Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences

Science to BENEFIT Society

At CIRES, the Cooperative Institute for Research In Environmental Sciences, hundreds of scientists work to understand the dynamic Earth system, including people’s relationship with the planet

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Western Water Assessment

Colorado River as viewed from the top of the canyon

Addressing societal vulnerabilities to climate variability & climate change

CIRES Science

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Investigating the environment, from Earth's core to the Sun's atmosphere

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Spheres Magazine

Highlighting the diverse research conducted at CIRES