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October 28th, 2004

Change in the air: Melting snow and ice in Colorado’s Front Range

Nel Caine, James Dixon, Mark Dyurgerov, Tom Kittel, Craig Lee, and Tad Pfeffer were interviewed by Jim Erickson of the Rocky Mountain News for a series of three stories centered on environmental change in the Colorado alpine. The stories documented how Front Range glaciers are declining, lake ice is thinning, and some snow banks are receding to expose animal remains more than 2,000 years old. Do these changes relate to Global Warming? Read the articles to see researcher's latest ideas about the causes of these sometimes dramatic environmental changes. The stories were published in the Rocky Mountain News, October 26, 2004.