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2008-09-25 13:00:00

Researchers are hoping to find out if a plague of beetles can change the weather as they embark on a four-year research program in Western forests that are being infested by pine mountain beetles, leading to the deaths of great swathes of trees.Local weather affects vegetation by absorbing or reflecting sunlight and releasing chemicals and moisture. Changes can influence such things as rainfall, temperatures and smog.The National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colo., have...

2008-09-25 09:00:43

Get Smart Schools, a new education reform organization in Colorado, has officially launched with the receipt of an initial round of funding from the Daniels Fund, Piton Foundation and Donnell-Kay Foundation. The mission of the organization is to stimulate and support the creation of new, high-performing public schools for underserved students in kindergarten through twelfth grade in Colorado's Front Range. Co-chaired by Colorado State Senator Peter C. Groff and community leader Joy Johnson,...

2008-09-12 09:00:46

By Jerd Smith Colorado State University is joining the quest for carbon neutrality. Thursday, CSU President Larry Penley said the school would focus initially on reducing energy use and employing renewable energy technologies to ensure that by 2020 it can shrink its carbon footprint to zero. In making the announcement, CSU joins dozens of universities across the country, including Harvard, Yale and the University of Colorado, that have made similar commitments. The goal means that...

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2008-08-29 11:55:00

Molten plume of material beneath Yellowstone cooler than expected The geysers of Yellowstone National Park owe their existence to the "Yellowstone hotspot"--a region of molten rock buried deep beneath Yellowstone, geologists have found. But how hot is this "hotspot," and what's causing it? In an effort to find out, Derek Schutt of Colorado State University and Ken Dueker of the University of Wyoming took the hotspot's temperature. The scientists published results of their research, funded by...

2008-08-27 03:00:23

By Johnson, Teddi Dineley New legislation brings comprehensive services to entire state PUBLIC health in Colorado took a huge leap toward the future in May with the passage of landmark legislation that will restructure and revitalize the state's public health infrastructure. The Colorado Public Health Reauthorization Act, signed into law June 3 by Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter, assures that core public health services will be available with a consistent standard of quality to everyone in...

2008-08-19 18:00:24

To: POLITICAL EDITORS Contact: Kimberly Sorensen of Colorado State University, +1-970- 491-0757, Kimberly.Sorensen@colostate.edu FORT COLLINS, Colo., Aug. 19/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the election season continues and Colorado prepares for the 2008 Democratic National Convention, Colorado State University has experts available to discuss a variety of topics related to politics and issues that are going to be discussed throughout the election process. Following is a list of faculty...

2008-07-30 12:00:00

By Anthony A. Mestas, The Pueblo Chieftain, Colo. Jul. 30--ORDWAY -- Otero and Crowley counties have a new range and livestock management extension agent. Natalie Edmundson of Ordway took the position in June. She replaced Bill Hancock, who retired two years ago. Edmundson, who grew up on a ranch north of Karval, graduated from Genoa-Hugo High School then went on to earn her bachelor's degree in biology at Colorado State University-Pueblo. After working as a hydrology and range...

2008-07-29 15:01:07

By Gayle Perez, The Pueblo Chieftain, Colo. Jul. 29--Colorado State University-Pueblo will be using more of the sun's energy to power the campus through a new solar power project believed to be the largest of its kind on a college campus. Construction will begin soon on a three-acre, 1-plus megawatt ground-based solar electric power system that will provide energy equal to at least 10 percent of the university's current electrical needs. The project is expected to be operational by...

2008-07-23 09:00:58

By Gargi Chakrabarty Colorado State University is banking that the green movement is here to stay, announcing plans Tuesday for a unique school to train green collar workers. The school, at CSU's Fort Collins campus, will be called the School of Global Environmental Sustainability. It will cater to students from various disciplines keen to hone their skills for the nation's growing green industry. "This is the next logical step in CSU's efforts to find unique ways to become more engaged...

2008-07-19 09:00:23

By Jerd Smith Nearly $3 billion of ambitious new water projects along the Front Range are in various stages of launching - from completing a lengthy federal permitting process to actually breaking ground. The pending boom includes seven new or expanded reservoirs and at least one major pipeline. Barely recovered from the 2002 drought and with projected shortages looming, the water districts and cities involved say it is imperative that the projects be built now. When completed, the...


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2012-10-27 13:48:02

Martin Joseph Fettman was selected as a Payload Specialist candidate by NASA in December of 1991 because of his life’s dedication to pathology. He continues today with his dedication by bringing awareness to science in space to many public forums. Fettman was born in Brooklyn, New York on December 31, 1965. He attended Midwood High School in Brooklyn, New York and graduated in 1973. He went on to further his academics at Cornell University. His focus was animal nutrition and in 1976, he...

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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.