Colorado Climate Change News
Stories in this feed are from newspapers in Colorado courtesy of Environmental Health News.
Climate scientists need to deliver their information in a context that can help find practical applications to deal with global warming impacts, according to a new paper published by an international team of scientists.
When three of four Colorado cities voted in favor of moratoriums on oil and gas production work that relies on fracking, it served as another shot across the bow at John Hickenlooper, governor of Colorado, a former geologist who is widely perceived as an advocate for his former industry.
Aversion to the controversial practice of hydraulic fracturing became apparent Tuesday as residents in three cities along the Front Range - including Boulder and Lafayette - voted to put a halt to the energy extraction method within their borders.
Scientists are warning that warmer ocean temperatures in the far north will open the door for aquatic invaders that could devastate native marine ecosystems.
Global warming is changing soil chemistry, to the detriment of plant growth in the world’s dry regions.
After studying soil samples worldwide, scientists say global warming is likely to change the balance of soil nutrients in drylands. The study suggests people who depend on those ecosystems will find their resources increasingly restrained.
Boulder, Colo., climate change experts applauded President Barack Obama's signing an executive order directing federal agencies to take steps to help the nation adapt to the effects of climate change, signaling an acknowledgment that dramatic transformation in the global environment is inevitable.
Already, projections show that spring runoff is coming much earlier than just a few years ago, and that, in many areas, more of the total annual precipitation is falling as rain.
A federal proposal to limit greenhouse-gas emissions from coal-fired power plants touched off an avalanche of testimony at a Wednesday hearing in Denver. The day-long "listening session" by the Environmental Protection Agency drew more than 300 people, according to agency officials.
Boulder-based Clean Energy Action released a report Wednesday asserting that cheap coal in the United States will run out sooner than the 200 years that some have previously contended, and that it appears the nation is likely past its peak coal production.
Global warming is likely to play out in some unexpected ways, but pattern that’s emerging suggests that changed conditions will favor invasive plants over long-time native species.