Measurements at Niwot Ridge research station west of Boulder indicate changes to Colorado mountain zones are underway.
Rocky Mountain Climate
Confirming widely held fears about the migration of the mountain pine beetle, Alberta scientists found that the mighty insect is moving east in Canadian forests.
DMNS excavation crews arrived at Ziegler Reservoir on Nov. 2 to begin digging for additional fossils and soon uncovered an exceptionally well-preserved Ice Age ecosystem with many Ice Age plants and animals.
NOAA said winter storms are generally not predictable more than several days in advance, meaning powder hounds pay close attention to daily weather reports.
A map illustrating the precipitation forecast of the 2010-2011 Winter Weather Outlook from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), with La Niña a crucial factor.
A map displaying NOAA’s temperature forecast from its 2010-2011 Winter Weather Outlook, with La Niña a key climate factor.
Researchers measured the changes in the Yellowstone meadow plant community from 1997 to 2007, including a period of extended drought, and found that shrubs (such as sagebrush) that grow in the drier meadows increased, while flowering plants decreased in number.