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Things added in January, 2009


Warming, drought afflict mature forests of the West

Posted on January 27th by Tom Yulsman.
Dead and dying limber and ponderosa pines in Rocky Mountain national Park — victims of pine beetles. (Image by Jeremy Smith, from Colorado Arts & Science Magazine.)  If you ...

Beasts prowl Boulder and spark gnashing of teeth

Posted on January 24th by Tom Yulsman. %
Editor's note: This posting is by Jordan Wirfs-Brock, a student in our environmental journalism master's program, and the graduate research assistant for the Center for Environmental Journalism. ...

New study shows Antarctica has been warming for 50 years

Posted on January 22nd by Tom Yulsman. 4
    New research suggests that overall, the entire Antarctic continent has been warming for the past 50 years, even though East Antarctica has experienced a shorter-term cooling trend ...

Obama takes aim at Bush’s “midnight regulations”

Posted on January 20th by Tom Yulsman.
  Midnight regulations adopted by the Bush administration permit accelerated uranium mining on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, which has already allowed radioactivity to contaminate an aquifer and ...

Now comes the hard part

Posted on January 20th by Tom Yulsman. %
  So many words stood out for me in President Obama's acceptance speech, but three phrases in particular caught my attention.First: "We will restore science to its rightful place." Then: "We ...

Reporting on snowpack & water resources not useful for readers

Posted on January 18th by Deserai.
The Colorado River rushes through Glenwood Canyon in the spring of 2008. At that time, water storage in reservoirs in the Upper Colorado Basin was ...

Of course, from the birds’ perspective it was a planestrike

Posted on January 16th by Tom Yulsman.
Birds colliding with airplanes are a growing problem in the U.S. Populations of a number of species that are well adapted to human landscapes, such as these Canada geese, have ...

Open notebook: Tips for reporters on the coming climate wars

Posted on January 16th by Tom Yulsman. %
Editor’s note: This is the fifth installment in my open notebook project. (The previous posting was a Q&A with Roger Pielke, Jr.) As I mentioned in my first post, ...

Energy policy open notebook post by J. Fleck @ Albuquerque Journal

Posted on January 15th by Tom Yulsman.
I'm not the only journalist experimenting with the open notebook approach. Check out John Fleck's blog at the Albuquerque Journal, where he has begun posting updates based on ...

Warming has transformed Southwestern landscape

Posted on January 15th by Tom Yulsman. %
New Mexico's Bandelier National Monument, where a USGS scientist has been documenting how human activities have dramatically altered a natural landscape. (Photo: Nileguide.com from Flickr Creative Commons: http://tinyurl.com/96dkj5)   This ...

Czech president: “fighting CO2 emissions is useless”

Posted on January 12th by Tom Yulsman.
Editor's note: This post is by Chris Welsch, a Ted Scripps Fellow in Environmental Journalism here at the Center for Environmental Journalism and a contributor to CEJournal While more ...

“The certainty epidemic”

Posted on January 11th by Tom Yulsman. 8
Why are some people certain that Flight 175, the plane that crashed into the South Tower of the World Trade Center, fired an incendiary missile just before impact? Why do ...

New study: sea level could rise much higher than expected

Posted on January 10th by Tom Yulsman. 4
This map depicts areas that would be inundated with a sea level rise of 1 meter. (Credit: CReSIS/Haskell Indian Nations University)  A new study published in the journal Climate Dynamics suggests global ...

Open notebook: interview with Peter Dykstra, formerly of CNN

Posted on January 6th by Tom Yulsman. 4
Editor’s note: This is the third installment in my open notebook project. As I mentioned in my first post, I’ve been commissioned to write about the future of the ...