Researchers at CU Boulder using a wind tunnel to study wildfires

Burning up: CU researchers use unique tunnel to study wildfires

Oct. 17, 2019

Researchers are using computations and experiments in a new sloping wind tunnel to study how wildfires form and move across different landscapes.

A white strawberry cockle (Fragum fragum) found in the waters of Guam.

Evolutionary biologist nabs fellowship to study collaborative ocean organisms

Oct. 15, 2019

An evolutionary biologist who studies how clams and other animals collaborate with algae to thrive in oceans around the world has won a prestigious fellowship.

Varsity Lake

The Water Desk awards grants to journalists covering Western water issues

Oct. 7, 2019

The Water Desk, a journalism initiative at the University of Colorado Boulder’s Center for Environmental Journalism, has awarded its first grants to support journalists and media outlets covering Western water issues and the Colorado River Basin.

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Seed availability hampers forest recovery after wildfires

Oct. 2, 2019

A lack of tree seedling establishment following recent wildfires is limiting coniferous forest recovery in the western U.S., new research finds.


Arctic melting: How shrinking sea ice will hit home for all of us

Oct. 1, 2019

Sea ice hit the second lowest point on record this year, and that’s a big deal from the North Pole to Texas. The Brainwaves podcast breaks it down with Walt Meier and Twila Moon of The National Snow and Ice Data Center.


When it rains: The hidden impact of wildfire

Oct. 1, 2019

After a wildfire, rainfall carries organic contaminants into nearby watersheds, resulting in added filtration costs downstream.


Engineers join partnership to address critical U.S. water security issues

Sept. 25, 2019

CU Boulder is part of a new $100 million interdisciplinary partnership to address critical water security issues in the United States over the next five years, the U.S. Department of Energy announced Monday.


How to park a ship in ice

Sept. 25, 2019

Loaded with research equipment and CU Boulder scientists, the RV Polarstern icebreaker is steaming towards the central Arctic, searching for the perfect parking spot next to an ice floe.

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Arctic sea ice reaches second lowest minimum in satellite record

Sept. 23, 2019

The National Snow and Ice Data Center announced Monday that Arctic sea ice reached its likely minimum extent on Sept. 18, 2019.

Sea stars huddle together under Antarctic ice

Antarctic marine protection treaty offers lessons for global conservation

Sept. 20, 2019

Researchers reflect on the lessons learned from a landmark multinational agreement protecting Antarctica's Ross Sea.