Arctic

CU Boulder launches cool certificate in Arctic studies

Dec. 5, 2016

There probably is not a more suitable location for one of the world’s first interdisciplinary certificates in Arctic studies than the University of Colorado Boulder.Read more »
Wildfire in Colorado Springs

Humans, wildfires forge a ‘socioeconomic pathology’

Sept. 11, 2016

"What does forest management do to the frequency, size and intensity of wildfires? What happens when people think about the impact of their houses on forests and forest fires? Does it change the rate they build housing (and the type of materials they use) in the wildland urban interface?" Researchers grapple with these questions.Read more »
snow

Earlier snowmelt cuts forests’ ability to regulate atmospheric carbon

Aug. 3, 2016

Earlier snowmelt periods associated with a warming climate may hinder subalpine forest regulation of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2), according to the results of a new University of Colorado Boulder study.Read more »
Well head after all the hydraulic fracturing equipment has been taken off location. Photo by Joshua Doubek, Wikimedia Commons

Groundwater contamination from natural gas leakage unchanged

July 11, 2016

The rate of groundwater contamination due to natural gas leakage from oil and gas wells has remained largely unchanged in northeastern Colorado’s Denver-Julesburg Basin since 2001, according to a new University of Colorado Boulder study based on public records and historical data.Read more »
SEEC positions CU as global hub for Earth research

SEEC positions CU as global hub for Earth research

April 27, 2016

The newly completed Sustainability, Energy and Environment Complex “establishes CU-Boulder as the epicenter for environmental sciences and geosciences research nationally and perhaps worldwide,” says Provost Russ Moore. The center was officially dedicated this month.Read more »
CU researcher finds 10,000-year-old weapon

CU researcher finds 10,000-year-old weapon

June 21, 2010

To the untrained eye, University of Colorado at Boulder Research Associate Craig Lee’s recent discovery of a 10,000-year-old wooden hunting weapon might look like a small branch that blew off a tree in a windstorm.Read more »