A Warming Region Sees New Management

The US will take over as chair of the Arctic Council next week, giving it new power over policy in the fragile Arctic region. For the next two years, the US will guide the Arctic Council as it faces new challenges arising from climate change and the rapid rate of warming, as ice melt allows for new shipping routes and further access to oil and gas reserves.

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Lost City Discovered in the Honduran Rain Forest

An expedition to Honduras has emerged from the jungle with dramatic news of the discovery of a mysterious culture’s lost city, never before explored. The team was led to the remote, uninhabited region by long-standing rumors that it was the site of a storied “White City,” also referred to in legend as the “City of the Monkey God.”

Christopher Fisher, a Mesoamerican archaeologist on the team from Colorado State University, said the pristine, unlooted condition of the site was “incredibly rare.”

CSU prof contributed to national climate change report

A Colorado State University anthropology professor served on a national task force that recently concluded in a sweeping report that addressing climate change requires more than the hard sciences — it requires altering the social institutions and cultural habits that cause it in the first place.

Give soils their due

Submitted to Science Magazine by Diana Wall and Johan Six

ClimateWire: Climate change may create a Wild West that cowboys wouldn't recognize, Colo. researchers report

The environmental and economic impacts extreme weather is having on the nation's coastlines are well-trodden ground for researchers, but rising temperatures present a pernicious threat to mountain states, too, as a new report from Colorado illustrates.


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