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Academic scientists adjust to a new pace under coronavirus

Colorado Public Radio story on the effects of COVID-19 on the pace of research in Colorado features INSTAARs Bruce Vaughn and Michael Gooseff.

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Widening pandemic shuts down climate expeditions

INSTAAR Bruce Vaughn is interviewed in this E&E news story about the widening impact of canceled and postponed research trips in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

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It’s yarsa-picking time: A holy valley in eastern Nepal prepares for the yarsa gumba harvesting sea

Mountain geographer Alton Byers reports in the Nepali Times on the social aspects of the yarsa gumba harvesting season in the Barun Valley, eastern Nepal.

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Autism rates declining among wealthy whites, escalating among poor

Wealthy, white California counties—once considered the nation’s hotbeds for autism spectrum disorder (ASD)—have seen prevalence flatten or fall in the last two decades, while rates among poor whites and minorities keep ticking up, new CU Boulder research has found.

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Increasingly mobile sea ice risks polluting Arctic neighbors

The movement of sea ice between Arctic countries is expected to significantly increase this century, raising the risk of more widely transporting pollutants like microplastics and oil, according to new research from CU Boulder. “This means there is an increased potential for sea ice to quickly transport all kinds of materials with it, from algae to oil,” said Patricia DeRepentigny, doctoral candidate in the Department for Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences. “That's important to consider when putting together international laws to regulate what happens in the Arctic.”

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Climate change is coming for your powder stash

As the temperatures warm, heavier snow is likely to become the new normal in Colorado ski areas, explains INSTAAR Noah Molotch in this Outside Magazine story.

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