ENVIRONMENT http://kvnf.org en Local Motion: Sustainability & the Future of Energy http://kvnf.org/post/local-motion-sustainability-future-energy <p>Cyn Holder speaks with <span class="userContent">Dr Michael Soule, Elaine Brett and community members about&nbsp; sustainability, coal and climate change.</span></p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 21:49:34 +0000 Ali Lightfoot 22145 at http://kvnf.org Local Motion: Sustainability & the Future of Energy Local Motion: John Buerger on Using Mushrooms to Fight Weeds http://kvnf.org/post/local-motion-john-buerger-using-mushrooms-fight-weeds <p>Today we're joined by John Buerger, owner and operator of Alpha Natural Holistic Land Management based in Cedaredge.&nbsp;</p><p>He recently gave a talk at the Blue Sage Center in Paonia about how we can use native mushroom cultures to fight noxious weeds.&nbsp;</p><p>John joined us to talk about his history practicing and educating the public about using natural methods to work with the land and control weeds.</p><p></p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 19:55:51 +0000 Travis Bubenik 21848 at http://kvnf.org Local Motion: John Buerger on Using Mushrooms to Fight Weeds Local Motion: North Fork Air Quality Study http://kvnf.org/post/local-motion-north-fork-air-quality-study <p>Today on Local Motion we talk with three of the people involved with the North Fork Air Quality Study, a year-long project put together by CU-Boulder, the Western Slope Conservation Center and the Delta County School District.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The project will use low-cost, portable and permanent monitoring devices to get baseline measurements of air quality in the North Fork Valley.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 23:42:04 +0000 Travis Bubenik 17875 at http://kvnf.org Local Motion: North Fork Air Quality Study Pass the Mic: Jeff Tobe of Solar Energy International http://kvnf.org/post/pass-mic-jeff-tobe-solar-energy-international <p></p><p>Energy reporter, Eden Clearwater interviews Jeff Tobe about the future of solar energy.</p><p></p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 17:32:47 +0000 Ali Lightfoot 17319 at http://kvnf.org Pass the Mic: Jeff Tobe of Solar Energy International Pass the Mic: Young reporters explore the local coal industry http://kvnf.org/post/pass-mic-young-reporters-explore-local-coal-industry <p>Pass the Mic&#39;s energy reporters, Cristina Rankin and Eden Clearwater,&nbsp; visit with coal miners and share their own opinions about this local industry.</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 00:51:02 +0000 Ali Lightfoot 17230 at http://kvnf.org Pass the Mic: Young reporters explore the local coal industry Pass the Mic: Interview with Todd Harding http://kvnf.org/post/pass-mic-interview-todd-harding <p></p><p>Listen to youth reporters,&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;Cristina Rankin and Eden Clearwater interviewing local &quot;off the gird&quot; rancher, Todd Harding.</span></p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 21:56:58 +0000 Ali Lightfoot 16971 at http://kvnf.org Pass the Mic: Interview with Todd Harding 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? Western Slope Skies 9/13/13 http://kvnf.org/post/western-slope-skies-91313 <p>The sun rises in the east each day in our western slope skies and appears to shine with constant brightness. However, we shouldn’t take the sun for granted, because the sun’s energy sustains most life on Earth.&nbsp; And, in this age of widespread, complex technology, the sun can impact our daily lives.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The sun, in fact, is not constant, and we need to pay attention to our active, local star. &nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 14:15:00 +0000 Black Canyon Astronomical Society 15847 at http://kvnf.org Western Slope Skies 9/13/13 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