Ellis Robinson http://aspenpublicradio.org en Valley Roundup - August 9th, 2013 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/valley-roundup-august-9th-2013 <div class="listenDetails__description"><p>Feuding&nbsp; Foundations were in the news again this week as the Aspen Valley Hospital and its former fundraising arm trade shots.</p><p>The Town of Basalt is preparing to move all the residents out of a mobile home park on the river…what is unclear is where these residents will wind up.</p><p>A recent attention-grabbing headline warns of increased human violence as climate change warms the earth’s temperatures.&nbsp; Our science reporter looked behind the headline and found something a little less scary.</p><p>Also NPR Middle East Correspondent Deborah Amos was in town this week for a couple events she sat down for an interview with our Elise Thatcher about gathering news in hotspots like Syria.</p><p>Finally on The Download, Rob St. Mary tells us about an online service that helps you request public information from the government.&nbsp; It’s the FOIA machine and its just ahead on Valley Roundup.</p><p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 22:42:38 +0000 Roger Adams, Rob St. Mary , Elise Thatcher & Ellis Robinson 5819 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Valley Roundup - August 9th, 2013 Climate Change and Conflict and the Media http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/climate-change-and-conflict-and-media <p></p><p></p><p>ROGER ADAMS, HOST: Global temperatures on are the rise, and scientists predict that that will make for more extreme weather events—things like higher temperature spikes, drought, and more intense storms. And a team of researchers has made headlines by quantifying how much increased violence comes from extreme shifts in climate.</p><p>Aspen Public Radio’s science reporter Ellis Robinson, joins us on Valley Roundup. Hey Ellis.</p><p></p><p>ELLIS ROBINSON, REPORTER: Hey Roger.</p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 22:25:01 +0000 Ellis Robinson 5815 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Climate Change and Conflict and the Media The Water Delivery Man Problem http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/water-delivery-man-problem <p></p><p>There is a problem that has vexed mathematicians for the greater part of the past century. Currently, there is no solution, and nobody knows for certain whether or not one exists. But cracking the code would be a huge breakthrough both in theoretical mathematics and practical everyday applications. Ellis Robinson brings the story, starting with a description of the problem from physicist Eddie Farhi.</p><p></p> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 16:25:22 +0000 Ellis Robinson 5602 at http://aspenpublicradio.org The Water Delivery Man Problem Study: River Forecasting in Rockies Needs Dusting http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/study-river-forecasting-rockies-needs-dusting <p></p><p>Snow in the Upper Colorado River Basin provides water for seven states.&nbsp; Farmers, factories, and families alike depend on this water, and a considerable amount of effort goes into understanding and forecasting how <em>much</em> melt is going to come from the snowpack, and <em>when</em>. &nbsp;</p> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 22:50:03 +0000 Ellis Robinson 5404 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Study: River Forecasting in Rockies Needs Dusting Geoengineering: The Technological Fix to Climate Change? http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/geoengineering-technological-fix-climate-change <p></p><p>You may have missed it, but last week national headlines read, “the CIA wants to control the weather.” &nbsp;Those headlines came on the heels of the <a href="http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2013/07/cia-geoengineering-control-climate-change">media learning the CIA was funding a report on geoengineering</a>. It’s an idea that’s akin to a man-made thermostat for the globe. &nbsp;Aspen Public Radio’s Science Reporter explains what geoengineering is, why you need to know about it, and why the CIA is involved.</p><p></p> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 18:16:55 +0000 Ellis Robinson 5290 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Geoengineering: The Technological Fix to Climate Change?