Scientists are floored by what’s happening in the Arctic right now

Feb. 18, 2016

Mark Serreze interviewed for article in The Washington Post Unusual Arctic heat has been accompanied by a new record low level for Arctic sea ice extent during the normally ice-packed month of January, according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center — over 400,000 square miles below average for...

Prof finds reasons for climate hope

Feb. 17, 2016

When Peter Blanken flew to Paris for the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in December, he had somewhat low expectations. “Going into it, I felt pessimistic,” says Blanken, associate professor of geography at the University of Colorado Boulder, who was one of 10 official observers selected by the Association...

20 years after Dayton, here’s what Bosnians think about being divided by ethnicity

Feb. 2, 2016

Last November and December, a series of events and conferences marked the 20th anniversary of the Dayton Peace Accords of 1995, the negotiated agreement that ended the Bosnian war and devised a complex governance structure for the country. The Dayton agreement was not a democratic agreement. It was not even...

Rupak Shrestha Awarded CARTSS Grant

Jan. 29, 2016

Rupak will receive a $1000 CARTSS Award for preliminary research, titled 'Citizenship-in-Exile: Exploring Tibetan Nationalism and Resistance in the Himalayas'. The project primarily explores how Tibetans-in-exile negotiate, navigate and perform citizenship, nationalism, and resistance in Nepal, against the backdrop of China's increasing politics of development. The grant is funded by...

Brendan Buzzard Awarded CARTSS Grant

Jan. 29, 2016

Brendan will receive a $1000 CARTSS Award for preliminary research, titled 'The Political Ecology of Protected Area Planning and Management: Conservation and Governance in Kenya’s Conservancies.' The grant is funded by The Center to Advance Research and Teaching in the Social Sciences at the University of Colorado.

Alumnus Yönten Nyima and Professor Emily Yeh Cited in Articles on Tibetan Grasslands

Jan. 26, 2016

University of Colorado alumnus Yönten Nyima (PhD in Geography, 2012) and Professor Emily Yeh were cited in two recent articles in Nature and on the rapidly changing status of nomadism in the grasslands of the Tibetan Plateau. The articles were written following author Jane Qiu's 4700km trek from Xinning...

“Tibetan Environmentalists in China: The King of Dzi”

Jan. 14, 2016

"Tibetan Environmentalists in China: The King of Dzi", co-translated by PhD Candidate Ian Rowen and Professor and Chair Emily Yeh , has been published by Lexington Books (Rowman and Littlefield). Originally written in Chinese journalist Liu Jianqiang, "this book weaves together the life stories of five extraordinary contemporary Tibetans involved...

Mountains west of Boulder continue to lose ice as climate warms

Jan. 14, 2016

New research led by the University of Colorado Boulder indicates an ongoing loss of ice on Niwot Ridge and the adjacent Green Lakes Valley in the high mountains west of Boulder is likely to progress as the climate continues to warm. The study area encompasses the Niwot Ridge Long-Term Ecological...

Colorado high peaks losing glaciers as climate warms

Jan. 12, 2016

Melting of ice on Niwot Ridge and the adjacent Green Lakes Valley in the high mountains west of Boulder, Colorado, is likely to progress as climate continues to warm, scientists have found. They report their results in a special issue of the journal Plant Ecology and Diversity. The study area...

Emily Yeh quoted in The Economist

Dec. 22, 2015

Emily Yeh was quoted in an article in The Economist magazine titled "The Emperor's Mighty Brother" about the caterpillar fungus and how demand for an aphrodisiac has brought unprecedented wealth to rural Tibet—and trouble in its wake. See more at The Economist >