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Global climate-change pacts moving toward market-based approaches, ENVS David Ciplet finds.

Dec. 2, 2017

While President Trump’s decision to leave the Paris climate agreement probably dismayed climate scientists, it did at least provide some interesting data for scholars who study trends in the negotiations. One of those researchers is David Ciplet, an assistant professor at the University of Colorado Boulder who recently returned from the climate negotiations in Bonn, Germany, and who said other nations are mulling ways to fill the climate-leadership vacuum left by the United States.Read more »
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Ashby Leavell: A Fresh Approach to Talking Climate Change

Nov. 20, 2017

ENVS PhD candidate, Ashby Leavell explores how to talk about climate change with conservative relatives in this op ed.Read more »
Professor Jill Litt looks at a squash at a community garden next to Regis University in Denver

Can Gardening Prevent Cancer?

Sept. 20, 2017

Ask someone who gardens what they love most about it, and, research has shown, the answer is almost always the same. “No matter where you go in the world, no matter what language they speak, people say there’s just something about it that makes them feel better,” says Jill Litt, a public health researcher and professor of Environmental Studies at CU Boulder.Read more »
ENVS Student Gracie examining alpine plants.

Beyond Boulder: What pikas and alpine plants tell us about climate change

July 27, 2017

Kendziorski is working with Professor Dan Doak, a conservation biologist who studies demography and climate change in relations to alpine plants, and with Doak’s postdoctoral scientist Megan Peterson. One plant of interest to Doak and which Kendziorski is focusing on this summer is Silene acaulis or moss campion, also called cushion pink. Wasser, a senior in ecology and evolutionary biology, is studying pikas with Research Associate Chris Ray. This is his third summer working with Ray at the research station.Read more »
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The Brink: Stories of Inequality, Struggle, and Transformation

July 20, 2017

The Brink is a project of Assistant Professor David Ciplet’s graduate course Power, Justice and Climate Change in the Environmental Studies Program at CU Boulder, in partnership with KGNU and the Just Transition Collaborative. Student's of Ciplet's Spring graduates spearheaded this radio storytelling project. The Brink is a about what... Read more »
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CU Boulder replaces Arts and Sciences dean in bid to 'take us to the next level'; James White to replace Steven Leigh at head of CU's largest college

July 11, 2017

By Elizabeth Hernandez , Boulder Daily Camera CU announced the decision Tuesday, with Provost Russell Moore telling the Daily Camera that he made the call for a shift after talking it over with Leigh for about a month and taking Leigh's five-year review into consideration. Leigh will join the university's... Read more »
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Boulder-area Scientists Worry About Impact of Trump Pulling U.S. from Paris Climate Accord

June 2, 2017

By John Bear, Boulder Daily Camera President Donald Trump's announcement on Thursday to withdraw the United States from participating in the Paris climate accord is not sitting well with many Boulder-area scientists who say the move will likely have many impacts on the U.S. and the rest of the world... Read more »
Rocky Mountain National Park with water reflection

Coal is a Dead Man Walking; Recreation is Live and Well

May 26, 2017

"Last month, President Trump signed an executive order calling for the Department of Interior to review 56 of the most recently designated national monuments. These national monuments, designated under the 1906 Antiquities Act, aim to protect lands with natural, historic or scientific significance. Trump vows to do something that has... Read more »
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Catching Air: Scientists Trek High into the Rockies to Measure Earth’s Rising Greenhouse Gases

April 5, 2017

Featured on the front page of the Denver Post, Climate researchers say the weekly climb to gather air samples has become more of a mission than a job. Jennifer Morse, a climate technician at the Mountain Research Station (MSR) in Roosevelt National Forest, gets ready to return to her base... Read more »
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CU Boulder Students Continue an Environmental Legacy

April 5, 2017

Boulder Weekly reports on the Zero Waste and Recycling Initiatives carried out by ENVS students and others at CU Boulder. "Students at the University of Colorado Boulder have been the heart of the university’s recycling program since 1976. While the Environmental Center (E-Center) was started six years prior, it wasn’t... Read more »

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