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Student undertakes global DIY climate action

Nov. 17, 2023

CU Boulder senior Runzhe Li will attend major U.N. climate conference as independent scholar.

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Reframing the challenge of living with wildfire

Oct. 17, 2023

What the extreme fire seasons of 1910 and 2020 – and 2,500 years of forest history – tell us about the future of wildfires in the West.

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What does carbon offset actually mean for U.S. forests?

Sept. 6, 2023

CU Boulder study shows that 96% of all carbon offset credits from U.S. forestry projects were issued for improved forest management practices, not tree planting or forest protection.

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Pale Blue Dot or bust?

Aug. 30, 2023

Rather than embracing escapist fantasies of colonizing space, humankind needs to commit itself to saving the planet, expert says.


Are sunflowers Colorado’s best hedge against climate change?

July 11, 2023

In the state’s dry, nutrient-deficient soil, CU Boulder researchers and others aim to learn if the crop can survive and even thrive in a hotter, drier future.

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New material shows potential for better solar cells, more effective medical imaging

July 6, 2023

CU Boulder chemistry researcher Joel Eaves and his co-investigators demonstrated how designing interfaces between organic and inorganic materials can convert low-energy light to high-energy.


Research studying grassland resilience to climate change receives USDA grant support

June 22, 2023

CU Boulder Ecology and Evolutionary Biology scientist Katharine Suding is leading ongoing research in partnership with City of Boulder Open Space.

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Ghosts, global warming and hunter-gatherers

June 15, 2023

A recently published paper co-authored by CU Boulder’s Fernando Villanea offers new insights into what happened to the populations of Central Mexico a millennium ago.


Scholar turns righteous anger into climate action

June 8, 2023

How PhD student Brigid Mark joined the fight for environmental justice after spending four years battling a pipeline that she says taints clean water, worsens climate change and erodes native treaty rights.

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Faculty, staff and students honored for diversity, inclusion work

June 7, 2023

Chosen by a faculty committee, the recipients of ASCEND Awards were recognized for their efforts to promote diversity and inclusion.