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In the curve

Posted on March 1st by Tom Yulsman. 6
How we know CO2 in the atmosphere is increasing — and it’s our bad Duane Kitzis, a NOAA scientist, hauls a load of empty cylinders up Niwot Ridge in Colorado's Front Range. ...

Western water: running toward empty part 2

Posted on January 19th by Tom Yulsman. %
The Green River, seen here at the mouth of Horseshoe Canyon in Utah, is a major tributary of the Colorado. The two rivers come together about xx miles as the ...

Western Water: Running toward empty?

Posted on January 18th by Tom Yulsman. %
By Tom Yulsman & Brendon Bosworth [caption id="attachment_4883" align="alignleft" width="266" caption="Heading toward an uncertain future? A snow-covered track in Colorado's Front Range. Copyright Tom Yulsman"][/caption] It may not be too much of ...

Near record La Niña conditions continue

Posted on November 5th by Tom Yulsman. %
One of the strongest La Niña's ever has contributed to wildfires in Colorado and is very likely to impact U.S. weather into the spring Check out this outstanding time-lapse video of ...

A new blaze casts a pall over Colorado’s Front Range

Posted on September 12th by Tom Yulsman.
The Reservoir Fire burns just west of Loveland, Colorado, and about 25 miles north of Boulder. (Photo: Tom Yulsman)Less than a week after Colorado's most destructive fire erupted just ...

Satellite pix show burned area in wildfire and fate of Gold Hill

Posted on September 8th by Tom Yulsman. 3
Images capture by DigitalGlobe's QuickBird satellite provide a clear view of the damage from the Fourmile Canyon fire, which has now consumed 140 structures Read More →

Latest high resolution satellite image of Fourmile Canyon fire

Posted on September 8th by Tom Yulsman.
NASA just posted this new image of the Fourmile Canyon fire just west of Boulder. It was captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer, or MODIS, instrumment ...

Fourmile Canyon fire as seen from space

Posted on September 7th by Tom Yulsman. 4
The Fourmile Canyon fire blazing in the foothills of Rockies just west of Boulder has burned more than 3,500 acres and prompted the evacuation of more than 3,500 ...

A wildfire rages in the foothills of Colorado’s Front Range

Posted on September 6th by Tom Yulsman.
A wildfire just to the West of where I live has darkened our skies and dropped flurries of ash. The fire is burning on 3,000 acres near the ...

Running on Empty Redux

Posted on April 20th by Tom Yulsman. 2
  The Colorado River flows through eastern Utah near Moab. A new study suggests use of the river water is unsustainable. (Photo: Tom Yulsman)   John Fleck writes about a new study ...

The American Dream: to Live (Unsustainably) in the West

Posted on February 17th by Tom Yulsman. 3
  Suburban life. (Photo: Johnnyalive, from Flickr Creative Commons)  Even as millions of foreclosed and unbought dream homes molder, Americans still see the far-flung suburbs as the most ...

Who will cover the environment if Denver papers fail?

Posted on December 15th by Tom Yulsman. %
Welcome to the inaugural blog entry for CEJournal — the weblog of the Center for Environmental Journalism at the University of Colorado, Boulder. We're hoping to ramp up our ...