Colorado Climate Change News
Stories in this feed are from newspapers in Colorado courtesy of Environmental Health News.
Researchers from the University of Colorado and Kansas State University have been awarded a grant for more than $850,000 to study the impacts of climate change on prairie dogs in the Boulder area.
Natural gas may be a cleaner-burning energy source than coal, but making the switch isn’t likely to slow global warming any time soon, according to a new study in the journal Climatic Change.
Despite widespread claims that burning natural gas to generate electricity will have less impact on the climate than burning coal, new research from a Boulder scientist shows that a switch from coal to natural gas will do little to curb global warming.
A new paper published this week in Geophysical Research Letters rebuts recent claims that clouds are the root cause of climate change.
The Maldives faces calamitous effects if climate change continues unabated. If sea levels continue to rise at current rates, the Maldives will vanish into the ocean by the next century.
Despite concerns about climate-change impacts, it appears that the high-alpine reaches of the southern Rockies still holds plenty of good habitat for American pikas, according to a University of Colorado Boulder study released this week.
Global warming may soon force resource managers in California to choose between maintaining salmon populations or producing hydropower.
"There’s a reason why I live here, and it’s because it’s some of the best of the best. We’re pretty lucky," says Ty Churchwell of trout fishing in the area. He is backcountry coordinator for Trout Unlimited. Mining at the turn of the 20th century largely killed off trout in the Animas River.
On a visit to metro Denver, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon on Wednesday declared delivery of electricity to more people around the globe a top UN priority and devoted much of the day to exploring sustainable energy challenges with government and industry leaders.
Boulder landlords are taking advantage of rebates to help defray the cost of complying with the city's new SmartRegs, which eventually will require all rental properties to meet energy-efficiency standards.