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Scientists mapping Greenland have produced some surprising–and worrying–results

Washington Post story on two new studies of Greenland that have used sophisticated technologies to map the full measure of Greenland's rapidly changing ice, sediment, topography, and potential contribution to sea level rise.

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Boulder scientist Jim White leans on his faith to communicate the urgency of global warming

5280 Magazine profile of CU Boulder climatologist Jim White, who communicates about climate change using values and a moral compass in addition to scientific fact.

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Science and Culture: Arctic photographers bring climate change into focus

Photographers in the Arctic Arts Project, working with INSTAAR paleoclimatologist Jim White, are part of a growing number of photographers drawn to the Arctic, a region on the front lines of climate change. The area has warmed more than twice as fast as the global average. Many photographers share the same end goal: to convince audiences unmoved by scientific data that climate change is happening now.

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Research to study the future of coastal communities

Researchers from UNCW, Duke, UNC-Chapel Hill, the University of Georgia, The Ohio State University, East Carolina University and the University of Colorado, including Eric Hutton from INSTAAR, have been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation to investigate ways public policies will affect both economic decisions and the coastal environment. The researchers will create and investigate computer modeled coastal communities similar to those found along U.S. East and Gulf Coast barrier islands.

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A summer job in sub-zero temperatures

Undergraduate student Casey Vanderheyden is reaching the end of her six-week summer work stint at the National Ice Core Laboratory (NICL), one of the country’s most prominent storage facilities for ice samples collected from around the world. Inside the deep freeze room cylindrical tubes of ice cores line the shelves in a vast archive that, cumulatively, represents a sizable amount of U.S. polar research dating back decades.

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NSF awards $13 million for research on how humans, environment interact

Although deltas make up just 1 percent of the world's land, they're home to more than half a billion people -- and host both fertile ecosystems and economic hotspots. Scientists have found that deltas are disappearing at an increasing rate, however, affecting humans and other species. INSTAAR scientist Kimberly Rogers studies changing deltas and is one of nine recipients of grants made in 2017 by the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Dynamics of Coupled Natural and Human Systems (CNH) program, which supports research that examines the complex interactions between human and natural systems.

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