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Category: Green

Why the aspen quakes

June 16, 2020 — Everyone has heard of quaking aspens, but do you know why they quake even when other trees are still? The answer is right there in the […]

Untitled view from Trail Ridge Road. © Erik Stensland.

Getting away from it all in Colorado

There is peace, quiet, and beauty in Colorado, but these days one has to go to the mountains to find it. This colorful sunset, viewed from Trail Ridge Road in […]

‘Hope on a Dark Morning’

This is one of Erik Stensland’s newest photographs from Rocky Mountain National Park. Regular Pied Type readers are well acquainted with Stensland’s spectacular photos of the park, currently closed because […]

A kestrel came calling

It’s of no particular interest unless you’re a bird watcher — or birder, as is said these days — but I glanced out my front window during our storm a […]

Nature provides

Nature always seems to provide solace when it’s needed. This was tonight’s sunset as seen on the Nederland, Colo., webcam that is probably the best in this part of the […]

Oh goodie, spring has sprung

Spring has sprung, the grass has riz, I wonder where the snowflakes is. I’ve been hoping our unusually mild weather is a “fool’s spring,” but the 10-day forecast doesn’t support […]

Save the chubby unicorns

This sticker on a car really caught my attention the other day. Took a second for the whole thing to register but once it did, I’ve been unable to forget […]

The very air you breathe is at risk

Were you aware that 95 (ninety-five!) rules designed to protect the environment — your environment — have been or are being rolled back by Trump? It’s one thing to not […]

Australia burning

I thought Colorado’s fires were bad. And then came California. I thought California’s fires were bad. And then came Australia. I don’t know how one adequately describes what’s happening there. […]

Trump is breaking America

Even if you live in a virtual cave, you can’t have missed the ongoing stories about how Trump is gutting America’s environmental protection agencies and laws, forcing out scientists and […]

Congratulations, Greta!

Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old environmental activist from Sweden, has been named Time Magazine’s Person of the Year for 2019. “She became the biggest voice on the biggest issue facing the […]

Surprise, no surprise

It comes as no surprise that this photo, “Grab life by the … ” by Sarah Skinner, took top honors in the 2019 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards. For more wildlife […]

The lobsters’ revenge

Not long ago I made reference to boiling frogs in Washington. I was not looking at the Big Picture at the time. To be truly dreary, I should broaden my […]