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What’s going on with all the dead birds across Colorado and the Southwest?


Created: Thu, 24 Sep 2020 14:00:19 +0000

Author: Sam Tabachnik

Researchers are scrambling to explain why hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of birds were suddenly being found dead across wide swaths of New Mexico, Colorado, Nebraska, Arizona and Texas in recent weeks -- an event that could be one of region's largest bird die-offs in recent memory.

Read more: What’s going on with all the dead birds across Colorado and the Southwest?


Colorado testing fish in new push to prevent health harm from toxic “forever chemicals”


Created: Sun, 20 Sep 2020 12:00:35 +0000

Author: Bruce Finley

The fish testing begun this month reflects an intensified scramble by Colorado public health officials to minimize human health and environmental harm as PFAS chemicals that don't easily break down spread worldwide, with U.S. airports and military bases, where workers used toxic firefighting foam, standing out among the hot spots.

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Wildfires’ toxic air leaves damage long after the smoke clears


Created: Fri, 18 Sep 2020 13:52:58 +0000

Author: Kaiser Health News

So far, researchers have found that people’s lung capacity declined in the first two years after the smoke cleared. Chris Migliaccio, an immunologist with the University of Montana, and his team found the percentage of residents whose lung function sank below normal thresholds more than doubled in the first year after the fire and remained low a year after that.

Read more: Wildfires’ toxic air leaves damage long after the smoke clears


Opening of N-Line to Denver’s north suburbs a rare “bright spot” for COVID-battered transit sector


Created: Fri, 18 Sep 2020 12:00:51 +0000

Author: John Aguilar

On Monday, the Regional Transportation District will open what will likely be -- at least for the foreseeable future -- the last major rail corridor in its 2,342-square-mile service area. But the debut of the N-Line to the city's northern suburbs will be like no other opening RTD has held before, with the coronavirus pandemic having gutted transit ridership.

Read more: Opening of N-Line to Denver’s north suburbs a rare “bright spot” for COVID-battered transit sector


Water shortages in western United States more likely than previously thought


Created: Wed, 16 Sep 2020 12:00:22 +0000

Author: Sam Metz

There's a chance water levels in the two largest man-made reservoirs in the United States could dip to critically low levels by 2025, jeopardizing the steady flow of Colorado River water that more than 40 million people rely on in the American West.

Read more: Water shortages in western United States more likely than previously thought


World isn’t meeting biodiversity goals, UN report finds


Created: Tue, 15 Sep 2020 13:23:49 +0000

Author: Christina Larson, Seth Borenstein

A decade-long global effort to save Earth's disappearing species and declining ecosystems has mostly stumbled, with fragile habitats like coral reefs and tropical forests in more trouble than ever, researchers said in a report Tuesday.

Read more: World isn’t meeting biodiversity goals, UN report finds


Colorado joins lawsuit challenging EPA’s rollback of methane regulations


Created: Mon, 14 Sep 2020 21:03:03 +0000

Author: Judith Kohler

Colorado is joining a coalition of states and cities in a lawsuit challenging the Environmental Protection Agency's rolling back of a federal rule intended to limit emissions of methane and other pollutants from new oil and gas operations.

Read more: Colorado joins lawsuit challenging EPA’s rollback of methane regulations


Colorado GOP sets eyes on down-ballot races with new fundraising group


Created: Sat, 12 Sep 2020 12:00:52 +0000

Author: John Aguilar

A group of Colorado Republicans intends to aim low this election season -- as in low on the ballot, with a special focus on county races that typically generate few flashy headlines but may prove key to retaining and wielding GOP power in a state that increasingly trends blue.

Read more: Colorado GOP sets eyes on down-ballot races with new fundraising group


Multiple wolves and possible pup alive in Colorado after killings over border in Wyoming, wildlife officials say


Created: Fri, 11 Sep 2020 12:00:44 +0000

Author: Bruce Finley

With Colorado voters set to decide whether to order a re-introduction of wolves, wildlife officials using cameras and "howl surveys" say they've regularly detected multiple wolves in the northwestern part of the state -- possibly including a pup from a newly-arrived pack.

Read more: Multiple wolves and possible pup alive in Colorado after killings over border in Wyoming, wildlife officials say


Rising global temperature closing in on agreed upon limit


Created: Wed, 09 Sep 2020 12:53:50 +0000

Author: Seth Borenstein

The world is getting closer to passing a temperature limit set by global leaders five years ago and may exceed it in the next decade or so, according to a new United Nations report.

Read more: Rising global temperature closing in on agreed upon limit

 
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