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 Best of the Best Nordic Skiers May Be at Higher Risk for Heartbeat Irregularities http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/best-best-nordic-skiers-may-be-higher-risk-heartbeat-irregularities <p></p><div><p>The scientific community agrees: exercise does a body good. When comparing a sedentary lifestyle spent on the couch versus being an active cross-country skier, the recommendation from doctors is a no brainer: Go grab those skis! Which is a lesson&nbsp;Aspenites&nbsp;have long taken to heart. But a recent study from Sweden complicates the simplistic “exercise is good” mantra that we are used to hearing.</p></div><div><p></p><p>That's the sound of 15-thousand cross country skiers simultaneously embarking on a grueling 90 km course. This is the Vasaloppet in Sweden.</p><p></p> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 02:07:23 +0000 Ellis Robinson 3174 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Best of the Best Nordic Skiers May Be at Higher Risk for Heartbeat Irregularities Coal Mines Provide Enticing Green Energy Source http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/coal-mines-provide-enticing-green-energy-source <p></p><p>One local company is already taking advantage of methane capture at coal mines. The Aspen Skiing Company last year, invested in a project that generates energy from methane at a mine near Paonia.&nbsp; Their trailblazing will set the stage for other groups to try out similar projects. Aspen Public Radio’s Ellis Robinson reports.</p> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 15:23:03 +0000 Ellis Robinson 2933 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Coal Mines Provide Enticing Green Energy Source Digging for Dust Data http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/digging-dust-data <p></p><p>If you’ve ventured out on a hot day wearing dark clothing you know that within a short time you're soaked with sweat. Similarly, when a blanket of dust settles on snow, it acts the same way - the snow sweats or melts. The result is a rapid melting of snow.&nbsp; Aspen Public Radio’s Science Reporter Ellis Robinson has more.<br>&nbsp;</p><p></p> Tue, 11 Jun 2013 16:07:47 +0000 Ellis Robinson 2746 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Digging for Dust Data