• San Juan Mountains Weather Forecast: 11/20/2014

    6 days ago.

    Our dry weather will soon be history with the start of another storm cycle carried on a moist Pacific trough moving into the Colorado mountains beginning mid to late day Saturday.  A cold front associated with the system will make…

  • Environment Colorado: 20% Solar by 2025

    1 week ago.

    Funny how sometimes a seemingly negative event can have positive effects. Case in point: our primary credit card was one of many recently compromised, resulting in a new credit card number. Today I was on the phone with Jeanne Bassett…

  • Telski: Ullr Smiles on Telluride

    1 week ago.

    Southwest Colorado Resort of Telluride receives 33" in latest snowstorm After a fairly dry fall, Norse snow god Ullr decided to smile on the Southwest Colorado town of Telluride. The ski area is now blanketed in snow after a three- day…

  • Fall Sunday: Slow Down and Breathe

    4 weeks ago.

    I don't watch TV much. I don't really watch TV at all—we don't have a cable or satellite account, so the only programs I see are on the  iPad, the occasional series that was popular enough to replay on Netflix…

  • His Camera Takes Us To The World 'We Must Preserve'

    2 months ago.

    Rena Silverman, met up with the photographer Sebastiao Salgado, in New York City on Thursday and conducted a very interesting interview  with the man about his work and new exhibit; (published in NPR's Goats & Soda Blog). They're silvery and…

  • Fall Sunday: Backpacking With Kids in the Weminuche

    2 months 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

    2 months 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

    4 months 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…

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

    4 months 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

    4 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

    4 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

    5 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…

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

    5 months 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

    5 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

    5 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

    5 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…