Monthly Archives: December 2014

Purloining our groundwater savings accounts

Groundwater is being pumped at unsustainable rates across the United States. But solutions are not universal — and, in fact, some make the argument more well-pumping needs to be done along Colorado’s South Platte River. Continue reading

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Darth Vader and white knights of oil and gas

Oil and gas drillers hurt themselves badly by resisting transparency, but the risk must be viewed within a broader matrix of considerations, speakers at a risk analysis conference seemed to agree.
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Utilities of the future

Less coal, more renewables, plus more storage — that’s our energy story of the future. But a panel of speakers in Denver largely agreed that a new business model will be necessary for our utilities.
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Climatic hip-swinging at Snowmass

Even as they hoisted giant mastodon bones over their shoulders, scientists gathered at 9,000 feet in Snowmass suspected the greatest value of the site would be what it could tell us about changing climates at high elevations.
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