CSU In The News Archive

Don’t come and get it

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Colorado State University researchers have studied several repellents for effectiveness. According to a CSU bulletin, hot sauce (capsaicin) applied to foliage in a 1:16 ratio is very effective against deer and elk.

Global Warming: Storm Steroids

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Other researchers have noted that this is more likely a natural period of intense activity for Atlantic hurricanes. For example, William Gray, a specialist in tropical meteorology at Colorado State University who pioneered seasonal hurricane forecasts, notes that the region …

Where are all the butterflies?

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Natural predators, such as spiders and particularly the European paper wasp, also cause butterfly numbers to dwindle, says Whitney Crenshaw, an entomology professor at Colorado State University. These wasps migrated to the state five years ago and now infest backyards …

City dwellers find other ways to beat the heat

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When you look at the statistical evidence, both Burns and Markstrom make valid points, according to Nolan Doesken, a climatologist at the Colorado Climate Center at Colorado State University.People usually base perceptions about climate change on just the past few …

CSU prof great shakes

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A Colorado State University professor has received a $1.24 million grant to develop a new design approach for taller wood-frame buildings in earthquake- prone areas.

Perilous ascent

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An estimated 26,000 people attempt the 15- mile round-trip trek each summer, and nearly 10,000 reach the summit, according to a 2003 study by researchers at Colorado State University. As many as 700 climbers can top out on the flat, …

Surveys reflect environmental concern

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Hawaii residents want to take care of the state’s wildlife and natural areas even if it inconveniences them or costs them money, the head of the state Division of Forestry and Wildlife told several hundred biologists attending the Hawaii Conservation …

The beef about mad cow

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USDA’s animal health officials were dealing with a highly unusual situation, said Keith Belk, a Colorado State University animal science professor who closely follows the BSE issue.

‘Biocontrol’ soldiers to the rescue

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Researchers at Colorado State University and the state insectary in Palisade worked with pest experts in Mesa, Yuma and Adams counties as well as the Colorado State weed coordinator, Bureau of Reclamation, National Park Service and Tamarisk Coalition.