Tonic for toads

Call it high-altitude kombucha: CU Boulder biologist Valerie McKenzie has developed a probiotic solution that inoculates boreal toads from a virulent infection.

Firefighter fighting a wildfire

New era of wildfire

Current wildfire policy can’t adequately protect people, homes and ecosystems from the longer, hotter fire seasons caused by climate change, according to a recent research paper led by CU Boulder.

The Ttwistor aircraft in flight

Grand Challenge: Eye on the sky

From storm-chasing drones to fire-tracking satellites, Grand Challenge projects are boosting our understanding of an evolving planet.

Galápagos tortoise

Galápagos origins

The Galápagos Islands are home to a tremendous diversity of unique plants and animals.

After image of drought-diminished Lake Shasta

Grand Challenge: Our Space. Our Future.

More than a thousand satellites orbit Earth, including remote sensing satellites collecting vast amounts of data about global temperature, forest health, ocean circulation, sea ice and erosion.

Students mapping at Chimney Rock National Monument

Laser-Guided History

Think you need a shovel to dig into Colorado’s distant past?

Teacher and student looking at fossil kit

Colorado Classrooms Receive Gift of Historic Proportions

Jim Hakala thinks students should have a chance to hold history in their hands.

Scott-Wesley Bean and another student conducting research in the mountains

Fieldwork of Dreams

Research Experience for Community College Students program inspires budding Colorado scientists.