Posted inEnvironment, News

The largest Arctic science expedition in history finds itself on increasingly thin ice because of coronavirus

In March 2019, at a crowded happy hour in Boulder, I sat listening to Matt Shupe, an atmospheric scientist, describing his decades-long dream that was about to come true.  He was sprinting to finish the years of planning and preparations required to freeze an icebreaker into the Arctic Ocean ice as close to the North […]

Posted inColoradans, Environment, Health

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 […]

Posted inEnvironment, Outdoors, Water, Wildfire

Climate change is transforming Western forests. And that could have big consequences far beyond wildfires.

LA VETA — From her family’s summer cabin north of Walsenburg, Camille Stevens-Rumann could see the glow of the Spring Creek Fire on the ridge to the south in the summer of 2018. “It was pretty spectacular, my 4-year-old was excited,” she said This past June, Stevens-Rumann walked a burnt slope near the town of […]