2018 aerial view over the CU Boulder campus. (Photo by Glenn Asakawa/University of Colorado)

NOAA, CU Boulder expand research partnership

June 30, 2022

The Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at CU Boulder will continue to support the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Earth system and data science research under a new agreement.

Jars of snail specimens sit on a shelf

These snails died during Prohibition. Researchers just identified their gut microbes

June 29, 2022

The gut microbiomes of long-dead animals could give researchers surprising insights into how climate change and other factors have shaped the Rocky Mountains over decades.

Konrad Steffen with ice covering his mustache

Glacier named for Konrad Steffen, former CIRES director

June 21, 2022

The Greenland Place Name Committee has named a glacier “Sermeq Konrad Steffen” after the late Konrad Steffen, former director of CIRES, who made exceptional contributions to Greenlandic society and science.

Polar bear on a glacier

Newly documented population of polar bears sheds light on species’ future

June 20, 2022

A new population of polar bears documented on the southeast coast of Greenland use glacier ice to survive, despite limited access to sea ice. This small, genetically distinct group of polar bears could be important to the future of the species in a warming world.

Dr. Francis Ramaley and Dr. Caldwell (right) with a class in the forest near the Mountain Research Station in 1909. Students are wearing formal field dress.

Classroom in the sky: CU’s 10,000-foot Mountain Research Station turns 100

June 14, 2022

The public is invited to celebrate at a six-night, in-person seminar series with dates June 21–29, featuring talks from local artists and scientists over dinner at the newly renovated Wildrose Dining Hall.

Penguin on ice in Antarctica

Report: Antarctic is changing dramatically, with global consequences

June 13, 2022

Climate change is having significant impacts on Antarctica’s ice sheets, climate and ecosystems with far-reaching global consequences, according to a new international report of which CU's Cassandra Brooks is a co-author.

monitoring methane at an oil and gas site

Methane leaks are a major factor in climate change. One startup wants to stop them

June 8, 2022

Escaped methane from oil and gas operations contributes more to climate change than previously thought. But a new CU Boulder-born startup, inspired by a 2005 Nobel Prize winning discovery, has devised a way to sniff out leaks in real time.

Researcher collects a sap sample from a plant

In the air, on the ground and everywhere in between

June 6, 2022

Among many interdisciplinary efforts, scientists are using the power and promise of remote sensing to help solve food supply, pollution and water scarcity problems around the globe.

Elk in Estes Park, Colorado

Preserving corridors between protected lands key to protecting wildlife, study shows

June 6, 2022

Researchers have created the first global map of where mammals are most likely to move between protected areas, such as national parks and nature preserves.

Clan of hyenas in the Ngorongoro Crater (Tanzania) rest under a broken-down roller

Quick evolution is helping wildlife survive, scientists find

June 2, 2022

Climate change is forcing animals to adapt—and fast. New research from a global team of researchers, including one from CU Boulder, finds that wild animals might be better equipped to deal with these changes than expected.