Last May, 108 ski areas from around the country signed the Climate Declaration, calling on federal policymakers to act on climate change. The NSAA’s Sustainable Slopes program is in its 13th year and more than 190 ski resorts have endorsed the Environmental Charter. (Part 2 of 3).
Focusing on livestock to reduce greenhouse gas emissions could help humanity make some headway in the race to prevent catastrophic climate change, according to an international research team that took a close look at methane and nitrous oxide.
According to a 2010 report more than 97 percent of climate researchers actively publishing in the field agree that greenhouse gases are warming the earth and that humans are responsible. That mainstream thinking is prevalent within the ski industry, as energy-saving initiatives, environmental programs and activism become the norm (Part 1 of 3).
Even though climate scientists are in near total agreement about how and why Earth is steadily heating, the political arguments over global warming continue — in large part because a well-funded disinformation network is deliberately peddling half-truths, twisted facts and even outright lies, according to a study.
They’re cute and fuzzy and threatened by global warming, but it turns out that at least some pikas may be able to survive a warmer world by changing their diet.
The University of Colorado has cut down 16 ash trees on its east campus in Boulder after confirming that the trees were infested with emerald ash borers, officials say.
Warmer temperatures and earlier spring runoff will cut water supplies by 25 percent in some key parts of the Upper Rio Grande Basin, according to a new report by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.
If you think you’re worried about climate change, imagine how some ocean critters must be feeling as the seas become ever-warmer and more acidic. Numerous studies already show the physiological impacts of ocean acidification, and new research suggests there may also be behavioral ramifications.
A recent study by German researchers suggests that seeding the atmosphere with material in order to reflect some of the sun’s incoming heat probably won’t work - and could have unexpected consequences for the global water cycle.
Global warming may push many native freshwater mussel species to the brink of extinction, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey report. In a laboratory setting, the researchers found that warmer water temperatures impair mussel growth.