Flowers on Niwot Ridge

$7.65M grant to extend study of how climate change shapes life at 10,000 feet

Feb. 3, 2023

Through the Niwot Ridge Long Term Ecological Research Project, housed at CU Boulder's Mountain Research Station, scientists will continue to examine the impacts of a warming world on the university's highest campus.

Indigenous women's movement

When Indigenous communities have legal land rights, this Brazilian forest benefits

Jan. 26, 2023

A CU Boulder-led study shows that between 1985 and 2019 in Brazil’s Atlantic Forest, deforestation decreased and reforestation increased on lands where Indigenous communities had been able to complete a legal process to receive formal recognition of their ancestral lands.

Child in green surroundings

Childhood trauma linked to civic environmental engagement, green behavior

Jan. 23, 2023

A new study based on survey data from hundreds of U.S. adults links experiencing childhood trauma to public environmental engagement later in life, such as writing letters to elected officials or donating time and resources to an organization.

Four elephants walk in a line in the grass

Why biodiversity matters and what the world is doing about it

Jan. 20, 2023

Nations around the world have committed to achieve 30-by-30, protecting 30% of the planet's land and oceans by 2030. CU Boulder's Mara Goldman why this landmark is critical for the world's biodiversity, and what the challenges are to making it a reality.

Looking at an ice core

Study offers most detailed glimpse yet of planet’s past 11,000 summers and winters

Jan. 11, 2023

By analyzing Antarctic ice cores, CU Boulder scientists and an international team of collaborators have revealed the most detailed look yet at the planet’s recent climatic history, including summer and winter temperatures dating back 11,000 years to the beginning of what is known as the Holocene.

Researchers conduct water sampling.

Ongoing CU research explores impacts, solutions after Marshall Fire

Dec. 21, 2022

The Marshall Fire spurred researchers—many of them personally affected by the fire—to pivot and apply their expertise to the aftermath. One year later, dozens of ongoing research projects continue to explore the science behind what happened that day, the widespread impacts on people, pets and the environment and how we can mitigate future catastrophes amid a changing climate.

Aaron True, Postdoctoral Researcher (left) and John Crimaldi

CU scientists shine light on what comes up when you flush

Dec. 8, 2022

Germophobes, brace yourselves. A team of CU Boulder engineers has revealed how tiny water droplets, invisible to the naked eye, are rapidly ejected into the air when a public restroom toilet is flushed. The research also provides a methodology to help reduce this exposure risk.

The WGEL: Our communities and climate change panel in the Byron White Club Level as part of the Right Here, Right Now Global Climate Summit at the University of Colorado Boulder. (Photo by Casey A. Cass/University of Colorado)

CU Boulder, city leaders highlight local steps to address climate change

Dec. 2, 2022

On the first day of the inaugural Right Here, Right Now Global Climate Summit at CU Boulder, local leaders focused on local community impacts of climate change in an adjacent track of panels.

Researchers holding lab samples

Top 4 promising solutions by sector to fight rising emissions

Nov. 21, 2022

Mitigating climate change by significantly reducing carbon emissions this decade will require big transitions in all sectors, from energy and transportation to construction and industry. But significant reductions in global emissions are possible, experts say.

Clint Carroll in his backyard

Through research and gardening, this CU professor cultivates Indigenous cultural and climate resilience

Nov. 18, 2022

Clint Carroll, associate professor in the Department of Ethnic Studies, studies Cherokee access to gathering wild plants and land use management, and tends to the land in his own backyard.