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.

Strip mining

Unprecedented energy use since 1950 has transformed our planetary environment and humanity’s geologic footprint

Oct. 16, 2020

A new study makes clear the extraordinary speed and scale of increases in energy use, economic productivity and global population that have pushed the Earth towards a new geological epoch known as the Anthropocene.

Playing French horn with a mask

Aerosol research instrumental in getting musicians back to playing safely

Oct. 14, 2020

A CU Boulder research team of scientists and musicians seeks to find out how musical ensembles around the world can continue to safely perform music together during the pandemic.

Child on computer

Oct. 14 webinar addresses COVID-19’s effect on children, families, college students

Oct. 7, 2020

Leading experts in psychology at CU Boulder, CU Anschutz and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital are hosting a panel and Q&A about the profound impact the pandemic has had on the mental health of children, family and college students.

Family in a park

Children heavily influenced by time in nature, social and emotional support

Oct. 1, 2020

CU Boulder Today spoke with Louise Chawla about how children are happier and more likely to protect the natural world when they have a greater connection to it, and the important role of social and emotional support from parents, peers and community in creating hope around issues like climate change.

Grand Staircase National Monument,

Someday, even wet forests could burn due to climate change

Sept. 29, 2020

While today's fires are exacerbated by dry conditions, CU Boulder researchers found that forest fires 94 million years ago occurred even in wet regions due to changes in global climate.

Coral reef fish

The pace of environmental change can doom or save coral reefs

Sept. 28, 2020

Increasing fishing too quickly can cause coral reef ecosystems to collapse, new CU Boulder-led research finds.

Choral performance

Singing unmasked, indoors spreads COVID-19 through aerosols, new study confirms

Sept. 17, 2020

Singing indoors, unmasked, can swiftly spread COVID-19 via microscopic airborne particles known as aerosols, confirms a new peer-reviewed study of a March choir rehearsal that became one of the nation’s first superspreading events.