Colorado Climate Change News
Stories in this feed are from newspapers in Colorado courtesy of Environmental Health News.
The warmer and drier conditions predicted across the West by most climate change models will help invasive grasses replace native vegetation. The exotics are better equipped to deal with warmer weather.
Colorado may be warming up faster than anywhere else in the contiguous 48 states, according to a new map published as part of the 10-year “climate normals” update by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
The US House is expected to vote this week on a package of cuts to environmental programs that some Coloradans find simply unacceptable.
With the Mile High City in the midst of a heat wave, many residents in the heart of Denver have taken to Confluence Park to cool off. But environmental health officials tell 7NEWS that that oasis is contaminated with bacteria.
It’s long been acknowledged that greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture are an important factor in the global warming equation. By some measures, the livestock sector accounts for 18 percent off all greenhouse gas emissions — more than the transportation sector.
Though climate change skeptics Fred Singer and CSU emeritus professor William Gray dismiss their views as "bunk" and "hokum," many atmospheric scientists at CSU agree that climate change is caused by humans, at least in part.
Ice sheets in the Arctic and Antarctic will probably keep melting, and sea levels will keep rising for a long time — even if greenhouse gas emissions are curbed in the near future, according to a University of Arizona-led team.
Scientists speaking at an international symposium in Australia this week said wildfires are likely play an increasingly important role in climate change, but that more study is needed to determine exactly what those effects will be.
Two years ago, environmentalist Maggie Fox expected to be doing a victory lap by mid-2011, with climate change legislation passed in congress and a growing worldwide movement to deal with global warming. But it hasn’t happened that way.
Former Minnesota governor and 2012 GOP presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty said that he had changed his mind on cap and trade and climate change. “I denounced it for a variety of reasons, one of which is the science is bad and it’s in great dispute.”