Shelby Buckley

Environmental engineering on an icebreaker ship at the North Pole

Feb. 6, 2023

Shelby Buckley has made the research trip of a lifetime—studying the impacts of climate change up close and personal on a five-week trip to the Arctic aboard an icebreaking ship.

Badlands, South Dakota

Diverse student projects illuminate power of data analytics

Feb. 3, 2023

Last summer, 18 Earth science data corps interns completed an immersive summer internship program with CU Boulder, Oglala Lakota College, United Tribes Technical College, Metropolitan State University of Denver and CIRES' Earth Lab, bringing new perspectives to studies of birds, water and Indigenous lands.

People holding a Woman, Life, Freedom sign in protest

What to do about Iran? Let Iranians show the way, panelists argue

Dec. 1, 2022

A panel of CU Boulder and local municipal government leaders agreed there are a variety of actions U.S. citizens can take to support the current protests in Iran—primarily by listening to and following the lead of the Iranian people themselves.

abstract image of hands holding gears

Students digging deeper for answers to complex problems

Nov. 14, 2022

Map the System offers CU Boulder students the chance to present their ideas for addressing deeply rooted issues at an international competition sponsored by Oxford University.

Students standing near a research rocket that they built.

Flying before walking: the CU Trailblazers

Nov. 2, 2022

Over the course of nine months, the CU Trailblazers built and launched an eight-foot high-powered rocket for the First Nations Launch competition.

Tropical Cyclone Winston in the South Pacific Ocean, west of Fiji. Credits: NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team/Jeff Schmaltz

When it comes to addressing global climate impacts, who should pay?

Oct. 31, 2022

Poor communities and developing countries are disproportionately vulnerable to extreme weather and changing environments. As the costs of global climate action add up, there is growing consensus that the world’s polluters should foot most of the bill. Learn from panelists at the upcoming Right Here, Right Now Global Climate Summit.

Kera Sherwood-O’Regan

Climate change hits disabled, Indigenous communities hard. Kera Sherwood-O’Regan wants their voices heard

Oct. 21, 2022

As climate change increasingly threatens the environment and the people who depend upon it, Right Here, Right Now Global Climate Summit panelist Kera Sherwood-O’Regan serves as a vocal advocate not only for her fellow Māori—the Indigenous people of New Zealand—but also for people with disabilities. Learn more about Sherwood-O'Regan and how to get involved in the summit.

Hilda Flavia Nakabuye, center, joins a protest.

Her family lost their farm in Uganda. Now she’s standing up for the future

Oct. 14, 2022

When Right Here, Right Now Global Climate Summit panelist and activist Hilda Flavia Nakabuye was growing up in Uganda, her family owned a small plantation. Long periods of climate change-fueled drought, interrupted by fierce storms, destroyed most of her family’s chief source of food and income. Learn more about Flavia Nakabuye and the summit.

Pasang Dolma Sherpa

Changed landscape, lost traditions: One Nepali woman’s search for Indigenous solutions to climate change

Oct. 7, 2022

Pasang Dolma Sherpa cherishes any time she can spend in Nepal’s mountainous region, where she grew up in a Sherpa village. But the scenery has changed significantly. Learn about Dolma Sherpa, one of several panelists at the campus's Right Here, Right Now Global Climate Summit in December.

Painting of three young girls standing in water

3 things to understand about climate justice

Oct. 5, 2022

From increasing droughts and wildfires to polluted air and deforestation, natural disasters have an enormous impact on humans, including Indigenous ways of life. CU faculty shared insights and research at a recent event—read three key takeaways.