Pete Kolbenschlag

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Farmers Along the 100th Meridian Stand to be Hard Hit by Climate Change

In 1878, noted geologist and explorer John Wesley Powell observed that the 100th Meridian, the longitudinal line that slices north-to-south through …

Climate Change

Agroecology is Advancing Around the Globe. Will the U.S. Take Part?

Earlier this month, the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) held the 2nd International Symposium on Agroecology at its …

Agriculture

Ryan Zinke’s Great American Fire Sale

Not long ago, the Bureau of Land Management, an agency within the U.S. Department of the Interior, began distributing “vision cards” to its employees. The front of each card features the B.L.M. logo (a river winding into green foothills); short descriptions of the Bureau’s “vision,” “mission,” and …

Forests

OIL AND GAS WASTEWATER ALTERS MICROBES IN WEST VIRGINIA WATERS

Fracking for natural gas and oil and its wastewater has increased dramatically in recent years. And that could overwhelm local infrastructure and …

Wastewater

A New Kind of Landscape Photography

Denver and the Colorado Rockies, as you’ve never seen them before<p>On September 10, 2015, a satellite named WorldView-3 was whisking on its regular path from pole to pole, locked in orbit 400 miles above the eastern Pacific Ocean.<p>WorldView-3 is one of the most advanced privately owned Earth-observing …

Landscape Photography

Oil spill from Keystone Pipeline in South Dakota twice as big as first thought

ABERDEEN, S.D. — A crude oil spill from the Keystone Pipeline in South Dakota last November has turned out to be nearly twice as big as first …

Oil & Gas Industry

Four Colorado microdistilleries to check out, and what to order when you’re there

It doesn’t matter what the calendar says: Once the sun begins to shine and the spring downslope wind stops blowing, it’s porch drinks season in …

Ann Arbor

Recommended Stories For You

John and Barbara Breitnauer of Cedaredge, Colo., hadn't thought about getting into the brewing business until two of their friends made the …

Ice Cream

Fossil Fuel Free-for-All Begins on Utah’s Public Lands

The Interior is leasing land near national monuments for oil and gas development<p>On Tuesday, the Interior Department began auctioning 51,000 acres of …

IN RESPONSE: Farm bill is an investment in rural Colorado's economy

American Bison graze on the open range in Colorado. (iStock image / Gary Gray)<p>Farms and ranches are the lifeblood of Colorado’s rural economies and …

Countless archeological sites at risk in Trump oil and gas auction

SAN JUAN COUNTY, Utah – A steep rock ledge, known locally as Ruin Point, stands sentinel over public lands rich with Native American antiquities …

As Climate Change Intensifies, Here Are the Most—and Least—Resilient Counties in America

A recent EPA survey takes into account extreme weather, but also social factors such as poverty, health, and governance.Three Pillar Point in Kodiak …

Climate Change

At the Department of the Interior, Industry Lobbyists and Revolving-Door Operatives Shape Sage Grouse Policy

Public records show that industry groups and conservative politicians have had the ear of top Department of the Interior officials as they seek to …

Where have the true champions of public lands gone?

Thousands protest in the streets, championing civil rights and gender equality. Political turmoil dominates the news, and many believe the political …

Colorado Farm Fresh Directory: List your business

Published by the Colorado Department of Agriculture, the Colorado Farm Fresh Directory promotes Colorado farmers markets, roadside stands, u-picks, …

Farming

Colorado Malting Company opens one-of-a-kind farm brewery south of Alamosa

<b>ALAMOSA</b> — A decade ago a family-run barley farm was facing bankruptcy. Now, because of their perseverance, Alamosa is home to a brewery arguably …

Nothing “Wasted”

For those who assume “Wasted” is a movie about drinking, think again. If it sounds like it’s about garbage or composting, that’s partially right. And …

How Climate Change Could Impact Your Wine and Beer

Can California wine and beer survive climate change? That and more stories from California’s natural world.

Napa Valley

New Solar Tariffs Won't Eclipse Industry

The Trump Administration has placed a 30 percent tariff on all solar cells manufactured outside the US. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Katherine …

How to Advocate for Public Lands

Whether you’re up for a two-minute phone call or a two-hour meeting, follow these tips to save the lands you love.<i>“I get discouraged all the time. We</i> …

Continental Divide's priceless wilderness would gain protection under new bill | Wilderness.org

The sensory delights of the Continental Divide are varied and bracing--from dramatic mountain peaks and the snowmelt they channel to rushing creeks …

La Plata Electric evaluating its energy options

The business model for Tri-State Generation & Transmission is in the cross-hairs as Durango-based La Plata Electric Association studies its long-term …

Renewable Energy

Can Planet Earth Feed 10 Billion People?

Humanity has 30 years to find out.<p>All parents remember the moment when they first held their children—the tiny crumpled face, an entire new person, emerging from the hospital blanket. I extended my hands and took my daughter in my arms. I was so overwhelmed that I could hardly think.<p>Afterward I …

Farming

COMMENTARY: Fracking puts farming industry in jeopardy

In case you haven’t noticed yet, the Nova Scotia Department of Energy’s website has posted an Onshore Petroleum Atlas which lends credence to the …

Nova Scotia

Agriculture, Climate, Change

Research crop scientist from the K-State Northwest Research-Extension Center, Professor Robert Aiken explores agriculture and crop research issues in …

Climate Change

Colorado's oil industry

<b>Oil & Gas Financial Journal magazine ceased publication in December 2017.</b><p><b>We invite you to visit Oil & Gas Journal's website for continued industry</b> …

Oil & Gas Industry

16 environmental protections that the Trump administration dismantled in 2017.

President Donald Trump has spent the past year steadily undoing Obama-era environmental protections, especially rules designed to fight climate …

Fossil Fuels

How The ‘Grand’ Became The ‘Colorado’ And What It Says About Our Relationship To Nature

Pull out a map of the United States’ desert southwest and see if you can locate these rivers: Rio del Tizon, Rio San Rafael, or Rio Zanguananos. How …

Tesla big battery outsmarts lumbering coal units after Loy Yang trips

Tesla big battery steps in after big Loy Yang coal unit trips, and arrests and reverses a dramatic fall in frequency - before the contracted coal …

Tesla