Researchers partner with Native Alaskan, Yukon communities to study climate impacts on rivers, fish

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail By Trent Knoss • Published: Sept. 17, 2019 Chinook salmon released into Yukon River in Alaska, USA. Photo: USGSResearchers at CU Boulder’s Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR) have been awarded $3 million in funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study the changing climate and rivers of Alaska and western Canada.Arctic temperatures are warming faster than nearly anywhere on Earth. It is not known how the rapid warming will impact river conditions, ice cover and fish, but the topic carries tremendous significance for native communities impacted by the changes. The researchers will work closely with native communities to examine the possible impacts of climate change on rivers, fisheries and water availability. The five-year project funded through the NSF’s “Navigating the New Arctic” program will result in improved monitoring and computer modeling of present and future river conditions in northern regions. “Rivers and ice are crucial to the livelihood, transportation and subsistence of these communities,” said Keith Musselman, a research associate at INSTAAR and the principal investigator on the project. “This interdisciplinary effort will help us learn from those who are being directly impacted by Arctic environmental changes.”The Yukon River, the fourth-largest in the world, is a central lifeline within the region. Historically, sturdy river ice has been a primary winter transportation corridor, allowing native residents to move supplies and reach traditional hunting grounds even without passable overland roads.But the river ice has become less reliable in recent years, Musselman says. Early mid-winter breakups have become more frequent due to warming temperatures, severing communities from access to food and fuel.“It’s become apparent just how dependent some areas are on stable river ice and how isolated they can become without it,” he said.Climate change is having other effects, too: In August 2019, Alaska-based scientists reported that heat stress killed several Alaskan salmon species in record numbers with some stream temperatures reaching record summertime highs.The connection to local communities is key. Scientists at CU Boulder, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), and Northern Arizona University (NAU) will collaborate with the Yukon River Inter-Tribal Watershed Council, a non-profit organization of 74 First Nations and Tribes that monitors the Yukon River watershed. In the first year, a Native Advisory Council consisting of elders will provide input into research directions to ensure the production of useable outcomes and actionable information.While the project will primarily examine climate-related vulnerabilities, there is also much to be learned from successful adaptations that communities have already made, Musselman says. “It’s relatively rare for a research project to start with firsthand observations from communities,” said Musselman. “So rather than telling, we’re asking: How do these changes affect you? What would be useful to know? How have you adapted in response? And then we use that info to guide the project and develop ideas together.”The study will build upon a scientific and educational partnership between CU Boulder and the USGS through CU’s Center for Water, Earth Science and Technology (CWEST). Researchers and scientists from CU and NCAR will conduct computer simulations of weather, streamflow, river ice and water temperature for historical and potential future climate conditions over Alaska and western Canada. The data will then be used to create high-resolution models that can assess potential risks to Arctic river fish species.In the project’s third year, a two-day Arctic Rivers Summit will be held in Anchorage, Alaska to bring together scientists, Native Community members and resource managers to discuss the findings and publish a study on the results.“We’re excited to build out open lines of communication with those affected by climate change,” said Musselman. “We want to be asking the right questions and addressing concerns that have real impact within communities.”The project is a joint effort with researchers and support from CU Boulder’s Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research; the U.S. Geological Survey; the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals at Northern Arizona University; the University of Saskatchewan; and the University of Waterloo. NCAR will receive $0.8 million of the NSF funding. Categories:EnvironmentNews Headlineslast_img read more

Boulder shooting suspect moved to undisclosed facility due to possible threats: Official

first_imgDanHenson1/iStockBy MATT GUTMAN and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(BOULDER, Colo.) — The 21-year-old accused of gunning down 10 people at a Boulder, Colorado, grocery store has been moved to a facility outside the county due to potential threats, according to authorities.Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa was first put on suicide watch when he was processed at the Boulder County Jail this week, which is protocol for high-profile suspects, Boulder County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Carrie Haverfield told ABC News.But correctional officers there heard “rumblings” of threats against Alissa, so deputies took “proactive precautions” to ensure Alissa’s safety by moving him to an undisclosed facility, Haverfield said.It’s unclear whether Alissa remains on suicide watch, but Haverfield said he is in “protective custody.”Alissa, of Arvada, Colorado, was taken into custody about 50 minutes after the Monday afternoon shooting was reported. He spent one night in the hospital for a leg wound before being booked into jail on Tuesday.He was charged with 10 counts of first-degree murder as well as one count of attempted murder for allegedly shooting at a police officer who was not hurt.At a court appearance Thursday, prosecutors said additional charges are expected in the next few weeks.Defense attorneys said in court that more time is needed to assess Alissa’s mental health. He was held without bail and the judge ordered a status conference to take place in about 60 to 90 days.A possible motive has not been released.One of the 10 people killed was Boulder police officer Eric Talley, who was the first member of law enforcement to arrive at the scene. Talley’s handcuffs were used to transport Alissa to jail, Boulder police said.“Though this was a small gesture, we hope it is the start of the healing process that so many of us need at this time,” the police department tweeted.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

