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5 simple ways to be more sustainable

Jan. 19, 2022

Many of us have goals to be more sustainable. But sometimes it can be challenging to know where to start. Here are five ways to help lower your carbon footprint and be more sustainable in your daily life.

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Iodine in desert dust destroys ozone

Jan. 5, 2022

A new CU Boulder study shows iodine from desert dust can decrease air pollution, but it could prolong greenhouse gas lifetimes.

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Climate change news coverage reached all-time high, language to describe it shifting

Dec. 21, 2021

Recent data reveal U.S. news coverage of climate change reached an all-time high in October and November. The language is also changing, with more intense words and phrases being used in the news to describe the phenomenon, such as “climate catastrophe” and “climate emergency.”

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In 2022, consider taking these 5 climate actions

Dec. 16, 2021

Climate change is a much bigger problem than individuals can solve alone, but CU experts say we each can make a difference. If you want to make some climate-focused changes to improve the present and future of the planet, consider these resolutions in the new year.

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The threat from Thwaites: The retreat of Antarctica’s riskiest glacier

Dec. 14, 2021

Antarctica’s Thwaites Glacier is retreating rapidly as a warming ocean slowly erases its ice from below, leading to faster flow, more fracturing and a threat of collapse. The glacier is the size of Florida or Britain and currently contributes four percent of annual global sea-level rise.

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Rainfall in Arctic soon to be more common than snowfall

Dec. 2, 2021

More rain than snow will fall in the Arctic, and this transition will occur decades earlier than previously predicted, a new study led by the University of Manitoba and co-authored by scientists at the National Snow and Ice Data Center at CU reports.

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Your green holiday gift guide

Dec. 1, 2021

Are you exchanging gifts for the holidays? Non-traditional or reusable gifts can help leave a positive impact. Here are a few things to consider for a green holiday season.

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As Los Angeles traffic slowed amid pandemic, researchers gained air pollution insights

Nov. 30, 2021

Car tailpipes spew out molecules of ammonia, a harmful air pollutant that can lead to thousands of premature deaths every year. New research shows that vehicles may produce a lot more of these emissions than federal and state regulators have believed.

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COP26: How this climate summit was different, and what needs to happen next

Nov. 16, 2021

The 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties recently came to an end, and participants came away with the Glasgow Climate Pact––a rulebook for complying with the 2015 Paris Agreement. Leaders must now follow through.

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Can startups be the vessel for solving climate change?

Nov. 15, 2021

A new study out of the Leeds School of Business shows that small businesses focused on climate-friendly goods and services may be more effective at addressing climate change because they can bridge the political divide by offering climate solutions.