Areas of light snow will continue on and off across S Colorado this afternoon and evening, gradually winding down tonight. Additional amounts should be light. The biggest concern will be the very cold conditions we see tonight into Thursday morning. Temperatures will drop to the single digits to below zero. Head over to the "Weather' tab for a full look at the forecast.
A study from two university professors blasts the U.S. ski industry's efforts to improve its environmental image and follow strict principles as largely hollow -- and little more than a marketing ploy.
University of Colorado at Denver Professor Peter de Leon, and
George Washington University's Jorge Rivera, say the four-year-old
"Sustainable Slopes Program'' is ineffective.
The two claim the Lakewood-based National Ski Areas Association provides for no outside oversight of the program, and doesn't require resort operators to follow specific environmental policies.
The association launched the program in 2000, outlining principles to protect land, water, air and wildlife.
The study is published in the August issue of Policy Studies Journal.
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