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Environmental Justice For All

Oct. 1, 2019

Low-income and minority families still bear the brunt of toxic pollutants. Jill Harrison wants to know why.

Photograph of the Green River

The Future of Water in the West

The Southwest is drying. During a 730-mile rafting trip down the Colorado River's main tributary, Heather Hansman saw water scarcity up close.


The Lionfish King

A CU alum takes on an invasive fish.



Dec. 1, 2017

Wildfire is getting worse. A report from the front lines.

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A Sugar Creek Chronicle: Observing Climate Change from a Midwestern Woodland

Oct. 4, 2016

In 2010, while editing a report on the effects of climate change in Iowa, ecologist Cornelia Mutel came to grips with the magnitude and urgency of the problem.

Dan Whittle

Environmentalist in Cuba

Aug. 17, 2016

Dan Whittle and the protection of Cuba's natural splendor.

Water bottle

Fashion by the Bottle

Dec. 1, 2015

Sarah Kauss’ S’well water bottles have style.

In every issue we feature professional-quality photography by alumni or students on these two pages. To submit your images for consideration, please e-mail christine.sounart@colorado.edu.

Ripples in Time

June 1, 2013

CU-Boulder environmental studies doctoral candidate Ethan Welty captured this formation of sand ripples amid sparse grassy vegetation in the Erg Zehar dune field, a two-day trek via camel from the road’s end at M’ Hamid, Morocco.

Brian Ladd

Capitalizing on Preserving Ecosystems: Brian Ladd

Dec. 1, 2012

When Brian Ladd graduated from CU-Boulder in 1999, he and two friends headed to South America with backpacks and bicycles, pedaling from Peru south through Chile and on to Argentina’s Tierra del Fuego.

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If These Old Trees Could Speak

Sept. 1, 2012

Since 1879 Old Main's towering cottonwood trees have been witness to the best and worst of times.