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As global temperatures climb, warmer winters in parts of the country may set the scene for higher rates of violent crimes such as assault and robbery, according to a new CIRES study published in AGU's journal GeoHealth.

CU Boulder study uncovers surprisingly strong link between climate and U.S. crime rates
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
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Brie Corsa

Ryan Cassotto

Ian Willis


The day after Halloween, something scary may still lurk—inside your showerhead. Researchers at CIRES have identified Mycobacterium as the most abundant genus of bacteria growing in the slimy “biofilm” that lines the inside of residential showerheads—and some of those bacteria can cause lung disease.

CU Boulder citizen-science study reveals lung-disease causing strains of bacteria especially common in certain environments
Thursday, November 1, 2018
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CIRES sponsors a prestigious Visiting Fellows program, inviting scientists to join the thriving community of researchers in Boulder, Colorado. CIRES Visiting Fellowships are intended to stimulate interdisciplinary research across the institute through engagement with CIRES researchers on campus and in Boulder’s NOAA Laboratories. Sponsored by CIRES Fellows, Visiting Fellows work with CIRES researchers on a wide range of environmental science topics.

Looking for a postdoctoral or sabbatical research opportunity?
Friday, October 26, 2018
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A new study offers answers to questions that have puzzled policymakers, researchers and regulatory agencies through decades of inquiry and evolving science: How much total methane, a greenhouse gas, is being emitted from natural gas operations across the U.S.? And why have different estimation methods, applied in various U.S. oil and gas basins, seemed to disagree?

Monday, October 29, 2018
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The U.S. Geological Survey has selected a University of Colorado Boulder team to host the North Central Climate Adaptation Science Center for the next five years, in a move that will foster both innovation and applied research, said new University Director Jennifer Balch.

Researchers will focus on science in support of natural resource management, addressing tribal, federal, state and local needs
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
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