Colorado Climate Change News
Stories in this feed are from newspapers in Colorado courtesy of Environmental Health News.
Increasing concentrations of greenhouse gases are likely to drive more frequent and intense flooding in the UK, as global warming increases the threat of atmospheric rivers in mid-latitudes.
Wildlife managers trying to restore native Iberian lynx would do well to consider how global warming will change habitat for the wild cats. With factoring climate into the conservation equation, they stand to lose ground in the restoration effort.
A trend of more frequent nighttime heatwaves in the Pacific Northwest may not portend killer temperatures and withering crops, but it is another sign that global warming will have a profound effect on regional climate and weather.
The biggest ice sheet in the world may be more susceptible to a warming climate than previously believed. New evidence suggests that the East Antarctica Ice Sheet may have experienced significant melting 5 million years ago — enough to raise sea level by about 60 feet worldwide.
Sea level rise is here to stay, according to the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, who recently published a study combining evidence from early Earth’s climate history with computer simulations using physical models of all four major contributors to long-term global sea-level rise.
Global warming hasn’t been a key consideration in long-term conservation planning, which means that most species at greatest risk from climate change are not currently prioritized for conservation, according to an International Union for Conservation of Nature.
Coal-fired units at Xcel Energy's 56-year-old Cherokee Generating Station in Adams County are gone — and with them almost 10 tons a year of air pollutants.
It's not as dramatic as tearful services for 19 Arizona firefighters or aerial footage of hundreds of incinerated Colorado Springs-area homes. But the fiery face of the new American west can now also be glimpsed through a new interactive online tool.
A warming climate in the West may slow or, or even stop, conifer forest regeneration in drier, low-elevation areas after big forest fires. In some cases, they may never grow back, instead converting to shrub and grasslands, according a new Oregon State University study.
For only the second time in its 32-year history, an international Antarctic conservation commission will meet outside its regularly scheduled session, and stakes are huge, as delegates from around the world will decide whether to protect the seas around Antarctica from unsustainable fishing.