oil and gas

Colorado oil and gas study concludes with energy insights

Oct. 10, 2018

A massive research and education effort on energy and environmental issues led by CU Boulder engineering faculty is ending after a five-year run with significant results relevant to Colorado's growing energy industry.


Arctic sea ice at minimum extent for 2018

Sept. 27, 2018

Arctic sea ice has likely reached its minimum extent for the year and ties with 2008 and 2010 as the sixth lowest in the nearly 40-year satellite record.

ice cap

Unprecedented ice loss in Russian glacier

Sept. 19, 2018

Ice loss detected in a Russian glacier has challenged scientists' assumptions about the stability of the cold ice caps dotting Earth's high latitudes.

Prairie rattlesnake

When it rains, snake bites soar

Sept. 5, 2018

Hikers and trail runners be warned: Rattlesnakes and other venomous reptiles may bite more people during rainy years than in seasons wracked by drought, a new study shows.

Aaron Treher and Molly McDermott speak with the Cargills at their farm.

Pushing Boundaries: Grad students think like barn swallows to craft an artistic nesting site

Sept. 5, 2018

Side by Side is a community art and science event focused on barn swallows, a declining songbird species that nests exclusively in human-made spaces.


Alpine ecosystems struggle to recover from air pollution

Sept. 4, 2018

Degraded alpine ecosystems showed limited recovery years after long-term inputs of human-caused nitrogen air pollution.


China is hot spot of ground-level ozone pollution

Aug. 29, 2018

Ozone levels higher across China than in other countries tracking the air pollutant, new NOAA/CIRES research shows.

Four Mile Canyon fire

How a wildfire's temperature affects its smoke

Aug. 10, 2018

A new NOAA and NASA campaign investigates how the temperature of western U.S. wildfires affects the composition of their smoke.

Oroville Dam

Rain-on-snow flood risk to increase in many U.S. mountain regions

Aug. 6, 2018

Flooding caused by rain falling on snowpack could more than double by the end of this century in some areas of the western U.S. and Canada due to climate change.


New clues about mysterious atmospheric waves in Antarctica

July 25, 2018

Researchers have found a link between gravity waves in the upper and lower Antarctic atmosphere, helping create a clearer picture of global air circulation.