In the NewsWWA in the News

Recent mentions of WWA research, or quotes by WWA researchers, in local and national media.

2017

April 21, 2017 
"What to expect in our mountain forests as the climate warms"
Mountain Town News

April 11, 2017 
"THE BUZZ: Sliding into the Future"
Planet Jackson Hole

April 6, 2017 
"How Will Climate Change Transform Colorado Springs Over The Next 100 Years?"
KRCC, NPR

February 25, 2017 
"Gardner could lead on climate change"
Daily Camera

February 15, 2017 
"Is the valley destined for more wild, destructive storms as climate change tightens its grip around Jackson?"
Planet Jackson Hole

January 2017 
"Noah Molotch interview on snowpack in the Sierras"
KCBS Radio, San Francisco

January 18, 2017 
"It's getting hotter, but experts hesitant to blame Colorado Springs' wild weather on climate change"
The Gazette

 

2016

December 2, 2016 
"Ursula Rick - The Science Informant"
The Nerd Heard By Ryan Vachon

November 20, 2016 
"Existential threats in the Colorado River Basin"
Mountain Town News

October 24, 2016 
"Colorado's Rapid Population Growth Causes Traffic Problems, Environmental Concerns"
CPR Here and Now

September 16, 2016 
"Colorado River faces flood of challenges"
Post Independent

September 5, 2016 
"Colorado River seminar takes place on Sept. 16"
Post Independent

August 11, 2016 
"Slower Snowmelt Affects Downstream Water Availability in Western Mountains"
Nevada Today

July 20, 2016 
"As Climate Change Pushes Runoff Earlier, Water And Colorado Ag No Longer Cleanly Overlap"
KUNC

July 18, 2016 
"Climate and Water: The Shifting Hydrograph"
Colorado Foundation for Water Education

April 28, 2016 
"Boulder releases draft on 'resiliency' plan to bolster preparedness"
Daily Camera

April 18, 2016 
"Are U.S. States Prepared to Manage Water in a Changing Climate?"
EOS

March 5, 2016 
"Orange County faces more competition for drought-strangled Colorado River"
Orange County Register

January 14, 2016 
"Where Colorado Meets the Arctic: Science and Global Climate Change"
Medium

 

2015

December 8, 2015 
"Beyond Cop21 Paris: Climate Science & Policy"
KGNU Science Show

November 16, 2015 
"Meltdown: The Skiing Industry and Climate Change"
5280 Magazine

November 11, 2015 
"How Water Is Reshaping the West"
PBS's Nova Next

November 6, 2015 
"What does super El Niño mean for the American West?"
High Country News

October 24, 2015 
"Record moisture in Colorado...Thanks El Niño?"
Denver 7News

October 23, 2015 
"Coverage of Local and Regional Public Affairs and News"
KGNU Morning Magazine

October 23, 2015 
"El Nino expert analyzes Colorado impacts"
Denver 9News

October 8, 2015
"NOAA extends CU’s Western Water Assessment funding with $4M commitment"
BizWest

October 8, 2015
"NOAA funds CU-Boulder-based Western Water Assessment for another five years"
CU News Center

September 24, 2015
"Climate change in Colorado"
Boulder Weekly

September 21, 2015
"What will 'Godzilla' El Niño Mean for the Southwest?"
Tahoe Daily Tribune

September 4, 2015
"Energy Secretary Moniz celebrates climate research in Boulder"
The Colorado Statesman

August 28, 2015
"Rep. Jared Polis hosting climate change roundtable at CU-Boulder"
Daily Camera

August 1, 2015
"El Niño impacts predicted to influence warm, dry winter in West"
Wyoming Livestock Roundup

July 14, 2015
"Making Use-Oriented Research More Useful"
AAAS News

May 22, 2015
"California drought holds lessons for Colorado"
The Colorado Independent

May 21, 2015
"Adaptation Policy: Forget No Regrets"
Nature Climate Change

May 6, 2015
"Boulder ends up with above-average moisture after spring turnaround"
Daily Camera

April 27, 2015
"Should Water Issues Be Included in Public Education?"
Outside Magazine

March 27, 2015
"Free online course from CU-Boulder explores water issues in the West"
The Gazette

March 19, 2015
"New study analyzes climate change impacts in Colorado"
Summit Daily

March 12, 2015
"More water flowing from bark beetle infested watersheds"
Fondriest Environmental

March 11, 2015
"CU-Boulder offering free online course on water scarcity in the West"
Daily Camera

March 9, 2015
"How global warming makes flying more expensive"
Mountain Town News

