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Researchers work to better understand possible environmental impacts of fracking

Armed with state-of-the-art equipment, researchers from the University of Colorado and University of Maryland spent a week flying above fracking sites in Weld County, Colorado to gather data surrounding possible methane leaks around fracking sites.

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Got questions about the Arctic? INSTAAR’s journal has ‘arctic answers’

To promote an understanding of the science underlying climate change impacts in the Arctic, CU Boulder/INSTAAR’s journal Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research (AAAR) is teaming up with SEARCH, the Study of Environmental Arctic Change, to release an ongoing series of short articles called “Arctic Answers.” Until now, Arctic Answers have been available only on the SEARCH website. With the new partnership, new and updated Arctic Answers science briefs will be published open access in AAAR.

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Got questions about the Arctic? INSTAAR’s journal has ‘Arctic answers’

To promote an understanding of the science underlying climate change impacts in the Arctic, INSTAAR’s journal Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research is teaming up with SEARCH, the Study of Environmental Arctic Change, to release an ongoing series of short articles called “Arctic Answers.” SEARCH is a collaborative program of Arctic researchers, Indigenous experts, decision makers and funding agencies that facilitates synthesis of Arctic science and communicates our current understanding to help society respond to a rapidly changing Arctic. Until now, Arctic Answers have been available only on the SEARCH website. With the new partnership, new and updated Arctic Answers science briefs will be published open access in AAAR. They are suitable for informing policy and decision making.

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New contamination concern for Colorado streams

Story in Eos: Abandoned hardrock mines and climate change cause metals and other elements to leach into streams. They also put rare earth elements into the water, a new study finds.

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Faces of the Front Range: Bruce Vaughn and Bradley Markle look to save the world by understanding it

Denver Post profile of a visit to the Stable Isotope Lab, where Bruce Vaughn and Brad Markle shared ice cores, knowledge, and what keeps them going while researching the climate past and present.

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Climate change: 10 key things

In this opinion piece in the Daily Camera, Rob Motta and James White share 10 key facts to understand about climate change.

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