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Why only some voters have climate change on the brain this November

Nov. 4, 2022

Assistant Professor Matt Burgess discusses the political polarization of climate change and efforts to reduce it, as voters cast their ballots in the midterm elections.

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Spying on fish to discover the ‘rules of life’

Oct. 31, 2022

A $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation will allow CU Boulder researchers to better understand how complex species interactions affect natural ecosystems.

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The chickadee you see sitting on a tree? It might be a hybrid

Oct. 28, 2022

A new study shows that hybrids between black-capped and mountain chickadees are more likely to be found in places where humans have altered the landscape in some way.

Penguins hunt for fish in the cold waters of the Southern Ocean

Scientists call for setting limits, possible moratorium on fishing in Antarctica’s Southern Ocean

Oct. 20, 2022

Published only days before the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources' annual meeting, this evidence-based commentary published in Science notes that current levels of fishing, combined with climate change, are taking a concerning toll on this diverse ecosystem of global importance.

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Researchers studying climate futures shouldn’t jump to extremes

Oct. 19, 2022

A CU Boulder-led team is pushing for climate scientists to put the more likely and plausible middle-of-the-road scenarios at the research forefront instead of solely the worst-case futures.

Galápagos Penguin

Ocean currents have sheltered the Galápagos from global warming. Now it’s time to protect them

Oct. 13, 2022

New research shows that a cold equatorial ocean current—which provides a buffer for the Galápagos Islands against an otherwise warming Pacific Ocean—has been getting stronger for decades. It's encouraging news, and another reason to safeguard this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Hurricane Ian

Following Fiona and Ian, what’s next for hurricanes in 2022? 

Oct. 4, 2022

Two Category 4 hurricanes made landfall on U.S. coastlines within two weeks of each other in September. Kris Karnauskas explains why hurricanes form when they do and why Fiona and Ian may not be the end of this season.

Hurricane Fiona aftermath

Puerto Rico’s precarious relationship between power and water

Sept. 30, 2022

Five years after Maria, Hurricane Fiona exposes continued problems with Puerto Rico’s infrastructure. Fernando Rosario-Ortiz explains when the power goes out, so does access to clean water.

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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.

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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.