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Climate scientists grapple with wildfire disaster in their backyard (Axios)

Jan. 3, 2022

The wind-whipped firestorm that tore through parts of Boulder County, Colorado, on Thursday struck at the heart of one of America's top climate science and meteorology research hubs. Merritt Turetsky is among those interviewed.

Julio Sepúlveda

2022 Research & Innovation Office Faculty Fellows cohort unveiled (RIO)

Nov. 19, 2021

Biogeochemist Julio Sepúlveda (INSTAAR & GEOL) is one 17 CU Boulder faculty members selected by the Research and Innovation Office as their 2022 RIO Faculty Fellows cohort. The program supports faculty in achieving their research/innovation goals and promotes collaboration, all through tailored training, experiential learning and leadership development opportunities. Sepúlveda and his cohort kick off 2022 with an intensive three-day retreat in January, followed by several more focused retreats and a variety of informal networking activities.

Abstract painting by Diane Burko, called "Unprecedented", with cloud like shapes, firey red areas, and discs of many sizes

Visualizing climate change through abstract painting (Hyperallergic)

Nov. 16, 2021

The art of INSTAAR Affiliate Diane Burko includes images of melting glaciers and dying coral reefs that are not just pictorially impressive; they have strong emotional impact.

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New class of CU Distinguished Professors: Leaders in research, education, service (CU Connections)

Nov. 11, 2021

University’s highest faculty honor awarded to 11 professors for 2021, including INSTAARs Diane McKnight and Giff Miller.

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Earth scientist to use NSF award to dive deep into oceanic change (Colorado Arts & Sciences Magazine)

Nov. 2, 2021

The health of the ocean is fundamental to life on the planet—yet much remains unknown about how the ocean and marine life will cope with a rapidly changing climate. An award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) will help Julio Sepúlveda start solving that crucial puzzle.

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Pika enthusiasts unite under a common theme (LTER Network)

Oct. 30, 2021

Harnessing the power of community science partnered with LTER research to understand human climate effects on pika distributions.

Scientists on the Greeland Ice Sheet next to a meltwater stream (Photo by Jason Gulley)

Got questions about the Arctic? INSTAAR’s journal has ‘Arctic answers’ (CU Boulder Today)

Oct. 18, 2021

To promote an understanding of the science underlying climate change impacts in the Arctic, INSTAAR’s journal Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research is teaming up with SEARCH, the Study of Environmental Arctic Change, to release an ongoing series of short articles called “Arctic Answers.” SEARCH is a collaborative program of Arctic researchers, Indigenous experts, decision makers and funding agencies that facilitates synthesis of Arctic science and communicates our current understanding to help society respond to a rapidly changing Arctic. Until now, Arctic Answers have been available only on the SEARCH website. With the new partnership, new and updated Arctic Answers science briefs will be published open access in AAAR. They are suitable for informing policy and decision making.

Residents gather in a community workshop hosted by the Center for Sustainable Landscapes and Communities (CSLC) at CU Boulder.

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).

While kneeling in the snow, Bruce Vaughn displays an ice core segment, northeast Greenland

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.