March 7, 2015
"Adapting to climate change will cost us plenty, too"
Denver Post

February 27, 2015
"As the River Runs Dry: The Southwest's water crisis"
AZ Central

February 9, 2015
"Scientist says it's 'prudent' for Colorado to prepare for climate change"
Colorado Public Radio

February 6, 2015
"Disease one danger in climate report"
Daily Camera

February 5, 2015
"New Report on Colorado’s Vulnerability to Climate Change"
KGNU Radio

February 5, 2015
"Climate change may create a Wild West that cowboys wouldn't recognize, Colo. researchers report"
ClimateWire

February 4, 2015
"Study: Climate change could bring more disease, crop damage, fires to Colorado"
Denver Post

February 4, 2015
"Study: Colorado tourism industry may be hit hard by climate change"
Daily Camera

February 4, 2015
"Report: Ag, water sectors show climate change vulnerabilities"
The Fence Post

February 4, 2015
"Report: Four ways Colorado is vulnerable to climate change"
Colorado Public Radio

 

2014

December 15, 2014
"Purloining our groundwater savings accounts"
Mountain Town News

November 27, 2014
"Obama’s climate pact with China a great first step, not a swindle"
Mountain Town News

November 3, 2014
"Global warming takes bite out of Colorado ski season"
Colorado Independent

October 7, 2014
"Colorado climate change report looks into ‘uncharted territory’"
Mountain Town News

September 29, 2014
"Working together with water issues"
Glenwood Springs Post Independent

September 16, 2014
"Climate paradox: More snow, less water?"
Colorado Independent

September 9, 2014
"Climate Change Forecast: More Rain Yet Less Water For Roaring Fork Valley"
Aspen Public Radio

August 16, 2014
"Hot times ahead for Colorado"
Summit County Citizens Voice

August 12, 2014
"What Climate Change in the Rockies Means for its Water"
Climate Central

August 5, 2014
"Climate change report projects future of Colorado's water supply, related industries"
The Denver Channel (7 News)

August 5, 2014
"Colorado's climate could be hotter, like New Mexico's, by 2050, study says"
Colorado Public Radio

August 5, 2014
"Researchers: Colo. faces warmer future, water supply challenges"
Boulder Daily Camera

June 19, 2014
"How Dust on Colorado's Snow Could Ruin Your Salad"
Climate Progress
Jeffrey Deems

June 17, 2014
"Drought Parches the West, but Americans Shrug It Off"
NBC News
Kristen Averyt

May 13, 2014
"National Climate Assessment"
KGNU Radio - Boulder
Kristen Averyt

May 8, 2014
"How climate change is affecting Utah"
Salt Lake Tribune
Tim Bardsley

May 6, 2014
"Boulder scientists play key role in documenting climate change in U.S."
Daily Camera
Kristen Averyt

May 5, 2014
"New Report Aims to Help Navajo Nation Cope With Climate Change"
Indian Country
Karen Cozzetto

May 1, 2014
"Grass: American Obsession, Environmental Disaster"
Huffington Post
Kristen Averyt

April 27, 2014
"Dust on snow presents problems in runoff"
Daily Camera

April 10, 2014
"Sprawling Navajo Nation confronts climate change and 20-year drought"
ClimateWire

April 10, 2014
"New report summarizes climate considerations on Navajo Nation lands"
Phys.org
Karen Cozzetto

March 1, 2014
"Young preservationists get firsthand look at flood aftermath"
Daily Camera
Klaus Wolter

February 18, 2014
"Despite Fall Floods, Drought Persists in Southeastern Colorado"
NOAA's Climate.gov
Western Water Assessment Study

February 6, 2014
"Lasers Help Scientists Get a Detailed Picture of the West's Snowpack"
Aspen Public Radio
Jeffrey Deems

February 5, 2014
"Scientists get a grip on snowpack"
Aspen Times
Jeffrey Deems

January 29, 2014
"Uncertainty a Big Hurdle in Colorado Climate Planning"
Climate Central
Eric Gordon

January 29, 2014
"Connecting the Drops: Water and Power"
KVNF News
James Meldrum

January 24, 2014
"Rising temperatures challenge Salt Lake City’s water supply"
YottaFire
Tim Bardsley

January 22, 2014
"WWA researchers discuss study at climate change roundtable"
NOAA's Climate Program Office
WWA Researchers

January 5, 2014
"Colorado River Drought Forces a Painful Reckoning for States"
New York Times
Brad Udall

 

