Climate Change

Michaela Mujica-Steiner

 

CRMS graduate Michaela Mujica-Steiner is attending the 23rd UN Climate Conference, in Bonn Germany, with a youth delegation unofficially representing the United States. KDNK will be corresponding with Michaela throughout November with updates direct from COP23.

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The American pika are small, cute mammals that live in broken rock habitats or talus fields high in the mountains above treeline. Adorable as they are, these critters might have a serious story to tell about the impacts of climate change. Research is showing a correlation between the loss of ice and permafrost under the talus, and the disappearance of the animals. As temperatures rise, where pika live could indicate the health of a watershed—and foretell our future water supply. For H20 Radio, Frani Halperin and Jamie Sudler report.

Sandy Heierbacher

 

KDNK members are invited to the first of three community fora tomorrow night with environmental education specialist Sarah Johnson. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Johnson to get the details. The Climate Choices forum runs from 7 to 9 pm Wednesday night here at the station. Registration is required by emailing Gavin@kdnk.org.

Bob Berwyn

 

For this week’s News Brief, News Director Raleigh Burleigh interviews environmental journalist Bob Berwyn on climate research. Berwyn’s photo essay, Mountains are Warming Twice as Fast as the Rest of the World, is available via Pacific Standard. His article about the Fraser River diversion is available at projectearth.us.

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Federal agencies and county officials are concerned about fire danger. As the firecracker-packed July 4th holiday approaches, Stage One fire restrictions are in place. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has this report. Click here for fire restriction details.

Chip Comins is the founder, director, and CEO of the American Renewable Energy Institute in Aspen, which has hosted ARE Day for 14 years. The summit continues this weekend with a film fest and 2 community conversations on Friday and Saturday. Details and schedule are hereImpact Films are here. Meanwhile, Comins talks with host Amy Hadden Marsh about ARE Day and climate change, and gives a little context to what the planet is currently experiencing.

On Friday, June 9, U.S. Senator Michael Bennet hosted three public town halls along the I-70 corridor. KDNK’s Gavin Dahl attended the final stop at the Glenwood Springs Public Library where local reporters were given a brief opportunity to speak with the Senator. The first question you’ll hear is from Aspen Daily News reporter Chad Abraham. The second question is Jim Williams of radio station KSNO. Click here to listen to the full hour of audio from U.S. Senator Michael Bennet’s Town Hall at the Glenwood Springs Library.

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Today’s guest is Marshall Saunders, founder of Citizens’ Climate Lobby. After a bout with cancer in 1985, Saunders, a former real estate developer, decided he wanted to do something with his life to help the world. Here, he talks about his dedication to a path of personal growth and its role in creating the results he has manifested by taking action, with love, on some big visions.

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Today's newscast features a conversation with Eagle County Commissioner Jill Ryan about the county's new Climate Action Plan.

On today's local newscast, Bente Birkeland reports that after a lengthy hearing, the proposal to create a religious freedom exemption bill in Colorado was defeated. Then Gavin Dahl interviews environmental reporter Bob Berwyn about his reporting on the impact of climate change in the Alps and his essay, Dear Skiers. Plus, Amy Hadden Marsh gets an update from Linda Black Elk, spokesperson for the Standing Rock water protectors. The Dakota Access Pipeline EIS is available on the Federal Register here.

Aspen Mayor Steve Skadron is one of three dozen mayors around the country to sign onto an open letter to Donald Trump calling for bold climate policy. KDNK news director spoke to City of Aspen Climate Action Manager Ashley Perl to learn more.

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.”

On a new edition of Sounds of the High Country, KDNK News Director Gavin Dahl speaks to Aspen Ski Co's Auden Schendler. 

His editorial column "Some State Legislators Prefer Fantasy to Fact" was syndicated through their Writers on the Range series.