Utah Wilderness News – January 22, 2010

Science does confirm red dust melts CO snow
"Strong scientific evidence shows that desert dust from the Colorado
Plateau is causing early snowmelt in Colorado and that the majority of
this dust is likely caused by human activity. So which human activities
are causing this dust? ORVs, grazing, and oil and gas development are
likely the biggest culprits since they are the main soil-destabilizing
activities in this region." Read more- Aspen Times