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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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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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“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...

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Earthquakes, Landslides and the Critical Zone in Tectonically Active Mountains

Sept. 21, 2018

Author: Sean F. Gallen Affiliation: Department of Geosciences, Colorado State University Abstract: The Critical Zone is the thin layer of terrestrial Earth where interactions between the lithosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere and atmosphere occur. Through these interactions, the Critical Zone sustains most terrestrial life and is a part of the various feedbacks...

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von Dreden Stacey Fellowship Fellows Presentations

Sept. 14, 2018

Hattie Houser (advised by Joe Bryan) Documenting Femicide In Mexico: Connecting the Disappeared to a Larger Body Politic Abstract : Femicide, the disappearance and death of women due to their gender, is occurring throughout Latin America and increasingly within Mexico. In Mexico, this issue has been connected to a myriad...

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The CESM Large Ensemble Project: Inspiring New Ideas and Understanding

Sept. 7, 2018

While internal climate variability is known to affect climate projections, its influence is often underappreciated and confused with model error. Why? In general, modeling centers contribute a small number of realizations to international climate model assessments [e.g., phase 5 of the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP5)]. As a result, model...

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The Implementation and Effectiveness of GIS in Education

Aug. 31, 2018

How is Geographic Information Systems (GIS) taught in formal and informal educational institutions? How should it be taught? Due to the advent of web GIS, the open data movement, citizen science, mobile field apps, maps as a storytelling medium, and other forces, spatial thinking through geotechnologies is being increasingly valued...

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Michael Dwyer: Territorial affairs: Legacy and invisibility in the global land rush

April 27, 2018

Over the last decade, transnational farmland deals in the global South have become increasingly prevalent and controversial. Framed by scholars as a new global land rush, these deals have highlighted the link between the shifting geopolitics of development cooperation and intertwined problems of food security, climate change, and global trade...

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American Association of Geographers Preview: Student Talks

April 6, 2018

Four Geography graduate students will present a preview of the talks they will give at the American Association of Geographers (AAG) meeting in New Orleans April 10-14, 2018: Sarah Tynen : State Territorialization through Bureaucratic Control: Authoritarian Governance at the Neighborhood Level in China By building on the concept of...

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