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Global wind energy to shift southward in years to come

Global wind energy to shift southward in years to come

In the next century, wind resources may decrease in many regions of the Northern Hemisphere and could sharply increase in some hotspot regions down south,...
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CIRES director addresses proposed budget cuts to NOAA

CIRES director addresses proposed budget cuts to NOAA

Recent news stories describing steep proposed budget cuts for NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) and suggestions of cuts to other science-...
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Stricter limits for ozone pollution would boost need for science, measurements

Stricter limits for ozone pollution would boost need for science, measurements

A tougher federal standard for ozone pollution, under consideration to improve public health, would ramp up the importance of scientific measurements and...
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Researchers produce first atlas of airborne microbes across United States

Researchers produce first atlas of airborne microbes across United States

A University of Colorado Boulder and North Carolina State University-led team has produced the first atlas of airborne microbes across the continental U.S., a...
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Researchers propose novel mechanism to explain region’s high elevation

Researchers propose novel mechanism to explain region’s high elevation

No one really knows how the High Plains got so high. About 70 million years ago, eastern Colorado, southeastern Wyoming, western Kansas and western Nebraska...
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New report highlights how climate change may affect water in Colorado

“Despite some uncertainties around precipitation, it’s clear that as temperatures rise in Colorado, there will be impacts on our water resources,” said Jeff...
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International team maps nearly 200,000 glaciers in quest of sea-level rise estimates

Tad Pfeffer Fellow, Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research Professor, civil, environmental and architectural engineering. An international team led by...
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NASA Administrator Charles Bolden to visit CU-Boulder Friday

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will give a free public talk Friday at CU-Boulder, speaking on America’s space program and the challenges and opportunities...
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Northern hemisphere losing last dry snow region, says CU study

Last July, something unprecedented in the 34-year satellite record happened: 98 percent of the Greenland Ice Sheet’s surface melted, compared to roughly 50...
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Five questions for Max Boykoff

As an assistant professor in the Center for Science and Technology Policy in CIRES, his research interests include the cultural politics of climate change and...
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Thin, low Arctic clouds played important role in massive Greenland ice melt

The ICECAPS Mobile Science Laboratory at Summit Station sits atop the Greenland Ice Sheet against a backdrop of Arctic clouds. (Image courtesy CIRES/University...
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CU-led study: Pine beetle outbreaks don’t harm water quality

New study shows that smaller trees and other vegetation that survive pine beetle invasions along waterways increase their uptake of nitrate, a common...
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NOAA selects CU-Boulder to continue joint leadership of CIRES

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has selected the University of Colorado Boulder to continue a federal/academic partnership that extends...
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Study provides evidence of wildfire smoke’s heat-trapping effect

When the Fourmile Canyon Fire erupted west of Boulder in 2010, smoke from the wildfire poured into parts of the city including a site housing scientists from...
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Presidential Early Career Awards for four CU-Boulder faculty

Four University of Colorado Boulder faculty members are among 96 U.S. researchers named by the White House as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award...
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Study: Oil spill’s impact weighs heavy on atmosphere

Platform supply vessels battle the blazing remnants of the off shore oil rig Deepwater Horizon April 20, 2010 The black smoke that rose from the water's...