iSeeChange http://kvnf.org en iSeeChange: Could December Storm Give Clues to the Rest of the Season? http://kvnf.org/post/iseechange-could-december-storm-give-clues-rest-season-0 <p>A winter storm has hit western Colorado, with the National Weather Service saying several feet of snow are possible in some areas of the central mountains.</p><p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 20:10:18 +0000 Travis Bubenik 19403 at http://kvnf.org iSeeChange: Could December Storm Give Clues to the Rest of the Season? iSeeChange: Halloween Through the Years http://kvnf.org/post/iseechange-halloween-through-years <p></p><p>Another Halloween has come and gone, and this year for a very special iSeeChange report, KVNF's Ali Lightfoot spoke with trick or treaters about how the holiday has changed over the years.</p><p></p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 16:39:02 +0000 Ali Lightfoot 18131 at http://kvnf.org iSeeChange: Halloween Through the Years iSeeChange: Are Fires a "Rising Threat" for Wildlife? http://kvnf.org/post/iseechange-are-fires-rising-threat-wildlife <p>Recently on the <a href="http://thealmanac.org/">Almanac,</a> Peter Cullen <a href="http://thealmanac.org/week.php?w=2013-10-13">noticed</a> he hasn't seen many bears in the mountains of New Mexico this year.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Bears are foragers, and Cullen says the lack of </span>piñon<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, oak and juniper trees caused them to head down to mountain towns looking for thrown-away leftovers.</span></p><p>That got us thinking about our bear populations here in western Colorado.</p><p></p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 16:04:21 +0000 Travis Bubenik 17828 at http://kvnf.org iSeeChange: Are Fires a "Rising Threat" for Wildlife? iSeeChange: Journaling with the Hardings http://kvnf.org/post/iseechange-journaling-hardings <p></p><p>Dallas and June Harding are regulars on the <a href="http://thealmanac.org/">Almanac,</a> but most of their daily weather observations you&#39;ll see there date back to the late 1980s.</p><p>That&#39;s because those entires were transcribed from the journals June started keeping in 1985, when she and Dallas moved to their current home at the Harding Ranch near the base of Coal Mountain. I recently paid the Hardings a visit to talk about how they got involved with the iSeeChange project, and how journaling has played a role in their lives and the lives of previous generations.</p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 15:53:46 +0000 Travis Bubenik 17009 at http://kvnf.org iSeeChange: Journaling with the Hardings iSeeChange: Rain and Snow - Signs of a Wet Winter? http://kvnf.org/post/iseechange-rain-and-snow-signs-wet-winter <p></p><p>For this week's <em>iSeeChange </em>report, we looked into the recent flurry of rain and some snow, and what, if anything, it might tell us about the coming winter.</p><p></p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 15:07:04 +0000 Travis Bubenik 16401 at http://kvnf.org iSeeChange: Rain and Snow - Signs of a Wet Winter? iSeeChange: Signs of Floods to Come? http://kvnf.org/post/iseechange-signs-floods-come <p></p><p>In the wake of the historic Front Range Floods, many climate experts and researchers admit that while they’ve known of the potential for dangerous flooding in the Boulder area for some time now, hardly anybody could’ve predicted such a large-scale disaster.</p><p>We decided to look into what the floods might tell us about the future of massive storms, and whether the events of last week might change our definitions of "rare" weather events.</p> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 15:25:28 +0000 Travis Bubenik 16095 at http://kvnf.org iSeeChange: Signs of Floods to Come? iSeeChange: The West is Getting Dustier http://kvnf.org/post/iseechange-west-getting-dustier <p></p><p>In late July, a massive dust storm in the Saharan Desert of Africa <a href="http://www.wunderground.com/blog/JeffMasters/massive-african-dust-storm-cooling-atlantic-hurricane-odds-for-early-a">moved across the Atlantic,</a> making for an interesting start to the hurricane season, or you could say a boring one.</p><p></p> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 15:28:22 +0000 Travis Bubenik 15531 at http://kvnf.org iSeeChange: The West is Getting Dustier iSeeChange: Local "Guru" Ryan Warwick on Mushrooms http://kvnf.org/post/iseechange-local-guru-ryan-warwick-mushrooms <p>Last week the <a href="http://thealmanac.org/year.php">Almanac</a> saw a lot of <a href="http://thealmanac.org/week.php?w=2013-08-11">talk about mushrooms</a> – Steve Smith said they seem to be popping up in larger numbers than usual – Marilyn Stone wondered what factors affect mushroom numbers – and Amber Kleinman asked whether it’s possible to grow puffballs in a yard.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 15:57:00 +0000 Travis Bubenik 14765 at http://kvnf.org iSeeChange: Local "Guru" Ryan Warwick on Mushrooms iSeeChange: Colorado Fruit Growers Harness Wind, Water, and Fire to Save Harvest http://kvnf.org/post/iseechange-colorado-fruit-growers-harness-wind-water-and-fire-save-harvest <p></p><p><em>iSeeChange</em> had the great pleasure of meeting two climate adaptation storytellers this summer, Kirsten Howard and Allie Goldstein. 1 car, 2 girls, and 3 months to travel across America and tell stories about the Great American Adaptation to climate change. After reading<em> iSeeChange </em>posts about frosts on the <a href="http://thealmanac.org/year.php">Almanac, </a>they set out to talk to fruit farmers in the North Fork Valley. Here's what they found.</p><p>---</p><p><strong>Paonia &amp; Hotchkiss, CO</strong></p><p></p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 20:37:39 +0000 Kirsten Howard and Allie Goldstein 14543 at http://kvnf.org iSeeChange: Colorado Fruit Growers Harness Wind, Water, and Fire to Save Harvest iSeeChange: Apple Economics in Western Colorado http://kvnf.org/post/iseechange-apple-economics-western-colorado <p>The height of the fruit season is approaching here in western Colorado, so for this week’s <em>iSeeChange </em>report, we decided to zoom out a bit and look at how Colorado’s biggest fruit crop fits into the national scene. &nbsp;</p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 15:35:33 +0000 Travis Bubenik 14473 at http://kvnf.org iSeeChange: Apple Economics in Western Colorado