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Tag Archives: Wildfires

Analysis: What a new report on climate science portends for the West

The complexity of climate change means it’s hard to trace simple lines from cause to effect in daily life, much less plan for the future. […]...

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November 13, 2017 Environment/Energy, High Country News, In-Depth, Just In, The Mix

Wiretap: Trump “threw a fit” when advisers said maybe he shouldn’t blow up Iran nuke deal

This won’t surprise anyone who has been paying attention or who saw Bob Corker’s tweet about adult day care at the White House, but The […]...

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October 12, 2017 Just In, The Mix, Wiretap

Wiretap: Wet winter and record-breaking summer heat combine to leave California in flames

In the Caribbean and in the Southeast, there have been the winds and the floods of hurricanes. In the West, there are wildfires. Across California […]...

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October 11, 2017 Just In, The Mix, Wiretap

Homebrew: Forest Service burns budgets fighting Western fires

Burning money National Forests in Colorado are losing their annual budgets to firefighting efforts across the West, reports the Aspen Times. That means road construction […]...

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September 4, 2015 Just In, Wiretap

Keefe: Smoke gets in the eyes of climate-change skeptics

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August 26, 2015 Environment/Energy, Just In, Keefe, The Blogs, The Mix

Wiretap: In the climate change west, rethinking how we fight wildfires

Last year, 19 men died battling an historic blaze outside Yarnell, Arizona. Is it time to rethink how we battle wildfires that burn ever hotter and more destructively?...

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May 27, 2014 Health, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Wiretap: Climate change is here; wildfire season around the corner

The new study is comprehensive and unequivocal: dry regions are getting drier, wet regions wetter, heat waves more frequent, wildfires covering more ground, insects killing more trees. ...

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May 7, 2014 Civil Rights, Environment/Energy, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Senate passes budget; House unloads bill backlog

Notes from the 87th day of the 2014 legislative session. ...

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April 4, 2014 Capitol Notebook, Health, Politics, The Mix

Littwin: Udall climate all-nighter as poke at Gardner, nod to Steyer

  There are a few lessons we can take from the Democratic faux-filibuster all-nighter in the Senate. And you didn’t even have to watch C-SPAN2 […]...

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March 11, 2014 Environment/Energy, Littwin Columns, Politics, The Beats
Snow drought forces Colorado to face frightening new climate-change reality

Snow drought forces Colorado to face frightening new climate-change reality

Just a year after record snowfall throughout much of the Rocky Mountain West, the region is locked in a snow drought not seen since Jimmy Carter surrendered the White House to Ronald Reagan in the early 1980s. The record dry...

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January 9, 2012 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories

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The Home Front: Longmont coughs up $200,000 for ‘warrantless police dog searches’ at a subsidized apartment

“Longmont on Tuesday announced that it has agreed to pay $210,000 to four tenants of The Suites and their ACLU attorneys as part of a […]

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