CU community members honored for multi-faceted leadership

Sept. 23, 2020

Three University of Colorado community members have been named recipients of the 2020 Thomas Jefferson Award, among the highest honors bestowed at the state’s largest institution of higher education.

Peter Newton in the Amazonian state of Acre, Brazil looking up
ENVS professor leads study of the spatial relationships between people and forests, globally

Sept. 17, 2020

“People had made estimates of ‘forest dependence,’ but not in any empirically rigorous, consistent way,” says Peter Newton, assistant professor of environmental studies at the University of Colorado Boulder.

River flowing in nature
New grant supports interdisciplinary research on ‘the critical zone’ and the future of Western water

Sept. 2, 2020

Congratulations to Assistant Professor, Eve Hinckley, and collaborators, Holly Barnard and Katherine Lininger, on their recent NSF grant to support interdisciplinary research on ‘the critical zone’ — from Earth’s bedrock to tree canopy top — in the American West.

White House press briefing
ENVS Professor, Roger Pielke Jr., seeks to find out "How has science shaped COVID-19 policy? " with new NSF RAPID grant

Sept. 1, 2020

Roger Pielke and an international team of investigators will spend the next year scouring public documents, interviewing journalists and political insiders and collecting data to paint a picture of how at least seven countries utilized scientific advice to address the pandemic.

An agricultural field is sprayed with fertilizer or pesticides. (Credit: John Lambeth / Pexels)
Agriculture replaces fossil fuels as largest human source of sulfur in the environment

Aug. 10, 2020

Congratulations to Eve-Lyn Hinckley for her new paper out today in Nature Geoscience which identifies fertilizer and pesticide applications to croplands as the largest source of sulfur in the environment—up to 10 times higher than the peak sulfur load seen in the second half of the 20th century, during the days of acid rain.