CU-Boulder has partnered with the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre (RCRCCC) to place graduate students in locations in eastern and southern Africa each summer. This collaborative program targets improvements in environmental communication and adaptation decision-making as well as disaster prevention and preparedness in the humanitarian sector.
Clouds can increase warming in the changing Arctic region more than scientists expected, by delivering an unexpected double-whammy to the climate system, according to a new study by researchers at NOAA, the University of Colorado Boulder and colleagues.
A new paper coauthored by researchers in NOAA's Earth System Research Laboratory looked at the climate implications of various proposals for future HFC use that are currently being discussed under the United Nations Montreal Protocol, the global agreement that protects the ozone layer.
For centuries, cod were the backbone of New England’s fisheries and a key species in the Gulf of Maine ecosystem. Today, cod stocks are on the verge of collapse, hovering at 3-4 percent of sustainable levels. Even setting tighter limits on fishing has failed to slow this rapid decline, surprising both fishermen and fisheries managers.
The National Geophysical Data Center (now National Centers for Environmental Information) turned 50 this year. Take a look at what the scientists and developers in this group work on, from tsunamis and space weather to nighttime lights data sets and snow and ice.
An innovative weather model used by National Weather Service offices across the country and advances in the field of geomagnetism, including an updated World Magnetic Model and a citizen scientist project, are two of the Colorado-based scientific achievements that will be recognized tonight with the 2015 Governor’s Award for High-Impact Research.
NOAA funds CU-Boulder-based Western Water Assessment for another five years. In 2013, the torrents of water that poured out of the mountains, ripping up roads and inundating communities, also resulted in a deluge of questions...
CIRES Director Abdalati highlights citizen science at White House event. On Christmas Day in 1900, an ornithologist named Frank Chapman started a new tradition. Rather than organizing people to go out and shoot birds on Christmas Day (a longstanding custom) Chapman convinced a small group of people to go out and count them.