University researchers took a deep dive into the world of social media to reach some interesting conclusions about climate change and political beliefs. After analyzing the Twitter streams of U.S. senators, the scientists said Democrats were three times more likely than Republicans to follow research-oriented science organizations, including those covering global warming.
The paper, published in the journal Climate Change Responses, reinforces that fact that climate science has inexplicably become a partisan issue, but with a ray of hope. On the GOP side of the aisle, 15 senators displayed a draw to science and thus a way to bring scientific information to those not receiving it on their own.
FRISCO —Another great #FriFotos theme that’s right up my alley, because there’s nothing I like better than getting out and about during that magical evening hour when even the most mundane scene can come alive with an otherworldly glow. In fact, shooting in the evening is a bit of an obsession that sometimes means my family doesn’t get dinner until quite late, especially in the summer, when sunset is late to begin with. But Leigh and Dylan tolerate, and even encourage me, which means I’ve had the chance to get some pretty amazing shots. I’m looking forward to seeing evening scenes from around the world streaming on Twitter and Instagram today, and you can join in the fun by uploading your own evening pics and tagging them with #FriFotos — then, sit back and enjoy the show. Continue reading “Friday Fotos: Evening light”→
Colorado lawmaker a longtime leader on energy policy
By Summit Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY — U.S. Senator Mark Udall has long been a passionate advocate for renewable energy. In recent months, he’s been one of the leaders in the fight to renew the wind energy production tax credit, which has been an effective mechanism to spur the growth of renewable power.
Next week, Udall will host a town hall Twitter chat to answer constituents’ questions about renewable energy and discuss the role it plays for our environmental, military and economic future.
FRISCO — One of the reasons I enjoy the #FriFotos Twitter chat is that it encourages me to explore my extensive photo archive in new ways. This week, when founder @EpsteinTravels announced this week’s “windows” theme, I knew right away that I had plenty of images to use, but it made me think about why I sometimes snap shots of seemingly random windows.
Sometimes they offer a brief glimpse into another way of life; I remember walking past an open window in a Naples alley a few year ago, with a rich scent of tomato sauce wafting out and and the sound of a soccer game blaring on a TV or radio — a perfect Italian moment.
Windows also give certain scenes a frame of reference. One of my favorite shots is of a lone early morning swimmer in the Adriatic Sea. The shot would have been pretty in any case, but framing it with the window of our hotel room in Piran, Slovenia helps evoke the memory of the lovely days Leigh and I spent in the historic town.
Summit County’s gem looks to add some tasty tree skiing in The Beavers
By Bob Berwyn
SUMMIT COUNTY — As excited as I was to hear A-Basin chief Alan Henceroth talk about a master plan update for my favorite ski area, I wasn’t able to make it in person, but thanks to social media, especially Twitter, I almost felt like I was there, catching the buzz.
There will be questions down the road, for sure, but right now it’s time to just be stoked for an upcoming season filled with powder and fresh tracks, as well as a vision that would help the ski area boost summer business and expand winter opportunities — an essential step toward long-term economic sustainability. Here’s how the open house went down on Twitter:
If you can't make it to the Master Development Plan Open House, we'll be live tweeting it with the hashtag #MDP12.
SUMMIT COUNTY — I’m mostly a landscape and nature photographer, but like almost everyone, I’m intrigued by faces, especially interesting ones that tell a story, pretty faces and, of course, there’s nothing like a child’s smile to melt even the iciest of hearts.
So when @EpsteinTravels announced this week’s #FriFotos Twitter chat theme, “faces,” I searched the archives for some of my favorite pictures of faces near and far. Each of the images evokes memories; some from trips to faraway lands and other from fun times right here at home in Frisco, Colorado. Join in the fun by posting your favorite face pics, tagging them with #FriFotos, then sit back and enjoy the show!