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New Research is Studying Innovative Sub-National Governance in Acre, Brazil

A more effishient way to conserve forests and support livelihoods? by Peter Newton CSTPR Faculty Affiliate and Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies Program, University of Colorado Boulder Sr. Luís tosses a handful of feed into the large pond, and the water erupts … Continue reading

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On the Ground Learning Over Spring Break; Law Students Travel the Colorado Plateau

Alice Madden is a CSTPR Research Affiliate and the Executive Director of the Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy, and the Environment at Colorado Law None of us would have guessed that the most impactful part of an eight-day, adventure … Continue reading

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Reflections from the AAAS “CASE” Workshop

Julia Bakker-Arkema (Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Colorado Boulder) was one of  the 2018 winners for the AAAS Student Workshop Competition. Below are comments from her workshop experience. Over the course of three and a half days in Washington, D.C., … Continue reading

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Reflections from the AAAS “Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering” Workshop

Kaitlin McCreery (Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder), pictured right in the above photo, was one of  the 2018 winners for the AAAS Student Workshop Competition. Below are comments from her workshop experience. I left my snow boots by the door … Continue reading

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CSTPR’s Fulbright Visiting Scholar: Anna Kukkonen

by Abigail Ahlert, CSTPR Science Writing Intern Last semester, Anna Kukkonen had a quintessential “Boulder” experience. A friendly man waiting next to her at a bus stop asked what she worked on. When she explained her research on climate change … Continue reading

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MeCCO Monthly Summary: Media Coverage of Climate Change Up 20%

Media and Climate Change Observatory (MeCCO) March 2018 Summary March media attention to climate change and global warming was up 20% throughout the world from the previous month of February 2018. Coverage in Asia was up 44%, Europe increased 17%, … Continue reading

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Matthew Druckenmiller: A Career-Long Collaborator

Matt Druckenmiller, right, and Hajo Eicken, a professor of Geophysics, on an ice floe near Barrow. Photo by Daniel Pringle. by Alison Gilchrist, CSTPR Science Writing Intern Matthew Druckenmiller, a current research affiliate with the Center for Science and Technology … Continue reading

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MeCCO Monthly Summary: General Lull in Media Reporting of Climate Change

Media and Climate Change Observatory (MeCCO) February 2018 Summary February media attention to climate change and global warming was down 23% throughout the world from the previous month of January 2018. This was the case across most regions: Asia was … Continue reading

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Building Resilience in Colorado Communities: Lessons from the Colorado Communities Symposium

by Deserai Crow Associate Professor, School of Public Affairs, CU Denver and CSTPR Faculty Affiliate Photo: Plenary panel with Lieutenant Gov. Donna Lynne, Xcel Energy Colorado President David Eves, Denver Water CEO James Lochhead, City of Durango Mayor Dick White, and Western … Continue reading

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Fostering Scientific Integrity in Policymaking: Opportunities at the State Level

by Matthew Druckenmiller CSTPR Research Affiliate and National Snow and Ice Data Center, University of Colorado Boulder Scientific integrity is the foundation for science and scientists to be useful to, and trusted by, those consulting science to make decisions.  The Union of … Continue reading

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