Category Archives: Snowmass

The climate optimism of Tim Wirth

At the American Renewable Energy Day conference, an upbeat Tim Wirth predicted great success at the Paris climate change negotiations in Paris during December, but said he sees two major questions beyond Paris. Continue reading

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Snowmastodon’s past and our future

The Colorado town of Snowmass Village is trying to figure out what to do with its legacy of mastodons, mammoths and other extinct species unearthed from a reservoir site. This trove from the past is very much about our own species moving forward. Continue reading

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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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Aspen Skiing Co. goes for LEED gold

Aspen Skiing Co. routinely seeks LEED gold certification, but vice president David Corbin admits building controls can be frustrating. Continue reading

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Snowmass adopts top green building code

If Snowmass Village was going to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, it knew it would have to create more energy-efficient buildings. New codes seek to do that. 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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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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