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.

Wildfire

Hotter, drier nights mean more runaway fires

Feb. 16, 2022

Warmer, drier nights can no longer dampen wildfires’ flames. Nighttime fires have become more intense in recent decades, as hot, dry nights are more commonplace, according to a new CIRES Earth Lab study.

Members of the GEER team watch a drone take off from a snowy driveway

Engineers deploy drones to survey Marshall Fire, gather lessons for future disasters

Feb. 14, 2022

Just after first responders extinguished the flames of the Marshall Fire, a team of engineers from across the country hit the ground in an urgent effort: to collect data on the disaster before it disappears for good.

An outdoor thermometer

Paris Climate Agreement goal still within reach, suggests new CU Boulder study

Feb. 11, 2022

A new study suggests some cautiously optimistic good news: the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement goal is still within reach, while apocalyptic, worst-case scenarios are no longer plausible.

History Colorado Center at night

Get tickets for the Chancellor’s Annual Summit Feb. 23

Feb. 11, 2022

At this Denver event, learn how CU is working to forge a just and sustainable future. Hosted by CU Boulder Chancellor Philip DiStefano, the evening includes a networking reception and presentations from some of CU’s top experts. Ticket prices range from $2 to $10.

Researcher in the Arctic

Deep insights into the Arctic of tomorrow

Feb. 11, 2022

Two years ago, hundreds of international scientists set off on the one-year MOSAiC expedition, collecting unprecedented environmental datasets over a full annual cycle in the central Arctic Ocean. Now, the team has published three overview articles.

Students in a dorm room

Tips for greening your living space

Feb. 9, 2022

Greening your living space means taking attainable steps to improve the environmental impact of your residence. Here are some tips for making sustainable choices wherever you live to reduce your carbon footprint.

Ski pipe competition

Q&A with an expert: Winter Olympics in a warming world

Jan. 31, 2022

Outdoor events at the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing will rely almost entirely on artificial snow. Learn from an expert about the science of human-made snow, its use at the Olympics and how climate change may impact the future of snow sports.

interdisciplinary team of students

Students crowdfunding to design, build the green home of the future

Jan. 25, 2022

An interdisciplinary team of students is building a super energy-efficient home for a national competition, and they need your help to be successful.

Avery Hatch monitoring air quality in a home spared by the Marshall Fire

What the Marshall Fire can teach us as we prepare for future climate catastrophes

Jan. 25, 2022

CU Boulder researchers from across campus have pivoted to study the aftermath of the Marshall Fire, hoping to learn from a tragedy in their own backyard and help prepare the country for the next “climate fire.”

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