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.

Climate & Energy

Red states more likely to be burned by climate change

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

Sustainable Business

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.

Business & Technology

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 …

Business & Technology

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 …