The Protect the West Act is sponsored by U.S. Sens. Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper, as well as U.S. Rep. Jason Crow
Billion-dollar climate disasters rise with drought in Colorado, the American West
NOAA report details growing total of weather and climate chaos biting deep into U.S. economy
Opinion: Better weather forecasts, and better alerts, are key to disaster response
Out: How many acres are burning? In: How much time do I have?
Is Colorado using the right weather words when it’s time for an “alerta”?
tudies show warnings may not be strong enough in Spanish or in English, as climate change disasters increase demand for motivational language
Volunteers fan out over Boulder to record time, temp and humidity for scientists tracking climate trends nationwide
Pat Meyers and Deborah Rylander took a drive around Boulder Friday afternoon. Their cruise in a white Audi, with a heat sensor affixed to a window, was part of one of the largest heat-mapping projects in the U.S. The project, which required the help of almost a hundred volunteers, was part of an annual project […]
Even less water is now forecast to flow into Lake Powell this year, report says
The final NOAA forecast for the season predicts the amount of water to reach Lake Powell this year to be about 60% of average.
The Colorado River Basin looks to be locking in another dry year
April NOAA forecast predicts the water headed for Lake Powell will be around two-thirds of average
Data may be Colorado’s best bet to mitigate increasing wildfire risk on the Front Range
DOUGLAS COUNTY — The future of climate change and suburban firefighting in Colorado is here, in a dull brown meadow at the corner of Chatridge Court and U.S. 85. They know the future will arrive on this spot, because the kind of raging grass fires near thousands of suburban homes that keep emergency planners awake at […]
From sky to bedrock, researchers near Crested Butte are resetting what we know about water in the West
CRESTED BUTTE – Eight white shipping containers, instruments spouting from the tops of some and a generator humming away in another, sit in the East River valley, on the outskirts of this mountain town, pulling data out of the air. The containers, a “mobile atmospheric observatory,” will gather bits of information over the next two […]
A new rule to slash oil and gas emissions appeals to the industry, but Colorado activists worry it won’t work
The Polis administration is banking on an untested, first-in-the-nation type of regulation to sharply cut oil and gas sector emissions to meet state greenhouse gas targets — drawing praise from the industry, but roiling environmental groups and some local officials. The draft “greenhouse gas intensity target” rule, to be submitted to the Air Quality Control […]