Monthly Archives: February 2013

Why the slow action on global warming?

Intimate in its setting but expansive in its outlook, Mountainfilm at Telluride this year turns its attention most directly at global warming during its Moving Mountains forum. Continue reading

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Vail Global Energy Forum

Mountain towns and valleys of the West have become notable marketplaces for ideas and deals, with Aspen, Sun Valley and Jackson Hole all hosting conferences at which national — and often international — headlines are made. Can Vail succeed in its alliance with Stanford University, which has aspirations of its own to be a key player in the world energy debate. The Vail Global Energy Forum continues March 2-3 at the Vilar Center in Beaver Creek.
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Mountains, living and dying

After two more deaths by avalanche in the Tetons, Jackson Hole News&Guide columnist Molly Absolon reflects on the chasm between risks we know and risks we feel in backcountry snow.
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Winter inversions foul Salt Lake Valley

Doctors in Utah estimate that poor quality because of winter temperature inversions contributes to 1,000 to 2,000 premature deaths each year. But Park City and other ski areas, just above and beyond it, are little affected. Continue reading

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