Category Archives: In the News

Former Obama Aide Cites Three Reasons for Climate Optimism

Pique News Magazine October 5, 2017 U.S. President Donald Trump has initiated steps to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement. But a former advisor to President Barack Obama was anything but gloomy last week as he gave … Continue reading

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Former Obama advisor Brian Deese Speaks at CSTPR 15th anniversary

CU Independent October 3, 2017 The Center for Science and Technology Policy Research at CU celebrated its 15 year anniversary by inviting Brian Deese, former senior advisor on climate and energy for the Obama Administration, to talk Thursday night. Deese, … Continue reading

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Can Hollywood Movies About Climate Change Make a Difference?

New York Times October 2, 2017 How do you tell a story about the destruction of the world? Movie- and TV-makers know how to do it with aliens, of course, or suggest it with invented political intrigue and rogue leaders. … Continue reading

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Former Obama Advisor on Climate, Energy to Give Lecture Sept. 28

CU Boulder Today September 14, 2017 The Center for Science and Technology Policy Research (CSTPR) is celebrating its 15th anniversary with a lecture by Brian Deese Sept. 28. Deese, currently a senior fellow at Harvard University, is the former senior advisor on climate … Continue reading

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Straight Talk: The Superfan

Elevation Outdoors September 6, 2016 We usually profile a big-name athlete or luminary in this department, but this issue we wanted to find out what makes the typical Elevation Outdoors reader tick. We looked across the state, but it turned … Continue reading

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The Term ‘Climate Change’ Isn’t Working Anymore

by Alex Lee (CSTPR alumni and former STP Certificate Instructor) High Country News September 7, 2017 The U.S. Department of Agriculture, which is in charge of the Forest Service as well as several agricultural and food-related research agencies, recently told … Continue reading

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Inside the Greenhouse, Climate Discourse Cools Down

Colorado Arts and Sciences Magazine July 7, 2017 Where one stands on the validity of climate change science depends largely on where one sits on the political spectrum, surveys show. This fact vexes people who respond to climate science doubt … Continue reading

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Recycled Runway Challenges Colorado’s Youth to Design Eco-Friendly Haute Couture

303 Magazine April 21, 2017 Now in its eighth year, The Common Threads Creative Lab’s Recycled Runway has become a staple event for the community’s fashionable and eco-conscious youth. During Tuesday’s sold-out show, more than 30 young designers strutted the … Continue reading

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From Trash to Treasure – Telling the Story of Sustainability

CU Boulder Today April 20, 2017 by Kristin Agnes While plaid and shearling were all the buzz on the fall 2017 fashion runways in New York and Milan earlier this year, Boulder took a different approach to fashion trends: promoting … Continue reading

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How One Professor is Finding the Funny in Climate Change

ClimateWire March 22, 2017 by John Fialka We have rising sea levels, world-record warming, acidifying oceans, an approaching food crisis and a president who is determined to cut any federal budget that is aimed at mitigating climate change. Is there … Continue reading

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