2013

December 24, 2013
"Rising temperatures challenge Salt Lake City’s water supply"
The Almagest
Tim Bardsley

December 15, 2013
"Water Lines: Dust, higher temps may advance spring snowmelt"
Glenwood Springs Post Independent
Western Water Assessment

December 12, 2013
"10 Cities That Could Run Out Of Water"
The Weather Channel
Western Water Assessment

December 5, 2013
"These 11 Cities May Completely Run Out Of Water Sooner Than You Think"
The Huffington Post
Kristen Averyt

December 3, 2013
"New report seeks early warning system of abrupt climate change events"
Daily Camera
Kristen Averyt

December 2, 2013
"As Temperatures Rise, Salt Lake City Faces An Increasingly Dry Future"
The Weather Channel
Tim Bardsley

December 2, 2013
"DWR: forecast is for mostly dry California winter"
Western Farm Press
Klaus Wolter

November 29, 2013
"Warming and extreme dust could advance spring thaw in Colorado basin by 6 weeks"
NOAA's Climate.gov
Jeffrey Deems

November 28, 2013
"Another Dry Winter?"
Mother Lode
Klaus Wolter

November 27, 2013
"Dust threatens Colorado's water supply"
Colorado Public Radio
Jeffrey Deems

November 16, 2013
"Environment: ‘Extreme’ dust-on-snow events can speed runoff in Colorado River Basin by six weeks"
Summit County Citizens Voice
Jeffrey Deems

November 15, 2013
"Dust, warming portend dry future for Colorado River"
Aspen Buisness Journal
Jeffrey Deems

November 15, 2013
"Snowpack Dust Creates Problems for Colorado River"
Environmental News Network
Jeffrey Deems

November 14, 2013
"New study: Dust, warming portend dry future for the Colorado River"
University of Colorado News
Jeffrey Deems

November 6, 2013
"Salt Lake City water managers troubleshoot climate change with local data"
High Country News
Tim Bardsley

November 6, 2013
"Oklahoma vs. Texas (Water, Not Football)"
National Geographic
Western Water Assessment

November 6, 2013
"The Rundown: Examining the Effects of Rising Temperatures on Local Watersheds)"
KCPW Radio
Tim Bardlsey

November 5, 2013
"Utah must prepare for impact of climate change "
Salt Lake Tribune
Tim Bardsley

November 5, 2013
"Episode 6: The Changing Face of Water Management"
Utah Public Radio
Tim Bardsley

November 5, 2013
"Climate change likely to affect streams that quench Salt Lake City's thirst"
Environmental News Network
Tim Bardsley

November 4, 2013
"Rising Temperatures Challenge Salt Lake City’s Water Supply"
Red Orbit
Tim Bardsley

November 4, 2013
"Salt Lake City lays plans for dwindling water supply"
E&E
Tim Bardsley

November 2, 2013
"Warmer Temperature May Reduce Water Supply in Salt Lake City"
Headlines & Global News
Tim Bardsley

November 2, 2013
"Boulder climate change experts encouraged by Obama's actions"
Daily Camera
Tim Bardsley and Kristen Averyt

November 2, 2013
"Climate Change Will Significantly Deplete Salt Lake City's Water Supply for Every Degree Fahrenheit Risen"
University Herald
Tim Bardsley

November 2, 2013
"Rising temperatures may threaten Salt Lake City’s water supply"
Science Recorder
Tim Bardsley

November 1, 2013
"Rising temps challenge Salt Lake City's water supply"
Boulder i Journal
Tim Bardsley

November 1, 2013
"Salt Lake City water managers prepare for a challenging future"
Salt Lake City Tribune
Tim Bardsley

November 1, 2013
"New study: Rising temperatures challenge Salt Lake City’s water supply"
American Geophysical Union Press Release
Tim Bardsley

November 1, 2013
"Salt Lake City Mayor Appointed to White House Task Force on Climate Change"
KUER Radio
Tim Bardsley

November 1, 2013
"New study: Rising temperatures challenge Salt Lake City's water supply"
e! Science News
Tim Bardsley

October 30, 2013
"Two perspectives take on drought, water in West"
Durango Herald
Kristen Averyt and Imtiaz Rangwala

October 28, 2013
"How does the Colorado River drought stack up?"
High Country News
Jeff Lukas

October 21, 2013
"Caterpillar moth aside, when predicting winter weather, most left out in cold"
The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel
Klaus Wolter

October 11, 2013
"Colorado No Stranger To Flooding, Extreme Conditions"
CBS News
Kelly Mahoney

