Some scientists think the Great Unconformity was caused by Snowball Earth’s glaciations. Recent work suggests these phenomena might not be related.
Building Resilience in the Face of a Dwindling Colorado River
Policymakers, industry and conservation professionals, and tribal members explore pathways to a sustainable future for the millions of people reliant on the “lifeblood of the American West.”
Trees Wearing Accelerometers Help Track Snowstorms
This device allows scientists to measure how much snow is trapped in canopies and predict changes to snowpack—a critical factor in annual water availability.
Crowdsourced Science Helps Monitor Air Quality in Smoke-Damaged Homes
Researchers collaborate with residents to measure airborne chemicals in homes and evaluate how clean the air really is after remediation from Colorado’s Marshall Fire.
New Contamination Concern for Colorado Streams
Abandoned hardrock mines and climate change cause metals and other elements to leach into streams. They also put rare earth elements into the water, a new study finds.
Collaboration in the Rockies Aims to Model Mountain Watersheds Worldwide
As Earth’s climate changes at an unprecedented rate, the Surface Atmosphere Integrated Field Laboratory is studying precipitation on an unprecedented scale.
Zero-valent Iron in the Oxidizing Atmosphere?
A comparative study of urban, semi-urban, and rural sites reveals that the species of atmospheric iron varies depending on location.
Invisible Wildfire Smoke Has Visible Health Impacts
Wildfires in the Pacific Northwest were linked to upticks in respiratory problems in Colorado, a new study shows.
UCAR to Keep Managing National Center for Atmospheric Research
The head of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research says he is excited about “taking our science to the next level.”
How Can We Find Out How Much Snow Is in the World?
In Colorado forests, NASA scientists and a multinational team of researchers test the limits of satellite remote sensing for measuring the water content of snow.