News Release Archives

 

2014

Climate considerations on Navajo lands

A new report led by the University of Colorado Boulder, Considerations for Climate Change and Variability Adaptation on the Navajo Nation, synthesizes state-of-the-science information on the regionís climate, water cycle and ecology. It goes much further... More ...

Serving up climate data in usable formats

When a cityís transportation infrastructure needs work, city planners canít just look at yesterdayís traffic figures, they need to take into account long-term trends: How are driving patterns changing? Roads and mass transit projects last for decades, after all. Read More ...

Measuring wind with microphones

To a small group of physicists, the noisy nuisance of the Diagonal Highway, between Boulder and Longmont proved inspirational. The group used the roar of traffic to accurately measure wind speed, a scientific first. Read More ...

Amazonian drought conditions add carbon dioxide to the atmosphere

As climates change, the lush tropical ecosystems of the Amazon Basin may release more of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than they absorb, according to a new study published Feb. 6 in Nature. Read More ...

Sequencing butterfly bacteria, scientists find surprises

A team led by the University of Colorado Boulder has sequenced the internal bacterial makeup of the three major life stages of a butterfly species, a project that showed some surprising events occur during metamorphosis. Read More ...

CIRES Fellow awarded science prize from Royal Swedish Academy

CIRES geophysicist Peter Molnar has has been awarded the prestigious 2014 Crafoord Prize in Geosciences by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences for his groundbreaking research in geophysics and geological sciences. Read More ...

New study: U.S. power plant emissions down

Scientists recently recorded the lowest temperatures on Earth at a desolate and remote ice plateau in East Antarctica, trumping a record set in 1983 and uncovering a new puzzle about the ice-covered continent. Read More ...