By Berry Phillips


•President Jill Tiefenthaler selected as CEO of National Geographic Society. (CC Communications)

•CC becomes eighth institution in North America to become carbon neutral. (CC Facebook)

• Prof. Rebecca Barnes received a National Science Foundation CAREER grant for a project entitled “The Legacy of Wildfire on Carbon Watershed Biogeochemistry.” (CC Facebook)


• Mountain lion euthanized in Dillon, Colo. on Monday after killing three domesticated goats. (The Gazette)

• 11-year-old Colorado Springs boy, Gannon Staunch, has been missing since Monday. Anyone with information is being asked to contact a tip line at 520-6666. (The Gazette)

• Colorado Springs experienced 119 days of poor air quality in 2018, according to a new report by The Environment Colorado Research & Policy Center and Colorado PIRG Education Fund. (The Gazette) 

• On Friday, Jan. 24, El Paso County Sheriff’s office made public surveillance footage of the in-custody death of Colorado Springs resident Brian Clark. Becuase force was involved, the CSPD is investigating. (The Gazette)


• Basketball legend Kobe Bryant and eight others, including his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, died in a tragic helicopter crash on Sunday. (New York Times)

• The impeachment trial of President Donald Trump continued this week, after beginning on Jan. 16. (The Washington Post)

• Facebook reached a tentative $550 million settlement in a class-action lawsuit accusing the company of wrongfully using facial-recognition technology. (The Wall Street Journal)


• Death counts from the Wuhan coronavirus now in the 100s, thousands estimated to be infected. (The New York Times)

• The United Kingdom will no longer be a member of the European Union after Friday at midnight Brussels time. (The New York Times)

• The Trump Administration released a Middle East peace plan on Tuesday, the plan has been met with tentative backing by leaders in the region. (The Wall Street Journal)

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