Southwest Climate News
Colorado U.S. Sen. Mark Udall took his boldest step yet on the road to a national nuclear renaissance to combat global warming: He introduced a bill Wednesday calling for research into modular and small-scale nuclear reactors, and with that stepped on an environmental landmine.
Colorado, historically a major uranium-producing state, will be ground zero of the nation’s nuclear revival if that form of power enjoys the renaissance proponents say is necessary for climate change legislation to win approval in the U.S. Senate.
Heavy rain in the Lake Tahoe basin earlier this month provided a test for an anti-erosion project intended to slow the flow of sediment that used to run down the ski slopes at Homewood Mountain Resort and into the lake.
While Pitkin County residents debate the merits of a program that encourages energy efficient improvements to their homes, the tiny coal-mining town of Somerset is faced with the consequences of Colorado’s push toward a clean energy economy.
A group of doctors called Thursday for Utahns and their leaders to take dramatic and immediate steps to address climate change, calling it "the greatest public health threat of the 21st century." Meanwhile the state's Farm Bureau attacked proposed legislation as too costly.
A coalition of Utah physicians and medical professionals are calling climate change the single biggest global threat to public health and stress its dire impacts will have far-reaching consequences for the state.
A high-powered group of Utah doctors and scientists warned Thursday that we face the greatest health threat of the 21st Century: The threat is from global warming, and the deadly consequences have already begun to unfold.
Climate scientists gave lawmakers a primer Wednesday, advising them that temperatures are increasing. It was the first time such experts have been invited to testify at the Utah Legislature.
The disappearance of cold-loving midges could be a sign of a warming planet.
When Utah scientist Jim Steenburgh steps up to a legislative witness table this week, he will be the first climatologist ever to testify to state lawmakers about likely climate changes in store for Utah.