Ants in Gregory Canyon

Ants in Colorado are on the move due to climate change

April 10, 2024

Ant species living in Boulder’s foothills have shifted their habitat over the last six decades, potentially affecting local ecosystems, suggests a new CU Boulder study.

River in Colorado

CU Boulder leading effort to improve water quality in Rockies’ rivers

April 10, 2024

CU Boulder and Colorado State University researchers are teaming up to improve river water quality using machine learning.

a sign that says keep your distance

‘An epidemic of loneliness’: How the pandemic changed life for aging adults

April 9, 2024

Four years after the U.S. began to slowly emerge from mandatory COVID-19 lockdowns, a study of 7,000 aging adults suggests that for many, life has never been the same.

Katja Friedrich

Can cloud seeding stem the water crisis?

April 5, 2024

CU Boulder's Katja Friedrich is known for her work in cloud seeding, a process used to generate precipitation from existing clouds.

Florence Tan of NASA, Xu Wang of LASP, Kenneth Liang of Colorado School of Mines, and Carolyn Mercer of NASA

Front Range team wins NASA Entrepreneurs Challenge with innovative idea for lunar service station

April 5, 2024

A team of researchers from LASP and the Colorado School of Mines has developed an innovative, award-winning idea for a lunar service station, where lunar rovers and mining machines could charge their batteries and clean the dust off their surfaces.

Sheep grazing in a farm

‘Diverse’ agriculture benefits people and the environment at the same time

April 4, 2024

A new analysis from 2,655 farms on five continents suggests that moving away from industrial, monoculture farming could benefit both the planet and people.

Taxies drive down a crowded city street

A real-life Eye of Sauron? New project to spot possible chemical threats in the air

April 2, 2024

Engineers at CU Boulder are developing an “all-seeing eye” based on laser technology that could one day detect harmful particles in the air around cities or in factories.

Fire ants on a tree

Following fire ants on the march

April 1, 2024

Landscape corridors can help foster biodiversity...and also make it easier for invasive species to spread out and cause harm, but the effects are transient, CU Boulder researcher Julian Resasco shows.

People wearing protective glasses look up at the sky

Tips for viewing the solar eclipse safely

April 1, 2024

On April 8, parts of the United States will witness a total solar eclipse. Solar scientist Jimmy Negus gives his take on why this will be a can’t-miss event and how to enjoy an eclipse without damaging your eyes.

air filtration system

Scientists advocate for policies regulating indoor air

April 1, 2024

A new paper co-authored by CU Boulder professors lays out a blueprint for mandating indoor air quality standards for public buildings.