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Partnership brings public health, sustainability research closer together

CSU Source story by Kate Jerackie.

Scientists around the world have been studying the connections between human health and environmental sustainability for more than 20 years.

Colorado State University has taken the next step in addressing these major challenges with a formal partnership between its School of Global Environmental Sustainability (SoGES) and the Colorado School of Public Health (ColoradoSPH) at CSU. The focus of the partnership between the schools will be on Global Environmental Change and Public Health.

14 High-Profile CEOs Want to Rid The Global Economy of Carbon Emissions By 2050

from Climate Progress online by Emily Atkin posted February 5, 2015

Fourteen high-profile business leaders and CEOs are calling on international leaders to agree to a goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions worldwide by 2050, arguing the ambitious goal would lead to “new jobs, cleaner air, better health, lower poverty and greater energy security.”

LAC Land Restoration Target

WRI Digest

20 X 20: THe Ambitious New Latin America Land Restoration Target -

Seven countries - Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, and Peru - and two regional programs, Bosques Modelo and Conservacion Patagonica, pledged at climate talks in Lima to restore more than 20 million hectares of degraded land by 2020. Private investors are offering US$365 million to finance their efforts.

Study finds mixing genes helps guppies flourish, not fail

When faced with a dwindling, in-bred group of animals, wildlife managers have introduced new individuals to try to diversify genetics and revitalize the population.

But the strategy is not widely used. Many fear this hybridization will dilute or wipe out the local traits that have enabled a population to survive in an environment for generations and result in offspring unable to flourish.

Global Warming in the Arctic

Researchers at Colorado State study the effects of global climate change on the Artic landscape and its inhabitants.

Video: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/videos/#121501

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