Joshua Zaffos

Joshua Zaffos writes from Fort Collins, Colorado. His work has appeared in High Country News, Wired, Miller-McCune and the Northern Colorado Business Report. All of his skis and snowshoes are secondhand acquisitions.

Red states more likely to be burned by climate change

The people who deny climate change are most likely to suffer from it.

Gearhead’s lament: What’s to be done with last year’s skis?

Each year, skiers and snowboarders chuck mountains of old gear into the trash. One man wants to give our castoffs a second life.

Who needs Superfund when we’ve got reality TV?

By the end of the year, only $28 million will be left in the U.S. EPA’s Superfund account. Superfund pays for the reclamation of abandoned toxic-waste sites, and $28 million barely affords a study just to figure out how to …

Colorado’s proposed water projects could sink the environment

This March, the Denver Broncos football team agreed to spend $40 million on a seven-year contract with its new quarterback, Jake Plummer. Since winning two Super Bowls at the end of the 1990s, the Broncos have struggled just to make …