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Boulder’s Wind Chill Science: Decoding the Chill and Its Impact

January 13th, 2024

Living in Boulder, Colorado, exposes residents to various weather phenomena throughout the year. One such phenomenon that significantly impacts the area is wind chill. Understanding the science behind wind chill and its effects is crucial for residents to prepare and stay safe during the colder months. This article delves into the intricacies of wind chill, its relevance to Boulder, Colorado, and the factors that contribute to its intensity. The Basics of Wind Chill Wind chill is the term used to describe the perceived decrease in air temperature on the human body due to the combination of cold... Read More

Hurricane Strength Winds in Colorado Make History as First Ever Derecho Winds

June 7th, 2020

Destructive, high powered winds whipped across Colorado yesterday, in some spots reaching over 100 mph. The winds were categorized as derecho winds. According to the American Meteorological Society a derecho must be at least 60 miles wide and travel for a distance of roughly 400 miles or longer. Although some in the field of meteorology say the distance only needs to be around 250 miles or greater. This is the first time in recorded history that a derecho wind has formed west of the Rockies. Winds near Winter Park Ski Area approached the strength of a Category 3 hurricane. The winds left a... Read More

New Renewable Energy Goals Grow Across Country

October 8th, 2015

This past year, states all across the nation have been significantly increasing the percentage of renewable energy that they are aiming to achieve. On this past Wednesday, the 7th of October, new renewable energy goals for California were signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown. The San Francisco Gate reported on the event. This bill requires that “by the end of 2030, half of California’s electricity will come from the wind, the sun and other renewable sources under a new law that sets one of the country’s most ambitious clean-energy targets”. Some other states that have done so already this... Read More

Ski Resorts Drastically Boosting Sustainability

December 14th, 2014

Most of the ski resorts in the Rocky Mountains have environmental protection policies because the mountains they are built upon are considered National Parks. These ski resorts are required to include a certain level of eco-friendliness, commitment to environmental stewardship, and commitment to environmental restoration. Resorts are often a part of the community they are in, especially in a ski town.  Resorts offer many jobs and include shops, restaurants and residences.  Because the resorts are at the heart of the local economies in these ski towns, when a ski resort uses less energy from... Read More