It’s the middle of summer and most people’s ski gear is packed away, but not Jonah Seifer’s. The moon is out, Denver streets are buzzing with people enjoying the cool night and Seifer is inside packing his gear to go skiing in the Front Range the following morning. He’ll begin his day carrying skis, a […]
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Dead rainbow trout floated on the South Platte. Could fish detectives crack the case?
Two weeks ago, Rick Mikesell started his morning the way he often does before heading in to his job as operations manager at Trouts Fly Fishing in Denver — he wet a line in the urban stretch of the South Platte River near the Interstate 25 overpass. An isolated downpour the day before had bumped […]
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A tiny garden in Boulder is showing signs of stress from smog. The scientist behind it is thrilled.
The first time Danica Lombardozzi noticed tiny brown and black spots covering the leaves of her garden plants, she was thrilled. Her garden was serving its purpose. Each summer, Lombardozzi, a climate scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, watches excitedly as cutleaf coneflowers, milkweed, snap beans and potatoes sprout in a small garden […]