How a little girl affects Boulder’s water

With the U.S. Winter Outlook released recently, the upcoming winter in Colorado is likely to be colder and snowier than normal, thanks to a climatic phenomenon known as La Nina – the little girl. But if that forecast comes true, it will run counter to the long-term trend: Over the past 50 years, less late-winter weiterlesen…

Light up, light up…

Christmas time is coming and all cities and homes get dressed up with lights. Thanks to the invention of affordable and highly efficient, energy-saving LED lights, homeowners do not longer have to worry about there energy bills at the end of the months since then. But as researchers recently revealed in the Science Advances, the weiterlesen…

Visit from an interstellar cigar

As I heard the message this morning, it didn’t really capture me immediately: An interstellar asteroid that passed through our solar system. It was first detected Oct. 19 by the telescope at the University of Hawaii and is going to visit our solar system until January 2019. The asteroid was named ‚Oumuamua, which is the weiterlesen…

Fracking – Exploration at any costs?

Everyone is relying on oil for the car or gas for heating in one or the other way. Bur are well pads near schools and pipelines running underground through cities and residential areas a good way to make use of this resources? By September 2017, 2479 new drilling permits were issued in Colorado. And by weiterlesen…

Moose-um

This morning, a moose crossed the street on our way down to Boulder. For me, this was a „wow“-moment, I had never seen a free-living moose before. Neither had my family. „Why was there a moose,“ asked my daughter. Hmmh, yes, why was there a moose? I did some research and found some interesting facts weiterlesen…