pesticide study

CU Boulder Engineering study finds at least nine pesticide chemicals near Boulder County homes

April 28, 2022

The air quality study, led by mechanical engineering PhD candidate Aniya Khalili, aims to inspire the community to lead cleaner lifestyles and promote further research on pesticide exposure.

Inside the researcher's lab

How does Marshall Fire smoke affect indoor, outdoor air quality?

Jan. 14, 2022

Professors Michael Hannigan and Marina Vance join scientists from CIRES and NOAA to install instruments in surviving houses to understand the smoke impacts on indoor air quality.

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The Conversation: Here’s where (and how) you are most likely to catch COVID – new study

Jan. 11, 2022

Professor Shelly Miller shares her recent research about COVID-19 transmission with The Conversation.

Climate action

In 2022, consider these 5 climate resolutions

Dec. 17, 2021

When possible, choose electricity over gas at home. Using natural gas makes your home a hidden source of air pollution, according to research from mechanical engineering faculty.

LA traffic

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

Nov. 30, 2021

A team of scientists led by the Department of Mechanical Engineering are using the once-in-a-lifetime event to answer an unusual question: How much do vehicles in a city like Los Angeles add to the ammonia emissions that can hang in the air and sicken residents?

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Don’t throw that cloth mask away yet—it still works

Sept. 9, 2021

The reusable cloth masks people have been using for the past year or more may look a little worse for the wear. But new research from Professor Marina Vance finds that washing and drying them doesn’t reduce their ability to filter out viral particles.

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First Annual Report Highlights Links Between Air Quality and Climate Change

Sept. 7, 2021

Two CIRES scientists working in NOAA laboratories contributed to the World Meteorological Organization's first-ever Air Quality and Climate Bulletin.

Smog blankets sky

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

Sept. 7, 2021

Professor Marina Vance shares easy and effective ways to keep our indoor air clean from ozone, wildfire smoke and COVID-19.

Aerial-monitoring sensor system

Alumni Spotlight: Prateek Shrestha builds technology to raise awareness about Nepal’s poor air quality

Sept. 2, 2021

ME alumnus Prateek Shrestha has developed an aerial-monitoring sensor that will help educate people on mapping air pollutants in Nepal.

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Simple safety measures reduce musical COVID-19 transmission

Aug. 27, 2021

ME professor Shelly Miller, a co-author of the study, finds masking instruments, social distancing and implementing time limits significantly reduce the risk of emitting COVID-19 airborne particles.