Los Angeles skyline.

As Los Angeles traffic slowed amid pandemic, researchers gained air pollution insights

Nov. 30, 2021

As coronavirus cases popped up across California in March 2020, the previously impossible happened in Los Angeles County: The region’s normally bumper-to-bumper traffic slowed by roughly 24%. Lucky drivers were now, suddenly, able to make it from Burbank to Santa Monica at rush hour on the 101 and 405 in...

CU Boulder campus from the air.

Young alumnus endows environmental engineering scholarship

Nov. 18, 2021

Doug Smart (Fin’20) graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder barely more than a year ago, but he already has an eye toward the next generation with a new undergraduate scholarship. He earned his degree in business finance and now works in corporate development at Accenture in Chicago, but wanted...

Ben Livneh

9News features Livneh in Climate Change Town Hall

Nov. 15, 2021

9NEWS explored climate change solutions with Colorado experts at a town hall on Wednesday. The town hall included topics like weather, water, wildfires and what we can do to protect our planet. The panelists were: Becky Bolinger, assistant state climatologist for the Colorado Climate Center , Ben Livneh, director of...

Ben Livneh

Livneh featured in PBS NewsHour Documentary on the Colorado River

Nov. 11, 2021

The Colorado River runs nearly fifteen hundred miles, winding through seven states and Mexico. It supplies drinking water to nearly 40 million people, irrigates nearly 4 million acres of farmland and attracts millions of nature lovers to scenic Grand Canyon vistas. And it is on the brink. A 20 year...

Farrand Field

Campus pandemic team recognized with CU Boulder award

Nov. 11, 2021

CU Boulder’s Alumni Awards are recognizing a team of faculty and staff for their efforts on the COVID 19 pandemic. Environmental engineering faculty members Cresten Mansfeldt and Shelly Miller are among a group of employees collectively referred to as the CU Boulder Pandemic Scientific Steering Committee and Science Team (“The...

Karl Linden

Type of ultraviolet light most effective at killing coronavirus is also the safest to use around people

Oct. 26, 2021

Scientists have long known that ultraviolet light can kill pathogens on surfaces and in air and water . UV robots are used to disinfect empty hospital rooms, buses and trains; UV bulbs in HVAC systems eliminate pathogens in building air; and UV lamps kill bugs in drinking water . Perhaps...

Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program

Oct. 18, 2021

Interested in a paid STEM internship working at a Naval research lab? The Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program (NREIP) provides opportunities for college students to participate in research at one of 47 Department of Navy (DoN) laboratories for 10 weeks during the summer. Interns further their education in STEM fields...

Karl Linden

Fox 31 highlights Linden research on UV light disinfection for COVID-19

Oct. 4, 2021

BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. — University of Colorado Boulder researchers say a specific wavelength of ultraviolet light is effective at killing the COVID-19 virus and is safe for use in public places like concert halls and airports. Caught on camera: Burst of light from meteor can be seen for miles in...

Ben Livneh

Livneh quoted in Kaiser Health News wildfire story

Sept. 28, 2021

The ‘Burn Scars’ of Wildfires Threaten the West’s Drinking Water Colorado saw its worst fire season last year, with the three largest fires in state history and more than 600,000 acres burned . But some of the effects didn’t appear until this July, when heavy rain pushed sediment from damaged...

Marina Vance

Amid wildfires and a pandemic, here’s how to keep your indoor air clean

Sept. 7, 2021

It’s no secret: The air quality is bad in Colorado this summer. Thus far, the state has issued 59 Ozone Action Day alerts since May 31—the most in a single year since record-keeping began a decade ago. At least one day in August, Denver boasted the worst air quality of...

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