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Rain-on-snow flood risk to increase in many U.S. mountain regions

Flooding caused by rain falling on snowpack could more than double by the end of this century in some areas of the western U.S. and Canada due to climate change, according to new research from CU Boulder and the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) published today in Nature Climate Change.

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USDA awards $1.2 million to improve ranching and rangeland climate adaptation

The USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) awarded Katharine Suding (INSTAAR and EBIO) a $1.2 million research grant as part of a $13.3 million investment toward improving agroecosystems resilience in a changing climate. Her four-year project is titled "Livestock ranching, rangelands, and resilience: Ensuring adaptive capacity in an increasingly variable climate."

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A walk across Makalu-Barun, Nepal

Mountain geologist Alton Byers returns to the National Park area he lived in during the early 1990s to try to traverse this difficult and richly varied landscape.

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How much trash is on Mount Everest?

Mount Everest has a mountain of a problem with refuse and human waste, shows INSTAAR mountain geologist Alton Byers. The problem, he told Live Science, is worse in areas off the mountain than on it. In surrounding areas, you'll find dozens of landfills at various lodges and villages throughout Sagarmatha National Park.

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CU Boulder earth, atmospheric sciences no. 1 overall in 2018 global university rankings

CU Boulder's earth science and atmospheric science departments both ranked no. 1 overall among world universities in the ShanghaiRanking Consultancy's 2018 Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (GRAS), published today. The annual ranking, which has been published since 2009, includes over 1,600 universities from 83 countries scored across 54 academic subject categories. This year marks the first time that CU Boulder has ranked first overall in any category, with its earth science program rising from no. 3 overall in 2017 and its atmospheric science program debuting at no. 1 overall in a new stand-alone category.

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Funding agencies can prevent harassment

In this Letter in Science, visiting scholar Mette Bendixen breaks down how funding organizations can help fight harassment in research by requiring grant recipients to abide by codes of conduct.

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