why.

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The Future of Water in the West

The Southwest is drying. During a 730-mile rafting trip down the Colorado River's main tributary, Heather Hansman saw water scarcity up close.

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The Lionfish King

A CU alum takes on an invasive fish.

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Megafire

Dec. 1, 2017

Wildfire is getting worse. A report from the front lines.

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A Sugar Creek Chronicle: Observing Climate Change from a Midwestern Woodland

Oct. 4, 2016

In 2010, while editing a report on the effects of climate change in Iowa, ecologist Cornelia Mutel came to grips with the magnitude and urgency of the problem.

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Environmentalist in Cuba

Aug. 17, 2016

Dan Whittle and the protection of Cuba's natural splendor.

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