A U.S. flag blows in the wind. (Glenn Akasawa)

It’s been unusually windy this spring. Here’s why you should care

May 12, 2022

It's not just you—it was extra windy this April along the Front Range. Learn more from experts in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences about the windy spring, what the conditions could mean for the upcoming fire season and why wind is hard to predict.

Goats near a village

For East Africa’s pastoralists, climate change already fueling violence, hunger

May 10, 2022

For centuries, East Africa peoples like the Maasai and Turkana have survived by herding cattle, moving these animals across miles of wide-open grasslands to keep them fed. Now, worsening droughts and a host of other challenges are threatening that nomadic existence.

A tree "Fitbit" is strapped to a trunk.

Tree ‘Fitbits’ track urban growth, flowering, more

May 5, 2022

Low-cost “tree Fitbits” can pinpoint the precise timing of tree activities, like spring bloom or autumn leaf change, and more, according to a new CU Boulder study.

Matt Burgess, Renae Marshall, and Joe Neguse

US Reps. Neguse and Curtis discuss bipartisan ways to address climate change

April 22, 2022

The two lawmakers discussed shared motivations, opportunities for consensus-building and how to reduce political polarization around climate change to an audience of more than 150 people.

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LASP’s Hybrid Solar Reference Spectrum named new international standard for climate research

April 22, 2022

The new standard, endorsed by the international Committee on Earth Observation Satellites, will reduce uncertainty in global climate models and many more Earth Science applications.

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10 ways LASP is a leader in Earth and climate science

April 22, 2022

In celebration of our amazing planet, for Earth Week we’re featuring 10 ways LASP contributes to crucial Earth and climate science research.

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7 things to know about the Clean Water Act after 50 years

April 20, 2022

CU Boulder Today spoke with Mark Squillace of Colorado Law about the 50th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, and what the present and future may hold for water quality in the United States.

Researchers work on a project to develop a blockchain and sensor platform for groundwater conservation in California.

CU Boulder, Deloitte launch Climate Innovation Collaboratory to accelerate action on climate crisis

April 19, 2022

The new Climate Innovation Collaboratory based at CU Boulder will drive critical research and application of climate solutions for government agencies.

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For climate change mitigation, bipartisan politics can work

April 12, 2022

In an increasingly polarized nation, cooperation across party lines is key to sustained climate mitigation in the United States, according to a new CIRES study.

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Report highlights affordable, available ways to mitigate climate change now

April 6, 2022

A new assessment from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change brings a dire warning, but also good news: We currently have the tools necessary to mitigate climate change, and they’re cheaper than ever before.

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