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Spring 2019 Course Posters Released

Nov. 9, 2018

Geography course enrollment is now open for Spring 2019! Many exciting Geography courses are available to you from our areas of focus: General Geography Physical Geography Environment-Society Human Geography Geographic Information Science (GIS) Review the course posters to get a flavor for what each class is about and check out...

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‘‘Differentiated citizenship” and the persistence of informal rural credit systems in Amazonia.

Nov. 9, 2018

In the Brazilian Amazon, the long-distance river trading system known as aviamento has linked commodity producers in remote areas to markets in urban centers since the colonial period. Based on a case study from the rural municipality of Lábrea, this article explores continuities and changes in river trading from the...

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Accounting for high-frequency climate variability in adaptation and planning: An interdisciplinary approach combining natural and human archival data

Nov. 2, 2018

High-frequency climate variability is one of the most common features associated with climatic zones and yet, one of the least understood aspects of climate sciences, and unsurprisingly, one of the least implemented aspects of climate sciences in the realm of climate adaptation and policy. Semi-arid belts of the world, characterized...

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Unnatural Succession: Rocky Flats and the Future of Conservation

Oct. 26, 2018

For four decades, Colorado’s Rocky Flats plant served as the core facility producing plutonium triggers for the United States’ nuclear arsenal. Military production halted in 1992 and fifteen years later the site was designated a national wildlife refuge. Despite a $7 billion dollar cleanup, Rocky Flats remains controversial both for...

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Want to travel around Prague and earn 3 credits this May?

Oct. 24, 2018

Join Professor Jennifer Fluri on this Maymester Global Seminar! You will explore the unique history and geography of the Czech Republic, deepen your understanding of how political and economic changes and transitions have a diverse impact on social and cultural norms, and conduct an independent research project. This course, GEOG...


CU Boulder to Host Federal Climate Adaptation Science Center: Jennifer Balch, Director

Oct. 24, 2018

The U.S. Geological Survey has selected a University of Colorado Boulder team to host the North Central Climate Adaptation Science Center for the next five years, in a move that will foster both innovation and applied research, said new University Director Jennifer Balch . The center is one of eight...

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Commodity Regions and extractive economies, territorial configurations of Chile’s neoliberal ecologies

Oct. 19, 2018

Over the past 30 years Chile has implemented neoliberal policies on the promise that open and free access to global markets through commodity exports will lead the country to its development. These policies have had tremendous territorial and economic effects, materially altering the country’s environment. Along with its historical role...

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Colleen Reid selected JPB Environmental Health (EH) Fellow by Harvard University

Oct. 18, 2018

Colleen Reid , an Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado Boulder, has been selected as a JPB Environmental Health (EH) Fellow by Harvard University’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Funded by the JPB Foundation the JPB EH Fellowship Program supports a new generation of Environmental Health scholars who...

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“The best of both worlds?” Birth centers and narratives of out-of-hospital birth

Oct. 5, 2018

The US has seen a recent resurgence in interest in alternative birth, and a slow but steady increase in out-of-hospital labor and delivery. Although most out-of-hospital births occur at home, there is a growing movement towards birth centers and other places that fall somewhere between home and hospital. Such places,...

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Climate Crises Aboard Slaveship Earth: Geography, Geohistory, & the World-Historical Imagination

Sept. 28, 2018

Jason W. Moore is an environmental historian and historical geographer at Binghamton University, where he is professor of sociology. He is author or editor, most recently, of Capitalism in the Web of Life (Verso, 2015), Capitalocene o Antropocene? (Ombre Corte, 2017), Anthropocene or Capitalocene? Nature, History, and the Crisis of...