Rajagopalan Balaji

Research in Focus: Climate Variability Past & Present with Rajagopalan Balaji

Jan. 10, 2022

Rajagopalan Balaji is a University of Colorado Boulder professor and chair of the Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering, and he is changing the way we see climate change.

Kyri Baker

Baker talks electric cars and the power grid with Vox

Jan. 10, 2022

Joe Biden is a self-professed “car guy.” As of late, he’s become an electric car guy. And he wants his fellow Americans to be electric car people too. Transportation is responsible for 29 percent of all US greenhouse gas emissions, and Biden’s ambitious climate policy, which aims to create a...

Kyri Baker

Baker talks Smart Grids in interview with Vox

Dec. 3, 2021

This year, millions of Americans across the country lost power at times when they needed it most. As the US power grid deals with an onslaught of heat waves, winter storms, and stronger hurricanes caused by climate change, these kinds of failures are happening more often, taking longer to fix...

The Colorado National Guard responds to flooding in Boulder in 2013.

How the new $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill will help Colorado brace for the next disaster

Nov. 18, 2021

On Monday, President Joe Biden signed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act into law—targeting roughly $1.2 trillion to shore up the nation’s aging, sagging and crumbling roads, bridges and other infrastructure. According to estimates from the White House, Colorado alone could receive $3.7 billion to improve its roads, $917 million...

Cover page of the report.

Transformative Carbon-Storing Materials report co-authored by Wil Srubar

Nov. 10, 2021

The Carbon Leadership Forum has published a new report on the potential for meaningful climate impact through materials that serve as carbon sinks. Co-authored by Wil Srubar, an associate professor in the...

Diane McKnight

McKnight named a distinguished professor

Nov. 5, 2021

A member of the CU faculty since 1996, McKnight has served the CU community in a number of departments including the Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering; the Environmental Studies Program, INSTAAR; the Center for Water, Earth Science and Technology; Hydrologic Sciences Graduate Program; and the Mountain Research Station...

CU Boulder campus seen from the air

Krarti, Baker on KUNC to discuss green technology

Oct. 19, 2021

Colorado is known as a leader in developing sustainable buildings and energy systems. The Front Range in particular is a growing hub for green technology research. A new research center at the University of Colorado Boulder aims to take advantage of that existing momentum in the green tech industry and...

The Engineering Center.

We're hiring tenure-track faculty

Oct. 8, 2021

Paul Chinowsky

Chinowsky: As heat waves intensify, tens of thousands of US classrooms will be too hot for students to learn in

Sept. 30, 2021

Rising temperatures due to climate change are causing more than just uncomfortably hot days across the United States. These high temperatures are placing serious stress on critical infrastructure such as water supplies, airports, roads and bridges. One category of critical infrastructure being severely affected is the nation’s K-12 schools. Ideally,...

Ben Livneh

Livneh quoted in Kaiser Health News wildfire story

Sept. 28, 2021

The ‘Burn Scars’ of Wildfires Threaten the West’s Drinking Water Colorado saw its worst fire season last year, with the three largest fires in state history and more than 600,000 acres burned. But some of the effects didn’t appear until this July, when heavy rain pushed sediment from damaged forests...

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