Randy Udall, energy poet

TweetShareShareThey found Randy Udall yesterday — he had been hiking alone on a remote trail up in Wyoming’s Wind River Range, a place he knew well. Poles were still in hand, the Denver Post reports. “Randy left this Earth doing...

Global warming, empty bellies

TweetShareShareA few months ago, Micah Williams, TEDxMileHigh’s newest (and only full-time) employee, asked if I might write a blog post about climate change. I said “sure,” and then I thought about what I could say about...

Apolitical record-temperatures map

TweetShareShareA politically neutral map of record temperatures in the United States, courtesy of Climate Central. If you’re in Virginia, check it out before the state legislature bans the use of the term “record temperature” in...

You think it’s hot out there now…

TweetShareShareWashington D.C. hit 99 degrees Fahrenheit today; we in Denver have been in that neighborhood a few days already this June, and are headed back this weekend. The average June high is here supposed to be 83. We’ve had roughly...

Oil Shale Decision Right On

TweetShareShareThe U.S. Department of Interior’s decision to limit land leases on oil shale — a euphemism for rock mixed with kerogen with the energy content of french fries — was wise. I wrote up a story pitch after the Bush Administration...

Imaging Earth, 2012 vs. 1972

TweetShareShareNASA has released a phenomenal image: Taken by the the Suomi NPP spacecraft on January 4. Ball Aerospace built the NPP spacecraft; the instrument, the snappily named Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS), is...

Five bucks well spent

TweetShareShareThe CU Center for Environmental Journalism forwarded a note with this link this morning, to a Wired.com article about how Al Gore and Push Up Press are aiming to “blow up the book.” As someone who recently wrote a book...