Colorado student, scientist named Time’s ‘Kid of the Year’

This undated photo provided by Time Magazine shows the cover of its Dec. 14, 2020 issue, featuring a 15-year-old Colorado high school student and young scientist who has been named the magazine’s first-ever “Kid of the Year.” Gitanjali Rao has used artificial intelligence and created apps to tackle contaminated drinking water, cyberbullying, opioid addiction and […]

Reimagining the Colorado River by Exploring Extreme Events

Imagine this scenario: Persistently poor monsoon seasons diminish surface water resources, forcing residents in the Colorado River’s Lower Basin to turn to groundwater for their residential, agricultural, and industrial needs. With pumping vastly increased, aquifers crash, and water deliveries from existing in-state sources are further curtailed. Demand for water from the Colorado River […]

Explosive growth of Colorado wildfire seen from space

A massive wildfire in Colorado is threatening homes and has closed a National Park the day after it ballooned in size, growing by 6,000 acres (2,428 hectares) in an hour.  The East Troublesome Fire has burned more than 125,000 acres (51,00 hectares) and triggered evacuations stretching from the town of Grand Lake to the town […]