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

    4 weeks 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

    1 month 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 month 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 month 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 –…

  • 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…

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

    2 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

    2 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…

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

    2 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

    3 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

    3 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

    3 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: 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…

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

    4 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?

    4 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…