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Abortion bans to increase maternal mortality even more, study shows

June 30, 2022

New data shows that banning abortion would lead to more maternal deaths than previously thought, a critical finding less than a week after the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 to overturn Roe v. Wade.

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What the end of Roe v. Wade means for reproductive rights and privacy

June 30, 2022

On June 24, the Supreme Court released a decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. The court also ruled to overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. Jennifer Hendricks, a professor at the University of Colorado Law School, addresses her interpretation of the rulings.

2018 aerial view over the CU Boulder campus. (Photo by Glenn Asakawa/University of Colorado)

NOAA, CU Boulder expand research partnership

June 30, 2022

The Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at CU Boulder will continue to support the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Earth system and data science research under a new agreement.

Jars of snail specimens sit on a shelf

These snails died during Prohibition. Researchers just identified their gut microbes

June 29, 2022

The gut microbiomes of long-dead animals could give researchers surprising insights into how climate change and other factors have shaped the Rocky Mountains over decades.

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Business confidence in Colorado slips to 5th-lowest index in 20 years

June 29, 2022

Released by the Leeds Business Research Division at CU Boulder’s Leeds School of Business, the business confidence index indicates how business leaders across the state anticipate the economy to perform in the coming quarter.

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Cities of the future may be built with algae-grown limestone

June 23, 2022

The Living Materials Laboratory is scaling up the manufacture of carbon-neutral cement as well as cement products, which can slowly pull carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere and store it.

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Glacier named for Konrad Steffen, former CIRES director

June 21, 2022

The Greenland Place Name Committee has named a glacier “Sermeq Konrad Steffen” after the late Konrad Steffen, former director of CIRES, who made exceptional contributions to Greenlandic society and science.

People wave LGBTQ+ flags in front of the U.S. Capitol Building

From 'Don’t Say Gay' to bathrooms and sports: How debates over LGBTQ+ rights impact kids

June 20, 2022

Elizabeth Meyer has spent her career working with teachers and students to study how school policies can help or harm LGBTQ+ youth. In this Q&A, she weighs in on the wave of legislation around the country targeting the rights of transgender and nonbinary kids.

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CU to participate in mission to explore moon’s mysterious Gruithuisen Domes

June 20, 2022

CU's Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics will contribute scientific data systems and mission operations expertise to a NASA robotic mission to study the lunar surface prior to renewed human exploration.

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Newly documented population of polar bears sheds light on species’ future

June 20, 2022

A new population of polar bears documented on the southeast coast of Greenland use glacier ice to survive, despite limited access to sea ice. This small, genetically distinct group of polar bears could be important to the future of the species in a warming world.