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.

wind farm in Texas

Coordinated development could help wind farms be better neighbors

Nov. 26, 2018

New research highlights a previously underexplored consequence: a wake effect from upwind wind farms that can reduce the energy production of their downwind neighbors.

police car

Violent crime rates rise in warmer winters

Nov. 13, 2018

A CIRES-led study uncovers a surprisingly strong connection between climate and U.S. crime rates.

barn swallow

Barn swallows may indeed have evolved alongside barns, humans

Nov. 1, 2018

As humans evolved and expanded, so too did barn swallows, new research suggests.


Tales from the crypt: Microbial life thrives in graveyards

Oct. 29, 2018

While synonymous with death, tombstones host microbial life in profusion, new CU Boulder research finds.