Currently in Denver — June 8th, 2022

The weather, currently.

70s and mostly sunny for Wednesday, June 8th

Another day of low storm chances and heat is on tap for Wednesday. We see another low chance of storms for the morning and heat for the afternoon. Really, we are entering that time of year where you should think about storing at least an umbrella or something in your car just in case a storm hits in your day.

Here’s your Wednesday forecast:

1) Morning commute will be dry but there may be moisture in the air. Temps in the 50s.

2) Afternoon temperatures in the 70s and mostly sunny.

3) Much warmer on Thursday.

Megan Montero

What you need to know, currently.

Soil, the dirt beneath our feet, is not only holding life, but is alive itself.

And we’re running out of it. In fact, we’re in the middle of a soil crisis. According to the United Nations, by 2050, soil erosion could reduce up to 10 percent of crop yields, which is equivalent to taking away millions of acres of farmland.

And, due to climate change and improper farming practices, many places have already lost their topsoil — the surface soil where plants have a lot of their roots.

This loss of soil is significant; soil provides ecosystems, supports our food supply, carries biodiversity, and filters our drinking water. Soil also mitigates climate change, as it's one of the biggest absorbers of carbon dioxide, which combats global warming.

But there is work that can be done to save our soil, like incorporating regenerative agriculture practices — which has origins in Indigenous culture — rather than plowing.

For those of us who are not farmers, we can help by pushing for federal support of these more sustainable practices, from giving out soil subsidies to financially rewarding farmers who are using these regenerative techniques to keep the soil healthy.

— Aarohi Sheth