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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.

Dan Whittle

Environmentalist in Cuba

Aug. 17, 2016

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

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Fashion by the Bottle

Dec. 1, 2015

Sarah Kauss’ S’well water bottles have style.

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Ripples in Time

June 1, 2013

CU-Boulder environmental studies doctoral candidate Ethan Welty captured this formation of sand ripples amid sparse grassy vegetation in the Erg Zehar dune field, a two-day trek via camel from the road’s end at M’ Hamid, Morocco.

Brian Ladd

Capitalizing on Preserving Ecosystems: Brian Ladd

Dec. 1, 2012

When Brian Ladd graduated from CU-Boulder in 1999, he and two friends headed to South America with backpacks and bicycles, pedaling from Peru south through Chile and on to Argentina’s Tierra del Fuego.

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If These Old Trees Could Speak

Sept. 1, 2012

Since 1879 Old Main's towering cottonwood trees have been witness to the best and worst of times.

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Reaping the Wind

March 1, 2012

Wind power? Big deal. Really, really big deal, in fact. Consider that scientists are now pondering construction of leviathan, 20-megawatt wind turbines some 190 meters high — basically two football fields — with swooping 125-meter rotor blades.

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Saving the Earth Since 1970

June 1, 2010

Forty years ago, before alternative energy was lucrative and being green was the cool thing to do, CU students founded the Environmental Center on Earth Day in 1970.