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A Review of Media Coverage of Climate Change and Global Warming in 2017

Media and Climate Change Observatory (MeCCO) Special Issue, 2017 Recap – report prepared through contributions from Max Boykoff, Kevin Andrews, Meaghan Daly, Jennifer Katzung, Gesa Luedecke, Celeste Maldonado, and Ami Nacu-Schmidt 2017 saw media attention to climate change and global … Continue reading

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MeCCO Monthly Summary: Ecological and Meteorological Issues Grab Media Attention

Media and Climate Change Observatory (MeCCO) November 2017 Summary November media attention to climate change and global warming was up just slightly (3%) throughout the world from the previous month of October 2017. Increases were detected most strongly in Asia, … Continue reading

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State Public Lands Policies: Colorado and Utah’s Divergent Perspectives on Public Land Values

by Xander Martin Legislative aide, Colorado State Senate Edward Abbey once said, “there is no shortage of water in the desert but exactly the right amount”. He alludes to the American West’s issue with water: there isn’t a lot of … Continue reading

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Tax Reforms, Tuition Waivers, and the Role of Policy-Relevant Knowledge Production in a Contemporary Society

by Steve Vanderheiden CSTPR Faculty, Political Science & ENVS Faculty In the wee hours of Saturday morning, December 2, the Senate passed its long-anticipated tax reform bill, having circumvented the filibuster-proof supermajority requirements routinely used to obstruct ordinary legislation when Democrats … Continue reading

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Hot Topics at COP 23

by Diana Dorman Environmental Studies Program, University of Colorado Boulder The main body of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) meets every year for the Conference of Parties (COP) to discuss and negotiate measures to combat climate change. … Continue reading

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Ogmius, Issue 48 is Now Out

Ogmius Issue #48, Fall 2017 The 15th Anniversary of CSTPR: Science and Technology Policy Research in a Unique Space This year, the Center for Science and Technology Policy Research (CSTPR) celebrates its fifteenth anniversary since being recognized as an official … Continue reading

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COP 23: “We Are Still In”

by Timothy Molnar Environmental Studies Program, University of Colorado Boulder The 23rd annual session of the Conference of Parties (COP 23) to the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) took place in Bonn, Germany from November 6-17. As … Continue reading

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MeCCO Monthly Summary: The Ebbs and Flows in Media Coverage of Climate Change

Media and Climate Change Observatory (MeCCO) October 2017 Summary October media attention to climate change and global warming was down just slightly (7%) throughout the world from the previous month of September 2017. This decrease was felt regionally in Africa, … Continue reading

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Environmental Communication and the Public Sphere in Shanghai

by Phaedra C. Pezzullo, CSTPR Faculty Affiliate In October, I traveled to Fudan University in Shanghai, China, to co-teach a course in environmental communication. The invitation was extended, in part, because I coauthored a textbook with three-time Sierra Club President … Continue reading

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The 15th Anniversary of CSTPR: Science and Technology Policy Research in a Unique Space

by Alison Gilchrist, CSTPR Science Writing Intern This year, the Center for Science and Technology Policy Research (CSTPR) celebrates its fifteenth anniversary since being recognized as an official University center in 2002. In its fifteen years, CSTPR has weathered major … Continue reading

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