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The impact of the river linking project, India

India’s massive civil engineering project, the National River Linking Project (NRLP), will not only reduce inflow of northern rivers, but also significantly reduce the sediments deposited by the rivers in deltas, shows a study by four CU Boulder researchers. Fertile deltas will be under threat, with coastal erosion expected to threaten the land and livelihoods of local economies that support 160 million people. The study was published earlier this year in the journal Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene.

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Lyons flooding made research real for a local scientist

Flood researcher Bob Brakenridge studied floods half a world away, until in 2013 one struck his home in Lyons. Colorado Public Radio with Bob.

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What happens to high mountain ecosystems when you take away air pollution? Not much, not very fast

Alpine ecosystems struggle to recover from nitrogen deposition, shows a new study led by Bill Bowman.

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Into the wild – for rain: Part 1, British Columbia

Eve-Lyn S. Hinckley, National Geographic Explorer and Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, blogs for National Geographic about starting a study seeking to determine whether the chemical signature of human development moves in rainwater to the wilds of BC, the US, Ecuador, and Patagonia down the American Cordillera.

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CU Boulder provides research opportunities to community college students

Program pairs participants with mentors from CIRES and the INSTAAR-based Boulder Critical Zone Observatory for guidance on research projects.

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Melt-rate of West Antarctic Ice Sheet highly sensitive to changes in ocean temperatures

Melting of ice shelves in West Antarctica speeds up and slows down in response to changes in deep ocean temperature, and is far more variable than previously thought, according to new research published this week in the journal Nature Geoscience.

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