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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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https://www.latimes.com/environment/newsletter/2020-12-24/coal-industry-comes-tumbling-down-in-the-american-west-boiling-point Two of the three smokestacks at Navajo Generating Station outside Page, Ariz., come tumbling down on Dec. 18, 2020.(Michael McNamara / Salt River Project) This is the Dec. 24, 2020, edition of Boiling Point, a weekly newsletter about climate change and the environment in California and the American West. Sign up here to get it in ...
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https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-12-21/worst-california-wildfire-season-has-altered-forests-for-centuries-to-come The single-engine Cessna was buzzing 1,000 feet above a Northern California burn scar as UC Berkeley scientist Scott Stephens shifted excitedly in his seat and peered out the window for a better view. Down below, heavy machinery kicked up clouds of dust as commercial loggers attempted to salvage whatever timber they could, while a ...
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8:30 a.m. December 18th, 2020: Explosions rocked the base of three massive smokestacks (USA)

https://www.datanomy.today/post/8-30-a-m-december-18th-2020-explosions-rocked-the-base-of-three-massive-smokestacks-usa 8:30 a.m. December 18th, 2020: Explosions rocked the base of the first of the three massive smokestacks that have dominated the horizon on the western edge of the Navajo Nation for a half century. EcoFlight’s Jonathan Kloberdanz captured the demolition of the towering stacks as part of Salt River Project’s demolition of the largest ...
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Power plant stacks that loomed over Arizona come down

https://apnews.com/article/environment-flagstaff-arizona-coronavirus-pandemic-page-e27906dac31cfd0d72b0ed8c046131c3 Susan Montoya Bryan with AP News FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Three towering concrete stacks that were the most visual reminders of a coal-fired power plant that operated for decades along the Arizona-Utah state line came down Friday. The 775-foot (236-meter) structures loomed over the Navajo Generating Station, a 2,250 megawatt plant that closed last ...
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