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Paper’s authors say unrealistic projections make it harder to plan for a future under climate change Report: Estimates of future Upper Colorado River Basin water use confound planning Lake Powell is seen in a November 2019 aerial photo from the nonprofit EcoFlight. Keeping enough water in the reservoir to support downstream users in Arizona, Nevada ...
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Landmark legislation passes U.S. House; Rep. Boebert votes against bill https://www.aspentimes.com/news/public-lands-bill-provides-protection-on-200000-acres-of-thompson-divide/ The U.S. House approved Friday a massive public lands protection bill that has implications for the Roaring Fork Valley. The legislation packaged together eight separate public lands bills that were approved by the House but not acted on by the U.S. Senate last year. ...
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https://www.aspenpublicradio.org/post/digging-deep-long-list-permits-stands-way-rmi-s-mine-expansion A proposed expansion to the Rocky Mountain Industrials limestone mine (bottom right) has been the source of public outcry in nearby Glenwood Springs, but it could be years before it has the necessary federal and state permits to break new ground.BRUCE GORDON/ECOFLIGHT FOR ASPEN PUBLIC RADIO Taking a limestone mine from less than 20 ...
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SMILE: CHAFFEE COUNTY MAY HAVE YOU ON WEBCAM

Smile: Chaffee County may have you on webcam The Arkansas Hills to the east of Salida with Tenderfoot Mountain above the city.The contract covers at least one webcam at the top of Tenderfoot and at least 22 throughout Chaffee County. Photo EcoFlight. During their Tuesday session, the Chaffee Board of County Commissioners unanimously approved renewal ...
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‘IN THE CROSSHAIRS’

North Fork stakeholders celebrate climate orders as extraction industries fear job losses https://www.montrosepress.com/news/north-fork-stakeholders-celebrate-climate-orders-as-extraction-industries-fear-job-losses/article_3c35f194-61c8-11eb-abd3-6384bc1a3c12.html The North Fork Valley sprawls beneath Needle Rock. (Courtesy photo/EcoFlight) Alternately hailed as a climate-saver and decried as a job-killer, President Joe Biden’s recent executive order that pauses new federal oil and gas leases is drawing attention in the region. Conservationists and small ...
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Aspen environmentalists re-energized with Biden taking office

After being on the defensive for four years under Trump, enviros ready to press on important issues https://www.aspentimes.com/news/aspen-environmentalists-re-energized-with-biden-taking-office/?fbclid=IwAR0U2AZ3qaKkQDf2rkqmuzfxU8mkt1t0xEDp67W5LhMXRiEF6VudeLQ-5YQ It isn’t far-fetched to say some Aspen environmentalists cried tears of joy when Joseph Biden replaced Donald Trump as president on Tuesday. The staff at Aspen Center for Environmental Studies couldn’t watch the ceremony together because of ...
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AWARD-WINNING WRITER SUSAN MARSH, A FORMER FOREST SERVICE NATURALIST AND WILDLANDS MANAGER, EXPRESSES WORRY THAT IS ON THE MINDS OF MANY IN HER FAMOUS VALLEY https://mountainjournal.org/growth-is-pushing-parts-of-jackson-hole-to-burst-at-its-seams The town of Jackson, hub of Teton County, Wyoming and a busy hive of human activity, may look quaint from the sky. However, the tentacles of its tourist-driven economy ...
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