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Posts Tagged ‘climate change’

Denverite | Climate change will likely bring stronger storms and more 100-degree days to the Front Range

Denverite | Climate change will likely bring stronger storms and more 100-degree days to the Front Range

2013 flood extents(image from the Boulder Data Hub, source: City of Boulder) “… reports also project that storms of a half-inch of precipitation or more in one day will be more likely with continued high emissions: 16 percent more frequent by [...]

Forbes | The ‘Other’ Human Influences On The Maryland Floods You May Overlook

Forbes | The ‘Other’ Human Influences On The Maryland Floods You May Overlook

"Urban Flooding = Increase in intensity of top 1% rain events + expanding urban impervious land cover + storm water management engineered for rainstorms of 'last century'" Read the entire article at Forbes: The 'Other' Human Influences On The [...]

NYT | Flooding in the South Looks a Lot Like Climate Change

NYT | Flooding in the South Looks a Lot Like Climate Change

“'If you look across all our natural disaster policies, they’re predicated on the wrong assumption that our flood risk in the future looks identical to our flood risk in the past,' he said. He said that initiatives like the National Flood [...]

Going Down With the Xcel Ship

Going Down With the Xcel Ship

As the Boulder City Council considers the merits of municipalization and Boulder’s carbon reduction goals, it is essential to recognize that there are opportunities and risks with EITHER path going forward—establishing a muni or establishing a [...]

You’re Invited to the Community Energy Fair!

You’re Invited to the Community Energy Fair!

Learn how to take climate action in your communities and in your homes on Saturday, June 25 from 8 am to 3 pm at the Second Annual Community Energy Fair in Central Park—right next to the Farmers Market! Join Clean Energy Action and local [...]

Let’s Sequester More Carbon in Our Soil

Let’s Sequester More Carbon in Our Soil

At a PLAN-Boulder forum on Friday, March 18, 2016, Boulder artist, mini-farmer and environmental activist Elizabeth Black informed the audience that agricultural land in the United States has the capacity to sequester 11 percent of American [...]

Hope for our Changing Climate: Soil Sequestration of Carbon

Hope for our Changing Climate: Soil Sequestration of Carbon

On February 20th, I will be discussing Soil Sequestration of Carbon, a hopeful new strategy for combating climate change and promoting healthy soils, in the Arapahoe Conference Room, Second Floor, Main Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Avenue. I [...]

Commit to Climate Action at the Community Energy Fair

Commit to Climate Action at the Community Energy Fair

It is an exciting—and hopefully pivotal—time for new commitments to climate action: will you make some new commitments this Saturday at the Community Energy Fair at Scott Carpenter Park? Just last week, Hawaii became the first U.S. state to [...]

Climate Change Is On the Way, Like It Or Not

Climate Change Is On the Way, Like It Or Not

All images courtesy Gifford Miller unless otherwise indicated At a PLAN-Boulder evening forum on Monday, January 27, Gifford Miller, a world-renowned geologist, described research about global warming that he and his team have recently conducted [...]

The EPA Needs to Hear from You

The EPA Needs to Hear from You

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has published a groundbreaking new proposal, creating the first-ever federal carbon pollution standard for every new power plant built in America. This is a game changer for the climate–especially because [...]

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