Nature http://krcc.org en Study Examines Effects of Climate Change on Birds, Reptiles in the Southwest http://krcc.org/post/study-examines-effects-climate-change-birds-reptiles-southwest <p>A new study released by the U.S. Geological Survey looks at the effects of climate change on certain species in the American Southwest. &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">KRCC’s</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Eliza </span>Densmore<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports.</span><br />&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The <a href="http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2014/1050/" target="_blank">study</a> focuses on twelve bird and reptile species in the southwest and how they’re expected to endure changes in breeding ranges and habitats.</span></p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 23:21:03 +0000 Eliza Densmore 17483 at http://krcc.org Study Examines Effects of Climate Change on Birds, Reptiles in the Southwest Measuring Climate Change in Aspen-area Open Space http://krcc.org/post/measuring-climate-change-aspen-area-open-space <p></p><p>In the future, forests near Aspen and across the state will likely look a bit different.&nbsp; Already, mountain shrubs are replacing some Aspen stands and changing the complexion of the region.&nbsp; Pitkin County is now tracking these shifts on open space properties. &nbsp;Two Aspen-area non-profit organizations are helping. The new data is thanks to a pair of towers that’s tracking things like soil moisture and temperature. Aspen Public Radio's Marci Krivonen reports.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 28 Nov 2013 15:01:44 +0000 Marci Krivonen 11979 at http://krcc.org Measuring Climate Change in Aspen-area Open Space