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How Peyton Manning can repair his image after old sexual-assault allegation resurfaces

How Peyton Manning can repair his image after old sexual-assault allegation resurfaces

Well, so much for the storybook ending and Peyton Manning gloriously riding off into the sunset after winning a Super Bowl the way his boss John Elway did. After a…

Park City’s Sundance Film Festival a great time to ski nation’s largest resort

Park City’s Sundance Film Festival a great time to ski nation’s largest resort

I’ve been to Park City’s Sundance Film Festival four times now. Or, rather, I’ve been to Park City during Sundance four times. Up until this year I’d never actually seen…

Follow the snow flow: Powder skiing from Park City to Vail

Follow the snow flow: Powder skiing from Park City to Vail

Here’s a fun thing to do if you have the time and don’t mind driving through a massive snowstorm: Powder ski your way from Steamboat to Park City to Vail.…

A climate conversation for the Colorado River basin

A climate conversation for the Colorado River basin

As a professional conservationist, I work with a number of groups tackling some of the difficult climate-related challenges we face in the West. One of these groups is Carpe Diem…

Climate change and the current drought in the Southwest

Climate change and the current drought in the Southwest

I often get asked whether the current drought in the Southwest is caused by climate change. It’s a good question, but a hard one to answer succinctly. I generally respond…

Climate change: a business risk we can’t ignore

Climate change: a business risk we can’t ignore

On January 14th, a national coalition of business and political leaders assessing the economic risks of climate change announced the co-chairs who will lead this assessment. The group includes a…

Backcountry skiing closures ill-advised, unenforceable in wake of tragic avalanche deaths

Backcountry skiing closures ill-advised, unenforceable in wake of tragic avalanche deaths

You really can’t put the genie back in the bottle, even if the genie is 900 feet wide, 1,500 feet long, 10 feet deep and deadly as hell. The Jan.…

From terrorism to homophobia to tandem toilets, so many reasons to take a pass on the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics

From terrorism to homophobia to tandem toilets, so many reasons to take a pass on the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics

Twice over the summer I expounded on my many reasons for taking a pass on the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics after attending and working at the last three Winter Games…

Looking back in order to go forward on climate change

Looking back in order to go forward on climate change

A recently-published book tracing the history of climate in the West offers some interesting insights about how one could frame a conversation around climate change.  B. Lynn Ingram and Frances…

A gettysburg address for climate change?

A gettysburg address for climate change?

The recent coverage of the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address got me thinking, could there ever be a Gettysburg Address on climate change? No doubt, there’s a lot that…