Summit panelist Constance Okollet near her home Asinget village in Uganda

Technology may prevent the worst climate scenarios, but how do we adapt now?

Nov. 18, 2022

With the planet already warming, technical fixes to addressing a changing climate are important, experts say, but they can only get us so far. We need social fixes, too.

A penguin covered in oil

Doctor’s diagnosis for the Earth: A terminal human malignancy

Nov. 14, 2022

In the book "Homo Ecophagus," a physician with CU Boulder ties sees humanity devouring itself—and the planet.

David Clark, Lindsay Saunders Carl, Romchat Wachirarattanakornkul, Ian Fry and S. James Anaya (Photo by Candace Smith/CU Boulder)

From COP27 stage, CU Boulder, climate alliance, UN Human Rights announce development of commitments

Nov. 8, 2022

At the COP27 climate conference in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, the Right Here, Right Now Global Climate Alliance—an international initiative supported by CU Boulder and others—announced the Human Rights Climate Commitments. The first draft of the commitments will be an outcome of the Right Here, Right Now Global Climate Summit on campus Dec. 1–4.

Australian island, home to Indigenous residents known as 'the Torres Strait 8'

How courts can help protect human rights amid climate change

Nov. 7, 2022

Learn from panelists at the upcoming Right Here, Right Now Global Climate Summit on how the law can be used to address the negative impacts of climate change on human rights around the world.

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Why only some voters have climate change on the brain this November

Nov. 4, 2022

Assistant Professor Matt Burgess discusses the political polarization of climate change and efforts to reduce it, as voters cast their ballots in the midterm elections.

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Spying on fish to discover the ‘rules of life’

Oct. 31, 2022

A $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation will allow CU Boulder researchers to better understand how complex species interactions affect natural ecosystems.

Black-capped chickadee

The chickadee you see sitting on a tree? It might be a hybrid

Oct. 28, 2022

A new study shows that hybrids between black-capped and mountain chickadees are more likely to be found in places where humans have altered the landscape in some way.

Penguins hunt for fish in the cold waters of the Southern Ocean

Scientists call for setting limits, possible moratorium on fishing in Antarctica’s Southern Ocean

Oct. 20, 2022

Published only days before the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources' annual meeting, this evidence-based commentary published in Science notes that current levels of fishing, combined with climate change, are taking a concerning toll on this diverse ecosystem of global importance.

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Researchers studying climate futures shouldn’t jump to extremes

Oct. 19, 2022

A CU Boulder-led team is pushing for climate scientists to put the more likely and plausible middle-of-the-road scenarios at the research forefront instead of solely the worst-case futures.

Galápagos Penguin

Ocean currents have sheltered the Galápagos from global warming. Now it’s time to protect them

Oct. 13, 2022

New research shows that a cold equatorial ocean current—which provides a buffer for the Galápagos Islands against an otherwise warming Pacific Ocean—has been getting stronger for decades. It's encouraging news, and another reason to safeguard this UNESCO World Heritage Site.