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User: flenvcenter Topic: Air and Climate-Regional
Category: Climate Change :: Climate Change Impacts
Last updated: Jun 27 2018 07:59 IST RSS 2.0
 
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As Colorado wildfires burn, fears that climate change is causing “multi-level emergency” mount 25.10.2020 Denver Post: Local
The record-breaking forest fires burning in Colorado even as winter sets in are the latest sign climate change is hitting the West hard, causing scientists to up their rhetoric and warn it is past time to move beyond planning and start aggressively acting.
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Today’s wildfire modeling ‘just sucks’ for flames fueled by climate change 19.10.2020 High Country News Most Recent
How scientists use models to understand blazes — and where those models fall short.
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AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s shaky claims on virus, Dem misfires 12.10.2020 Denver Post: All Political News
Impatient to return to the campaign trail, President Donald Trump dubiously claimed he’s fully recovered and immune from COVID-19, hailed a cure that isn’t so and declared the coronavirus is “disappearing” even as cases spiked.
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Experts: Warming makes Delta, other storms power up faster 9.10.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Hurricane Delta, gaining strength as it bears down on the U.S. Gulf Coast, is the latest and nastiest in a recent flurry of rapidly intensifying Atlantic hurricanes that scientists largely blame on global warming. Earlier, before hitting Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula and temporarily losing strength, Delta set a record for going from a 35 mph (56 kph) unnamed […]
Colorado is burning and there’s no time to wait. Teen Columnists on climate change. 4.10.2020 Denver Post: Opinion
Colorado teens can't vote for their future. But you can. So here's what they want you to think about climate change as you cast your ballot this November.
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Underwater and on fire: U.S. climate change magnifies extremes 20.9.2020 Denver Post: National News Headlines
America's worsening climate change problem is as polarized as its politics. Some parts of the country have been burning this month while others were underwater in extreme weather disasters.
Letters: Growth is not sustainable (9/18/20) 18.9.2020 Denver Post: Opinion
Growth is not sustainable Re: “Growing need -- Aurora and Colorado Springs take the first steps to build $500 million dam, reservoir near Holy Cross Wilderness,” Sept. 6 news story
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Southwest experiences mass bird die-off 18.9.2020 High Country News Most Recent
‘To see this many individuals and species dying is a national tragedy.’
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Dispatch from an irreversibly changed New Mexico 16.9.2020 High Country News Most Recent
Laura Paskus’s new book examines wildfire, drilling on the Navajo Nation and climate grief.
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West coast wildfires signal a planetary fire age 15.9.2020 High Country News Most Recent
Beyond climate change, history has helped create the pyrocene.
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Extreme heat is here, and it’s deadly 1.9.2020 High Country News Most Recent
Gearing up for the fight against a new climate enemy.
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Extreme wildfires make their own dangerous weather 28.8.2020 High Country News Most Recent
And climate change is making it even worse.
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Climate change hits home in Colorado with raging wildfires, shrinking water flows and record heat 19.8.2020 Denver Post: All Political News
Climate scientists emphasized that average temperatures will continue to increase for decades due to humans burning so many fossil fuels -- coal, gas and oil -- in the past. That means impacts including wildfires, aridity, depleted streams and rivers -- with some variability -- likely will intensify.
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For first time in 8 years, 100% of Colorado is under drought or abnormally dry conditions 7.8.2020 Denver Post: Local
On Thursday, federal officials designated 100% of the state abnormally dry or in drought for the first time in eight years — "extreme" or "severe" in many areas — consistent with a broader transformation of the Southwest amid climate warming.
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Global warming is driving polar bears toward extinction, researchers say 21.7.2020 Denver Post: Local
Global Warming Is Driving Polar Bears Toward Extinction, Researchers Say
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Climate change has setnetters worried about Alaska’s sockeye 1.6.2020 Current Issue
Last year, the state’s Ugashik River was so warm salmon wouldn’t swim up it to spawn.
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Fast-growing Western cities face megadrought 8.5.2020 High Country News Most Recent
Eleven states and northern Mexico will likely experience a drought more severe than any since the 1500s.
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Letters: Predictions of drought in the West are dire (4/26/20) 26.4.2020 Denver Post: Opinion
Predictions of drought in the West are dire Re: “Study: Megadrought is worst in modern age,” April 20 news story
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On this Earth Day, let’s think about agriculture 22.4.2020 High Country News Most Recent
Farmers and ranchers hold the key to carbon storage.
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Climate warming may hit Colorado River Basin farmers hardest as shrinking snowpack leads to less irrigation water 21.4.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Colorado River Basin farmers will be hardest hit by climate warming, along with food growers in Central Asia and the southern Andes, due to high dependence on shrinking snow as a source of irrigation water, new research has found.
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