Cody Townsend at the top of a run on Joffre Peak in British Columbia, Canada. (Bjarne Salen, via @codytownsend on Instagram)

Cody Townsend is skiing North America’s 50 classic lines — and worries climate change makes some “last descents”

“Suddenly we are seeing lines disappearing. It’s changing so much faster than we thought,” big-mountain athlete Townsend says.

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Deep mountain snow raised Lake Mead, Lake Powell water lines. But for the first time, supply cuts loom downstream.

The Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan inked this spring is triggering “a new era” of mandatory cuts for Arizona and Nevada

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Colorado commission votes 8-1 to adopt zero-emissions vehicle mandate after three-day hearing

Colorado's adoption of ZEV rule means more electric vehicles will be on sale in the state. Commissioner Tom Gonzales voting against the rule.