THIRD TIME’S A CHARM FOR FLENSBURG!

first_imgmyself 1. June 2014. at 21:24 Related Items: ShareTweetShareShareEmail ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsHandball is the biggest winner after an amazing weekend in Cologne. SG Flensburg-Handewitt lift their first VELUX EHF Champions League trophy, in the aftermath of a seven-goal turnaround against forceful THW Kiel- with 30:28 (14:16) win in the final match of the VELUX EHF FINAL4. Bundesliga outfit from the far north on the Danish border, wouldn’t allow being star-struck or intimidated by sheer concentration of talent in THW Kiel’s team. The final match was a big statement of Bundesliga teams dominance, in a match that could signal the shift of power in European club handball. THW Kiel leave Cologne empty-handed for the second time in a row, and it’s a worrying signal for Alfred Gislason’s team, that may be on decline, since enjoying the most successful season in club’s history in 2012.Vranješ: I’m going to win this!Seven-time finalists couldn’t match the enthusiasm and drive of Ljubo’s Jungs, lead by the tactical genius Ljubomir Vranješ, who believed in his team’s success every step of the way.“I’m speechless. I am so proud, proud of my team. I told them before the match that I was proud just to be here today. Because we did something great yesterday,” said Vranješ, who previously stated he ‘will win’ the VELUX EHF Champion League trophy with SG Flensburg-Handewitt, who lost two EHF Champions League finals beforehand; including a 2007 final defeat to THW Kiel, with Vranješ a SG Flensburg-Handewitt player.“And today, I do not know what we did today. It was incredible, I don’t wanna talk about tactics at all now. I just wanna thank everybody who supported us and I wanna thank my players for this season. Incredible,” boasted Vranješ who continued his team’s success upon their EHF Cup Winner’s Cup victory in 2012.“I am there since 2006 I think, first as a player. So I know all the surroundings, all the people who are continuously supporting us. I am trying to keep continuity in our work,” added the legendary Swede, born to Serbian parents.Flensburg take revengeThe first half saw THW Kiel on their natural high, as the awakened Marko Vujin, and Aron Palmarson- the VELUX EHF FINAL4 MVP barrage-fired from both left and right, to keep Flensburg on a comfortable distance at 8:3, and 10:5 later on.“It’s a great award and a great honour for me. But in this moment I’m much more disappointed about the loss than happy about the award,” said Palmarson, the first winner of the VELUX EHF FINAL4 MVP prize, presented for the first time at the 2014 VELUX EHF FINAL4.It was Mattias Andersson who took charge as the experienced Swede ‘closed the blinds’ mid-way to the first half to get Flensburg back into the game, with a two-goal deficit to catch up on 12:14.“We never gave up, we went on fighting. And never were in panic – I’m sure that was the key to succeed today. The defence helped me a lot today,” said composed ex-Kiel man, who took a lion’s share of merits for winning SG Flensburg-Handewitt’s first, and his second EHF Champions League title.It all went uphill for SG Flensburg-Handewitt from the moment Anders Eggert scored a beautifully placed kempa, worthy only of the top-echelon players, to take the first lead for his team, 20:19 seven minutes into the second half. Andersson put the lights out again, at 25:21, with Vranješ hasitant to take the time-out, to keep up with a high-tempo of SG Flensburg-Handewitt’s game. Anders Eggert and Lasse Svan-Hansen lead the efficient counter-attacks.“In the last ten minutes of the first half and in the second half we nearly didn’t make any mistakes. I’m so happy that we have Andersson in our goal – he is the best goalkeeper,” said Svan, who scored 7 goals for his team.Andersson summed up the frustration of Palamrson and Vujin, keeping the later from scoring what might have been a lifeline goal for THW Kiel at 29:28, with a little over a minute left in the game, but that is when the fatigue kicked in for the German powerhouse.“I’m trying to laugh because the season is over. Congratulations from me to Flensburg, because they deserve to stand here as a winner. It was tough, because we were tired. We tried, but Flensburg was well prepared. As Alfred already said, we’re happy to be here and I’m happy that the season is over,” said seemingly relieved, but exhausted Filip Jicha. The SG Flensburg-Handewitt players gathered up center-court for a group hug, to celebrate a monumental victory. THW Kiel stars were barely standing in disbelief, some of them in tears, on the sidelines of the LANXESS Arena court tonight.SG Flensburg-Handewitt players, and everyone associated with this win, still may be unaware the magnitude of their achievement.“It is quite hard to understand at the moment. I even cannot say that I know ‘I have won the Champions League’ in that very moment. Maybe tomorrow, or the day after. At the moment I just feel empty. I want to celebrate with my team and my family now,” said Vranješ, who masterminded this monumental success.TEXT: NEMANJA SAVIC 2 Comments to myself 2. June 2014. at 20:53 center_img Dont cry vezprem fan:) only 2 teams fans always crying after defeat, Vezprem and Kielce No one knows how they won the title…..well Gjeding/Hansen and EHF know. Four matches at the Final4 and four terrible referee performances. 2 Comments Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Mapping Methane Super-Emitters In Oil & Gas Fields: A Tiered Remote Sensing Strategy

