DENVER – In a meeting last Tuesday, presidential candidate Donald Trump accidentally allied himself with Clinton when answering a question about his support of local regulation of fracking sites. This stance is exactly that of his Democratic opponent and prompted several members of his campaign team to backtrack and suggest that Trump did not understand the question. He then attempted to double-down on his mishap by suggesting that if Clinton were elected, she would “decimate” Colorado’s oil and gas industry.
Boulder’s University Corporation for Atmospheric Research or UCAR’s president, Antonio Busalacchi will be inducted into the National Academy of Engineering, or NAE next week. The NAE seeks to recognize those who have made outstanding contributions in engineering and Busalacchi’s research on remote sensing of tropical oceans and climate systems granted him this distinguished induction.
NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN , or MAVEN, led by the University of Colorado Boulder, is celebrating its first year of scientific observations of mars. This is particularly significant because one Mars year is equivalent to just about two years here on Earth. This expedition has contributed significant studies to the field, including some of the most in-depth images to date. MAVEN has been extended for another expedition expected to last two more Earth years, until September of 2018.
Photo: courtesy MAVEN, view of mars via ultralight spectrometer