Rickshaws on the street in India

Rickshaws 2.0

Widespread use of this rickshaw conversion kit could save drivers cash and have the same emissions impact as taking one million rickshaws off the road.

Graphic of power in United States

On the Road to a Cleaner Future

An “interstate for electrons” could revolutionize the American energy grid.

Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Joshua Soderstrom flies an MH-60S Seahawk helicopter

Gut Check

Understanding how stressors affect our gut microbes could lead to better performance—by the military and you.

Student helping make homes more energy efficient

Healthy Air and Energy Efficiency in Low-Income Housing

Wildfires are becoming increasingly common in Colorado, due in part to climate change.

SEEC building

Sustainability, Energy and Environment Complex Center Inspires Climate Collaboration

One building is new, LEED-certified and designed to maximize natural light.

Staphylococcus Aureus

Squashing Superbugs

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria like E. Coli and Staphylococcus kill at least 23,000 people and cause over two million infections in the U.S. annually.

Salty lake bed

Last Lake on Mars

A newly discovered 18-square-mile salt flat (roughly the size of Boulder) likely represents the evaporated remains of one of the last potentially habitable surface lakes to exist on the Red Planet.

Heather Hava

Strawberry Fields Forever

Heather Hava has astronomical gardening skills. The CU Boulder graduate student develops advanced fruit and vegetable gardening systems for use by astronauts on Martian and lunar outposts.

Mars solar storm

Solar Wind

For a team of CU Boulder students and scientists studying climate change on Mars, the answer is “blowin’ in the wind”.

After image of drought-diminished Lake Shasta

Grand Challenge: Our Space. Our Future.

More than a thousand satellites orbit Earth, including remote sensing satellites collecting vast amounts of data about global temperature, forest health, ocean circulation, sea ice and erosion.