Colorado State University

Water Use Audits Offered to Farmers!

Farmers consume nearly 90 percent of Colorado's water, and Colorado State University is offering ways for them to use it more efficiently. A grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to CSU's Center for Agricultural Energy will pay for reduced-cost irrigation efficiency audits for growers with center pivot systems.

CSU Receives $2.2M for Water Quality Efforts

Nutrient pollution is one of America's most widespread, costly and challenging environmental problems, and is caused by excess nitrogen and phosphorus in waterways.

Free Online Water Course Offered by CSU

A free online course from Colorado State University (CSU) will begin January 27, 2014 and run through March 23rd. The course is entitled Water, Civilization, and Nature: Addressing Water Challenges of the 21st Century.

November 18, 2013--Can planners stop drought harming the tourist dollar? (Environmental Research Web)

In many regions tourism and recreation contribute massively to the economy, but there’s been little study of how drought can affect them. Now a team from the US has developed a new framework for minimizing the vulnerability of these sectors to drought.

November 2, 2013--Farmers struggling after flooding (9 News)

Harvests are late and water systems are damaged as farmers around Colorado struggle after September's flooding. "Some of the frustration now is, in the wake of this disaster, there's not as much attention being given to the crisis that the agriculture sector is facing," said Adrian Card with the Colorado State University Extension.

November 1, 2013--Free online course "Water, Civilization, and Nature" (Coloradoan)

Registration for CSU's newest free online course, 'Water, Civilization, and Nature: Addressing Water Challenges of the 21st Century,' is now open. Colorado State University’s newest free online course, popularly known as a MOOC, or massive open online course, is open for registration. "Water, Civilization, and Nature: Addressing Water Challenges of the 21st Century" begins Jan.

September 15, 2013--Colorado floods created by hot September, long monsoon season (Denver Post)

Colorado's monsoon rain season almost always ends by August. This year it lingered into September. Its Front Range cities almost never swelter through 97-degree days in September. This year they did, creating conditions for a violent transition from intense heat to heavy rain. Warm air holds more water vapor. But the timing for the perfect storm had to be perfect.

June 23, 2013--In Colorado, wildfires may drive up costs of living in paradise (Los Angles Times)

As five major wildfires rage at the onset of a fire season far from over, many in this state are saying the time has come to consider toughening building regulations and shifting some fire protection costs to those who live in danger zones. After the deadly 2012 Waldo fire — at the time the most damaging in state history, with 346 homes lost and two deaths — Gov.

May 24, 2013--Colorado's state climatologist says the High Park Fire granted him the permission, courage to talk about climate change (Coloradoan)

Nolan Doesken used to have a hard time talking about climate change. The topic has become so politically combustible that some scientists and researchers find it difficult to speak of or write about. But, after the High Park Fire swept the foothills in 2012, Doesken decided to talk more openly about the reasons behind Colorado’s changing weather when talking to the agriculture community.

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