Thu July 5, 2012

CO Drought Monitor Map Shows Extreme Drought Conditions

USDA screencapture/NOAA

The new map shows severe to exceptionally severe drought conditions across the entire state.  While this may not be the worst season on record, the state’s climatologist says it’s very close.

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Wed July 4, 2012

Colorado, Weld County Farmers Battle Drought

Grace Hood KUNC

There’s an old saying that corn should be “knee high by the fourth of July”. That’s not necessarily true for Colorado farmers battling drought this year. For some in Weld County, the picture is even worse.

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Fri June 29, 2012

Help For the Yampa: Lease Could Boost River Flows this Summer

Yampa River in 2009
cm19590 Creative Commons/Flickr
  • Amy Beatie, Executive Director of the Colorado Water Trust, on the agreement to boost stream flows for the Yampa River through Steamboat Springs this summer.

An agreement among conservation groups and water agencies may soon boost anemic stream flows along the Yampa River in Steamboat Springs.

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Wed June 20, 2012

Hot And Dry Weather Is On The High Park Fire’s Side, Not Ours

Firefighters expect the cooler weather conditions today to help them gain some ground in the High Park fire effort west of Fort Collins, but the return tomorrow to summer highs may put a damper on their progress.

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Wed June 13, 2012
The Two-Way

New Research: U.S. Is Warming, But Not Uniformly

Originally published on Wed June 13, 2012 3:09 pm

In red, are the states that have seen the highest temperature change.
Climate Central

New analysis (pdf) of climate data finds that since 1912, the United States has warmed 1.3 degrees. But that warming is concentrated in certain states, some of which have "warmed 60 times faster than the 10 slowest-warming states."

All of that is according to Climate Central, a research and journalism non-profit that seeks to inform the public about climate and energy. The center looked at data from the National Climatic Data Center's U.S. Historical Climatology Network.

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