Three people at a water tank.

CU Boulder spinout company celebrates carbon-credit investment by Mortenson Co.

June 1, 2023

Mortenson Center director leads Virridy, which is working to connect the global carbon credit market to regulated water treatment obligations M. A. Mortenson Companies, Inc. invests $2M in Virridy for Africa and United States Freshwater Carbon Projects involving partners University of Colorado Boulder, Moore Foundation, Autodesk Foundation This week, M...

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Satellites reveal widespread decline in global lake water storage

May 18, 2023

More than 50 percent of the largest lakes in the world are losing water, according to a groundbreaking new assessment published today in Science . The article was coauthored by Professor Balaji Rajagopalan and Associate Professor Ben Livneh. Fangfang Yao, a CIRES visiting scholar, was the lead author.

Evan Thomas

Valuing water to survive climate change

May 17, 2023

Evan Thomas discusses climate change and its impact on water in a new TEDx talk. Thomas is the Endowed Chair and Director of the Mortenson Center in Global Engineering and Resilience at the University of Colorado Boulder and a professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering and...

Shelly Miller

Faces of Community-Engaged Scholarship: Professor Shelly L. Miller

May 1, 2023

Professor Shelly L. Miller is a problem solver and an air pollution engineer. She finds reward and value when solving issues with immediate benefits, such as improved public health. Doing her work through a community partnership model is a match made in heaven. How did you start working in public...

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Capitalism caused climate change. Can capitalism also solve it?

March 29, 2023

Around the world, dry areas have become drier and wet places have become wetter, with both drought and flooding reducing the amount of safe drinking water in those areas. Studies from Oxfam and others have pointed to emissions inequality—wealthy countries by far emit the most greenhouse gases. Those emissions cause...

Shelly Miller

Engineering’s Shelly Miller to deliver Distinguished Research Lecture on April 20

March 24, 2023

When Shelly Miller was growing up in southern California in the 1980s, there were days when poor air quality from smog would prevent her from going to school – or even going outside at all. “What I find interesting is that there are more sources of air pollution in that...

SEEC Building

Environmental Engineering Seed Grants for faculty available

The Environmental Engineering Program within the College of Engineering and Applied Science is offering seed grants to help with interdisciplinary research. The total amount of funding available is $100,000 and submissions are due by April 10. Applications must be co-submitted with a current member of the program faculty of the...

Shelly Miller

Miller honored by CU Engineering for air quality research

Jan. 17, 2023

Shelly Miller has received the 2022 Faculty Research Award from the College of Engineering and Applied Science. The honor, which is bestowed annually, recognizes achievements by a faculty member who has made outstanding contributions to the advancement of knowledge through research activities. Miller is a professor in the Paul M...

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Cross-campus open house will feature interdisciplinary climate change research, kick off U.N. Summit events

Nov. 28, 2022

The College of Engineering and Applied Science, the College of Arts and Sciences and the Leeds School of Business are teaming up to highlight CU Boulder-led research to address climate change from 3-5 p.m. on Nov. 30 in the Olson Atrium of the Rustandy Building. The event comes ahead of...

Shelly Miller

CU Boulder joins White House summit on indoor air quality

Nov. 1, 2022

The challenges of wildfires, industrial pollution and vehicle emissions have centered the issue of outdoor air quality in the public consciousness. With the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic and the realization that the pathogen primarily transmits indoors, there has been growing awareness of the importance of indoor air quality, as...