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How energy is produced in the American West, the nation’s “energy breadbasket”

How energy is produced in the American West, the nation’s “energy breadbasket”

The Western Governors’ Association (WGA) calls the West the nation’s “energy breadbasket,” owing to the region’s vast and diverse energy resources. In its most recent report, “The State of Energy in the West,” the WGA provides a comprehensive survey of conventional and renewable energy as part of its year-long focus on energy. In a previous […]

Annual Western poll shows strong support for conservation

Annual Western poll shows strong support for conservation

For the past few years, Colorado College’s State of the Rockies Project has been conducting a Conservation in the West poll, and the results continually show strong support for protecting the West’s environment. When voters in six states are asked about issues such as energy development, safety regulations, and public lands, they tend to prefer […]

Flow diagrams of U.S. and Western carbon emissions

Flow diagrams of U.S. and Western carbon emissions

The United States emits around 5.6 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) each year. That’s roughly the annual CO2 exhaust of 1.2 billion cars, according to the U.S. EPA’s Greenhouse Gas (GHG) equivalency calculator, and it’s nearly 20 percent of annual global GHG emissions. U.S. and Western carbon flow diagrams from EcoWest on […]

Google Timelapse animates Earth’s changing landscape

Google Timelapse animates Earth’s changing landscape

Google has just released an interesting tool for tracking environmental changes through satellite imagery. Timelapse shows changes to the Earth’s surface over nearly three decades, from 1984 to 2012. Each frame in these animations is a year of imagery from the Landsat satellite program. Google has put together some pre-made views and below I’ve pasted […]