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  • Aug 15

    America's fracking dilemma: Not in my backyard

    CBS Money Watch (8/15/2014)

    Ken Carlson, professor of environmental and civil engineering at Colorado State University, said the issue is not only complicated but can be very "site-specific" as well, especially in places like rural Colorado, where energy development means jobs but might also compromise the local ranching and agricultural economies.

  • Aug 15

    Ancient Anteater-Like Fossil Found In Bighorn Basin

    Wyoming Public Radio (8/15/2014)

    The fossil is a Palaeanodon, a ground-dwelling insect eater the size of a cat that lived about 53-million years ago. Colorado State University Field School Instructor Kim Nichols discovered the skeleton and says the fossil is a very rare find because so much of the animal’s skeleton was found.

  • Aug 15

    CSU Researcher Uses Polar Bears To Study Climate Change, Infectious Disease

    CBS4 News Denver (8/15/2014)

    Researchers are taking a closer look at climate change and how it impacts polar bears.

  • Aug 15

    El Nino’s Delay Spurs Memories of 2012 When It Never Came

    Bloomberg News (8/15/2014)

    These lapses are what keep forecasters humble, Phil Klotzbach, lead author of Colorado State University’s hurricane outlook, likes to say. He knows the pain of 2012 all too well: His Atlantic seasonal forecast for that year was tied to an El Nino forming.

  • Aug 15

    Garden tip: Conditions right for fertilizing

    Coloradoan (8/15/2014)

    Colorado State University Extension has a host of fertilization materials relevant to the lawn, tree and shrubs, etc.

  • Aug 14

    50 things incoming CSU freshmen need to know

    Collegian (8/14/2014)

    Here are 50 things incoming CSU freshmen need to know.

  • Aug 14

    AD's firing doesn't end CSU stadium debate

    Coloradoan (8/14/2014)

    Colorado State University President Tony Frank made that clear in an interview earlier this week, saying the stadium is "much bigger than one person; it's an important long-term topic for the university."

  • Aug 14

    Additional VS Cases Reported in Texas, Colorado

    The Horse (8/14/2014)

    The Colorado State University Veterinary Diagnostic Lab has assisted CDA and USDA in responding to the VS outbreak by acting as a sample drop-off site in which practicing veterinarians can drop off samples from possible VS cases.

  • Aug 14

    Colorado State University researcher examines effects of climate change and disease in polar bears

    Bloomberg Business Week (8/14/2014)

    Climate change is melting sea ice at a hastening pace, pushing polar bears from their historic hunting grounds to dry land -- and potentially spawning a "perfect storm" that could devastate the great Arctic carnivores through decreased food supply and increased exposure to disease, pollution and people, a Colorado State University researcher says.

  • Aug 14

    CSU Rams linebacker SteveO Michel overcomes obstacles to be playmaker

    Denver Post (8/14/2014)

    Colorado State linebacker SteveO Michel acknowledges the hurt of not having a father to look up to.

  • Aug 14

    CSU receives $1.5 million to develop new crop for biofuels

    The Business Farmer (8/14/2014)

    Colorado State University (CSU) Bioagricultural Sciences Associate Professor John McKay was recently awarded nearly $1.5 million from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to develop a new crop for biofuels.

  • Aug 14

    Fire training for CSU resident halls

    Coloradoan (8/14/2014)

    CSU students watch a mock dorm room burn during a fire demonstration, Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at the Poudre Fire Authority Training Center in Fort Collins, CO. The event, attended largely by CSU resident assistants, aimed to increase residence hall safety.

  • Aug 14

    Half Of Colorado Students Test At Grade Level In Math, Writing

    KUNC radio (8/14/2014)

    "What the [test] data provides for us is a data point. It is a data point that we have to dig into deeper to figure out what that data point really means," said Rodrick Lucero, the associate director of the Colorado State University School of Teacher Education and Principal Preparation.

  • Aug 14

    Jack Graham had marginal support among CSU staff, evaluation shows

    Denver Post (8/14/2014)

    Former Colorado State athletic director Jack Graham has steadfastly maintained he was fired because of disagreements over fundraising issues for an on-campus football stadium.

  • Aug 14

    Jake Bennett filling Weston Richburg shoes as CSU football center

    Denver Post (8/14/2014)

    In Colorado State's pre-season practices, Bennett is at the top of the depth chart at center, meaning he has big shoes to fill.

  • Aug 14

    Strange days for vegetables in Boulder

    Boulder Daily Camera (8/14/2014)

    Research by Dr. Mike Bartolo of Colorado State University shows that 30-percent shade cloth helps keeps peppers from damage.

  • Aug 14

    Time for a wake-up call

    The Arctic Journal (8/14/2014)

    What happens when nature’s ‘sea bear’ is forced ashore? That question is being looked into by Colorado State University scientists as they seek to identify the effects of global warming on polar bears, whose Latin name – Ursus marinus – indicates that they spend much of their time at sea hunting seals.

  • Aug 14

    Use garden harvest for fruit or green smoothies

    Augusta Chronicle (8/14/2014)

    Some suggestions from Colorado State University Extension for enhancing the flavor and nutritional punch of smoothies.

  • Aug 14

    Walnut tree disease spreads to northeastern Colorado

    North Forty News (8/14/2014)

    The disease was confirmed in Fort Morgan through cooperative efforts of the Colorado State Forest Service, Colorado State University Extension, City of Fort Morgan and the CSU Plant Diagnostics Clinic, and likely arrived in the community through the movement of infested wood.

  • Aug 14

    Walnut tree disease spreads to northeastern Colorado

    Bloomberg Business Week (8/14/2014)

    The disease was confirmed in Fort Morgan through cooperative efforts of the Colorado State Forest Service, Colorado State University Extension, City of Fort Morgan and the CSU Plant Diagnostics Clinic, and likely arrived in the community through the movement of infested wood.

  • Aug 13

    2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season Fast Facts

    Houston Style Magazine (8/13/2014)

    Forecasters William Gray and Phil Klotzbach of Colorado State University release their 2014 hurricane season predictions: nine named storms and three hurricanes, one of them major.

  • Aug 13

    Bacteria shrink tumors in humans, dogs

    Science (8/13/2014)

    The study is significant because it provides “proof of the concept that this particular approach can have antitumor activity in ‘real tumors’ ” rather than just in the induced tumors of lab rodents, says Douglas Thamm, a cancer biologist and veterinary oncology researcher at Colorado State University’s Flint Animal Cancer Center in Fort Collins.

  • Aug 13

    Charisse Bowen leaving CSU to help expand Galvanize's academic training efforts

    InnovatioNews (8/13/2014)

    Charisse Bowen, who has served as director of the Institute for Entrepreneurship in Colorado State University’s College of Business for the last two years, has resigned her position and accepted a job with Denver-based Galvanize.

  • Aug 13

    Colorado boasts nation's best college town

    Denver Business Journal (8/13/2014)

    As for Fort Collins, home of Colorado State University's flagship campus, the report says it's a great place to live.

  • Aug 13

    Gilpin students attend leadership camp

    The Mountain-Ear (8/13/2014)

    Hundreds of students determined to learn more about how to be a leader—how to run a student government—streamed to Colorado State University in Fort Collins this summer.

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