December 22, 2013
Have you ever watched dogs playing in a field of fresh snow? If you have, you've probably seen them sniff the surface, then perhaps pounce and bury their faces completely in the chilly powder. Our four-legged friends are using the instincts of their wild relatives, like coyotes and wolves, to track animals that are active even in the coldest part of winter.
December 19, 2013
Some ski and snowboard stars like Gretchen Bleiler and Jeremy Jones see global warming as a very real threat. They have been experiencing the impacts first-hand for years and as part of the Protect Our Winters campaign, the athletes have taken their action-oriented message from the halls of Congress to the auditoriums at schools around the country.
November 19, 2013
Copper Mountain Resort in Colorado received a "B" grade in the annual ski area environmental scorecard, which this year highlights the trend of resorts producing their own renewable energy. Copper has plans to install two 24-foot vertical wind turbines on Union Peak to generate about 2,000 kilowatt hours per year. The proposed wind turbines will add renewable energy capacity generated by existing turbines installed in 2011.
October 16, 2013
The National Ski Areas Association releases its annual environmental report, highlighting progress towards sustainability goals. More than 100 ski areas around the country have endorsed the Climate Declaration, calling upon federal policymakers to take action to address climate change, and stating that addressing climate change is one of the greatest economic opportunities of the 21st century.
August 31, 2013
In partnership with local groups, the U.S. Forest Service is leading a project to restore a stretch of the stream that's been seriously degraded by more than 100 years of human manipulation, including mining, logging, historic railroad building and highway construction.