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.


Scientists identify gene family key to unlocking vertebrate evolution

Sept. 16, 2020

New CU Boulder-led research finds the traits that make vertebrates distinct from invertebrates were made possible by the emergence of a new set of genes 500 million years ago.

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Volcanic ash may have a bigger impact on the climate than we thought

Sept. 16, 2020

Volcanic ash shuts down air traffic and can sicken people. But a new study suggests it may also be more important for Earth's climate than once thought.

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For many families, the first disaster can be far from the last

Sept. 16, 2020

"In this era of climate change and weather extremes, these families are harbingers of what is to come."

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Costs of oil and gas setbacks minimal but increase beyond 1,500 feet

Sept. 16, 2020

Requiring 1,500 feet between oil and gas operations and buildings or waterways would have minimal impacts on oil and gas availability, according to a new study from CU Boulder and Colorado School of Mines.

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The Upside of Yard Signs

Sept. 16, 2020

New research suggests these simple, century-old campaign tools matter — often in a good way.

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Faculty member aims to help Native American art evolve

Sept. 11, 2020

New CU Boulder prof is challenging audiences’ expectations of Native American art.

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100 degrees in Siberia? 5 ways the extreme Arctic heat wave follows a disturbing pattern

June 26, 2020

What is happening in the Arctic is very real and should serve as a warning to everyone who cares about the future of the planet as we know it The Arctic heat wave that sent Siberian temperatures soaring to around 100 degrees Fahrenheit on the first day of summer put...


Resident parasites influence appearance, evolution of barn swallows

June 24, 2020

Researchers at CU Boulder think local parasites are influencing why barn swallows in Europe, the Middle East and Colorado are choosing their mates differently.

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Ancient societies hold lessons for modern cities

June 19, 2020

Today’s modern cities, from Denver to Dubai, could learn a thing or two from the ancestral Pueblo communities that once stretched across the southwestern United States. For starters, the more people live together, the better the living standards.