Billboard art displaying three circles with doves in them

Denver billboard art installation draws attention to ‘stop hate’

Feb. 2, 2021

A new artwork on view near downtown Denver is designed to address hate as a response to events and movements from the past year.


Tune in: Short virtual plays bring science to life Jan. 21–24

Jan. 21, 2021

Four new short, science-based plays debut online this weekend, about everything from pikas and tsunamis to cannibalism.

Hand holding a corn cob

Soil degradation costs U.S. corn farmers a half-billion dollars every year

Jan. 12, 2021

Researchers have found that a whopping one-third of the fertilizer applied to grow corn in the U.S. each year simply compensates for the ongoing loss of soil fertility, costing farmers a half-billion dollars.

WHOTS buoy off the coast of Hawaii

Impacts of COVID-19 emissions reductions remain murky in the oceans

Dec. 10, 2020

While greenhouse gas emissions dropped significantly in the first half of 2020, new research finds ocean acidification remains unchanged—yet the world's oceans can respond quickly in other ways to reduced emissions.

Niwot Ridge

Colorado mountains bouncing back from ‘acid rain’ impacts

Dec. 8, 2020

Niwot Ridge in the Rocky Mountains is slowly recovering from increased acidity caused by vehicle emissions in Colorado’s Front Range, suggesting that alpine regions across the Mountain West may be recovering. This is good news for the wildlife and wildflowers of Rocky Mountain National Park and for water sources that supply the Front Range and the Mountain West.

Alejandra Abad and Román Anaya

Art flags aim to unite people, celebrate culture, spark hope

Nov. 30, 2020

Two CU Boulder artists saw a need for people to come together safely and celebrate the new year with hope. The result? One of the most colorful and inspiring local events this winter.

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change COP25

Worst-case emissions projections are already off track

Nov. 30, 2020

New research reveals that emissions are not growing as fast as the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's assessments have indicated—and that the IPCC is not using the most up-to-date climate scenarios in its planning and policy recommendations.

Bike lanes

How the COVID-19 pandemic can reshape our streets and relationship to cars

Nov. 17, 2020

In the spring of 2020, once-busy streets became quiet and empty. In many cities, pedestrians and bicycles filled city streets instead of cars. What could this mean for the future of our cities and transportation systems?

College students

Webinar recording available: Unique risks for youth during COVID-19

Oct. 21, 2020

Watch a panel discussion, featuring CU Boulder's June Gruber, that examines the profound impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on families across the United States.

Flour beetles

Tiny beetles a bellwether of ecological disruption by climate change

Oct. 19, 2020

New research shows that as species across the world adjust where they live in response to climate change, they will come into competition with other species that could hamper their ability to keep up with the pace of this change.