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.

First place winner, Chembotix

In person once more, startup competition brings capital to creativity

April 13, 2022

Five startup ventures, led by CU Boulder students and faculty, competed for more than $100,000 in prize money Tuesday evening at the 14th annual New Venture Challenge championship, CU Boulder's premier entrepreneurial program and competition.

Amy Hoagland

CU Boulder artist wins national award for art about climate change

April 7, 2022

Amy Hoagland received the top award from new program that recognizes emerging craft artists who advance sustainability through their art. Hoagland's work is also on display at the CU Art Museum through April 14.

Installation of solar panels

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.