Panel

Experts see hope despite grim climate projections

Oct. 18, 2019

CU Boulder and NOAA scientists join panel discussion following Boulder screening of Ice on Fire, an HBO documentary.

harun

DiCaprio film featuring four local scientists to be screened here

Oct. 3, 2019

Film ‘repeatedly takes the audience to the brink of despair, before pulling back with a glimmer of optimism,’ Cannes reviewer says

aaron

Mountain art residency attracts participants like moths to a flame

Aug. 31, 2019

Grad student is first recipient of a residency program launched this summer to promote cross-disciplinary research between art and science.

biking along a creek

Amsterdam to CU Boulder, by rail, boat, bus and bike

July 10, 2019

Climate researcher eschews air travel on 8,000-mile ‘commute’ to take up INSTAAR position.

Photograph of Chris Ray with an unconscious pika

CU Boulder pika researcher wins conservation award

Nov. 2, 2018

A CU Boulder researcher is being recognized by the Denver Zoo for her extensive work studying the pika across the Colorado alpine

Sarah Crump

Digging in the Arctic mud for answers to climate change

Oct. 18, 2017

Paleoclimatologist Sarah Crump, a PhD student and INSTARR researcher, studies the effects of climate variability in the Canadian Arctic by analyzing ancient DNA from lake sediment.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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