An annual experiment based out of CU Boulder’s century-old Mountain Research Station aims to measure the effects of warming temperatures and faster snowmelt on alpine ecosystems by coating snowpack with thousands of pounds of black sand.
This past May, Joanna Lambert traveled around the globe, met with world leaders and hiked up the world’s highest mountain to speak about how climate change is increasing human and wildlife conflict around the world.
New research suggests the world's largest ice sheet may be more susceptible to climate change than previously thought. If the sleepy giant were to completely melt, it would cause global sea levels to rise by 52 meters, or about 170 feet.
Bringing together social and environmental scientists, CIRES’ new Center for Social and Environmental Futures will facilitate cutting-edge research, education and outreach activities focused on the human dimensions of environmental problems.