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Unknowingly on edge of a climate precipice?

Scientists are keeping an eye on the prospects for abrupt climate change, with some findings prompting increasing concerns.

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H20 Radio: Rain-on-snow events that could bring more intense and frequent flooding in the West

This NSF Science360 Radio podcast shows that in a warmer world, rain-on-snow events could bring more intense and frequent flooding in some western states. CU Boulder hydrologist Keith Musselman discusses findings and areas most at risk.

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Unknowingly on edge of a climate ‘precipice’?

Scientists are keeping an eye on the prospects for abrupt climate change, with some findings prompting increasing concerns.

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CU Boulder pika researcher receives conservation award

Chris Ray is being recognized by the Denver Zoo for her extensive work studying the pika across the Colorado alpine. The annual award recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution to the field of wildlife conservation. For Ray, this impact included working with the Front Range Pika Project, a citizen science project that gathers data on pikas—a small mammal related to the rabbit—in the Rocky Mountains, and studying the vulnerability of pikas around the world.

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Alterations to seabed raise fears for future

Ocean acidification caused by high levels of human-made CO2 is dissolving the seafloor, finds a study published in PNAS that included work by INSTAAR Chris Jenkins.

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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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