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- NSIDC recovers rescued data and reveals sea ice secrets (video) September 12th, 2014 @ 11:56am50 years ago, NASA launched Nimbus to study Earth from space. Now, experts at the National Snow and Ice Data Center (part of CIRES), are recovering valuable data and images from old, long-lost film, and expanding their understanding of sea ice in the Arctic and Antarctic. When NASA launched Nimbus-1 50 years ago, the agency’s..
- Cesar Nufio picks up the trail of 13,000 dead grasshoppers and what they can tell us about climate change August 22nd, 2014 @ 10:29amWhen CU-Boulder entomologist Cesar Nufio discovered a collection of 50-year-old grasshoppers in a CU lab, he knew they woudd be instrumental in assessing the effects of climate change on grasshoppers. Nufio is an adjoint curator in the Entomology Section of the Museum Natural History at CU, and has taught several courses in the Ecology and..
- Ozone gardens at CU-Boulder and NCAR reveal harmful effects of pollution July 30th, 2014 @ 11:10amMost people have heard about the harmful effects of pollution on human and plant health, but until recently, visualizing such effects took some imagination. Now, new “ozone gardens” at the University of Colorado Boulder’s Museum of Natural History and the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Mesa Laboratory make the evidence startlingly clear. Visits to..