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CIRES, NOAA Teams Win Governor’s Research Awards
November 16, 2022

CO-LABS has announced the winners of the 2022 Governor’s Award for High-Impact Research, and CIRES/University of Colorado Boulder researchers contributed to two of the four projects—one for rapid-response science in service to communities after the Marshall Fire, and another for a breakthrough space weather model that serves several economic sectors with better impact forecasts. 

Minor Geomagnetic Storm, Big Impact: The February 2022 Starlink Satellite Loss
November 15, 2022

A collaboration among NOAA and CIRES/CU Boulder scientists and Starlink experts confirms the cause for the loss of 38 Starlink satellites in Februrary—high satellite drag conditions and reduced satellite stability due to the “minor” geomagnetic storm.

New Educators' Guide for Climate, Human Rights
November 10, 2022

When experts from around the globe gather in Boulder next month for the Right Here, Right Now Global Climate Summit, teachers and aspiring teachers will be in the audience, looking for stories to bring back to the classroom. They’ll be crafting meaningful lessons around the themes of the conference—impacts, obligations, and solutions—and working with an educator's guide created at CU Boulder to help their students understand how climate change is impacting people and communities and how they can help.