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Amanda Weaver on the Similarities of Composting and Traditional Human Burials

April 15, 2020

Controlled human composting would, in practice, not be far off from the same process that goes into composting animal manure or food waste. This is something many farmers and other facilities already do, according to Amanda Weaver, Senior Instructor of Geography and Environmental Sciences. A helpful way to think about,...

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Amanda Weaver Advocates for Sustainable Practices in the Evolving Beef Industry

Feb. 5, 2020

Geography and Environmental Sciences Senior Instructor Amanda Weaver studies local farming economics, teaches undergraduate courses on sustainable urban agriculture, and owns 5 Fridges Farmin Wheat Ridge. Weaver advocates for sustainable pasturing practices, to limit methane from ranching and agriculture and to promote carbon sequestration in soils. But, she says, it’s...

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Alum Alina Shematova profiled as a rising star of location intelligence

Jan. 22, 2020

Geography and Environmental Science alumni Alina Shematova is featured in this major geographic information systems (GIS) industry publication, and CU Denver is noted as “a stronghold of GIS education in the West.” Translating Location Intelligence into Business Value WhereNext Magazine , Dec. 4, 2019

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California is burning and Gregory Simon knows why

Nov. 5, 2019

This episode of the One Planet series, by San Francisco public radio 91.7FM, explores the causes and effects of the dozens of fires across the state of California over the past few weeks. Gregory Simon, Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences (and the author of Flame...

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Amanda Weaver is excited about the next generation of agriculture

Oct. 23, 2019

Speakers at the Colorado Proud “Next Generation of Ag” symposium said technology, new partnerships, the growing demand for locally grown food, and hands-on education programs in schools are fueling enthusiasm. “It’s a little bit like the wild West right now, which is really exciting. There’s just so much innovation and...

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Rudi Hartmann addresses the ski industry on climate change

Sept. 10, 2019

Moderator Rudi Hartmann, Clinical Professor (C/T) in Geography and Environmental Sciences, will review ski resorts’ response to the parched seasons of 1976-77 and 1980-81. Through the Lens presentations feature notable scientists, athletes, and historians as they share stories and experiences that have helped shape Colorado’s rich snow sports heritage. The...

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The dangers and costs of rebuilding homes in fire-prone areas, according to Gregory Simon

Aug. 27, 2019

The prospect of additional tax revenue is a common incentive for cities to approve more housing in fire-prone areas, according to Gregory Simon, Associate Professor of Geography and Environmental Sciences. “Why does fire rage on and become so costly and injurious and even deadly? That’s almost always a social thing,”...

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Lockley on latest dino track discovery

April 23, 2019

New research published in Scientific Reports is “the first report for any dinosaur of skin traces that cover entire footprints, and every footprint in a trackway,” according to the authors of the new paper. The little dino walked across a thin layer of fine mud that was similar to “a...

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Simon on future fire planning

April 9, 2019

“Our concern should be elevated,” said Geography and Environmental Sciences Associate Professor Gregory Simon, who studies fire response plans. “Communities have encroached upon areas that were already susceptible to fires, but now they are happening more frequently and with more intensity.” With Firestorms on the Rise, How Safe is Griffith...

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Simon on recent California wildfires

Nov. 29, 2018

“Fire moves several football fields a minute,” said Geography and Environmental Sciences Associate Professor Gregory Simon, who studies the impact of fire in established communities. In extreme conditions, he said, “If you’re not paying attention, you’re really screwed.” Lessons from Camp Fire: Staying alive in California fire country East Bay...

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