October 1st, 2018India’s massive civil engineering project, the National River Linking Project (NRLP), will not only reduce inflow of northern rivers, but also significantly reduce the sediments deposited by the rivers in deltas, shows a study by four CU Boulder researchers. Fertile deltas will be under threat, with coastal erosion expected to threaten the land and livelihoods of local economies that support 160 million people. The study was published earlier this year in the journal Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene.
September 14th, 2018Flood researcher Bob Brakenridge studied floods half a world away, until in 2013 one struck his home in Lyons. Colorado Public Radio with Bob.
September 5th, 2018Alpine ecosystems struggle to recover from nitrogen deposition, shows a new study led by Bill Bowman.
August 29th, 2018Eve-Lyn S. Hinckley, National Geographic Explorer and Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, blogs for National Geographic about starting a study seeking to determine whether the chemical signature of human development moves in rainwater to the wilds of BC, the US, Ecuador, and Patagonia down the American Cordillera.
August 13th, 2018Program pairs participants with mentors from CIRES and the INSTAAR-based Boulder Critical Zone Observatory for guidance on research projects.
August 13th, 2018Melting of ice shelves in West Antarctica speeds up and slows down in response to changes in deep ocean temperature, and is far more variable than previously thought, according to new research published this week in the journal Nature Geoscience.