Throwing sand

To study impacts of longer, hotter summers, ecologists haul 5,000 pounds of sand up a mountain

Sept. 12, 2022

An annual experiment based out of CU Boulder’s century-old Mountain Research Station aims to measure the effects of warming temperatures and faster snowmelt on alpine ecosystems by coating snowpack with thousands of pounds of black sand.

Flooding in eastern Kentucky on July 29, 2022.

7 takeaways about flooding, infrastructure and climate change

Sept. 8, 2022

Across the country this summer, flooding has damaged national parks, cities and communities—and left hundreds of thousands of people without clean water in Jackson, Mississippi. Two CU Boulder engineering experts discuss the state of our infrastructure and the impacts of climate change.

​​Onward and Upward installation at the CU Art Museum

CU Art Museum debuts comprehensive Sharkive print collection

Sept. 7, 2022

Acquired by the university in 2018, this giant collection of artwork created at Shark's Ink printmaking studio in Lyons, Colorado, spans more than four decades and illustrates a variety of printmaking techniques. The public is invited to an open house on Saturday, Sept. 10.

Gathering data

What does the Inflation Reduction Act do to address climate change?

Aug. 17, 2022

President Biden has now signed the largest bill the U.S. has ever passed to address climate change. Professor Max Boykoff discusses the legislation’s impact with CU Boulder Today.

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.

Beaver

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.

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.

An adult prairie rattlesnake, one of the focal species in the study, raised up in defensive posture near a den site in Colorado.

To keep up with evolving prey, rattlesnakes tap genetically diverse venom toolbox

July 18, 2022

A new study of rattlesnakes in the western U.S. sheds light on how the reptiles evolve over time to keep up with prey resistance to their venom.

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.

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