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Participate in a historic (and tasty) science project this fall

This weekend, the CU Boulder-based Boulder Apple Tree Project, founded by Katherine Suding in 2017, invites the community to help preserve our local apple tree legacy by locating and collecting data on apple trees in Boulder backyards and on public lands.

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Climate change increases rare earth elements in Colorado’s Snake River

A new study by Garrett Rue and Diane McKnight suggests lower stream flows, caused by climate change, as a primary culprit.

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Plants could be even better at fighting climate change. A garden shows ozone is holding them back.

Danica Lombardozzi's ozone garden at NCAR documents damage to plants from ozone; hints at carbon absorption possible if ozone precursors are limited.

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Congratulations to the 2021 AGU Union medal, award, and prize recipients

Diane McKnight is the recipient of the Robert E. Horton Medal, bestowed for outstanding contributions to hydrology.

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Rare Earth Water

An original poem and science podcast episode of The Poetry of Science, by Sam Illingworth, inspired by Garrett Rue and Diane McKnight's new paper reporting on climate change as a driver of acid rock drainage and rare earth element contamination of the Snake River, Colorado.

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Shoe-leather science helps quadruple protected area in Peruvian Amazon

Rapid biological and social inventories produced by a team from Chicago’s Field Museum were the basis for new areas dedicated to conservation in Peru, a new study shows. In the Amazonian department of Loreto, territory covered under some category of conservation went from 2 million hectares to 8.5 million hectares. The study, which included Bob Stallard as an author, found that advances in protecting Loreto allowed not only the region, but also Peru as a whole, to meet the Aichi Goal of getting 17% of the country’s territory under some category of protection.

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