Drought

6:00am

Sat May 5, 2012
Garden Report

To Water Or Not to Water? Gardening in Dry Times

photo by DonBanana WikiMedia Commons

Many Colorado municipalities are limiting water use this spring and summer. But with smart water use and proper plant selection, KUNC Gardener Tom Throgmorton says gardening is still a worthwhile endeavor.

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2:57pm

Mon April 23, 2012
Environment

Nonprofit Launches Unusual Project to Combat Drought

mcconnell.franklin/ Creative Commons

Facing potential drought and lower-than-average river flows this summer, one Colorado nonprofit is launching a program it hopes will make a difference.

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2:12pm

Sat April 7, 2012
Environment

Sunny Days Are Here Again — But Is That Good?

Originally published on Sat April 7, 2012 5:41 pm

A couple enjoy a sunny afternoon against the backdrop of the Midtown skyline from Piedmont Park in Atlanta in late March.
David Goldman AP

Across the country, more than 7,700 daily temperature records were broken last month, on the heels of the fourth warmest winter on record.

While it might be time to lie on a blanket in the park, climate scientists are worried. They say all these sunny days are actually an extreme weather event, one with local and global implications.

In Iowa, March was so hot — a record-breaking 84 degrees — that some crops there, like oats, are now running way ahead of schedule.

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12:13pm

Fri April 6, 2012
Environment

High Fire Danger Persists for Western Slope and Northern Plains

Colorado National Guard Battles Lower North Fork Fire
The National Guard

3:54pm

Thu April 5, 2012
Environment

Continued Warm, Dry Weather Has CO Water Managers Vigilant

Drought in Colorado
Carlye Calvin courtesy of University Center for Atmospheric Research

This week we’ve been reporting on March’s record hot, dry weather – and now we’ve learned the state’s snowpack declined by as much as 30% last month. Perhaps a more alarming figure is the fact that 98% of the state is currently in some level of drought.

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