Tag Archives: Allen Best

The warming Arctic and our weird weather here

How weird, extreme weather here may be caused by the warming Arctic by Allen Best The big winter in California—and, before that, four years of not much snow? The big and repeated snows in Boston several years ago? They, along with … Continue reading

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Remembering but not honoring Confederate war leaders

As statues honoring Confederate leaders go down in New Orleans, the question lingers even in places like Aspen: What do our statues say about us? Continue reading

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Why Aspen thinks we need another climate change group

What’s lacking in the Colorado climate story? Aspen’s city government believes it’s a network geared toward assisting internal change in local communities. Continue reading

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At the edge in the Colorado River headwaters

Nothing can be quite so delightful as the first trickle of a great river. A report from the headwaters of a Colorado River tributary on the edge of spring. Continue reading

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Why no tutus in Jackson Hole’s Million Dollar Cowboy Bar?

Guys in liberal enclaves of Wyoming were putting on tutus recently after a remark by Sen. Mike Enzi. But why not the men in Jackson Hole?
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Apartment developer aims for new, energy-smart way

Developer Brice Leconte says he aims to revolutionize how apartments are made in the United States, and that goal has him partnering in research with NREL. Continue reading

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The fracture lines over Colorado’s coal plant retirement bill

A bill that would cushion closed coal plants encounters fractures in the Colorado Legislature, both along party lines but also among environmentalists. Continue reading

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Authenticity in towns draws people and jobs

Consultant Clark Anderson tells coal-reliant communities that creating places where people want to live is even more important than providing jobs. Continue reading

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How Trump galvanized one community’s renewable energy goal

While President Donald Trump vows to bring back coal, South Lake Tahoe is pushing in the opposite direction: It wants 100% renewables and deep decarbonization. Continue reading

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What to expect in our mountain forests as the climate warms

Warming temperatures have already made Rocky Mountain forests more vulnerable to disturbances, but the changes have only begun. Continue reading

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