A Texas village after tornado

Climate scientist reflects on year of disastrous weather—and what’s to come

Nov. 27, 2023

After a year of fire, heat, floods and droughts across the world, Pedro DiNezio shares predictions on what could happen next year—and what we can do about it.

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5 ways CU Boulder researchers are working to address climate change

Nov. 27, 2023

Across the university, researchers are racing to find solutions to slow the rate of climate change and potentially reverse its course.

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Fighting climate despair: What to do to make a difference

Nov. 27, 2023

Get Associate Professor Amanda Carrico’s take on actions that can have meaningful impacts on reducing one’s carbon footprint, from changing diet habits to reducing food waste and more.

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Interactive map shows where your food comes from

Nov. 21, 2023

With the holiday season upon us and the United Nations Climate Change Conference, or COP28, kicking off this month, researchers launched Food Twin to show where crops come from—and how climate change could impact this fragile network.

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How Indigenous knowledge can help solve the climate crisis

Nov. 20, 2023

Ensuring a fully inclusive transition toward a low-carbon society is an essential part of the agenda at this month’s United Nations Climate Change Conference in Dubai. CU Boulder researcher Clint Carroll offers his take on why Indigenous Peoples must be part of the conversation.

Alaska glacier

To save the planet’s glaciers, human actions still matter

Nov. 20, 2023

Earth’s glaciers are shrinking at an alarming rate as the world’s climate warms. Get scientist Twila Moon’s take on why these icy rivers matter to everyone, even if you don’t have a glacier in your backyard.

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How animals get their stripes and spots

Nov. 8, 2023

New CU Boulder research helps explain how sharp patterns form on zebras, leopards, tropical fish and other creatures. Their findings could inform the development of new high-tech materials and drugs.

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Should AI read your college essay? It’s complicated

Nov. 8, 2023

Artificial intelligence tools should never replace human admissions officers, says CU Boulder scientist Sidney D’Mello. But new research suggests these platforms could help colleges and universities identify promising students amid mountains of applications.

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CU Boulder logs another record-breaking year in research funding

Nov. 2, 2023

CU Boulder researchers attracted a record $684.2 million in fiscal year 2022–23 for studies that, among other things, elevate quantum science in Colorado, solve mysteries about the sun and provide even better data on sea ice, ice sheets, glaciers and more.

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Social media is a lot like junk food. Here’s how to make healthy choices

Nov. 1, 2023

In the wake of a historic lawsuit filed against the social media giant Meta by more than 30 states, the ATLAS Institute’s Annie Margaret shares her take on how apps like Facebook and Instagram are affecting the mental health of young people. It’s not too late, she says, for people of all ages to build a healthier relationship with their smartphones.