October 9, 2013
"More Water Stress than Meets the Eye"
National Geographic
Kristen Averyt

October 8, 2013
"Flood Forensics: Why Colorado's Floods Were So Destructive"
Utah Public Radio
Klaus Wolter

October 8, 2013
"What Trees Know about Drought"
Utah Public Radio
Western Water Assessment

September 30, 2013
"Warning: Many wate rsheds in US failing 'stress test'"
CNBC
Kristen Averyt

September 26, 2013
"Report: Colorado flooding was 'unprecedented'"
USA Today
Jeff Lukas

September 26, 2013
"Could the 'biblical' northern Colo. floods have been predicted?"
Climate Wire
Jeff Lukas and Klaus Wolter

September 25, 2013
"Were Colorado floods result of global warming? Probably not"
Christian Science Monitor
Jeff Lukas and Klaus Wolter

September 25, 2013
"Boulder storm summit: Questions linger among experts"
Daily Camera
Jeff Lukas and Klaus Wolter

September 25, 2013
"Almost One in 10 Watersheds 'Stressed,' Challenges Ahead for Utilities, Agriculture"
Bloomberg BNA
Kristen Averyt and James Meldrum

September 24, 2013
"Nearly One In 10 U.S. Watersheds Is 'Stressed'; Demand For Water Outpacing Supply: CIRES Study"
Huffington Post
Kristen Averyt

September 24, 2013
"Extreme weather: How unusual were September’s floods?"
Denver iJournal
Jeff Lukas

September 23, 2013
"Climate change to pose new challenges for already-stressed Western watersheds"
Climate Wire
James Meldrum

September 20, 2013
"What Is the Climate Change Context behind the Colorado Floods?"
Scientific American
Joe Barsugli

September 19, 2013
"1 in 10 Watersheds in the Continental US Stressed with Number Likely to Grow"
Nature World News
Kristen Averyt and James Meldrum

September 18, 2013
"Today’s worst watershed stresses may become the new normal, study finds"
University of Colorado Boulder Press Release
Also appeared in Aspen Buisness Journal and Earth Sky
Kristen Averyt and James Meldrum

September 17, 2013
"WATER LINES: The silver lining — flood ends drought in northern Colorado"
Grand Junction Post Independent
WWA's Climate Dashboard

August 19, 2013
"Are reduced Colorado River releases a sign of things to come?"
Environment & Energy Daily
Balaji Rajagopalan and Jeff Lukas

August 13, 2013
"WATER LINES: Do recent rains mean the end of the drought?"
Glenwood Springs Post Independent
Western Water Assessment

August 13, 2013
"RMBL hosts panel discussion on future of the Gunnison Valley"
Crested Butte News
Imtiaz Rangwala

August 13, 2013
"Climate change talks hot, heavy"
Gunnison Country Times
Imtiaz Rangwala

August 12, 2013
"Meeting Energy Demands with Less Water"
Colorado Matters, Colorado Public Radio
Kristen Averyt

August 6, 2013
"Speakers Discuss Science Policy Challenges in the Water-Energy Nexus"
Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Kristen Averyt

August 5, 2013
"What will happen when the cheap water and power run out in Arizona?"
Phoenix Business Journal
Kristen Averyt

July 28, 2013
"Is it time to panic over lack of water?"
Durango Herald
Jeff Lukas

July 16, 2013
"Power plants that need water might be at risk"
Toledo Blade
Kristen Averyt

July 9, 2013
"Water worries: Climate change in the desert Southwest"
USA Today
Various WWA members

June 26, 2013
"Study: Colorado River vulnerable to 'megadrought'"
The Coloradoan
Brad Udall

April 19, 2013
"Southwestern dust found in snow across Colo. mtns"
The Denver Post
Jeffrey Deems

March 20, 2013
"Expert to talk ‘strange bedfellows"
The Durango Herald
Imtiaz Rangwala

January 30, 2013
“Water Demand for Energy to Double by 2035"
National Geographic Daily News
Kristen Averyt

 

2012

December 4, 2012
“Disappearing Act: James Balog's Quest to Capture Climate Change in Action"
Outside Magazine
Jeffrey Deems

November 16, 2012
“The future is now for the Colorado River Basin"
Denver Post
Doug Kenney

October 11, 2012
“Water Lines: Climate change likely to heat up Western Colorado”
Grand Junction (CO) Sentinel
Jeff Lukas

October 10, 2012
“Climate models show long-range reduction in West Slope water supply”
Grand Junction (CO) Sentinel
Jeff Lukas

