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Saturday, November 28, 2015

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Indoor garden

Indoor garden

    Can’t wait for spring gardening? Try enjoying elements of the garden indoors   By: Khursheed Mama Colorado State University Extension Master Gardener in Larimer County Winter is upon us and seems to be typical for Colorado—we have had both warm, sunny days and snow blanketing the ground. It is a time of year when gardeners, having had some respite from fall clean up, start impatiently waiting to see new growth and color in their gardens indicating the return of spring. ... Full Story

Master Gardener Article: Cold Frames

Master Gardener Article: Cold Frames

Gardening Article By: Susan Perry Colorado State University Extension Master Gardener in Larimer County Cold Frames Part 1: What They Are and Why Use Them Have you ever grown so many carrots, lettuce, spinach, onions or beets that you can’t eat them all by the time cold weather arrives? Don’t want to freeze, can or pickle? Or maybe you haven’t had enough of your fresh, home-grown produce …. Well, a cold frame might be an answer to consider. A cold frame is a low-tech alternative to a ... Full Story

Voyager about to leave solar system

As Voyager 1 nears edge of solar system, CU scientists look back In 1977, Jimmy Carter was sworn in as president, Elvis died, Virginia park ranger Roy Sullivan was hit by lightning a record seventh time and two NASA space probes destined to turn planetary science on its head launched from Cape Canaveral, Fla. The identical spacecraft, Voyager 1 and Voyager 2, were launched in the summer and programmed to pass by Jupiter and Saturn on different paths. Voyager 2 went on to visit Uranus and ... Full Story

Help for Pregnant Women to Prevent Foodborne Illness

  Materials Developed by Colorado State, Ohio State, Aim to Help Pregnant Women Prevent Foodborne Illness FORT COLLINS - Pregnant women can learn how to protect themselves and their babies from the risks of foodborne illness -- such as the recent melon-related listeria outbreak -- thanks to a joint effort between Ohio State University and Colorado State University. The educational program, “Healthy Baby, Healthy Me,” is available in both English and Spanish for free download. “Most ... Full Story

Coffin named sole finalist for Vice Chancellor for

  University of Colorado Boulder Provost Russell L. Moore today announced that a search committee for the vice chancellor for student affairs has named Deborah J. “Deb” Coffin the sole finalist for the position. Coffin has served in the post in an interim capacity since July 2011. “The search committee has forwarded Deb’s name to me as sole finalist,” said Moore. “I want to congratulate the committee on its good work. Deb is an outstanding colleague, a highly qualified and ... Full Story

Early earth may have been prone to deep freezes

  Early earth may have been prone to deep freezes, says Cu-Boulder study   Two University of Colorado Boulder researchers who have adapted a three-dimensional, general circulation model of Earth’s climate to a time some 2.8 billion years ago when the sun was significantly fainter than present think the planet may have been more prone to catastrophic glaciation than previously believed. The new 3-D model of the Archean Eon on Earth that lasted from about 3.8 billion years to 2.5 ... Full Story

Natural Gas Exploration Experts at Colorado State

    Natural Gas Symposium videos available online On October 26, Colorado State University hosted a Natural Gas Symposium featuring natural gas experts from across campus including former Gov. Bill Ritter - now the director of CSU's Center for the New Energy Economy - as well as industry and environmental organization representatives. To see full-length videos of the 10 speakers and panels at the symposium, go to Environmental effects ... Full Story

Poinsettia Sale Caps Semester of Greenhouse Learning

Poinsettia Sale Caps Semester of Greenhouse Learning FORT COLLINS - For four months, students in Colorado State University’s fall floriculture practicum have nursed hundreds of poinsettias from tiny rooted cuttings into vivid holiday plants. And after a semester of watchful greenhouse gardening, the horticulture students see their poinsettias as more than simple potted plants. The students view their poinsettias as the living embodiment of seasonal celebration. “It’s really rewarding to ... Full Story

Newly detected chemical in smoke may have serious

Cigarette smoking, burning forests and even cooking fires all release a chemical compound not previously known to exist in significant quantities in smoke and which may have potential human health impacts, says a new study involving the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the University of Colorado Boulder. The study was conducted by scientists at the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, or CIRES -- a joint institute of CU-Boulder and NOAA -- along with ... Full Story

Falcons Lose 2-1 Pitcher’s Duel Saturday At Utah

SALT LAKE CITY - Air Force baseball was held to three hits in a 2-1 loss at Utah in Mountain West Conference action Saturday afternoon at Spring Mobile Ballpark. The Falcons dropped to 11-14, 0-2 on the season while the Utes improved to 10-9, 4-1. Sophomore right-hander Sean Carley (2-3) turned in his second complete game of the year in the tough-luck loss. Carley held Utah to six hits while striking out eight. It was Carley’s third start this season where he failed to get a win despite ... Full Story

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