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    • How Can Airborne Transmission of COVID-19 Indoors be Minimized? What We Know Now.

      Presented on Tuesday, September 15th, 2020 by Jose Jimenez: Description: In this webinar, we will summarize some of the recent scientific information that has been accumulating to support that COVID-19 transmission occurs via the airborne exposure route; crowded, poorly ventilated environments are particularly at risk. We will also discuss what can be done in buildings during pandemics to minimize airborne transmission risk. Presenter Bio: Jose Jimenez specializes in atmospheric chemistry, field measurements, aerosol mass spectrometry, and advanced instrument development. He holds a PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and amongst many accolades, he is the 5th most cited scientist worldwide in the geosciences.

    • The Arctic is changing into an entirely new climate: NCAR Study

      The fast-warming Arctic has started to transition from a predominantly frozen state into an entirely different climate, according to a comprehensive new study of Arctic conditions. Weather patterns in the upper latitudes have always varied from year to year, with more or less sea ice, colder or warmer winters, and longer or shorter seasons of rain instead of snow. But the new research by scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) finds that the Arctic has now warmed so significantly that its year-to-year variability is moving outside the bounds of any past fluctuations, signaling the transition to a “new Arctic” climate regime. "The rate of change is remarkable," said NCAR scientist Laura Landrum, the lead author of the study. "It's a period of such rapid change that observations of past weather patterns no longer show what you can expect next year. The Arctic is already entering a completely different climate than just a few decades ago." In the new study, Landrum and her co-author, NCAR scientist Marika Holland, find that Arctic sea ice has melted so significantly in recent decades that even an unusually cold year will no longer have the amount of summer sea ice that existed as recently as the mid-20th century. Autumn and winter air temperatures will also warm enough to enter a statistically distinct climate by the middle of this century, followed by a seasonal change in precipitation that will result in additional months in which rain will fall instead of snow. For the study, Landrum and Holland used hundreds of detailed computer simulations as well as observations of Arctic climate conditions. The vast amount of data enabled them to statistically define the climate boundaries of the “old Arctic” – or how much variability can naturally occur from year to year – and then to identify when human-caused warming will push the Arctic beyond those natural bounds and into a new climate. Read More>>>

    • Sept. 16: NTIA’s BroadbandUSA Practical Broadband Conversations Webinar

      Topic: Smart Agriculture: Driving Innovation in Rural America Date:   Wednesday, September 16, 2020 Time:  2:00 to 3:00 p.m. ET Overview: Farmers and ranchers use smart technologies to improve yields, reduce costs, increase efficiencies, and improve decision making. Join BroadbandUSA on September 16, 2020, to take a deep dive into the technologies being implemented to further these precision agriculture techniques. Speakers will also provide an update on the Precision Ag Connectivity Taskforce, co-chaired by USDA and the Federal Communications Commission, as well as an overview of the latest innovations from the Global City Teams Challenge Smart Agriculture and Rural SuperCluster, which encourages collaboration on innovative ag tech and rural projects. Speakers: · Chad Rupe, Administrator, Rural Utility Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture · Dennis Buckmaster, Dean’s Fellow for Digital Agriculture, Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Purdue University; Co-Chair, GCTC Smart Agriculture and Rural SuperCluster · Megan Nelson, Economic Analyst, American Farm Bureau Federation Moderators: · Jean Rice, Senior Broadband Program Specialist, BroadbandUSA, NTIA · Karen Archer Perry, Senior Policy Analyst, BroadbandUSA, NTIA Please pre-register for the webinar using this registration link. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Want to access past Practical Broadband Conversations webinars? Visit our webinar archives for past presentations, transcripts and audio recordings.

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      Join CO-LABS Do You Believe Science Matters? ​ Imagine connecting with the spectrum of brilliant researchers shaping the future of Colorado's leadership in science - and supporting this network with your organization and personal involvement. Prepare to make inspiring, relevant connections as a CO-LABS member. ​ The CO-LABS consortium includes Colorado federal research laboratories, research universities, state and local governments, economic development organizations, private businesses and nonprofit organizations. Plus, individuals with a savvy and principled support for science. ​ Your support includes funding for COLABS’ Economic Impact studies that quantify the significant contributions of federally funded labs to Colorado’s economy. You can also access special events, tours, reports and connections with Colorado’s innovative scientific resources. ​ "I have worked for companies that spun out of both NREL and JILA. These companies provide scientific equipment to a global community working on solving some of our most important problems. CO-LABS is doing a great service to the scientific community and the Colorado economy by bringing people from a wide variety of backgrounds together and highlighting the activities that take place here. My participation in events hosted by CO-LABS has helped foster strong connections with other participants and together, through our networks, we have made each other more successful business people, better communicators, and more involved in the political process.Thanks for all you do!” - Orri Jonsson, Sales & Marketing Manager, ColdQuanta Membership Levels: ​ CHAMPION PROMOTER SUPPORTER INDIVIDUAL EVENT SPONSOR FRIENDS OF CO-LABS

    • USDA NWRC 2019 Accomplishments | 2020 CO-LABS

      2019 Accomplishments Report Headquartered in Fort Collins, Colorado, the mission of the National Wildlife Research Center (NWRC) is to apply scientific expertise to resolve human-wildlife conflicts while maintaining the quality of the environment shared with wildlife. The NWRC) is the research unit of the USDA-APHIS Wildlife Services program. Scientists and support staff are dedicated to finding solutions to challenging wildlife damage management problems related to agriculture, natural resources, property, and human health and safety. Human-wildlife conflicts, wildlife damage, nuisance and pest animals, wildlife disease, invasive species, overabundant wildlife, and overall ecosystem health are just some of the topics studied by researchers at the National Wildlife Research Center. ​ ​ The NWRC develops methods and information to address human-wildlife conflicts related to the following: • agriculture (crops, livestock, aquaculture, and timber) • human health and safety (wildlife disease, aviation) • property damage • invasive species • threatened and endangered species ​ . Download the 2019 Innovative Solutions to Human-Wildlife Conflicts - Accomplishments Report

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