Monthly Archives: November 2013

Ed Quillen the truth teller

Ed dressed slovenly, but his intellect was as sharp as they come, as is evident in the anthology of his Denver Post columns from 1999 to 2012. Continue reading

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Place-based education

Museum curator Scott Sampson says we need nature, even wild places, in our daily lives if we hope to confront the major challenges of our times. Continue reading

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Colorado high speed rail studies

C-DOT study finds high-speed mag-lev trains are feasible for the I-70 corridor. Harder than the technology is the cost: $5.5 billion from Golden to Breck. Continue reading

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Pielke and severe weather

Severe weather expert Roger Pielke Jr says the International Panel on Climate Change would better fulfill its mission of synthesizing science and informing policy makers it it wasn’t so bulky. A case in point is the 2007 report about severe weather. Continue reading

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Snowmass paleontology update

Instead of yanking mastodon tusks from the mud Snowmass, scientists now are piecing together what the Ice Age site says about our own times. Continue reading

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Creating resilience to climate change

Park City joins 63 other U.S. cities in joining Resilient Communities for America, whose central ideas is that communities need to start anticipating the effect of more extreme weather. Continue reading

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Ski towns and carbon tax

Nobody has adopted a true carbon tax in the United States, but several mountain towns are kind of, sort of, talking about it. Maybe Continue reading

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Climate change needs Rosa Parks

Aspen’s Auden Schendler argues that the climate change debate demands a new generation of Rosa Parks, citizen activist willing to wear out shoe leather. Continue reading

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Christo’s controversy is art

Christo and his late wife, Jeanne-Claude, began scouting out locations for his Over the River art ensemble in 1992. It still hasn’t happened. The conversation is part of the art, he says. Continue reading

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Global warming’s balloon payment

Whistler Blackcomb, Aspen Skiing and Vail Resorts have all grown economically while reducing their carbon footprints. But should ski areas also be advocates? Continue reading

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