Greenland ice melting faster than expected

Jan. 22, 2019

Greenland is melting faster than scientists previously thought—and will likely lead to faster sea level rise—thanks to the continued, accelerating warming of the Earth’s atmosphere.

Lake Dillon

Colorado’s Lake Dillon is warming rapidly

Jan. 7, 2019

CIRES researchers harnessed 35 years of data to uncover responses of a high-elevation reservoir to a warming world.


A record-low start to the new year in Antarctica

Jan. 3, 2019

The rate of Antarctic ice extent loss for December 2018 is the fastest in the satellite record, according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center.

Rocky Mountain National Park

Longer growing seasons complicate outlook for coniferous forests

Dec. 19, 2018

Will a longer, climate-induced growing season ultimately help coniferous forests to grow or hurt them?

Antarctic Ice Sheet

Less ozone means more snow for Antarctica

Dec. 10, 2018

Ozone layer depletion has increased snowfall over Antarctica in recent decades, partially mitigating the ongoing loss of the continent’s ice sheet mass.

Boulder front range

How weather and climate shape Earth's life-sustaining surface

Dec. 6, 2018

New research shines a light on how rainfall shapes ridgetops, valley floors and the critical zone of Earth's surface.


Biologists discover rare 3-species warbler hybrid

Dec. 3, 2018

The warbler hybrid suggests that bird species in sharp decline are struggling to find suitable mates.


The quirky movement of glaciers

Nov. 29, 2018

Detailed observations of Greenland’s Jakobshavn Glacier help explain dynamic tidewater glacier speedup and slowdowns.

pale-flecked garden sunskink

Forest fragmentation disrupts parasite infection in Australian lizards

Nov. 29, 2018

Deforestation and habitat fragmentation can decrease transmission of a parasitic nematode in a particular species of Australian lizard, new research shows.


Health and climate report warns of future risks

Nov. 29, 2018

Research from 27 global institutions including CU Boulder shows that extreme heat damages health and livelihood and threatens to overwhelm hospitals.