Wed September 14, 2011

CSU Event Explores National Parks Across the Globe

Ajo Mountain drive in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument in Arizona. The park borders Mexico and is the most dangerous park in the U.S. due to drug smuggling and other illegal activities.
National Park Service

A three-day event examining how national parks are viewed differently across the world starts tonight on the Colorado State University campus in Fort Collins.

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Tue September 13, 2011

Wyoming Weighs in on Flaming Gorge Pipeline

Creative Commons

87% of Wyoming residents sampled in a new poll say they’re against a proposed 550 mile water pipeline linking that state’s Flaming Gorge Reservoir to Colorado’s booming Front Range.

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Wed September 7, 2011
Environmental Research

Three-Year Study Produces Global Portrait of Greenhouse Gases

HIPPO - The NSF/NCAR Gulfstream V aircraft in Anchorage, Alaska
Carlye Calvin Courtesy of UCAR

Scientists from Colorado and other national institutions are wrapping up a three-year research mission to study and measure greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.  It’s the most extensive airborne measurement of these gases to date.

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Mon August 29, 2011

Southern South American Wildfires Expected to Increase

This 2010 photo shows the aftermath of a wildfire outside the town of Futaleufu in southern Chile. A new study by CU-Boulder researchers Andres Holz and Thomas Veblen indicates that wildfires are expected to intensify in southern South America.
Photo courtesy Andres Holz

This summer has some scientists saying extreme drought and hot temperatures may be the new normal for parts of the U.S.  Meantime some Colorado researchers say more intense wildfires may be the new normal for parts of South America.

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Mon August 22, 2011

Bike Race Campers Cautioned About Bears

CO Parks and Wildlife

As thousands of fans prepare to camp along state highways to watch the USA Pro Cycling Challenge, Colorado wildlife officials want to remind campers about possible conflicts with hungry bears.

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