Climate

Evidence of climate-driven conflicts is piling up

Sept. 18, 2019

Climate has played a small but important role in fueling civil wars and other conflicts, CU Boulder and other researchers find.

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NASA, NOAA, others are nation's ‘crown jewels,’ scientist says

Sept. 12, 2019

Mark Serreze talks about being named a Distinguished Professor, how he got interested in the cryosphere, and why you should care about snow and ice.

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Is climate change fueling civil war?

June 13, 2019

Climate change has played a small but important role in fueling civil wars and other armed conflicts in recent decades and will play an exponentially greater role in the future, according to a new study.

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Humor is no joke in tough times and places

April 25, 2019

CU Boulder geographer gathered evidence from war-torn (and joke-riddled) Afghanistan.

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CU Boulder geographers studying plot-level land-use changes over 200 years

Sept. 4, 2018

Two researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder are exploring human settlement and urbanization patterns in the United States between 1810 and 2015 using a groundbreaking new dataset from Zillow.

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The key triggers of 2017's costly wildfire season

June 5, 2018

New CU Boulder-led research shows that three major “switches” affecting wildfire—fuel, aridity and ignition—were either flipped on and/or kept on longer than expected last year, triggering one of the largest and costliest U.S. wildfire seasons in recent decades.

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Cancer in canine companions may suggest human cancer, depending on where you are

June 5, 2018

Recent advances in veterinary research have suggested that if your dog has cancer, it’s possible you might, too, thanks to toxins in your shared environment. But that research might not tell the whole story, according to new findings.

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Alum follows blind kayaker down the Grand Canyon

April 18, 2018

“The Weight of Water” follows the blind adventurer Erik Weihenmayer as he kayaks the Grand Canyon. And, for Michael Brown, the sound is a vital element of that experience.

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For better health, urbanites find help from trees

Feb. 22, 2018

City trees benefit human health more than grass, CU Boulder research finds

Photograph of Mountains Smokey from Wildfires

Smoke from distant fires darken the public health picture

Feb. 14, 2018

Questions remain about the respiratory risk posed to a fifth of the United States population by increasing wildfires—but a CU Boulder researcher is trying to clear the air.

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