first_imgA San Joaquin Valley case study suggests that our knowledge of methane inventories is vastly underestimated. Without an ongoing comprehensive methane monitoring program, California will not meet its statewide air regulation requirements. Increasing the confidence in satellite, airborne, and ground-based sensors will help move the needle toward a more accurate local, regional, and international understanding of methane emission sources and rates. A practical and tiered remote sensing approach using satellite, airborne, and ground-based sensors will improve local, regional, and international understanding of methane emission sources and rates. Download paper here. Courtesy photolast_img read more

David Aldrich of Skyworks Named 2014 CEO of the Year by MassTLC

first_imgSkyworks Solutions announced that its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, David J. Aldrich, was named the CEO of the Year by the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council (MassTLC) during the 2014 Technology Leadership Awards. MassTLC is the region’s leading technology association and network for tech executives, entrepreneurs, investors and policy leaders. The MassTLC Leadership Awards shine a spotlight on the vibrancy of the state’s position as both a pioneer and leader in technologies that are fueling Massachusetts’ economy and changing the world. Skyworks Solutions and David Aldrich are among the elite innovators from the Bay State’s deep talent pool.MassTLC announced the winners during its 17th annual awards gala attended by more than 750 executives, technologists, investors, media, analysts and other members of the Massachusetts innovation ecosystem, as well as Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, himself a recipient of the 2014 Commonwealth Award. Technology Leadership Award Winners were chosen from among the best of the region’s tech industry in 16 categories.last_img read more

Lake Erie Monsters Home Dominance Continues

first_imgThe Lake Erie Monsters continued their dominance at home on Friday night with a 5-1 win over their division rival; the Rockford IceHogs. The two teams split the season series four games to four, with the home team winning in each of the eight games.But the Monsters’ four wins at home against the IceHogs are part of a bigger picture, in which Lake Erie has been dominant on home ice.The Monsters are 23-7-4-1 at home this season with a points percentage of .728.That is second best in the entire AHL at home. The Albany Devils are number one, but the Monsters are the best team at home in the Western Conference. Away from Quicken Loans Arena, the Monsters are 13-14-4-1 with a points percentage of .546, and with their next five games on the road, they will have to hope this hot streak from the last two games at home carries over when they play three central division opponents, as well as the Toronto Marlies, who own the best record in the AHL.After that road trip there are only four games left in the season, three of which are at home. This next two-week stretch away from the Q could determine if the Monsters reach the playoffs or fall just short, as they are in fourth place, virtually one game back from the third-seed in the Central Divsion.It also could determine if the Monsters can get home ice advantage in the playoffs.When asked about the significance of getting home advantage in the playoffs, Head Coach Jared Bednar said, “That’s what we’re working for. We’re gonna’ fight right to the end because we love playing in this building. We’re a little bit of different group. I hate to say we’re a bunch of homers, but we’re a bit of a different group when we play here.”“We’ve said it from day one, our guys are excited to be here. They’re excited to play in front of a great fan base and if there’s any way at all that we can get home ice and fight for that we’re gonna’ try and do that.” If the Monsters can hold their ground during this five-game road trip and go 2-3 or collect five out of ten points, their playoff position should hold firm.But if the Monsters want to get home ice, they have a great chance to make up some ground and leap frog a couple teams to reach the top two in the Central. Related TopicsAHLJared BednarLake Erie Monster Matt Medley is co-editor at NEO Sports Insiders, covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Indians and high school sports in Northeast Ohio.Follow @MedleyHoops on Twitter for live updates from games.center_img Matt Medleylast_img read more