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Why does climate policy lag science?

Jan. 26, 2023

Despite the Inflation Reduction Act, U.S. progress on climate change remains stuck in a climate conundrum, CU Boulder experts say, hampered by politics, complexity and the scope of the problem.

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1 in 10 minors seeking abortions must pursue court approval, many are denied

Jan. 13, 2023

Twenty-two states, including Colorado, that have not banned abortion still do require minors to involve their parents before terminating a pregnancy—or take their case to the courts via judicial bypass. New research sheds light on how often teens choose judicial bypass and how often they are denied.

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‘To save our pets, we need to know our neighbors.’ Lessons from the Marshall Fire

Dec. 21, 2022

A new CU Boulder study estimates more than 1,000 house pets perished in the Marshall Fire. With the one-year anniversary approaching, the study authors encourage guardians to have a pet evacuation plan in place. They're also helping to develop a new pet rescue app.

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Wealthy democracies have looser immigration policies, researchers find

Dec. 19, 2022

Researchers, including CU Boulder political scientist Adrian Shin, have found that rising inequality leads to stricter immigration policies in lower-income countries, whereas the opposite occurs in higher-income countries.

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Access to IUDs, other long-acting contraception boosts college graduation rates

Dec. 15, 2022

Women with easier access to the full range of contraceptive methods, including intrauterine devices and implants, are as much as 12% more likely to obtain a four-year college degree than those with more limited access, according to new research. The study comes amid growing concerns that access to certain forms of contraception is under threat in some areas of the country.

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What Iranian protests mean in the fight for global women’s bodily autonomy

Nov. 21, 2022

Protests in Iran have sent shockwaves through the country as thousands across the globe have joined in solidarity. Marie Ranjbar explains the history of women-led protests in Iran, what's different this time and what the global community can do to support women's bodily autonomy there.

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What is behind the uptick in antisemitic hate speech?

Nov. 16, 2022

Ye, the rapper and fashion designer formerly known as Kanye West, made headlines and topped social media feeds in recent weeks for his series of antisemitic comments. Thomas Pegelow Kaplan spoke with CU Boulder Today about what antisemitism means and how it’s perpetuated today.

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With school shootings at record high, new grant aims to curb violence in Colorado schools

Nov. 7, 2022

School shootings have already reached a record high in 2022, with 40 so far killing 34 people and injuring 88. With a new $2 million grant from the U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance, the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence seeks to help 40 Colorado schools tackle the social and cultural roots of violence.

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A decade after legalizing cannabis in Colorado, here’s what we’ve learned

Nov. 4, 2022

Ten years ago this week, Colorado voters approved Amendment 64, making the state among the first in the nation to legalize the use and possession of recreational cannabis. Research since has revealed its risks and health benefits and shed light on how the burgeoning industry can improve.

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The history of daylight saving time

Nov. 4, 2022

Some have said Benjamin Franklin first came up with the idea for daylight saving time. Others believe it was adopted so farmers could have more hours of sunlight to work in the field. As daylight saving time comes to a close on Sunday, Nov. 6, learn more about the history of the practice.