West coast shrimp trawler

Win-wins in environmental management hard to find

April 1, 2022

A CU Boulder study shows how compromise and communication can set more realistic expectations for fisheries, farms and beyond.

Planted tree sapling

Help BVSD high schoolers plant trees on Earth Day

March 18, 2022

Masters of the Environment students at CU are partnering with the city of Boulder and Boulder Valley School District to plant 1,200 saplings on April 22. Help out by getting a tree planted on your property, or sign up to volunteer. The deadline to order a tree is March 30.

Cattle in Brazil

How cattle ranchers in Brazil could help reduce carbon emissions

March 17, 2022

Customized assistance helped Brazilian cattle ranchers sustainably increase their cattle production while keeping carbon in the ground, according to a new study.

Trees burning during the 2013 Alder Fire in Yellowstone National Park

US fires 4 times larger, 3 times more frequent since 2000

March 17, 2022

Fires have gotten larger, more frequent and more widespread across the United States since 2000, according to a new CU Boulder-led paper published in Science Advances.

Gas tank

New method could lead to cheaper, more efficient ways to capture carbon

March 16, 2022

A new tool developed by CU Boulder researchers could lead to more efficient and cheaper technologies for capturing heat-trapping gases from the atmosphere and converting them into beneficial substances, like fuel or building materials.

Wind energy

How rising gas prices emphasize the need for renewable energy

March 15, 2022

The war in Ukraine has caused oil prices to surge to the highest level since 2008. Jeffrey Logan of the Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute addresses what the current oil and gas crisis means for the future of renewable energy.

Produce in a market

How to eat cheap and make an environmental impact

March 4, 2022

Making more sustainable food choices is not an all or nothing journey. Here are some tips for adding more plants into your diet, as well as ways to save money on your food bill, starting with small changes.

Chancellor Phil DiStefano speaks at the chancellor's annual summit

Summit shines light on climate change as human rights crisis

Feb. 25, 2022

Scientists, policymakers including Gov. Jared Polis, and CU Boulder leaders addressed about 200 people Wednesday night, who braved frigid temperatures to attend the chancellor’s annual summit, dubbed Working to Forge a Just and Sustainable Future.

Forest and lake

Forest fires increasingly affecting rivers and streams—for better and worse

Feb. 24, 2022

Forest fires can have a significant effect on the amount of water flowing in nearby rivers and streams, and the impact can continue even years after the smoke clears. Now, with the number of forest fires on the rise in the western U.S., that phenomenon is increasingly influencing the region’s water supply—and has increased the risk for floods and landslides.

Nov. 6 CU football game against Oregon State

Buffs earn ‘most innovative’ award in Pac-12 Zero Waste Challenge

Feb. 17, 2022

The Colorado Buffaloes were one of four Pac-12 programs honored by the league in the annual challenge. CU won for “best use of innovation” and was judged during the Nov. 6 football game against Oregon State.