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Soil toxic levels mostly minor after Marshall Fire

March 1, 2024

A new CU Boulder study found metal contamination near homes destroyed by the Marshall Fire didn’t reach dangerous levels.

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Climate journalism is strong in hard-hit countries

March 1, 2024

Climate change has disproportionate impacts globally, and a new analysis identifies compelling coverage by news outlets in less-resourced countries, where reporting on the issue is done in unique and in-depth ways.

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Climate contrarianism is down but not out, expert says

Feb. 22, 2024

In 2011, Professor Max Boykoff attended a Heartland Institute conference to better understand how the conservative think tank was influencing the climate debate. Ten years later, Boykoff returned to interview attendees and examine comparisons with that earlier conference.

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New center designed to inspire curiosity, community and action in environmental science

Feb. 21, 2024

The new CIRES Center for Education, Engagement, and Evaluation is dedicated to three broad goals: excellence and inclusion in environmental science education; career development and training for scientists; and engaging with diverse audiences.

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Communities of color breathe Denver’s worst air

Feb. 21, 2024

A new CU Boulder-led study found historic redlining laid a foundation for today’s bad air trends. In Denver, people of color, specifically those of Hispanic/Latino and American Indian/Alaska Native heritage, are exposed to higher levels of air pollution than non-Hispanic whites.

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CU Boulder scientist shows expeditioners untamed Antarctica

Feb. 15, 2024

Cassandra Brooks, whom The Explorers Club has honored as an “extraordinary person” doing “remarkable work to promote science and exploration,” gives onsite lessons on the vital ecosystem.

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CU Boulder part of $160M NSF-funded effort to promote climate resilience

Jan. 29, 2024

CU Boulder will contribute translational research, startup creation and strategic leadership as a key research university partner in a new $160 million National Science Foundation initiative to promote climate resilience.

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1 in 5 Colorado bumblebee species are at risk, new report says

Jan. 24, 2024

With climate change, habitat loss, pesticides and non-native insects hurting the state’s pollinators, a CU Boulder entomologist is calling for action.

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50 years on, Endangered Species Act a noted success

Jan. 24, 2024

Dan Doak, CU Boulder professor of environmental studies who has studied threatened and endangered species for decades, reflects on a half century of species protection.

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Climate change opinions swing elections

Jan. 23, 2024

A new CU Boulder analysis found that, with U.S. voters, climate concerns likely gave Democrats the White House in 2020.