zooplankton (Daphnia dentifera)

How plankton hold secrets to preventing pandemics

May 17, 2021

Whether it’s plankton exposed to parasites or people exposed to pathogens, a host’s initial immune response plays an integral role in determining whether infection occurs and to what degree it spreads within a population, new CU Boulder research suggests.

Rhiana Gunn-Wright

Green New Deal author champions empathy and a thick skin

May 13, 2021

Working for a better climate won’t be easy, but will always be right, Rhiana Gunn-Wright told CU Boulder environmental studies graduates.

A scene of the Flatirons from the CU campus.

5 takeaways from the 2021 Campus Sustainability Summit

April 26, 2021

On Earth Day, our campus community and leadership came together virtually for the 28th Campus Sustainability Summit to share progress and ideas about the future. Here are key takeaways from the event.

A scene of the Flatirons from the CU campus.

Nominate through May 21 for the CU Boulder Sustainability Council

April 22, 2021

Chancellor Philip DiStefano announced the establishment of the CU Boulder Sustainability Council, open to students, faculty and staff. The group will foster and assist the integration of sustainability across all aspects of the university.

Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano

Chancellor DiStefano opens sustainability summit with Call to Climate Action

April 22, 2021

CU Boulder Chancellor Philip DiStefano issued a call to action to the campus community during the Campus Sustainability Summit on Earth Day 2021, announcing a goal of carbon neutrality by 2050 and the establishment of a campus sustainability council. Watch a video address.

Student riding a bike on campus, while a friend walks alongside him

Take the Sustainable Buffs Pledge

April 21, 2021

This Earth Day, join your fellow Buffs in pledging to make daily sustainable lifestyle choices, big or small. Plus, get tips and resources for how to make a difference.

Niwot Ridge

10 reasons to be optimistic this Earth Day

April 20, 2021

In celebration of Earth Day’s 51st anniversary, CU Boulder Today explores 10 research-related discoveries that have the potential to positively change the way we live and soften humanity’s imprint on our precious planet.

A fly visiting the flowers of alpine false springparsley

Common plants and pollinators act as anchors for ecosystems

April 19, 2021

New research finds that common plants and pollinators—from the house fly to the humble yarrow weed—could be crucial in helping ecosystems weather current and future environmental change.

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CU Boulder announces recipients of 2021 Campus Sustainability Awards

April 14, 2021

The Campus Sustainability Awards recognize commitments to continuing the CU Boulder tradition of leadership in sustainability and this year are going to 11 outstanding individuals and departments, to be presented April 22 at the CU Earth Day Town Hall.

The Iberá Seedeater, an endangered songbird, acting aggressively toward a fake bird as part of the behavioral experiment conducted by Sheela Turbek. (Photo provided)

Endangered songbird challenging assumptions about evolution

April 13, 2021

By looking at this newly emerged bird, a CU Boulder-led research team found an ‘evolutionary shortcut’ for speciation.