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December 15, 2017

Washington Post: Smoke from wildfires may be surprisingly deadly, scientists report

Speaking at the annual American Geophysical Union meeting in New Orleans, researchers from Colorado State University and the University of Houston suggested yesterday that wildfires may be responsible for thousands of U.S. deaths annually due to the tiny pollution particles they put into the atmosphere. Moreover, just as fires are expected to worsen under climate warming, so might these health impacts. “If this is the new norm for California ……
December 13, 2017

BAMS: The Science of William M. Gray

In a career spanning more than 50 years, Professor Gray made extensive contributions to the study of tropical meteorology and tropical cyclones and ushered in a generation of young scientists. Read the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society article co-authored by Phil Klotzbach here: "The Science of William M. Gray: His Contributions to the Knowledge of Tropical Meteorology and Tropical Cyclones."
December 12, 2017

Becky Bolinger named Assistant State Climatologist

State Climatologist Russ Schumacher has designated Becky Bolinger as Assistant State Climatologist. Bolinger has been a climatologist and drought specialist with the Colorado Climate Center since October 2016. As Assistant State Climatologist, she will monitor Colorado climate, communicate climate information to the public, give historical perspective to weather events, and respond to media and data requests. One of Schumacher's responsibilities as State Climatologist was to select an assistant. Because Schumacher also…
December 1, 2017

Peter Marinescu and Samantha Wills awarded scholarships

Peter Marinescu was presented with the David L. Dietrich Honorary Scholarship, and Samantha Wills was given the Shrake-Culler Scholarship in a ceremony Nov. 30. Both recipients were unaware of their selection until the announcements by their advisors during the presentation. The Dietrich Scholarship, funded each year by Fort Collins-based Air Resource Specialists, Inc., is given in honor of retired ARS President David Dietrich. The award goes to a CSU student…
November 20, 2017

SOURCE: Richard H. Johnson named AAAS fellow

Two Colorado State University faculty members, animal scientist Temple Grandin and atmospheric scientist Richard H. Johnson, have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. This year, 396 members have been bestowed the title of AAAS Fellow for their “scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.” New fellows will be presented with an official certificate and a gold and blue (representing science…


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Cold-Weather Challenges for Water Infrastructure in the United States

By Rob Ettema of CSU Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
On December 18, 10 a.m.

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Hosted by Sonia Kreidenweis

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