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Decker fire near Salida grows 800 acres, sparking contingency plans


Created: Mon, 14 Oct 2019 19:29:22 +0000

Author: James Burky

The Decker fire near Salida grew 800 acres overnight, causing federal fire managers to reassess their plan of attack, officials said Monday.

Read more: Decker fire near Salida grows 800 acres, sparking contingency plans


As “green rush” rolls on, Boulder’s Surna helping make cannabis industry more sustainable


Created: Sun, 13 Oct 2019 16:32:38 +0000

Author: Pratik Joshi

Legal cannabis cultivation in the United States consumed 1.1 million megawatt hours of electricity in 2017 (enough to power 92,500 homes for a year,) generating 472,000 tons carbon dioxide, according to a 2018 New Frontier Data report.

Read more: As “green rush” rolls on, Boulder’s Surna helping make cannabis industry more sustainable


“This is real hope”: Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg leads rally in Denver’s Civic Center Park


Created: Fri, 11 Oct 2019 18:43:58 +0000

Author: Sam Tabachnik

As Greta Thunberg walked on stage to cap Friday’s climate strike in downtown Denver, the kids and adults in the crowd buzzed with excitement, craning their necks to see the 16-year-old Swede who battles the American president on Twitter and is inspiring a generation of young climate activists.

Read more: “This is real hope”: Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg leads rally in Denver’s Civic Center Park


Greta Thunberg to strike with Denver climate activists today


Created: Wed, 09 Oct 2019 20:32:59 +0000

Author: Saja Hindi

Sixteen-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg who gained notoriety after speaking in front of the United Nations Climate Action Summit and being mocked by President Donald Trump is participating in a strike Friday in Denver.

Read more: Greta Thunberg to strike with Denver climate activists today


Lions kill cattle, so people kill lions. Can the cycle end?


Created: Tue, 08 Oct 2019 12:00:14 +0000

Author: Christina Larson

Saitoti Petro, a tall, slender 29-year-old, is marching with four other young men who belong to a pastoralist people called the Maasai. Beneath the folds of his thick cloak, he carries a sharpened machete.

Read more: Lions kill cattle, so people kill lions. Can the cycle end?


Algae growth from late-summer high temperatures causing odor in Lafayette water


Created: Sun, 06 Oct 2019 17:24:17 +0000

Author: John Spina

Due to a wet spring and early summer, followed by a string of 90 degree days at the end of summer, algae blooms have formed in the creeks, ditches and reservoirs containing the Lafayette's water supply and are affecting the water's taste and smell, according to the city.

Read more: Algae growth from late-summer high temperatures causing odor in Lafayette water


Growth concerns on metro Denver’s fringe spark effort to recall Elizabeth’s entire elected government


Created: Sat, 05 Oct 2019 12:00:49 +0000

Author: John Aguilar

Town of 1,700 in western Elbert County fast becoming metro area’s new suburban fringe

Read more: Growth concerns on metro Denver’s fringe spark effort to recall Elizabeth’s entire elected government


Colorado teens save drowning prairie dog by performing CPR: “This thing is not going to die on our watch”


Created: Fri, 04 Oct 2019 17:02:44 +0000

Author: John Marinelli

Two young swimmers saved a life Wednesday afternoon after a prairie dog was found unresponsive at the bottom of a Lafayette pool.

Read more: Colorado teens save drowning prairie dog by performing CPR: “This thing is not going to die on our watch”


No additional hot spots detected in soil at edge of Rocky Flats where elevated plutonium reading was found


Created: Thu, 03 Oct 2019 12:00:36 +0000

Author: John Aguilar

A batch of soil samples collected from an area near where an elevated plutonium reading was discovered this summer on the periphery of Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge tested well within government-defined acceptable risk thresholds for the deadly substance.

Read more: No additional hot spots detected in soil at edge of Rocky Flats where elevated plutonium reading was found


Colorado forest service confirms emerald ash borer presence in Larimer County


Created: Wed, 02 Oct 2019 20:55:49 +0000

Author: James Burky

The ash borer was discovered in an ash tree from private party three miles southwest of Berthoud in an unincorporated part of Larimer County.

Read more: Colorado forest service confirms emerald ash borer presence in Larimer County

 
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