• Fall Sunday: Backpacking With Kids in the Weminuche

    14 hours ago.

    When you have kids, you give up a few things. Sleep. Money. Time. You accept the trade-off: deprivation for family. Andy and I were down with all of that. But one thing we weren’t okay with giving up was backpacking.…

  • Hundreds Of Thousands Turn Out For People's Climate March In New York City

    17 hours ago.

    As reported by Nick Visser, the associate green editor at The Huffington Post, Hundreds Of Thousands Turn Out For People's Climate March In New York City. More than 300,000 people turned out for the People's Climate March in New York City on…

  • In 2014, Colorado Oil And Gas Spills Are Happening Twice A Day

    1 month ago.

    In the not so wonderful news category, Tom Kenworthy, a Senior Fellow at American Progress, reports that there are more oil and gas spills then ever in Colorado, most of which are not being reported to nearby residents. The more they…

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

    2 months 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…

  • Mountain Village: First Community Garden Takes Root

    2 months 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 months 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…

  • NASA Launching Satellite to Track Carbon

    2 months ago.

    Kenneth Chang, a science reporter for The New York Times,  has written about the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 Satellite that is Launching on Tuesday Morning.  Here are several excerpts: On an average day, some 100 million tons of carbon dioxide is…

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

    2 months 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…

  • Earth Matters: Where Climate Change and Geopolitics Collide

    3 months 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

    3 months 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…

  • World's First Wrench 3D-Printed with Recycled Ocean Plastic Wins Innovation Award

    3 months ago.

    Colin Payne, an independent professional writer, researcher and photographer based in British Columbia, Canada writes about the first 3D-product made with recycled ocean plastic and what it may mean to cleaning up the ocean and helping the world's poor. Proving…

  • 1st Annual Spring Gear Swap & Garage Sale

    4 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: Trail Running the Jud Wiebe

    4 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?

    4 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: Industrial Age Must End

    4 months ago.

    Proclaiming that the Industrial Age must end is a surefire way to invoke a relentless pounding of rhetoric from pro-growth conservatives like the unforgiving waves of a tsunami. However, before some of you sound the alarm and declare an impending…

  • Earth Matters: Mermaids' Tears

    4 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…