researcher collecting water from a stream

Researchers develop highly accurate sensor for E. coli risk detection

Aug. 16, 2022

Researchers at CU Boulder have developed and validated a new sensor for E. coli risk detection that features an impressive 83% accuracy rate when detecting contamination in surface waters.

Researchers with CU Boulder and CSU signs at the Everest base camp

CU professor treks to the top of the world to share urgent wildlife and climate message 

Aug. 15, 2022

This past May, Joanna Lambert traveled around the globe, met with world leaders and hiked up the world’s highest mountain to speak about how climate change is increasing human and wildlife conflict around the world.

Vanderford Glacier reflection

Unlocking the secrets of the East Antarctic ice sheet

Aug. 12, 2022

New research suggests the world's largest ice sheet may be more susceptible to climate change than previously thought. If the sleepy giant were to completely melt, it would cause global sea levels to rise by 52 meters, or about 170 feet.


Scientists call for ‘Western Rewilding Network’ to support wolf, beaver populations, improve biodiversity on public lands

Aug. 9, 2022

In a paper published this week, CU Boulder Professor Joanna Lambert and 19 other scientists call for a portion of federal land in 11 states to be used to ‘rewild’ the American West.

Bison grazing in Konza prairie, Kansas

Oft-overlooked grasslands build biodiversity, resilience over centuries

Aug. 4, 2022

The restoration of grassland ecosystems may need more of a guided, hands-on approach over time, according to a new review of global conservation efforts.

Wind farm in New Zealand

New center to allow explorations of human dimensions of environmental challenges

Aug. 4, 2022

Bringing together social and environmental scientists, CIRES’ new Center for Social and Environmental Futures will facilitate cutting-edge research, education and outreach activities focused on the human dimensions of environmental problems.

painting of people exploring a rainforest

Exploring the intersection of science, policy in Brazil’s legendary rainforests

Aug. 4, 2022

Graduate students in CU’s Masters in the Environment program recently journeyed into the Amazon and Atlantic forests with the Colorado-Brazil Program for Sustainable Development Education, where they were taught to keep human interest at the heart of conservation and climate change efforts.

River in Colorado

Report outlines emerging technologies to improve Colorado water management

Aug. 1, 2022

A new report from CU Boulder and Colorado State University outlines how a variety of emerging technologies can help water managers, landowners and policymakers improve western water management in the face of severe, ongoing drought.

Hands holding peanuts

Amid climate change and conflict, more resilient food systems a must, report shows

July 15, 2022

A new CU Boulder-led study ranks the top 32 threats to food security over the next two decades, pointing to climate change and conflict as top culprits and calling for more coordination in building resilient food systems around the globe.

Power plants

What the SCOTUS ruling on EPA and emissions means for climate change

July 11, 2022

Colorado Law's Jonathan Skinner-Thompson discusses the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), limiting the EPA’s authority under a provision of the Clean Air Act to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from the power sector.