Earthrise over moon captured by Apolo 11

Why the first Earth Day went viral (pre-social media)

April 18, 2024

CU Boulder professors explain Earth Day’s history, impact, what it’s become and if it’s still relevant.

Naomi Oreskes

The climate crisis is a market failure, noted expert says

April 15, 2024

Harvard scholar Naomi Oreskes, the 2024 Patricia Sheffels Visiting Scholar in Environmental Studies, highlights how free market fundamentalism has thwarted the science of climate change.

Students work on climate change comedy sketch

But seriously, folks, climate change is a laughing matter

April 5, 2024

‘Stand Up for Climate Comedy’ unites CU Boulder student performers and professional comedians in a show that encourages the audience to laugh together and then work together.

soybean field and blue sky

Organic farms decrease and increase pesticide use, study finds

March 21, 2024

Responding to a pesky problem, a paper co-authored by PhD candidate Claire Powers offers a potential solution—clustering similar farming practices together.

Climate march in Washington D.C.

Putting climate on the ballot

March 19, 2024

Climate change matters to more and more people–and could be a deciding factor in the 2024 election.

Illustration of Earth from space with lines indicating interconnection

In an interconnected world, managing and perceiving risk is key, experts say

Feb. 26, 2024

CU Boulder researcher Steve Miller argues for deeper insight into how people understand risk before shocks, especially those related to climate change, happen in global systems.

Illustration of tree half thriving and half dead

‘Climate contrarianism’ is down but not out, expert says

Feb. 22, 2024

CU Boulder’s Max Boykoff documents how the industry-funded Heartland Institute has morphed in the past decade.

Cassandra Brooks, Ulyana Horodyskyj Peña and Zephyr Sylvester jumping in Antarctica

CU Boulder scientist shows expeditioners untamed Antarctica

Feb. 13, 2024

Cassandra Brooks, whom The Explorers Club has honored as an ‘extraordinary person’ doing ‘remarkable work to promote science and exploration,’ gives onsite lessons on the ‘vital’ ecosystem.

Dan Doak conducting field research

Fifty years on, the Endangered Species Act is a noted success, expert says

Jan. 23, 2024

Dan Doak, a CU Boulder professor of environmental studies who has studied threatened and endangered species for decades, reflects on a half century of species protection.


How wolves in Colorado will affect prey and plants

Jan. 10, 2024

After an 80-year absence, gray wolves have returned to Colorado; CU Boulder expert Joanna Lambert talks about the implications.