Wil Srubar

Cities of the future may be built with algae-grown limestone

June 23, 2022

The Living Materials Laboratory is scaling up the manufacture of carbon-neutral cement as well as cement products, which can slowly pull carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere and store it.

Lucy Pao and wind turbines

Inspired by palm trees, scientists develop hurricane-resilient wind turbines

June 15, 2022

New results from real-world tests of a downwind turbine could inform and improve the wind energy industry in a world with intensifying hurricanes and a greater demand for renewable energy.

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.

Stacey Smith, co-author on the publication and associate professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, peels the skin off of a Lantana fruit.

Pigment or optical illusion? What makes this berry blue

June 13, 2022

The same visual trick, called 'structural color,' that makes peacock feathers green and butterfly wings blue gives these Colorado berries their brilliant hue, new research has found.

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.

Anna Hermes (lead author of the study) and Monica Cooper (of the University of California Cooperative Extension Office) collect samples next to a vineyard.

Toward more sustainable wine: Scientists can now track sulfur from grapes to streams

May 24, 2022

New research could help California farmers fine-tune their use and application of agricultural sulfur to sustain the wine industry and minimize unintended environmental impacts.

A U.S. flag blows in the wind. (Glenn Akasawa)

It’s been unusually windy this spring. Here’s why you should care

May 12, 2022

It's not just you—it was extra windy this April along the Front Range. Learn more from experts in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences about the windy spring, what the conditions could mean for the upcoming fire season and why wind is hard to predict.

Matt Burgess, Renae Marshall, and Joe Neguse

US Reps. Neguse and Curtis discuss bipartisan ways to address climate change

April 22, 2022

The two lawmakers discussed shared motivations, opportunities for consensus-building and how to reduce political polarization around climate change to an audience of more than 150 people.

Denver, Colorado

7 things to know about the Clean Water Act after 50 years

April 20, 2022

CU Boulder Today spoke with Mark Squillace of Colorado Law about the 50th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, and what the present and future may hold for water quality in the United States.