climate change

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Environmentalists are cheering the U.S. Senate’s decision Wednesday not to rescind an Obama-administration rule requiring less waste of the potent greenhouse gas methane.


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The group Resource and Environmental Advocacy and Protection of Southwest Colorado, also known as REAP, will screen a documentary on Wednesday, April 26th at 7pm at the Cortez Elks Lodge. Called the Age of Consequences, the film discusses how climate change “impacts resource scarcity, migration and conflict through the lens of national security,” according to the film's website. 

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Despite heavy winter snowfall last winter across Western Colorado, ski seasons will become shorter in the future. That’s according to University of Colorado Boulder Climatologist Jim White.

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Despite warm and wet weather over the past few months, winter precipitation amounts are falling overall in the Cortez area.


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Trees stressed by global warming may not be able to survive simply by creeping up to higher elevations.

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