Tag Archives: Aspen

Cleaning the carbon house in Aspen

Aspen reports it is ahead of schedule in its efforts to decarbonize municipal operations. But the local community is really no better than the U.S. as a whole. 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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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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Aspen’s troubled hydroelectric project

Spurred by climate change, Aspen planned to recreate its original hydroelectric plant and shrink its carbon footprint. Now, the turbines sit in storage. Continue reading

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Aspen talks about honoring its past without being a prisoner to it

Has Aspen become stodgy? Does it no longer innovate the way it did when people still lived in old mining shacks? Does it resist change for all the wrong reasons? A panel of locals were asked to reflect on those questions on the 50th anniversary of the Aspen Historical Society. Continue reading

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