Big-box imperialism, desert dust and vanishing lodgepole pines …
By Summit Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY — The most popular story on Summit Voice last week was a report on a Lowe’s development battle in Miami-Dade County, where community and environmental groups challenged the local government’s decision to arbitrarily expand an urban development zone to enable big-box development. The ensuing court case had some similarities to a similar conflict over a proposed Lowe’s development in Silverthorne, Colorado.
A story on the potential for more frequent and intense desert dust storms that taint Colorado snow was second on the list, followed by yet another forest health story, this one outlining the potential demise of more than 80 percent of the Lodgepole pine habitat in the West. Click on the headlines below to read more and use the share buttons at the end of each story to help grow independent journalism in the Rockies.
- Florida court nixes Lowe’s development near Everglades 720 views
- Global warming: Desert dust storms to get worse 708 views
- Global warming: Lodgepole pine may be down — and out 667 views
- Summit County: February weather stats 598 views
- Colorado: Avalanche death toll mounts this winter 594 views
- Commentary: Conservation pays 561 views
- Alaska burial site gives new clues on ice age peoples 488 views
- Morning photo: AK heliski 423 views
More headlines from the past week after the break … (more…)
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