Being indoors with other people is a recipe for spreading COVID-19, but removing airborne particles through proper ventilation and air filtration can reduce risk. Professor Shelly Miller shares on The Conversation.
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Westminster Abbey has witnessed nearly a millennium of British history—but many rituals, like those at royal funerals, are by no means ancient. How has the ornate church and its significance to the monarchy changed over centuries? CU historian Paul Hammer shares on The Conversation. Read more
A heat wave that pushed California’s power grid to the limit and the water system failure in Mississippi are just two examples of how a growing maintenance backlog and increasing climate change are creating a golden age of infrastructure failure. CU expert Paul Chinowsky shares on The Conversation. Read more
Concrete is strong, durable, affordable and accessible. But the global concrete industry is responsible for more than 8% of greenhouse gas emissions—more than three times the emissions associated with aviation—and demand is rising. CU expert Wil Srubar shares on The Conversation: four innovative ways to clean up this notoriously hard to decarbonize industry. Read more