• Telluride Mountain Club: "Bear Creek Freed" with Cookout

    5 days ago.

    Bear Creek is free. At least for now, according to the Telluride Mountain Club (TMC), an organization that works tirelessly to protect Telluride's crown jewel. On July 31 at 6 p.m. TMC will host "Bear Creek Freed!" a celebration of…

  • Flush Your Kids Down the Toilet in a New Exhibition in Japan

    1 week ago.

    Lori Zimmer a New York based writer, with a passion for sustainable design, eco-tourism and art, reports on the "shitty" new exhibit for kids at the Miraikan Museum in Japan. The new “Human Waste & Earth’s Future” exhibition at the…

  • Mountain Village: First Community Garden Takes Root

    1 week ago.

    The Town of Mountain Village opened its first community garden – Mountain Village Roots –last month. Work began on the 5,000- square-foot garden two weeks ago, and the finished product is 24 raised, wooden garden beds available in one size –…

  • Mountain Village: Relight the Town

    2 weeks ago.

    Mountain Village wants to relight the town with LED bulbs. Participating residents & business owners can realize significant savings. This summer it’s lights out on the traditional light bulb for the Rocky Mountain town of Mountain Village. Mountain Village recently…

  • Amazing Pop-Up Solar Power Station Delivers Energy Anywhere it's Needed

    4 weeks ago.

    Beverley Mitchell, a writer for Inhabitat.com introduces us to a new pop-up solar power station that can deliver energy, water and internet connectivity to remote places around the world. Ecosphere Technologies’ latest product combines several of our very favorite things…

  • The 120 Foot Long Jellyfish That’s Loving Global Warming

    1 month ago.

    Here's an excerpt from a fascinating post by Matt Simon that recently appeared in Wired, The 120-Foot-Long Jellyfish That’s Loving Global Warming: The lion’s mane jellyfish only looks like a lion’s mane if you squint really hard and pretend that lions…

  • Earth Matters: Where Climate Change and Geopolitics Collide

    1 month ago.

    In a rare moment of enlightenment, Republican John Boehner recently stated “I’m not qualified to debate the science over climate change.” In the past, Boehner was a staunch "climate denier” who professed, “The idea that carbon dioxide is a carcinogen that is…

  • Coral Reef Restoration

    1 month ago.

    The Nature Conservancy and its partners are literally nursing coral reefs back to health in an attempt to restore this vital marine habitat. Beauty and Brawn: Coral Reefs Have it All To the long list of benefits that coral reefs…

  • 1st Annual Spring Gear Swap & Garage Sale

    2 months ago.

    Here’s the deal on this unique deal: You clean out. Three local nonprofits clean up. The 1st Annual Spring Gear Swap takes place this weekend, Friday May 30 – Sunday, June 1 at the Telluride High School Cafeteria. The event…

  • Spring Sunday: May’s Subtle Splendor

    2 months ago.

    Much of the year, Telluride’s splendor is obvious – almost obnoxiously in your face. Powder days, Bluegrass Festival, mid-summer Prospect rides and Highline hikes. These are the images that flash through our minds when we think about what we love…

  • Spring Sunday: Trail Running the Jud Wiebe

    2 months ago.

    Waiting for spring in the Rockies is like waiting for a child to emerge out of puberty. An adult one day; a child the next. Sun one day; snow the next. If you wait for things to even out, you’ll…

  • Earth Matters: Climate Change Changes Everything, Perception Too?

    2 months ago.

    As I’ve grown older, I’ve realized it is much too easy to gravitate towards things I know and am comfortable with. The same is true about how I think. It’s easier to deal with a problem or uncertainty the same way I have…

  • Earth Matters: Mermaids' Tears

    3 months ago.

    “Malama i ke kai, a malama ke kai ia 'oe.” The centuries old 'ōlelo no'eau (Hawaiian proverb) translates to mean, “Care for the ocean and the ocean will care for you.” Hawaiians believe it is their cultural kuleana (responsibility) to…

  • Earth Matters: Climate Change Reality 1896-2013: Mauka to Makai

    3 months ago.

    In 1896, approximately 150 years after the dawn of the industrial revolution began to disrupt Earth’s natural energy balance, Nobel Laureate chemist Svante Arrhenius theorized that carbon dioxide (CO2) derived from fossil fuel combustion induced atmospheric global warming. Nonetheless, it…

  • San Juan Mountains Weather: End of Season Snow?

    3 months ago.

      There's a building ridge of high pressure over Colorado today with warming temps and clearing skies. Later in the day, clouds will begin moving into the forecast area just ahead of the next large trough of low pressure on…

  • Earth Matters: Asia Chooses a Greener Path

    3 months ago.

    As self-serving politicians funded by the fossil fuel industry inhibit progress in America, Asian countries are quickly moving towards reducing risk, building resilience, and creating new economic opportunities by abandoning the business-as-usual approach in favor of going green. By 2020,…