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Persistent places: A new project pulls together diverse groups to define and map climate change

Oct. 15, 2021

A project that unites land managers, citizens, and scientists to jointly understand how Colorado Front Range ecosystems and public lands are responding to pressures from people and climate change has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

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Faces of the Front Range: Bruce Vaughn and Bradley Markle look to save the world by understanding it (Denver Post)

Oct. 11, 2021

Denver Post profile of a visit to the Stable Isotope Lab, where Bruce Vaughn and Brad Markle shared ice cores, knowledge, and what keeps them going while researching the climate past and present. To read this article, you may need to enter your email address.

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Climate change: 10 key things (Daily Camera)

Oct. 7, 2021

In this opinion piece in the Daily Camera, Rob Motta and James White share 10 key facts to understand about climate change. To read this article, you may need to enter your email address.

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Participate in a historic (and tasty) science project this fall (CU Boulder Today)

Sept. 22, 2021

This weekend, the CU Boulder-based Boulder Apple Tree Project, founded by Katherine Suding in 2017, invites the community to help preserve our local apple tree legacy by locating and collecting data on apple trees in Boulder backyards and on public lands.

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Congratulations to the 2021 AGU Union medal, award, and prize recipients (EOS)

Sept. 15, 2021

Diane McKnight is the recipient of the Robert E. Horton Medal, bestowed for outstanding contributions to hydrology

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Plants could be even better at fighting climate change. A garden shows ozone is holding them back (CPR News)

Sept. 15, 2021

Danica Lombardozzi's ozone garden at NCAR documents damage to plants from ozone; hints at carbon absorption possible if ozone precursors are limited.

Bird, bug, and botanical murals on glass outside the SEEC building

NEST mural quest takes public art to new level (CU Boulder Today)

Sept. 9, 2021

Seven science-inspired, larger-than-life artworks are welcoming students, staff and faculty back to campus this fall. They include the drawings of birds, bugs and botanicals that now adorn the glass at the entrance of our Sustainability, Energy and Environment Community (SEEC) building.

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Rare Earth Water (The Poetry of Science)

Sept. 4, 2021

An original poem and science podcast episode of The Poetry of Science, by Sam Illingworth, inspired by Garrett Rue and Diane McKnight's new paper reporting on climate change as a driver of acid rock drainage and rare earth element contamination of the Snake River, Colorado.

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Shoe-leather science helps quadruple protected area in Peruvian Amazon (Mongabay)

Aug. 29, 2021

Rapid biological and social inventories produced by a team from Chicago’s Field Museum were the basis for new areas dedicated to conservation in Peru, a new study shows. In the Amazonian department of Loreto, territory covered under some category of conservation went from 2 million hectares to 8.5 million hectares. The study, which included Bob Stallard as an author, found that advances in protecting Loreto allowed not only the region, but also Peru as a whole, to meet the Aichi Goal of getting 17% of the country’s territory under some category of protection.

Pika watching for danger on a rock.

This adorable rabbit relative sounds an alarm for global warming (National Geographic)

Aug. 27, 2021

Each summer, the volunteer Pika Patrol is roaming the Rockies in service to the tiny, climate-threatened pika. You may need to enter your email address to read the article.