Environment

US Department of Energy

Moab’s toxic uranium legacy is slowly – and carefully - being shipped away
from the banks of the Colorado River. KZMU’s Molly Marcello has more.

Conservation Colorado Comes to Carbondale

Oct 14, 2019
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Conservation Colorado, a statewide environmental group, recently opened an office in Carbondale. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with community organizer Erin Riccio, about why the group made the move.

Lucas Turner

Andrew Romanoff, democratic candidate for US Senate in 2020, joined a group of citizens wednesday evening at Bonfire Coffee to talk policy priorities and politics. Primary topics included climate change, gun reform, and mental health. KDNK's Lucas Turner joined the crowd to learn more about this candidate.


Oil & gas-dependent economies could take a hit in the future as investors grow tired of losing money on fracking operations. KDNK News Director Lucas Turner interviews Justin Mikulka, a writer for DesmogBlog about overspending, investor woes, and a shortage of tier-one acreage.

CMKB "Head Mom" Jen Clanahan
CMKB

A statewide network of parents advocating for Colorado’s outdoor quality of life will testify tomorrow at the Air Quality Control Commission meeting in support of the proposed Zero Emission Vehicle program. KDNK’s Lucas Turner spoke with Colorado Moms Know Best “Head Mom” Jen Clanahan to learn more.

Rev Lennox Yearwood Jr.

Here’s your community calendar for Thursday, June 20th, underwritten by Sopris Liquor and Wine, offering Cerveza Sopris Mexican Lager in partnership with Roaring Fork Beer Company. For a list of today's events like Hip Hop Caucus leader, The Reverend Lennox Yearwood Jr. discussing climate change as a civil rights issue follow the headline...

 

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They recently formed a non-profit that aims to reduce light pollution and acquire designation as an International Dark Sky Community. Raleigh Burleigh interviewed organizer Aaron Watson among the sounds of Paonia's North Fork Community Fair and Solutions Expo. You will hear the North Fork Community Band performing in the background as well as the coal train.

Surprisingly high amounts of microplastic are raining down on a remote and seemingly pristine part of France's Pyrenees mountains, according to scientists who say such particles could potentially be floating everywhere.

U.S. Forest Service

A new reservation system to limit the human impact on the enormously popular lake in Glenwood Canyon begins April 1. The new system puts an end to years of unregulated access and caps daily visitors at 615 year-round.

Several members of a powerful science panel for the Environmental Protection Agency expressed doubt at a hearing Thursday about the long-established scientific consensus that air pollution can cause premature death.

The panel was meeting to consider recommendations that would fundamentally change how the agency analyzes the public health dangers posed by air pollution and could lead to weaker regulation of soot.

This month's episode of For Land's Sake features a conversation with Carl Segerstrom of High Country News. Segerstrom is a Contributing Editor with HCN's North Desk, covering Alaksa, Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho and Montana. Host Bill Kight talks to Segerstrom about the recent nomination of Rifle, Colorado native David Bernhardt for U.S. Interior Secretary and what's ahead for the Endangered Species Act. For Land's Sake airs the second Tuesday of every month on KDNK. Host Bill Kight talks to guests sharing thoughts on their personal connection to the land. Hear archived episodes here.

Hungry deer in the northeastern U. S. are likely changing the acoustics of their forests by eating up bushes, small trees and other leafy plants that normally would affect the transmission of natural sounds such as bird calls.

Cheers from environmental groups drowned out nearby construction noise in downtown Denver Thursday morning after Gov. Jared Polis announced an executive order that aims to bring more electric vehicles to Colorado.

Ridgway Teens Spearhead Plastic Bag Ban

Jan 16, 2019
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In the fall of 2017, four 7th grade girls from Ridgway formed a group with the goal of banning single-use plastic bags in their hometown. More than a year later, the Ridgway Town Council banned plastic bags. KVNF’s Ali Lightfoot spoke with the young activists about their efforts. The report was produced as part of the Western Slope Resources Reporting Project.

Interior Department to Limit FOIA Requests

Jan 14, 2019
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The U.S. Interior Department has taken steps to restrict public records requests allowed through the Freedom of Information Act, or FOIA. The proposal would allow the agency to deny requests that it deems "burdensome" or "vague," and officials at the agency say it's necessary because FOIA requests are bogging down the department's work.


Captain Paul Watson has been plying the world’s oceans for over 4 decades as the founder of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society in efforts to save whales and rid the world of illegal fishing. The Sea Shepherds are infamous for ramming and sinking ships but in 2000, Watson changed tack. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh met with the captain at ARE Day this week in Snowmass. Here’s a clip from their conversation. Tune in to Valley Voices on Thursday, June 28, for the entire conversation.

Doug Tucker

Diane Mitch Busch, Karl Hanlon and Arn Menconi, the Democratic candidates on the primary ballot to run against Congressman Scott Tipton for the 3rd Congressional District, met in Glenwood Springs on Monday, May 7, for a friendly debate. To listen to the full debate, follow this link.

Photo by Brent Gardner-Smith/Aspen Journalism


The state of Colorado has called for dismissal of a lawsuit that would grant the Colorado River ecosystem legal rights in court. For this week’s News Brief, KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh talks with Brent Gardner-Smith, editor of Aspen Journalism, about the case. Click here to read the story.

Rep. Scott Tipton

For KDNK’s monthly interview with the Congressman Scott Tipton, News Director Raleigh Burleigh turns the conversation towards Tipton’s newly introduced energy bill and revisions to the Antiquities Act.

For this week’s news brief, award-winning investigative reporter and columnist Joel Dyer, editor of Boulder Weekly, says Donald Trump’s presidency could surprise people by galvanizing the environmental movement more than ever before. His cover story immediately after the election was “President Trump: How we got here and what to do now.”

AHS Students Talk Rock Bottom Ranch

Oct 12, 2016

Ninth grade students at Aspen High School researched environmental issues and local environmental organizations to create announcements and share with the community.

AHS Students Talk Local Water Concerns

Oct 12, 2016

Ninth grade students at Aspen High School researched environmental issues and local environmental organizations to create announcements and share with the community.

AHS Students Talk GMOs

Oct 12, 2016

Ninth grade students at Aspen High School researched environmental issues and local environmental organizations to create announcements and share with the community.

Ninth grade students at Aspen High School researched environmental issues and local environmental organizations to create announcements and share with the community.

AHS Students Talk Clothing Industry

Oct 12, 2016

Ninth grade students at Aspen High School researched environmental issues and local environmental organizations to create announcements and share with the community.

AHS Students Talk Cataract Canyon

Oct 12, 2016

Ninth grade students at Aspen High School researched environmental issues and local environmental organizations to create announcements and share with the community.

AHS Students Talk Ocean Pollution

Oct 12, 2016

Ninth grade students at Aspen High School researched environmental issues and local environmental organizations to create announcements and share with the community.

AHS Students Talk Air Pollution

Oct 12, 2016

Ninth grade students at Aspen High School researched environmental issues and local environmental organizations to create announcements and share with the community.

AHS Students Talk Acid Rain

Oct 12, 2016

Ninth grade students at Aspen High School researched environmental issues and local environmental organizations to create announcements and share with the community.

AHS Boys Talk About ACES

Oct 11, 2016

Ninth grade students at Aspen High School researched environmental issues and local environmental organizations to create announcements to share with the community

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