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December 1, 2015

International Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Center Internship

CU-Boulder has partnered with the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre (RCRCCC) to place graduate students in locations in eastern and southern Africa each summer. This collaborative program targets improvements in environmental communication and adaptation decision-making as well as disaster prevention and preparedness in the humanitarian sector.

November 18, 2015

Cloudy with a Chance of Warming

Clouds can increase warming in the changing Arctic region more than scientists expected, by delivering an unexpected double-whammy to the climate system, according to a new study by researchers at NOAA, the University of Colorado Boulder and colleagues.

November 3, 2015

HFC Greenhouse Gases: A Tale of Two (or more) Futures

A new paper coauthored by researchers in NOAA's Earth System Research Laboratory looked at the climate implications of various proposals for future HFC use that are currently being discussed under the United Nations Montreal Protocol, the global agreement that protects the ozone layer.

November 3, 2015

Atmospheric Breakdown

New study finds some chemicals less damaging to the ozone layer can break down into long-lived greenhouse gases

November 2, 2015

Less Ice, More Water

New study: Parts of Arctic Ocean shifting rapidly to conditions very different from last century

October 29, 2015

Warming Waters a Major Factor in Gulf of Maine Cod Collapse

For centuries, cod were the backbone of New England’s fisheries and a key species in the Gulf of Maine ecosystem. Today, cod stocks are on the verge of collapse, hovering at 3-4 percent of sustainable levels. Even setting tighter limits on fishing has failed to slow this rapid decline, surprising both fishermen and fisheries managers.

October 16, 2015

NOAA's NGDC turns 50

The National Geophysical Data Center (now National Centers for Environmental Information) turned 50 this year. Take a look at what the scientists and developers in this group work on, from tsunamis and space weather to nighttime lights data sets and snow and ice.

October 8, 2015

CIRES-NOAA teams receive 2015 Governor’s Award for High-Impact Research

An innovative weather model used by National Weather Service offices across the country and advances in the field of geomagnetism, including an updated World Magnetic Model and a citizen scientist project, are two of the Colorado-based scientific achievements that will be recognized tonight with the 2015 Governor’s Award for High-Impact Research.

October 7, 2015

A flood of support

NOAA funds CU-Boulder-based Western Water Assessment for another five years. In 2013, the torrents of water that poured out of the mountains, ripping up roads and inundating communities, also resulted in a deluge of questions...

September 29, 2015

Science of the people, by the people...

CIRES Director Abdalati highlights citizen science at White House event. On Christmas Day in 1900, an ornithologist named Frank Chapman started a new tradition. Rather than organizing people to go out and shoot birds on Christmas Day (a longstanding custom) Chapman convinced a small group of people to go out and count them.
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