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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Win-wins in environmental management hard to find

April 1, 2022

A CU Boulder study shows how compromise and communication can set more realistic expectations for fisheries, farms and beyond.

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How cattle ranchers in Brazil could help reduce carbon emissions

March 17, 2022

Customized assistance helped Brazilian cattle ranchers sustainably increase their cattle production while keeping carbon in the ground, according to a new study.

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US fires 4 times larger, 3 times more frequent since 2000

March 17, 2022

Fires have gotten larger, more frequent and more widespread across the United States since 2000, according to a new CU Boulder-led paper published in Science Advances.

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New method could lead to cheaper, more efficient ways to capture carbon

March 16, 2022

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.

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How rising gas prices emphasize the need for renewable energy

March 15, 2022

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.

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Forest fires increasingly affecting rivers and streams—for better and worse

Feb. 24, 2022

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.


Hotter, drier nights mean more runaway fires

Feb. 16, 2022

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.