Monthly Archives: June 2016

Roiling, roaring runoff of mountain water

The exquisite roar of roiling water in mountain creeks and rivers by Allen Best It’s that exquisite time of year in the Rocky Mountains when winter dissolves into summer and snow into water, roiling and roaring in the annual runoff … Continue reading

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When hot becomes a killer

Adapting to climate change might be easier if those changes announced themselves by rapping on your door and thrusting business cards into your hand. Continue reading

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The causes of Lake Mead’s expanding bathtub ring

Drought has been blamed for declining water levels in Lake Mead and other Colorado River reservoirs, but Brad Udall also points to increased evaporation and transpiration resulting from rising temperatures. Continue reading

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Ski Town Showdown and the Georgetown Energy Prize

With the $5 million Georgetown Energy Prize on the line, Aspen and Park City have become neck-and-neck competitors—but also collaborators. Continue reading

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Noise, noise noise

Helicopter and Harleys create a roar in Glacier, but go to Nevada for some quite. And measuring the loudness of concerts in Telluride. Continue reading

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Mountain mayors and the carbon tax

Mayors of Banff and Canmore have endorsed Alberta’s adoption of a carbon tax similar to the tax in British Columbia. Continue reading

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Communicating cars on I-70

C-DOT is putting together the communications pieces that will eventually allow cars on I-70 and I-25 to talk to each other, improving safety and expanding highway capacity. Continue reading

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Climate change and Whistler’s great indoors

North America’s largest and busiest ski area plans a major investment in the great indoors, a waterpark that can be used when the increasing wintertime rains sully interest in boarding the ski lifts. Continue reading

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Rocky Mountain Greenway’s neighborhoods to nature

With Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and former Interior Secretary Ken Salazar wheeling down a path, another segment of the Rocky Mountain Greenway was opened Saturday. It seeks to connect neighborhoods to nature. But what nature? Continue reading

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Kirk Johnson’s best place on Earth

The Smithsonian’s Kirk Johnson says Wyoming’s Bighorn Basin is the best place on Earth to understand the history of our planet. But his family history is plenty interesting, too. Continue reading

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