July 5, 2012
“Boulder, Front Range can hold out hope for wet second half of 2012”
Boulder Daily Camera
Klaus Wolter

July 3, 2012
“Dear monsoon, please materialize”
High Country News
Klaus Wolter

June 29, 2012
“Death Valley heat in Kansas? How the end of June got so hot”
Christian Science Monitor
Klaus Wolter

June 13, 2012
“Is drought a side effect of Southwest warming?”
Arizona Daily Star
Brad Udall and Jeff Lukas

June 6, 2012
“Warmer average temperatures may reduce summer output of power plans – study”
E&E News Climatewire
Kristen Averyt

March 18, 2012
“Boulder water managers, scientists mull impacts of pine beetles on water supply”
Boulder Daily Camera
James McCutchan

March 15, 2012
“Climate study warns of possible changes to Shoshone Forest”
Billings (MT) Gazette
Janine Rice

March 13, 2012
“Duke: Catawba River ‘stress’ study unfair”
Lake Wylie (SC) Pilot
Kristen Averyt

February 16, 2012
“Recent extreme weather affected 80% of Americans”
USA Today
Kristen Averyt

February 7, 2012
“Climate change to be key in Shoshone Forest plan”
Billings Gazette
Reference to climate vulnerability assessment authored by Janine Rice et al.

February 2012
“Climate science: A future Colorado without Hail”
Nature Climate Change: News and Views
Kelly Mahoney

January 22, 2012
“Draft of Boulder County ‘Climate Change Preparedness Plan’ finished”
Daily Camera (Boulder, CO)
Western Water Assessment mentioned (work by Eric Gordon and Joe Barsugli)

January 17, 2012
“Review of A Great Aridness: Climate Change and the Future of the American Southwest”
Climate Progress Blog
Brad Udall

January 9, 2012
“A warmer future could make Colo. mountain hail disappear”
E & E ClimateWire
Kelly Mahoney

January 9, 2012
“Boulder study: Hail could vanish from Front Range by 2070”
Daily Camera (Boulder, CO)
Kelly Mahoney

2011

December 2011
A Great Aridness: Climate Change and the Future of the American Southwest
By William DeBuys
Quotes from Brad Udall

November 16, 2011
“Where Water & Energy Converge: New Concern”
KQED
Quote from Kristen Averyt

November 16, 2011
“Power Plants Put Strain on TN’s Freshwater Rivers”
Tennessean
Quote from Kristen Averyt

November 15, 2011
“Power Plants Stressing Freshwater Resources Around the Country”
Treehugger
Quote from Kristen Averyt

November 15, 2011
“Thirsty power plants hurting U.S. water sources – study”
ClimateWire
Article on energy-water research by Kristen Averyt

November 15, 2011
“Report Says Power Plants are Taxing U.S. Freshwater Supplies”
Fuel Fix
Quote from Kristen Averyt

November 15, 2011
“South’s Power Plants Stressing Drinking-Water Supplies”
Facing South
Quote from Kristen Averyt

October 16, 2011
“Climate: Intermountain West warm & dry in September”
Summit County Citizens’ Voice
Report on October issue of WWA’s Intermountain West Climate Summary

October 2011
“Speakers Explore Supply, Demand on the River”
Colorado River District Board of Directors Meeting Summary
Picture and caption of presentation by Brad Udall

October 9, 2011
“Lessons for the Colorado River from Drought-Stricken Australia”
High Country News
Audio interview with Brad Udall

September 2011
“Running the Climate Rapids”
Confluence: The Carpe Diem West Newsletter
Interview with Kristen Averyt

August 29, 2011
“A Future of Mass Evacuations”
New York Times
“Room for Debate” feature with William Travis

August 26, 2011
“Colorado River…Good to the Last Drop”
Yellowscene Magazine
Quote from Brad Udall

June 10, 2011
“Despite Torrential 2011 Flows, Basin Experts Prepare for Water-Strapped Future”
E&E Greenwire
Quote from Jeff Lukas

March 29, 2011
“Climate and Drought in the Rockies”
KGNU Radio Show “How on Earth”
Audio interview with Kristen Averyt

March 17, 2011
“Dust, Dust, Stay Away!”
Opensnow.com
Blog post by Jeff Deems

February 23, 2011
“Dusty Snowpacks Link Water, Energy, Land Management, and Climate Change”
Green Alpha’s Next Economy
Blog post by Jeff Deems

January 18, 2011
“Running Toward Empty?”
Climate Central
Quote from Brad Udall