The Rocky Flats Paradox is a multimedia story that explores the controversy surrounding the Rocky Flats Plant, which manufactured the cores of U.S. nuclear weapons during the Cold War, becoming a National Wildlife Refuge by looking at the complex and troubled history of the site from operations through clean-up and hearing from voices of the past and the present.
As University of Colorado Boulder students cheered during CU’s football game against the University of California on Folsom Field, Jack DeBell led another group of students sorting the recyclables and compost of the game. Continue reading →
Putting out every wildfire for the last 100 years along with a warming and drying climate is making wildfires in the West more intense and the fire season longer. Starting controlled fires, which are intentionally set for a specific purpose, may help but for the West where it’s most needed, it costs money. Continue reading →
View towards Arapahoe Glacier from Niwot Ridge, a research station on the Front Range of the Southern Rocky Mountains. | Photo by Sara Cottle
“How do you best recommend people like us spread awareness about climate change?” a Girl Scout asked as the last question during the ‘Climate Change in Our Backyard’ event at Fiske Planetarium on Thursday, September 20. Continue reading →
The Friday after Thanksgiving, the United States released its Fourth National Climate Assessment. In an article from The Washington Post, the report shows scientists are certain that climate change is already affecting the United States across multiple sectors – including infrastructure, agriculture, forests, health and more. The report focuses on how climate change is currently affecting and will continue to affect these different sectors, as well as what the United States can do to adapt to these changes. Continue reading →