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Greenland is melting away before our eyes

Irina Overeem's quote and video illuminate a Rolling Stone story on the record ice melt happening in Greenland this month.

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High school students explore remote sensing at the Mountain Research Station

The 2019 CU Science Discovery Mountain Research Experience, a weeklong sleepaway camp program held at the University of Colorado Boulder Mountain Research Station, north of Nederland, is a chance for kids to learn about the possibilities of scientific research outside the traditional school setting--and in the outdoors as much as possible.

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A year in the ice: Researchers join historic mission to the Arctic

The Arctic is warming faster than any other region on the planet, with enormous implications for the future of global climate. This year, CU Boulder researchers will play a leading role in a historic expedition to study one of the Earth’s most remote environments firsthand. The unprecedented Multidisciplinary Drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate (MOSAiC) will send a German icebreaker into Arctic waters, where it will freeze itself into the winter pack ice to drift for an entire year, allowing around 500 scientists from 17 countries to take detailed measurements of the ice, ocean and air. Heavy aircraft and ships will periodically ferry researchers and supplies to and from the mainland.

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Reporting on the State of the Climate in 2018

International authoritative climate report states 2018 was the fourth warmest year on record, with several markers such as sea level and greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere once again breaking records set just one year prior. INSTAAR scientist Sharon Stammerjohn and NSIDC researcher Ted Scambos co-edited the Antarctic chapter.

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Living below Nepal’s melting mountains

In an example of local people adapting to the climate crisis with little outside help, the people of Nepal’s Khumbu region are building embankments to protect themselves from increasingly frequent floods coming out of melting glaciers upstream.

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Nicole Lovenduski among 2019 AGU Section Awardees and Named Lecturers

Lovenduski is the recipient of the Ocean Sciences Early Career Award from the American Geophysical Union, the world’s largest Earth and space science society.

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