climate change

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is joining forces with an organization started by Aspen Mayor Steve Skadron.

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Over twenty years ago, Dr. Ben Santer was part of the team of international scientists who first published work showing climate change can be attributed to human influence. He discussed his work with Elizabeth Stewart-Severy.

 

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  The way we eat contributes to a warmer world. An author, soil scientist and farmer will discuss “resilient agriculture” in Aspen on Thursday.

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On Tuesday, Colorado became the latest state — and the first in the Rocky Mountain region — to commit to fighting climate change.

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As scientists work to understand and address a changing climate, some are exploring creative and unusual approaches. Environment reporter Elizabeth Stewart-Severy sat in on a discussion about “climate moonshots” at last week’s Aspen Ideas Festival. She talked with producer Christin Kay about why some scientists want to resurrect wooly mammoths.

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The Aspen Ideas Festival brings together top thinkers across a wide variety of topics and issues — and a daily environmental fix.

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The Spotlight Health series wrapped up last weekend This year, it included a focus on how environmental factors influence health. Elizabeth Stewart-Severy was there for several discussions on this topic, including one called “Human Health and the Planet.” She spoke about this with producer Christin Kay.

 

 

 

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American Renewable Energy Day (AREDAY), has grown from a one-day expo to a nearly week-long summit. This year’s event kicked off yesterday in Snowmass. Environment reporter Elizabeth Stewart-Severy was there and shares what she learned with news director Carolyn Sackariason.

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President Trump’s announcement Thursday that the U.S. is withdrawing from the Paris Agreement hit close to home.

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Pitkin County’s plan for dealing with natural hazards is due for an update. The 2017 edition will consider climate change impacts.

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Local governments in the Roaring Fork Valley have long grappled with environmental issues, including work to lower greenhouse gas emissions, protect wilderness areas from overuse, keep water in the rivers and more. For the first time in many local elected officials’ tenure, these priorities are under threat from the national administration. Elizabeth Stewart-Severy asked local officials how they are working to influence national policy.

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Representatives from 27 Colorado communities took a pledge last week in Aspen to act aggressively on climate change.

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Mayors, councilmembers and county commissioners from across Colorado will gather in Aspen Thursday and Friday to discuss climate change initiatives.

CORE encourages valley residents to know that they can make their homes or apartments safer and more efficient. CORE emphasizes that it's important for building codes to be responsive to today's needs of reducing green house gas emissions.

CORE was founded in 1994, when the awareness of climate change shed light on how the Roaring Fork Valley's economy is dependent on a good, clean environment. Energy consumption is universal. CORE says that saving energy helps to protect our environment and our economy. 

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Colorado Congressman Scott Tipton (R-District 3) represents one of the largest geographical districts in the country. He sits on the Subcommittee on Mineral and Energy Resources and the Subcommittee on Federal Lands.

The Pitkin County Board of County Commissioners are formally welcoming the Trump children to town with a full page ad in today’s local papers.

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Pitkin County officials are digging deep to learn more about local impacts of climate change.

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Aspen City Council approved requests Monday night to fund two studies that are designed to analyze the risks to the town’s future water supply.

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Some of Snowmass’ oldest residents recently returned to their old stomping grounds.

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