New Study Shows How Tortoises, Alligators Thrived in High Arctic Some 50 Million Years Ago

Aug. 24, 2010

A new study of the High Arctic climate roughly 50 million years ago led by the University of Colorado at Boulder helps to explain how ancient alligators and giant tortoises were able to thrive on Ellesmere Island well above the Arctic Circle, even as they endured six months of darkness each year.

CU-Boulder Team to Assess Air Quality and Respiratory Health Risks Stemming From Gulf Oil Spill

Aug. 19, 2010

Postdoctoral fellows and graduate students from Professor Mark Hernandez's environmental engineering lab at the University of Colorado at Boulder will travel to the Gulf Coast this week to begin studying the effect of this summer's oil spill on air quality along impacted shores.

Texas Petrochemical Emissions Down But Still Underestimated, Says Study

Aug. 11, 2010

A thick blanket of yellow haze hovering over Houston as a result of chemical pollution produced by manufacturing petroleum products may be getting a little bit thinner, according to a new study.

CU and NREL Name New Director of Joint Energy Institute

Aug. 10, 2010

The University of Colorado at Boulder and the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden today named Michael L. Knotek as director of the Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute, or RASEI.

Colorado Center for Biorefining and Biofuels Awarded $336,534 for Student Research

Aug. 4, 2010

A joint renewable energy center of the University of Colorado at Boulder, Colorado State University, Colorado School of Mines, the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory and industry has been awarded $336,534 from the National Science Foundation so that undergraduates can conduct research related to the conversion of biomass to fuels and chemicals.

Ice Core Drilling Effort Involving CU-Boulder Should Help Assess Abrupt Climate Change Risks

Aug. 2, 2010

An international science team involving the University of Colorado at Boulder that is working on the North Greenland Eemian Ice Drilling project hit bedrock July 27 after two summers of work, drilling down more than 1.5 miles in an effort to help assess the risks of abrupt future climate change on Earth.

Fulbright Grants Awarded Both to CU Students and International Ed Office As Orientation Host

Aug. 2, 2010

Every academic year for more than 25 years, University of Colorado at Boulder graduate students and alumni have been awarded Fulbright scholarships and the 2010-11 term is no exception with five recipients heading to other countries for graduate study, advanced research and teaching projects through the U.S. government's flagship international exchange program.

CU-Boulder to Study Environmental Fate of Oil Dispersants Used in Gulf Cleanup

July 20, 2010

Environmental engineering faculty and students at the University of Colorado at Boulder are launching a study this month to determine the environmental fate of chemical dispersants being used in the Gulf oil spill cleanup.

CU-Boulder Awarded NSF Grant to Study Effect of Forest Fires on Mercury in Durango Area

July 15, 2010

Forest fires that have burned thousands of acres near Durango over the last several years may be responsible for unlocking the mercury trapped beneath the soil in the San Juan National Forest and allowing it to wash into Vallecito Reservoir northeast of Durango, according to preliminary findings by a University of Colorado at Boulder engineering professor.

Sea Levels Rising in Parts of Indian Ocean, According to New Study

July 13, 2010

Newly detected rising sea levels in parts of the Indian Ocean, including the coastlines of the Bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea, Sri Lanka, Sumatra and Java, appear to be at least partly a result of human-induced increases of atmospheric greenhouse gases, says a study led by the University of Colorado at Boulder.

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