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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...

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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...

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ENVS Professor Benjamin Hale Releases New Book, "The Wild and The Wicked" at Boulder Bookstore

April 3, 2017

Benjamin Hale will speak about and sign his new book, The Wild and the Wicked: On Nature and Human Nature , on Wednesday, April 5th at 7:30pm. About the Book: For years, environmentalists have insisted that nature is fundamentally good. In The Wild and the Wicked , Benjamin Hale adopts...

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No Laughing Matter? When It Comes To Climate Change, CU Boulder Show Begs To Differ

March 23, 2017

That's the premise for a show, "Stand Up for Climate: An Experiment with Creative Climate Comedy," Co-producer Beth Osnes, an associate professor and director of graduate studies in CU's theater department, and Max Boykoff, an assistant professor in the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, spoke with Colorado Matters...

Global Environmental Affairs (GEA) Certificate Deadline Extended!

March 22, 2017

The Global Environmental Affairs (GEA) certificate is now recruiting! This is a globally focused and internship-oriented undergraduate certificate that is offered jointly by environmental studies and international affairs programs. The certificate provides a unique opportunity to extend your undergraduate training to courses and experiences outside your discipline, learn from an...

ENVS Alum Joel Gratz Founder of OpenSnow Creates 14er Forecast App

March 8, 2017

by Abigail Ahlert, CSTPR Writing Intern Meteorologist Joel Gratz takes weather prediction off the beaten path. Gratz, founder of the skier-beloved forecast company OpenSnow and alumnus of the Center for Science and Technology Policy Research (CSTPR) at the University of Colorado Boulder, recently created a new app for iPhones that...

I Do Have Hope For the Future

March 8, 2017

By Carol Wessman, ENVS Director Seeing and studying the environmental change around us gives Carol Wessman a very intimate connection to the environment. And being among all the students at CU and seeing their skills and talent gives her hope and trust that we’re in good hands. Watch the video...

ENVS Advisor, Dylan West, Honored with CU’s Award for Outstanding New Advisor

Feb. 21, 2017

ENVS/ENVD/GEOG Advisor, Dylan West, is honored with the University of Colorado Boulder's Award for Outstanding New Advisor, a recognition given to two staff members each year for going above and beyond in the field of Academic Advising. Undergraduate Staff Advisor for CU Boulder College of Music , Victoria Ibarra, won...

The Climate Fight isn’t Just About Facts

Feb. 14, 2017

We should be talking about values and the kind of world we want. Alexander P. Lee Five years ago, I hiked to the toe of the East Fork Glacier in Alaska’s Denali National Park. I was on my way to climb a small peak in the Alaska Range and had...

CU Boulder student researches the prevalence of food insecurity among students on campus

Feb. 14, 2017

Food Insecurity on Campus There's a common refrain among event organizers that the best way to get college students to show up is to offer free pizza. But for some students, free pizza isn't a joke, it's a necessity. Emilie Adamovic, a CU senior majoring in environmental studies, is researching...