SEEC building

RASEI represented prominently among Department of Energy centers tackling climate change

Sept. 29, 2022

The Department of Energy awarded $400 million for research into clean energy technologies and low-carbon manufacturing through 43 Energy Frontier Research Centers, six of which feature 13 Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute (RASEI) members.

field of crops with wind turbines in background

How tiny seeds might reduce our huge dependence on fossil fuels

Sept. 23, 2022

The Fox Group, led by Jerome Fox, assistant professor of chemical and biological engineering, was awarded $1.1 million of a five-year, $12.8 million U.S. Department of Energy grant that involves seven universities and institutions and paves the way for broader use of non-food oilseed crops in the chemical industry.

Throwing sand

To study impacts of longer, hotter summers, ecologists haul 5,000 pounds of sand up a mountain

Sept. 12, 2022

An annual experiment based out of CU Boulder’s century-old Mountain Research Station aims to measure the effects of warming temperatures and faster snowmelt on alpine ecosystems by coating snowpack with thousands of pounds of black sand.

Houses on Alaska coast

How a human rights approach to climate change can spark real change

Sept. 7, 2022

Sheila Watt-Cloutier made a bold move and helped kick-start what many describe as a sea change in how the international community thinks about climate change.

Pearl Street Mall in Boulder

City, university team up to study urban heat island effect

Sept. 7, 2022

The city of Boulder plans to use CU Boulder data to study the effect of trees on urban heat for climate-mitigation planning.

Gathering data

What does the Inflation Reduction Act do to address climate change?

Aug. 17, 2022

President Biden has now signed the largest bill the U.S. has ever passed to address climate change. Professor Max Boykoff discusses the legislation’s impact with CU Boulder Today.

researcher collecting water from a stream

Researchers develop highly accurate sensor for E. coli risk detection

Aug. 16, 2022

Researchers at CU Boulder have developed and validated a new sensor for E. coli risk detection that features an impressive 83% accuracy rate when detecting contamination in surface waters.

Researchers with CU Boulder and CSU signs at the Everest base camp

CU professor treks to the top of the world to share urgent wildlife and climate message 

Aug. 15, 2022

This past May, Joanna Lambert traveled around the globe, met with world leaders and hiked up the world’s highest mountain to speak about how climate change is increasing human and wildlife conflict around the world.

Vanderford Glacier reflection

Unlocking the secrets of the East Antarctic ice sheet

Aug. 12, 2022

New research suggests the world's largest ice sheet may be more susceptible to climate change than previously thought. If the sleepy giant were to completely melt, it would cause global sea levels to rise by 52 meters, or about 170 feet.


Scientists call for ‘Western Rewilding Network’ to support wolf, beaver populations, improve biodiversity on public lands

Aug. 9, 2022

In a paper published this week, CU Boulder Professor Joanna Lambert and 19 other scientists call for a portion of federal land in 11 states to be used to ‘rewild’ the American West.