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.

Karen Bailey

Karen Bailey Selected to Participate in Amped's Women of Color Podcast "From the Margins to the Center"

June 19, 2020

Assistant Professor, Karen Bailey, was selected to participate in Amped — a Denver based nonprofit committed to diversifying media through compelling audio storytelling — launched “ From the Margins to the Center,” the first women of color podcast incubator of its kind in the Mile High City.

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As rare animals disappear, scientist faces ‘ecological grief’

June 11, 2020

Five years before the novel coronavirus ran rampant around the world, saiga antelopes from the steppes of Eurasia experienced their own epidemic.

AAAS’ Local Science Engagement Network Gets to Work in Colorado

April 23, 2020

Moderating the event were Max Boykoff, Environmental Studies Associate Professor and the CO-LSEN project lead, and Matt Druckenmiller, a research scientist at the university’s Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences and the CO-LSEN project co-lead.

Colleen Scanlon Lyons Wins 2020 Campus Sustainability Award

April 22, 2020

Dr. Colleen Scanlan Lyons (ENVS Research Professor) was nominated and selected to receive the 2020 individual achievement award recognizing her dedication to advancing partnerships for tropical forest conservation efforts that benefit indigenous peoples and local communities. This award announces the campus' appreciation of her commitment to reducing the burden that the CU campus and the Boulder community place on the environment.

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Wolves and pandemics: Let's not get medieval

March 30, 2020

Professor Lambert writes op-ed piece to dispel claims that wolves caused the current pandemic.