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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…

Colorado green leaders question Olympic bid in wake of Sochi costs, impacts

Colorado green leaders question Olympic bid in wake of Sochi costs, impacts

Former Colorado Gov. Dick Lamm, who spearheaded the rejection of the 1976 Denver Winter Olympics, says he’s not opposed to a future Colorado bid but advocates a rethinking of the…

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…

Former Olympic mogul skier and NFL player Jeremy Bloom happy he’s no longer taking big hits

Former Olympic mogul skier and NFL player Jeremy Bloom happy he’s no longer taking big hits

Former Olympic mogul skier and NFL player Jeremy Bloom is headed to the Sochi Winter Olympics for his third stint as a broadcaster, but with the Denver Broncos in the…

Political fundraising and slope-side schmoozing raise conservative eyebrows at posh ski areas

Political fundraising and slope-side schmoozing raise conservative eyebrows at posh ski areas

Posh ski resorts in Vail, Aspen and Park City have long been playgrounds of the rich and famous, but increasingly they’re fertile ground for political fundraising and slope-side schmoozing between…

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…

Vonn ready to race in World Cup downhill at Lake Louise

Vonn ready to race in World Cup downhill at Lake Louise

Forgoing surgery on a partially torn ligament in her right knee to race in this weekend’s women’s World Cup at Lake Louise, Canada, is a clear sign of just how…

A Colorado county aims to capitalize on real estate’s walkability trend

A Colorado county aims to capitalize on real estate’s walkability trend

The trend toward walkable neighborhoods seems to be gaining strength, according to a new report from the National Association of Realtors released October 31. Sixty percent of respondents to the…

Bringing climate change home

Bringing climate change home

Recently, I was listening to a climate advocate recount her experience at a community workshop she had attended in Arizona on the topic of drought.  The organizers were happy to…