Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder


CU Boulder Team Granted $2.56M to Transform Earth Surface Science
December 03, 2021

The National Science Foundation has awarded a highly competitive grant to a team of scientists building OpenEarthScape, a set of models and simulations to help anticipate changes in river flow, beach erosion, landslides and more. The $2.56M grant will support five years of work by earth surface scientists, including modelers, who are determined to better understand the forces that re-shape our landscapes over hours to epochs. 

Why it’s Time to Stop Defining a Nation’s Success Through Economic Growth
November 18, 2021

A new paper out of the University of Colorado Boulder argues that it may be time to stop being hyper-focused on economic growth as a lead

Pacific Ocean, Not Ice Sheet, Shifted West Coast Storms South
November 12, 2021

About 20,000 years ago, large ice sheets loomed over North America, and researchers thought the ice, itself, pushed storms south, drenchi