Monthly Archives: July 2013

Randy Udall and the energy that has made us all gods

The late Randy Udall was blunt, contrarian, thoughtful, methodical, colorful — and had a riveting message about the fossil fuels that he said allowed mere mortals to live lives not just of royalty, but of the very gods themselves. Continue reading

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Assessing the importance of the Snowmass paleontological site

Snowmass paleontological site has many, many mastodon bones, but it also offers an exceptional high-elevation window into past climate changes in North America. Continue reading

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Aspen talks about honoring its past without being a prisoner to it

Has Aspen become stodgy? Does it no longer innovate the way it did when people still lived in old mining shacks? Does it resist change for all the wrong reasons? A panel of locals were asked to reflect on those questions on the 50th anniversary of the Aspen Historical Society. Continue reading

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Telluride Mountainfilm’s lesser-of-evils energy discussion

Spurred by a concern about global warming, Tim DeChristopher served 21 months in federal prison. He tried to argue that his action was the lesser of two evils. But is nuclear energy the lesser of two evils. A report from the Telluride Mountainfilm Festival. Continue reading

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Silver linings from storm clouds of climate change

Usually a somber messenger of global warming risk, Chuck Kutscher told the Colorado Renewable Eenrgy Society that there really is good news to report in the world of energy.Still, the sour came on stronger than the sweet in his glass half-empty assessment. Continue reading

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