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By David Pitt The Associated Press DES MOINES, IOWA » Farms that raise turkeys and chickens for meat and eggs are on high alert and taking steps to increase biosecurity, fearing a repeat of a widespread bird flu outbreak in 2015 that killed 50 million birds across 15 states and cost the federal go...
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By Seth Borenstein The Associated Press America’s coastline will see sea levels rise in the next 30 years by as much as they did in the entire 20th century, with major Eastern cities hit regularly with costly floods even on sunny days, a government report warns. By 2050, seas lapping against the ...
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By Matthew Brown The Associated Press BILLINGS, MONT. » Former U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke misused his position to advance a commercial development project that included a microbrewery in his Montana hometown and lied to an agency ethics official about his involvement in the project, accord...
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By Brad Plumer © The New York Times Co. The highways in Colorado, one of the nation’s fastest-growing states, are frequently clogged with suburban workers driving into Denver, skiers heading high into the Rocky Mountains and trucks rumbling across the interstates. A Western frontier state with an...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
A gray wolf pup born in Colorado has been collared by state wildlife officials. It’s the first time a native Colorado wolf pup has been tagged. On Wednesday, Colorado Parks and Wildlife staffers placed a GPS collar on a female wolf pup in North Park, according to a CPW news release. The collared pu...
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  By Conrad Swanson The Denver Post BOULDER » The Mack truck’s looks weren’t what drew politicians, sustainability experts and business people to the northeast side of Boulder on Thursday morning. Its noise was. Or, rather, its lack of noise. The truck, a Mack LR Electric, marks the first e...
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Posted by on in Forestry
By Mikko Hautala Guest Commentary I followed news on the Colorado wildfires in December with a heavy heart. Seeing Coloradans bravely battle the forces of nature hit very close to home. Finland is the most forested country in Europe and we too are feeling the impact of increasingly unpredictable c...
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By Christine Chung © The New York Times Co. Hundreds of feral cattle roam freely in Gila National Forest, more than 3 million acres of remote and sprawling land in New Mexico with mountains, hot springs and untouched federally designated wilderness areas. Conservationists, local ranchers and fede...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
  Colorado will get nearly $10 million from the federal government to combat abandoned coal mine fires, officials announced this week. The decision comes after authorities say they are investigating abandoned coal mines as a possible cause to the Dec. 30 fire that burned more than 1,100 homes...
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Posted by on in Water Conservation
By Grant Schulte The Associated Press LINCOLN, NEB. » Nebraska water regulators rallied Wednesday behind a proposal to build a $500 million canal in neighboring Colorado to divert water out of the South Platte River, a project steeped in fears that the fast-growing Denver area will consume most of...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Study says 22-year dry spell has surpassed previous worst from 1500s amid rough times in 2020 and 2021 By Seth Borenstein The Associated Press The American West’s megadrought deepened so much last year that it is now the driest in at least 1,200 years and is a worst-case climate change scenario p...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
  SYDNEY » The Australian government on Friday declared the koala an endangered species, as drought, bush fires, disease and habitat loss drastically have reduced the numbers of an animal that is an emblem of the country’s unique wildlife. The announcement, by the country’s environment minist...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
U.S, ruling applies only to those outside of northern Rockies By Conrad Swanson The Denver Post Gray wolves once more are on the federal endangered species list, a northern California judge ruled Thursday. The ruling prohibits the hunting and trapping of wolves in states outside the northern Roc...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
  By Matthew Brown, Matthew Daly and Kevin McGill The Associated Press WASHINGTON » A federal judge on Friday blocked the Biden administration’s attempt to put greater emphasis on potential damage from greenhouse gas emissions when creating rules for polluting industries. U.S. District Judge...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By Conrad Swanson The Denver Post The long-standing lawsuit, in which three Colorado governments argue that the energy corporations Suncor and ExxonMobil “knowingly and substantially contributed to the climate crisis,” must remain in state court, a federal judge ruled Tuesday. The ruling marks th...
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    By John Aguilar The Denver Post December’s Marshall fire spared the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge, an expanse of grasslands between Superior and Arvada that, had winds shifted, could have provided 6,200 acres of additional droughtstricken fuel to the destructive blaze. What...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
  By Cathy Bussewitz The Associated Press NEW YORK » Many of the world’s largest companies are failing to take significant enough steps to meet their pledges to vastly reduce the impact of their greenhouse gas emissions in the decades ahead. That’s the conclusion of a new report by the NewC...
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    By Ellen Barry © The New York Times Co. PORTLAND, ORE. » It would hit Alina Black in the snack aisle at Trader Joe’s, a wave of guilt and shame that made her skin crawl. Something as simple as nuts. They came wrapped in plastic, often in layers of it, that she imagined leaving her...
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  By J. David Goodman © The New York Times Co. MISSION, TEXAS » For nearly two decades, the National Butterfly Center has provided a place of wonder along the banks of the Rio Grande, attracting curious visitors and nature enthusiasts from around the country to watch delicate creatures like...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
Who can blame the residents of Walden for feeling nervous – and a little bitter – about the gray wolf who moved into their community in 2019 and had a litter in 2021. So far three cows and two dogs have been killed by the small pack, and the toll on pets and livestock will only get worse as the pac...
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