Elk in Estes Park, Colorado

Preserving corridors between protected lands key to protecting wildlife, study shows

June 6, 2022

Researchers have created the first global map of where mammals are most likely to move between protected areas, such as national parks and nature preserves.

Clan of hyenas in the Ngorongoro Crater (Tanzania) rest under a broken-down roller

Quick evolution is helping wildlife survive, scientists find

June 2, 2022

Climate change is forcing animals to adapt—and fast. New research from a global team of researchers, including one from CU Boulder, finds that wild animals might be better equipped to deal with these changes than expected.

Cassandra Brooks

Fish ear bones hold clues to Antarctic Ocean health

June 2, 2022

Cassandra Brooks has received an NSF CAREER Award to examine whether the Ross Sea's protection status is working. Part of what she'll look at is a large time series of ear bones from the Antarctic toothfish species—a health record of sorts.

Professor Max Boykoff speaks during the EU campus visit to CU Boulder.

European Union climate delegation visits campus

May 31, 2022

Chancellor Philip DiStefano welcomed a delegation of energy, climate, environment and science counselors representing the European Union to CU Boulder. The chancellor highlighted the university’s legacy of climate and environmental research and innovation, as well as commitment to sustainability. He also acknowledged there is more we can all do.

Boulder Farmers Market 2017

How to get local produce this summer

May 24, 2022

Getting seasonal and local food is a great way to save money, eat healthy and support your local economy. Here are some tips for finding local food and produce this summer.

Anna Hermes (lead author of the study) and Monica Cooper (of the University of California Cooperative Extension Office) collect samples next to a vineyard.

Toward more sustainable wine: Scientists can now track sulfur from grapes to streams

May 24, 2022

New research could help California farmers fine-tune their use and application of agricultural sulfur to sustain the wine industry and minimize unintended environmental impacts.

Space shuttle

LASP-led mission to continue crucial climate record passes major milestone

May 18, 2022

NASA’s next mission to measure Earth’s outgoing energy will now proceed to the final design and fabrication phase.

A U.S. flag blows in the wind. (Glenn Akasawa)

It’s been unusually windy this spring. Here’s why you should care

May 12, 2022

It's not just you—it was extra windy this April along the Front Range. Learn more from experts in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences about the windy spring, what the conditions could mean for the upcoming fire season and why wind is hard to predict.

Goats near a village

For East Africa’s pastoralists, climate change already fueling violence, hunger

May 10, 2022

For centuries, East African peoples like the Maasai and Turkana have survived by herding cattle, moving these animals across miles of wide-open grasslands to keep them fed. Now, worsening droughts and a host of other challenges are threatening that nomadic existence.

A tree "Fitbit" is strapped to a trunk.

Tree ‘Fitbits’ track urban growth, flowering, more

May 5, 2022

Low-cost “tree Fitbits” can pinpoint the precise timing of tree activities, like spring bloom or autumn leaf change, and more, according to a new CU Boulder study.

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