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Paris Peace Forum

by Cassandra Brooks CSTPR Faculty Affiliate, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at University of Colorado at Boulder Last month French President Emmanuel Macron convened the first edition of the Paris Peace Forum, an event targeted at improving global governance writ … Continue reading

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MeCCO Monthly Summary: I’ve seen it. I’ve read some of it. And it’s fine.

Media and Climate Change Observatory (MeCCO) November 2018 Summary November media attention to climate change and global warming was down 8% throughout the world from October 2018, and up about 33% from November last year. Radio coverage held steady from … Continue reading

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University of Colorado Boulder Students Express Concern on Percentage of Youth Voter Turnout

by Lauren Hamko Lauren is a junior at University of Colorado Boulder majoring in Journalism with a minor in Political Science. She believes youth voting is extremely important because it gives us a voice. After the recent midterm elections on … Continue reading

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Cracks in the Future of the Antarctic

by Cassandra Brooks National Geographic Last week governments met in the southern reaches of Hobart, Australia to make decisions on how to manage the vulnerable icy waters around Antarctica. They deliberated in the wake of the recent reports, which concluded with … Continue reading

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MeCCO Monthly Summary: 1.5 to Stay Alive

Media and Climate Change Observatory (MeCCO) October 2018 Summary October media attention to climate change and global warming was up 43% throughout the world from the previous month of September 2018, and more than doubled (up 51%) from October last … Continue reading

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Game On! Promoting Commitment Into Positive Action

by Beth Osnes CSTPR Faculty Affiliate and Associate Professor of Theatre and Environmental Studies at the University of Colorado There are ‘given ups,’ and there are ‘grown ups.’ ‘Grown ups’ are adults who are still in the game. They are the … Continue reading

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Technology Under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

by Marilyn Averill Senior Fellow at Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy, and the Environment Technology plays a huge role in action on climate change. Implementation of the Paris Agreement will require even more technology-related planning, capacity building, financing, development, … Continue reading

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Is It Possible? A Future Where People and Nature Thrive

CIRES News October 2018 Can humans drive economic growth, meet rising demand for food, energy and water, and  make significant environmental progress? The short answer is “yes,” but it comes with several big “ifs.” New research shows that we can … Continue reading

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Open Access: The Way Forward for Academic Publishing

by Alison Gilchrist, CSTPR Science Writer Scientists: what if you knew one weird trick that would increase the number of times your paper was read, cited, and shared? What if that one maneuver also increased the impact your research had on the … Continue reading

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Adventures in London & How the World is Doing on Climate and Health

by Olivia Pearman Environmental Studies PhD Student, University of Colorado Boulder Last month, on September 4th and 5th, I had the good fortune to travel to London to attend the annual meeting of The Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health … Continue reading

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