Karl Linden at the ceremony

Karl Linden receives UVA's Lifetime Achievement Award

Sept. 20, 2023

Professor Karl Linden was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the UV World Congress, hosted from Sept. 10-13 at the InterContinental Dubai - Festival City hotel in Dubai. "It was one of the sweetest moments of my career," said Linden, chair of CU Boulder's Department of Civil, Environmental and...

Marina Vance

Vance wins Fulbright Scholar Award to do a year-long research project in Indonesia

June 20, 2023

Assistant Professor Marina Vance of the Paul M. Rady Department of Mechanical Engineering has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar Award for research that will investigate the use of fixed-location and mobile low-cost air quality monitors in Indonesia. Fulbright Scholar Awards are prestigious and competitive fellowships that provide unique opportunities for...

Balaji Rajagopalan

Unlocking the monsoon mystery and its impact on society

June 12, 2023

Balaji Rajagopalan grew up in a small railroad town near Hyderabad, India, in a home without running water. At night, the sound of water would often awaken him, prompting him to rush with cooking pots to collect water spurting from a pipe in the backyard. During the dry season, the...

Mark Hernandez

Hernandez discusses indoor air quality with Washington Post

June 12, 2023

The Washington Post is highlighting ways to keep air quality better indoors. The outlet interviewed Mark Hernandez, who advocates for installing HEPA air cleaners in homes, especially now, with smoke from Canadian wildfires blanketing the northeastern United States. “I look at them (air purifiers) as the seat belts for lungs,"...

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...

Satellite photo of a lake

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...

A child and adult getting water.

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...