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Climate Researchers Fear the Coronavirus Pandemic Could End Up Politicized

CPR Newsby Sam Brasch It’s been a strange few weeks for academics who study the climate debate.  Benjamin Hale, an ethicist and an associate professor of environmental studies at the University of Colorado Boulder, started paying attention to the coronavirus … Continue reading

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Move to Online Learning Mostly Smooth

by Katie LangfordBoulder Daily Camera More than 30,000 University of Colorado Boulder students and their professors have transitioned from traditional, in-person classes to all online classes within a matter of days. Every CU class switched to remote, online learning Monday, … Continue reading

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Homeward Bound Alumni Speaks on Gender Issues in Antarctica

CU Independentby Mairead Brogan Cassandra Brooks, an assistant professor in Environmental Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder, spoke to students and community members Monday night in the CU History Museum on her experience leading Homeward Bound, a global women’s … Continue reading

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Through the Noise Podcast: Max Boykoff on Creative (Climate) Communications

Through the Noise #529 Max Boykoff is the Director of the Center for Science and Technology Policy Research, which is part of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder. He also is an … Continue reading

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Tourism in Antarctica: Edging Toward the (Risky) Mainstream

Travel to one of the most remote parts of the planet is booming. What does that mean for the environment and visitor safety? New York Timesby Paige McClanahan In January, the Coral Princess, a ship with 2,000 berths and a … Continue reading

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Saying Bernie Sanders ‘Rejects’ Climate Reality is Profoundly Foolish

Mashableby Mark Kaufman So far in short-lived 2020, Antarctic scientists measured warm waters eating away at the planet’s most threatening glacier, Earth experienced its warmest January in over 140 years of record-keeping, and the Australian Navy rescued 1,000 residents trapped by the nation’s historic, climate-enhanced fires.  Sen. … Continue reading

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Saving the Planet Through the Education of Climate Change

Texas A&M’s The Battalionby Jennifer Streeter While climate change affects everyone on the planet, researchers who focus on how climate change is communicated showed the negative effects already impacting communities on the margin while noting that no one is unaffected. … Continue reading

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Climate Action Sunday

Peak to Peak News: The Mountain Ear On Sunday, January 26, 2020, Wild Bear Nature Center launched the first of a series of talks on Climate Action at the Center in Caribou Village. The keynote address was given by Max … Continue reading

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Complaining About Climate Change on Twitter Might Actually Help Scientists

Quartzby Tim McDonnell & Daniel Wolfe Thanks to climate change, destructive flooding caused by hurricanes is on the rise. But so is a less dramatic, if still pernicious, type of flooding. So-called sunny-day floods, which occur mostly in the fall when seasonal … Continue reading

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Humor Helped 90% of Subjects Feel More Hopeful About Climate Change

Inverse The precarious state of Earth’s climate is getting harder to ignore. The seemingly constant influx of bad news has contributed to new forms anxiety and depression, and even coined new terms like “climate grief” and “eco-anxiety.” These new sources of stress demand … Continue reading

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