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A sort-of normal spring runoff in an abnormal year

Colorado’s Yampa River peaked in mid-May and the same looked to have happened in Idaho’s Wood River. But generally, peak runoff is happening now, in early June. Continue reading

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Chasing ice and chasing climate solutions in Colorado

Local climate action or higher-level policy advocacy? It’s a familiar argument, and it came up at Aspen as the Compact of Colorado Communities was launched. 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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The steady progression of C02 at Colorado’s Niwot Ridge

Colorado’s Niwot Ridge is one of the world’s best sites for measuring the alarming progression of carbon dioxide accumulations in the atmosphere. Continue reading

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Building climate bridges, not walls

Instead of hurling the epithet “climate denier” across the wall, the climate change movement needs to more assiduously build bridges to middle America.
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Existential threats in the Colorado River Basin

Not one thing explains the declining levels in Lake Mead, but one thing’s clear: another good snow year in the Rockies won’t solve the Colroado River problems.
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Joe Romm’s visions of triumph & apocalypse

Joe Romm passed through Denver last week, painting apocalyptic pictures and trumpeting alternative energy triumphs with equal gusto—and warning of CO2 levels in stuffing conference rooms. Continue reading

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Climate change a factor in Vail Resorts swallowing Whistler

Vail Resorts swallows the biggest fish in the sea of North American skiing, and here’s why the deal works for both fo them. One angle is this: climate change. Continue reading

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Snow, runoff and the Colorado River Basin

It was a good snow year in the headwaters of the Colorado River. So why has the runoff been so-so? 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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