Notable examples of ENVS education, research, and societal outreach
Dec 04, 2013
Panel Says Global Warming Carries Risk of Deep Changes
Continued global warming poses a risk of rapid, drastic changes in some human and natural systems, a scientific panel warned Tuesday, citing the possible collapse of polar sea ice, the potential for a mass extinction of plant and animal life and the threat of immense dead zones in the ocean.
Nov 22, 2013
Dilling Receives New Grant on Reducing Impacts of Climate Variability on Food Security
CSTPR’s Lisa Dilling and Meaghan Daly have received a new grant titled “Identifying Constraints to and Opportunities for Co-production of Climate Information for Improved Food Security “
Oct 22, 2013
CU-Boulder researchers’ Antarctic work survives federal freeze-out
When the Washington budget impasse brought most of the federal government's work to a screeching halt Oct. 1, there was immediate concern about the status of scientific projects on Antarctica, which was just entering its austral summer (November through March), the time most hospitable to research activity-or anything else.
Sep 25, 2013
The flood next time
Along the Front Range we are mourning those lost and rebuilding is underway
Sep 11, 2013
A Quest for Even Safer Drinking Water
On a muggy Friday afternoon in a strip mall parking lot, as thunder echoed in the Alleghenies and cottonwood seeds floated on the breeze, Lee Stanish, 32, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Colorado Boulder, and Natalie Hull, 24, a lab manager, stepped out of a white van, its hood plastered with dead insects.
Sep 10, 2013
Sharing water needs to be the norm
In a daylong Albuquerque workshop last week devoted to “transformational” solutions to water problems in New Mexico and the western United States, the most revolutionary idea may have been the simple thing we were all supposed to have learned in kindergarten: Sharing is good.
Aug 15, 2013
Students conduct alpine fieldwork on the effects of climate change and air pollution
Perched on a mountain ridge at 10,000 feet, University of Colorado Boulder senior Taylor Stratton watches pikas scurrying among boulders and rocky debris
Jul 30, 2013
Ice-free Arctic winters could explain amplified warming during Pliocene
Year-round ice-free conditions across the surface of the Arctic Ocean could explain why the Earth was substantially warmer during the Pliocene Epoch than it is today, despite similar concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, according to new research carried out at the University of Colorado Boulder.
Jul 09, 2013
Clean Energy Stagnation
The world was moving faster towards reducing its reliance on carbon intensive energy consumption in the 1970s and 1980s than in the past several decades.
Jun 27, 2013
CU-Boulder students focus on aid policies with new Red Cross partnership
Environmental studies interns getting hands-on research experience in Africa
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