Quantcast

Latest Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences Stories

2014-07-15 23:00:32

Scientists at NCAR and partner organizations are launching a major field project across Colorado’s Front Range this month to track ozone pollution.

2014-06-05 10:31:06

The amount of "hedging" language—words that suggest room for doubt—used by prominent newspapers in articles about climate change has increased over time.

Leaks From Oil And Gas Operations Confirmed By Airborne Measurements
2014-05-08 03:09:24

During two days of intensive airborne measurements, oil and gas operations in Colorado's Front Range leaked nearly three times as much methane, a greenhouse gas, as predicted based on inventory estimates, and seven times as much benzene, a regulated air toxic.

Colder US Winters Due To Shifting Polar Jet Stream: Study
2014-02-17 12:39:08

A new study from Rutgers University indicates that the unusually chilly temperatures in the Midwest and southeastern US are consistent with projections of permanent shifts in weather patterns caused by rising temperatures.

US Power Plant Emissions Down
2014-01-10 09:13:07

Power plants that use natural gas and a new technology to squeeze more energy from the fuel release far less of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide than coal-fired power plants do

2013-11-04 09:11:00

In an example of the challenges water-strapped Western cities will face in a warming world, new research shows that every degree Fahrenheit of warming in the Salt Lake City region could mean a 1.8 to 6.5 percent drop in the annual flow of streams that provide water to the city.

Black Carbon Suspect In Mid-1800s Alps Glacier Retreat
2013-09-03 08:17:32

Scientists have uncovered strong evidence that soot, or black carbon, sent into the air by a rapidly industrializing Europe, likely caused the abrupt retreat of mountain glaciers in the European Alps.

Early Earth Relied On Carbon To Keep Warm Enough For Life
2013-07-10 13:58:57

University of Colorado Boulder researchers have figured out how early Earth was warm enough to support life when the sun was 20 percent dimmer than today.

2013-06-06 23:02:25

A University of Colorado Boulder professor is leading a major NASA airborne science campaign this summer that will probe weather patterns and air pollution over a vast expanse of North America


Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.