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Water woes likely to continue

Posted on January 4th by Tom Yulsman. %
As Colorado snowpack suffers, La Niña could persist into summer According to the latest forecast from the Climate Prediction Center, issued yesterday, the La Niña conditions that ...

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 ...

Learning to live in a ‘gas-soaked stadium’

Posted on October 31st by Tom Yulsman. 3
Part 2: How we can get out of the wildfire mess we've created in the "WUI" By the end of the day on Oct. 22, 2007, the Grass ...

Utah wildfires as seen from space

Posted on September 21st by Tom Yulsman.
Three fires now burning in Utah are visible in this image acquired Sept. 19 by the MODIS instrument on NASA's Aqua satellite. (Click on the image for a larger ...

La Niña may be strengthening at record pace, with potentially dangerous consequences

Posted on September 19th by Tom Yulsman. 8
Experts worry that drought could worsen in Southwest, raising fears of water shortages and wildfire With data acquired by satellite, this map depicts La Niña conditions in tones of blue spreading ...

Is there “beauty in the breakdown”?

Posted on September 13th by Tom Yulsman. %
Two astounding time-lapse videos caught my attention today, one of fire and wind, and the other of wind and water. The first video is of the Reservoir Road fire burning west ...

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 ...

Summer in U.S. fourth warmest on record

Posted on September 9th by Tom Yulsman.
The June gloom may have never relented in California, and Pacific Northwesterners may have shivered through a particularly cool June through August, but for the United States as a ...

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 ...

Arctic sea ice continues its long-term decline

Posted on August 4th by Tom Yulsman. 3
But a new record low for the year is now considered unlikely The linear rate of decline of Arctic sea ice in July between 1979 and 2010 is now 6.4 ...

Tracking Doomsday

Posted on February 3rd by Tom Yulsman. %
Editor's note: This is a cross-post from Keith Kloor's new blog, "Collide-a-Scape." Wildfires roar along the ridge tops near San Clemente, California in 2007. (Photo by Erik Saulietis. Contact photos@brainshavings.com ...