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.
A new tool developed by CU Boulder researchers could lead to more efficient and cheaper technologies for capturing heat-trapping gases from the atmosphere and converting them into beneficial substances, like fuel or building materials.
The war in Ukraine has caused oil prices to surge to the highest level since 2008. Jeffrey Logan of the Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute addresses what the current oil and gas crisis means for the future of renewable energy.
Forest fires can have a significant effect on the amount of water flowing in nearby rivers and streams, and the impact can continue even years after the smoke clears. Now, with the number of forest fires on the rise in the western U.S., that phenomenon is increasingly influencing the region’s water supply—and has increased the risk for floods and landslides.
Warmer, drier nights can no longer dampen wildfires’ flames. Nighttime fires have become more intense in recent decades, as hot, dry nights are more commonplace, according to a new CIRES Earth Lab study.