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4:50pm

Thu August 1, 2013
Science

Study: River Forecasting in Rockies Needs Dusting

Dust on snow is easily visible to human eyes. And Satellites too. Burgess-Bryant is involved in a project that assesses dustfall on snowpack using satellite imagery.
Credit NASA

Snow in the Upper Colorado River Basin provides water for seven states.  Farmers, factories, and families alike depend on this water, and a considerable amount of effort goes into understanding and forecasting how much melt is going to come from the snowpack, and when.  

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10:59am

Thu August 1, 2013
Aspen Housing Market

Aspen real estate market stable, not recovering as quickly as expected

A sign points passersby to an open house in Aspen. The Estin Report shows homes are selling, but not sales are nowhere near pre-recession levels.
Credit Rebecca Kruth

A recent report shows Aspen’s real estate market isn’t recovering as quickly as expected. The Estin Report shows things have improved some, but the market is nowhere near where it once was. Aspen Public Radio’s Rebecca Kruth spoke with the report’s author Tim Estin and filed this report.

For people tracking the nation’s climbing housing prices, Tim Estin’s findings in the high-priced Aspen market may come as a surprise.

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12:01am

Thu August 1, 2013
Aspen Music Festival & School

Festival Notes - August 1st, 2013

Tonight is the premiere of Aspen Opera Theater Center’s Puccini double bill of "Suor Angelica" and "Gianni Schicchi": tragedy and comedy all in one evening.  Also tonight, pianist Garrick Ohlsson performs a recital at Harris Hall.  Works by Beethoven, Chopin, Schubert and American composer Charles Griffes are on his program.

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3:25pm

Wed July 31, 2013
CrossCurrents

CrossCurrents - Matthew G. Olsen

Matthew G. Olsen is Director of the National Counterterrorism Center and a featured speaker at last week's Aspen Security Forum.

12:16pm

Wed July 31, 2013
Science

Geoengineering: The Technological Fix to Climate Change?

Schematic showing the major geoengineering strategies in the scientific literature. Among those discussed in this piece are aerosols in the stratosphere and iron fertilization of the oceans.
Kathleen Smith / Lawrence Livermore National Lab

You may have missed it, but last week national headlines read, “the CIA wants to control the weather.”  Those headlines came on the heels of the media learning the CIA was funding a report on geoengineering. It’s an idea that’s akin to a man-made thermostat for the globe.  Aspen Public Radio’s Science Reporter explains what geoengineering is, why you need to know about it, and why the CIA is involved.

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