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AZ Snowbowl Fails on Environmental Scorecard

Utah’s Park City Mountain Resort tops this year’s Ski Area Environmental Scorecard, receiving 93 percent of possible points and getting an A grade, while Arizona Snowbowl’s comes in last place, scoring 42.2 percent and earning a D. The 11th annual report card, compiled by the Sierra Nevada Alliance on behalf … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: Arctic Council Spill Plan, Chu Resigns, Defense Nominee Backs Alt Fuels

The eight-nation Arctic Council’s oil spill response agreement, obtained by Greenpeace ahead of the council’s meeting of environment ministers February 5-6 in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden, is vague and ineffective, Greenpeace said. The activist group says the draft contains a series of major omissions including any discussion of oil company liabilities or … Read more »

Wastewater Snow-Making ‘Could Breed Super-Bacteria’

Research carried out at the Arizona Snowbowl ski resort that earlier this year won a court case allowing it to use sewage effluent for snow-making has found that its wastewater system is a potential breeding ground for antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The report, titled Antibiotic Resistance Gene Testing of Recycled Water Samples in … Read more »