January 12th, 2007This week, when the results of a $60,000 climatology study were released, more than 1,000 residents of Park City crowded into an auditorium to hear the news. "Temperatures are projected to rise 6 to 15 degrees Fahrenheit by the end of the century," announced Mark Williams, a University of Colorado scientist who specializes in temperature and precipitation modeling. "For the high emission scenario, there's just no snow on Park City's mountains," said fellow scientist Brian Lazar, who explained that "high emission" meant that the world would continue to accelerate its use of carbon based fuels that create greenhouse emissions.
January 11th, 2007Utah's trademark Greatest Snow on Earth could be a memory by 2075, say a pair of Colorado climatologists, who warn that global warming could shrink the ski season to a mere two months a year.
December 9th, 2006Some of the all-star INSTAAR snow science team involved in the Bureau of Reclamation-funded San Juan Avalanche Project gathered around a dinner table for an informal reunion at the biennial International Snow Science Workshop in Telluride.
June 20th, 2006Extra amounts of key nutrients in tropical rain forest soils cause them to release more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, according to research conducted by scientists at the University of Colorado (CU) - Boulder.
February 11th, 2006Low-lying communities like New Orleans and Miami could face increasing peril as melting polar ice raises the ocean to levels not seen in thousands of years. By the end of this century, Arctic temperatures could reach as high as 130,000 years ago, when the oceans were 13 to 20 feet higher than now, according to research appearing in Friday's issue of the journal Science.
December 14th, 2004Scientists have discovered evidence of microbial activity in a rock glacier high above tree line in the Rocky Mountains, a barren environment previously thought to be devoid of life.