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5 takeaways from Colorado climate education webinar

April 9, 2020

Getting people to care about climate change as the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps the globe is tough—but not impossible, several Colorado political and environmental leaders said during a webinar Tuesday hosted by CU Boulder.

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3 simple steps to support your immune health

April 8, 2020

As we are all adjusting to a new normal to limit our exposure to COVID-19, now is also a good time to pay attention to our immune system, which can influence how our body responds if we are exposed to disease.

Cells expressing a nuclear marker

To divide or not to divide? The mother cell may decide

April 2, 2020

Researchers at CU Boulder have found that it’s the mother cell that determines if its daughter cells will divide. The finding, explained in a new study out today in Science, sheds new light on the cell cycle using modern imaging technologies, and could have implications for cancer drug therapy treatments.

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Increasingly mobile sea ice risks polluting Arctic neighbors

March 18, 2020

The movement of sea ice between Arctic countries is expected to significantly increase this century, raising the risk of more widely transporting pollutants like microplastics and oil, according to new research from CU Boulder.

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Layered solar cell technology boosts efficiency, affordability

March 5, 2020

Researchers from CU Boulder have created a low-cost solar cell with one of the highest power-conversion efficiencies to date, by layering cells and using a unique combination of elements.

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Flooding assistance left Houston residents on uneven ground

March 3, 2020

Houston homeowners who were struggling financially before Hurricane Harvey were the most likely residents to end up in a worse financial position after the storm, a new study shows.

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MacArthur Foundation honors drought emergency strategy

Feb. 19, 2020

A CU Boulder and Millennium Water Alliance program committed to ending drought emergencies in Africa is a finalist in the prestigious John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation 100&Change competition, and remains in the running for a $100 million grant.

A forest in the southern Rocky Mountains with trees killed by bark beetles.

Forests bouncing back from beetles, but elk and deer slowing recovery

Feb. 13, 2020

New research reveals that even simultaneous bark beetle outbreaks are not a death sentence to the state’s beloved forests.

A forest sinks into a thawed permafrost lake.

Arctic permafrost thaw plays greater role in climate change than previously estimated

Feb. 3, 2020

Abrupt thawing of permafrost will double previous estimates of potential carbon emissions from permafrost thaw in the Arctic and is already rapidly changing the landscape and ecology of the circumpolar north, a new CU Boulder-led study finds.

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