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Feeling lonely? Getting dirty might help

Nov. 18, 2020

CU Boulder researcher finds that connecting with people in nature eases loneliness, anxiety.


CU Boulder prof to lead Ecological Society of America

Nov. 16, 2020

Sharon Collinge, professor of environmental studies at CU Boulder, also directs the Earth Leadership Program.


Worldwide, 1.6 billion rural people live within 5 km of a forest

Sept. 17, 2020

Study led by CU Boulder researcher is first to tally ‘forest proximate’ humans on earth; numbers, refined terminology may improve focus of conservation and development.

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Energetic alumnus improves energy systems

Sept. 9, 2020

CU Boulder alum, now employed by NREL, discusses the importance of his interdisciplinary background for his career.

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Standing up for climate change

Sept. 4, 2020

In this episode of CU Boulder Where You Are, Beth Osnes and Max Boykoff discuss the power of humor to start a productive conversation about climate change.

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New grant supports interdisciplinary research on "the critical zone” and the future of Western water

Sept. 2, 2020

Three CU Boulder faculty are principal investigators on a new five-year, $6.9 million National Science Foundation grant to study the “critical zone”—from Earth’s bedrock to tree canopy top—in the American West.

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Agriculture replaces fossil fuels as largest human source of sulfur in the environment

Aug. 10, 2020

New research identifies fertilizer and pesticide applications to croplands as the largest source of sulfur in the environment—up to 10 times higher than the peak sulfur load seen in the second half of the 20th century, during the days of acid rain

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With fewer cars on US streets, now is the time to reinvent roadways and how we use them

July 27, 2020

Emerging forms of mobility and changing mindsets can help deliver these opportunities Sticking closer to home because of COVID-19 has shown many people what cities can be like with less traffic, noise, congestion and pollution. Roads and parking lots devoted to cars take up a lot of land . For...


As rare animals disappear, scientist faces ‘ecological grief’

June 18, 2020

Five years before the novel coronavirus ran rampant around the world, saiga antelopes from the steppes of Eurasia experienced their own epidemic.


Got (sustainable) milk? Student’s research points a way

May 13, 2020

CU Boulder undergrad’s honors thesis sheds light on sustainability of milk alternatives