Desert Dust Reduces Colorado River Flow, Says New Study

Sept. 20, 2010

Dark-colored dust that settles on snow in the Upper Colorado River Basin makes the snow melt early and robs the Colorado River of about 5 percent of its water each year, says a new study co-authored by researchers from the University of Colorado at Boulder-based Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, or CIRES.

CU Faculty Members Awarded 'Distinguished Professor' Title

Sept. 17, 2010

The University of Colorado Board of Regents today awarded three professors the university's highest faculty honor, designation as Distinguished Professor.

Arctic Sea Ice Reaches Lowest 2010 Extent, Third Lowest in Satellite Record

Sept. 15, 2010

The Arctic sea ice cover appears to have reached its minimum extent for the year, the third-lowest recorded since satellites began measuring sea ice extent in 1979, according to the University of Colorado at Boulder's National Snow and Ice Data Center.

NASA Awards CU-Boulder $6.7 Million to Design Instruments for Mission to Sun

Sept. 15, 2010

A team from the University of Colorado at Boulder has been awarded $6.7 million from NASA to design, develop and test instruments for the fastest space probe ever built, one that will orbit 22 times closer to the sun than Earth and well inside the orbit of Mercury to better understand how the sun ticks.

CU-NREL Energy Institute Launches Study of Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles in Boulder

Sept. 14, 2010

The University of Colorado at Boulder's Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute, or RASEI -- a joint venture with the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory -- will partner with Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc. in a field study of household experiences and the technical impacts of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, or PHVs, in a "smart grid" environment.

New CU-Boulder Research Sheds Light on Why Our Brains Get Tripped Up When We're Anxious

Sept. 13, 2010

A new University of Colorado at Boulder study sheds light on the brain mechanisms that allow us to make choices and ultimately could be helpful in improving treatments for the millions of people who suffer from the effects of anxiety disorders.

CU-Boulder Experts Available to Talk About Fourmile Canyon Fire

Sept. 7, 2010

Professor Thomas Veblen of the geography department can address the ecological effects of wildfires in Colorado; climate change and wildfires; fires and bark beetles; and wildfires. He can be reached at 303-492-8528 or Thomas.Veblen@colorado.edu . E-mail is the best way contact him. Jane Bock, retired professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, can address western wildfire ecology. She can be reached at 970-593-0343 or 303-579-9739, or by e-mail at Jane.Bock@colorado.edu .

New Hubble Observations of Supernova 1987A Reveal Composition of 'Star Guts' Pouring Out

Sept. 2, 2010

Observations made with NASA's newly refurbished Hubble Space Telescope of a nearby supernova are allowing astronomers to measure the velocity and composition of "star guts" being ejected into space following the explosion, according to a new study led by the University of Colorado at Boulder.

CU-Boulder, Montana State and Idaho State Receive $3.85 Million to Study Fire, Climate Change

Sept. 1, 2010

Faculty at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Montana State University, the University of Idaho and collaborators at the U.S. Forest Service received a $3.85 million grant to study fire and climate change in sensitive forests in the United States, Australia and New Zealand.

CU Faculty Develop New 'Living Wall' Concept to Slash Energy Use

Sept. 1, 2010

A multidisciplinary team of University of Colorado faculty has been awarded $1.97 million by the National Science Foundation to develop a "living wall" system based on biomimicry, or the imitation of nature, to slash energy use in buildings.

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