Environment http://krcc.org en Parts Of Southeast Colorado Drier Than The Dust Bowl http://krcc.org/post/parts-southeast-colorado-drier-dust-bowl Parts of Southeast Colorado are experiencing a longer period of drought than the dry times that occurred during the Dust Bowl.<p>According to Nolan Doesken, the state climatologist, the past three years and eight months have been the driest stretch ever recorded for some parts of the state, including Rocky Ford, La Junta and Ordway.<p>"It was drier than the worst consecutive drought period of the 30s and of the 50s," said Doesken.<p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 17:01:09 +0000 Stephanie Paige Ogburn & KUNC 21084 at http://krcc.org Parts Of Southeast Colorado Drier Than The Dust Bowl Climate March Stops in Colorado Springs http://krcc.org/post/climate-march-stops-colorado-springs <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Climate change activists marching from Los Angeles to Washington D.C. are stopping in Colorado Springs Tuesday.&nbsp;</span>KRCC’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Tucker </span>Hampson<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports.</span></p><p></p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 04:50:00 +0000 Tucker Hampson 20032 at http://krcc.org Climate March Stops in Colorado Springs EPA Proposes Adding Smelter Site to Superfund List http://krcc.org/post/epa-proposes-adding-smelter-site-superfund-list <p>The Environmental Protection Agency last week proposed adding a site in Pueblo to the Superfund priorities list -the federal program aimed at cleaning up hazardous waste sites.&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;</p> Mon, 12 May 2014 20:17:26 +0000 Shanna Lewis 18970 at http://krcc.org EPA Proposes Adding Smelter Site to Superfund List A Sense of Place, Episode 3: Remembering the Pinyon Canyon Opposition Coalition http://krcc.org/post/sense-place-episode-3-remembering-pinyon-canyon-opposition-coalition <p></p> Fri, 02 May 2014 00:43:02 +0000 Sarah Stockdale 18505 at http://krcc.org A Sense of Place, Episode 3: Remembering the Pinyon Canyon Opposition Coalition 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 Dust on the Rise in Colorado and the West http://krcc.org/post/dust-rise-colorado-and-west <p></p><p>Living near the mountains, it’s easy to see changes in nature, especially in the snow. In recent years, dust from desert areas like Utah has coated some of the area’s snowpack. Scientists in Boulder say the amount of dust being blown into Colorado and throughout the West has increased over the last two decades. They measured calcium in rainfall to come up with their findings. Jason Neff is associate professor of geology at CU-Boulder and coauthor of a recent dust study. He told Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen the escalation of dust emissions is due to several factors.</p><p></p> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 13:33:00 +0000 Marci Krivonen 6201 at http://krcc.org Dust on the Rise in Colorado and the West