A mostly dry river bed in the Rocky Mountains

As climate resilience moves to forefront for Intermountain West, new leader takes reins

Oct. 15, 2021

Ben Livneh, CIRES fellow and assistant professor of civil, environmental and architectural engineering, is adding a new title to his resume: director of Western Water Assessment.

Eric Heltne at BCycle bike station

CU IT pro pedals way to top of BCycle leaderboard

Oct. 13, 2021

Almost every day, CU alumnus and information technology professional Eric Heltne rides a BCycle bike to commute, run errands in town and get around campus.

An aerial image of polar sea ice

Scientists studying polar ice melt receive $13 million

Oct. 1, 2021

With National Science Foundation funding, CU Boulder is joining an interdisciplinary team of researchers aiming to understand the future of imperiled regions of the world.

A view of a path leading up to the Flatirons

Grant funds climate resilience in Colorado, Utah, Wyoming

Sept. 27, 2021

NOAA has awarded more than $5 million to the CU Boulder-based Western Water Assessment to advance climate resilience in Intermountain West communities facing low river flows, wildfires, heat, drought and major economic transitions.

Two students checking the temperature and pressure settings for a rooftop HVAC unit in the Larson Laboratory (Photo via CU Boulder)

Major research center for green building technology launches at CU Boulder

Sept. 24, 2021

A major research center for sustainable building technology, the Building Energy Smart Technologies (BEST) Center, is a new five-year, multiple-university initiative funded by the National Science Foundation.

Cyclists check in at the Biofrontiers station by the Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building on the CU Boulder East Campus during the 2019 Bike to Work Day in Boulder. (Photo by Glenn Asakawa/University of Colorado)

Fun, free breakfast burritos to be had at Bike to Work Day Sept. 22

Sept. 21, 2021

CU is celebrating with two breakfast stations. Stop by from 7 to 9 a.m. on Main Campus in front of the Recreation Center or on East Campus at the north side of the Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building for free burritos, trivia, prizes and more.

The Apple Fire burns north of Beaumont, California in July 2020. (Photo: Brody Hessin via Wikimedia Commons)

New report shows links between air quality, climate change

Sept. 15, 2021

Human-caused emissions of air pollutants fell during last year’s COVID-19 economic slowdowns, improving air quality in some parts of the world, while wildfires and sand and dust storms in 2020 worsened air quality in other places, according to a new report with CIRES co-authors.

Student volunteers sort recyclables

Connect with Buffs if you’re interested in sustainability

Sept. 13, 2021

Do you have a passion for reducing your carbon footprint and practicing more sustainable habits? Here are some ways to connect with others if you’re interested in sustainability.

A sunset over a city

State of the Climate Report confirms 2020 among 3 warmest years on record

Aug. 31, 2021

A new report on the global climate confirmed 2020 was among the three warmest years in records dating to the mid-1800s, despite a cooling La Niña influence in the second half of the year. Several CIRES/CU Boulder experts contributed to the report.

Recyclable materials and cans

CU alum creates robots to sort recyclables

Aug. 25, 2021

Matanya Horowitz's company produces artificial intelligence-aided robots to automate identifying, sorting and processing the myriad items that are collected for recycling—at a rate the company says is twice as fast as humans and 99% accurate.