Environmental Studies http://kvnf.org en Paonia Nonprofit Starts Unusual Oil & Gas Air Pollution Study http://kvnf.org/post/paonia-nonprofit-starts-unusual-oil-gas-air-pollution-study <p>There’s a small army of citizen scientists in the North Fork Valley. Residents in the Paonia area are donning special backpacks for twenty-four hours at a time, to collect real time data for scientific study of air pollution.&nbsp; The aim is to measure what might be getting into the air from nearby oil and gas wells.</p><p></p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 17:13:44 +0000 Elise Thatcher 19441 at http://kvnf.org Paonia Nonprofit Starts Unusual Oil & Gas Air Pollution Study KVNF Regional Newscast: Thursday, December 5, 2013 http://kvnf.org/post/kvnf-regional-newscast-thursday-december-5-2013 <p></p><p><strong>Headlines</strong></p><ul><li>Citizen Scientists Studying Air Pollution in the Valley</li><li>Finalized <i>North Fork Alternative Plan&nbsp;</i>Submitted to BLM</li><li>Colder-than-Usual Temps Could Last into Next Week</li><li>Extreme Dust, Global Warming could lead to Earlier Spring Thaw</li><li><em>Sounds of the High Country -&nbsp;</em>Allen Best on Industrial Hemp in CO Thu, 05 Dec 2013 16:47:19 +0000 Travis Bubenik 19440 at http://kvnf.org Local Motion: Mobile Air Quality Monitoring in the North Fork Valley http://kvnf.org/post/local-motion-mobile-air-quality-monitoring-north-fork-valley <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Today on the program we talk with Aspen Public Radio's Elise Thatcher, who was recently in the North Fork Valley reporting on a </span><a href="http://www.citizensforahealthycommunity.org/news/chc-announces-cutting-edge-air-sampling-project" style="line-height: 1.5;">mobile air quality monitoring study</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> being coordinated by Citizens for a Healthy Community and the Endocrine Disruption Exchange, or </span>TEDX<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 04:14:01 +0000 Travis Bubenik 19106 at http://kvnf.org Local Motion: Mobile Air Quality Monitoring in the North Fork Valley Climate Change Measured on Open Spaces near Aspen http://kvnf.org/post/climate-change-measured-open-spaces-near-aspen <p>In the future, the forests surrounding Aspen will look different. Already, mountain shrubs are replacing some Aspen stands and changing the complexion of the area, likely due to due a warming climate.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Neighboring </span>Pitkin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> County is now tracking these shifts on open space properties.&nbsp; Two local non-profit organizations are helping. The new data is thanks to a pair of towers that’s tracking things like soil moisture and temperature.</span></p><p></p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 17:36:53 +0000 Marci Krivonen 18539 at http://kvnf.org Climate Change Measured on Open Spaces near Aspen