environment http://aspenpublicradio.org en 50 Years Of Wilderness: The "Maroon Belles" http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/50-years-wilderness-maroon-belles <p></p><p>This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act and, in special series, we're focusing on one protected area in our backyard, the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness.</p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Marci Krivonen 21672 at http://aspenpublicradio.org 50 Years Of Wilderness: The "Maroon Belles" Conundrum At Conundrum Hot Springs: Large Crowds Hurting Environment http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/conundrum-conundrum-hot-springs-large-crowds-hurting-environment <p></p><p>White River National Forest officials are concerned about overuse at Conundrum Hot Springs, outside Aspen. Forest Service staffers recently pulled more than 35 pounds of trash from the popular recreation area and the number of visitors continues to grow.</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 21:16:59 +0000 Marci Krivonen 21235 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Conundrum At Conundrum Hot Springs: Large Crowds Hurting Environment Fracking: Is There a Fix to the Fight? http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/fracking-there-fix-fight <p><strong>Fracking: Is There a Fix to the Fight?</strong></p><p>Domestic shale gas has transformed the US energy equation, but its development can have unacceptable impacts on air and water quality, while methane emissions from oil and gas development can undo the climate benefit of burning natural gas instead of other fossil fuels. Colorado has led the way with the nation's strongest air pollution standards for oil and gas development, including the first direct regulation of methane. Governor John Hickenlooper and Environmental Defense Fund President Fred Krupp, who worked closely on the breakthrough rules in Colorado, lead a discussion of the way forward for shale gas.</p><p>Fred Krupp, John Hickenlooper, Gillian Tett</p><p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 19:23:34 +0000 Rob St. Mary 20826 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Fracking: Is There a Fix to the Fight? Natural History Documentary Looks At Man's Relationship With Nature http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/natural-history-documentary-looks-mans-relationship-nature <p></p><p>A natural history film that looks at mankind’s relationship to the planet’s wild places airs on PBS next year and those attending the Aspen Ideas Festival got a sneak-peek over the weekend. <a href="http://www.pbs.org/about/news/archive/2014/earth-new-wild/"><em>Earth: A New Wild </em></a>was shot in 29 countries on six continents. It’s a five-part series produced in part by National Geographic. It’s hosted by Doctor M. Sanjayan, Senior Scientist at Conservation International.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 16:47:11 +0000 Marci Krivonen 20810 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Natural History Documentary Looks At Man's Relationship With Nature Mountain Edition - May 29th, 2014 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/mountain-edition-may-29th-2014 <p>A neighboring county is grappling with a huge mudslide, west of the Roaring Fork Valley.</p><p>It’s so dangerous a search for three missing residents has been called off and another slide could come down.</p><p>Construction begins in Carbondale for a decorative new roundabout on highway 133.</p><p>We’ll hear different opinions about a federal plan to beef up environmental protection for certain bodies of water.</p><p>Some Colorado companies are starting to use the state’s new logo but there have been hiccups for the branding effort.</p><p>Finally, we’ll hear from a state representative whose district covers Pitkin County about her busy time at the Statehouse.</p><p>That’s all coming up on Mountain Edition – right now.</p><p> Thu, 29 May 2014 21:28:00 +0000 Elise Thatcher & Marci Krivonen 19244 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Mountain Edition - May 29th, 2014