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Summary: An interview with PhD candidate, Robert Griffin-Nolan, from the Graduate Degree Program in Ecology. Robert discusses grassland resilience to extreme drought in the Great Plains as well as other drought experiments ongoing at CSU. Credits: Written and narrated by Robert Griffin-Nolan and Erika Foster. Edited and produced by Erika Foster References: Knapp, A. K., Carroll, C. J., Denton, E. M., La Pierre, K. J., Collins, S. L.,...

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Summary: Sara VanHatten, a student in the Ecosystem Science and Sustainability program, discusses the environmental impacts of fast fashion and poor quality clothing and describes alternative clothing sources. On Saturday, SOGES is hosting a Clothes Mending Cafe to teach clothing repair to the public. Credits:  Written and narrated by Sara VanHatten. Edited and produced by Rod Lammers. Reference:...

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Summary: PhD candidate Tony Vorster describes the environmental pitfalls of Congress’ claim that burning forest products is good for the environment. Credits: Written and narrated by Tony Vorster. Edited and produced by Rod Lammers Reference: http://blog.sustainability.colostate.edu/?q=vorster This episode was originally aired on April 12, 2018....

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Summary: Conservation biologist Rachel Buxton describes her research on natural soundscapes and threats to quite landscapes in our fast moving world. This episode was originally aired on April 6, 2018. Credits: Written and narrated by Rachel Buxton. Edited and produced by Erika Foster. Reference: http://blog.sustainability.colostate.edu/?q=buxton  ...

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Summary: An interview with Chemistry PhD Student Kerry Rippy dives into her work on organic solars cells. As a lightweight, flexible, transparent material, the possibilities with organic solar are incredible, used for windows, as fabrics, and even for power up in space. This episode was originally aired on March 29, 2018. Credits: Written and narrated by Kerry Rippy. Edited and produced by Erika Foster. Reference:...

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Summary: Colorado State University redesigns a 2016 Camaro for the EcoCar3 electric car competition in May of 2018. Colorado State is the only team to include a vehicle-to-grid on board charger, to use the car as a storage system for energy from the grid. CSU student Emily Taylor walks us through this charger and other innovations they are using to further adoption of electric vehicles. This episode was originally aired on March 22,...

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