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.

thunder basin

North American climate research center comes to CU Boulder

Oct. 23, 2018

The U.S. Geological Survey has selected a CU Boulder team to host the North Central Climate Adaptation Science Center for the next five years.

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.