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Climate Change Prompts High Temperatures in Colorado, Presenting Major Health Risk

By Precious Smith
Scientists at the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) and National Jewish Health published Research findings on the 13th of September in the Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology which show that climate change has…

Mudslide on scenic Colorado highway tests limits of aging infrastructure in era of climate change

By Vicky Collins
 The flash flood roared down Glenwood Canyon with such force that it changed the course of the Colorado River. Torrents of mud, boulders as big as cars and toppled trees plunged down towering walls of…

New Colorado Climate Corps To ‘Tackle The Climate Crisis’

By Danielle Chavira
 Colorado leaders announced they are joining forces with the Colorado Interagency Climate Team to create the Colorado Climate Corps. Lt. Gov. Dianne Primavera and U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse, who represents Colorado’s 2nd Congressional District, both…

New Colorado Climate Corps to combat wildfires and floods, protect public lands

By Conrad Swanson Photo: Conrad Swanson , Denver Post
Marcus Luscher’s 30-acre property northeast of Nederland was still smoking when he bought it about five years ago, after the Cold Spring Fire swept through.

Colorado conservatives speak up on fires, climate

By Joey Bunch Photo: Colorado Farm Bureau
The conversation on hurricanes, wildfires and other symptoms of climate change has been dominated by the left, but some conservatives in Denver are speaking up.

Scientists Watch Pikas Living In Colorado’s High Alpine Areas For Clues On Climate Change

By Jamie Leary
“Pikas rely heavily on alpine habitat and so they’re considered an indicator for how climate change may be affecting the alpine ecosystem. So they’re essentially a sentinel or canary in the coal mine for how…

40 Million People Rely on the Colorado River. It’s Drying Up Fast.

By Abrahm Lustgarten Photo: Matthew Reamer , The New York Times
On a 110-degree day several years ago, surrounded by piles of sand and rock in the desert outside Las Vegas, I stepped into a yellow cage large enough to fit three standing adults and was…

Where Dark Skies Draw Star-Gazers, Wildfire Smoke Spoils the View

By Dave Philipps Photo: Michael Ciaglo , The New York Times
 The high, lonesome dunes that run up against the Rocky Mountains at 7,500 feet above sea level in southern Colorado are a long, long drive from the closest streetlight, and after dusk, the almost untainted…

How to cut carbon emissions while advancing environmental justice in the US West

By Jeff St. John
Cutting carbon emissions is a must to combat climate change. But policies aimed at cutting carbon emissions as quickly as possible aren’t always aligned with those meant to ensure that the people most harmed by…

Colorado’s Subalpine Forests Are Dying from Extreme Heat

By Olivia Rosane Photo: Robert Andrus
This is the case in the high-elevation woodlands of the Colorado Rockies, where warmer and drier conditions encourage bark-beetle outbreaks and more extreme wildfires. However, a new study published in the Journal of Ecology this…