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As climate change brings a hotter, thirstier atmosphere, much of the western U.S. has seen record-breaking wildfires, intense heat waves, low stream flows and dwindling water supplies. CIRES researcher Imtiaz Rangwala shares on The Conversation. Read more
Bees play an essential role pollinating plants, but scientists study bees to learn about their intricate social networks, learning patterns and adaptive behaviors. These four stories from The Conversation’s archive, featuring CU expert Orit Peleg, offer diverse views of life in the hive. Read more
Twenty-five states aren’t expected to ban abortion if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade. But limits on abortion in these places, too, make them uncertain refuges for people seeking abortions elsewhere. CU experts share on The Conversation. Read more