Tue September 30, 2014
Emergency Preparedness

FEMA PrepareAthon Gets You Ready In Case Disaster Strikes

Eddie Codel Flickr-Creative Commons

If you were at work and a disaster occurred, would you know what to do? According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, most people do not. The agency says 70 percent of Americans haven't participated in an emergency drill or exercise, besides a fire drill, at their office, school or home for the past two years. Their study also states 50 percent of Americans don't have an adequate emergency plan.

Along with state and local officials, FEMA is hoping to change that during a National Day of Action.

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Tue September 30, 2014
Climate Change

Colorado's Iconic Aspens Face Steep Decline From Climate Change

Aspens outside of Frisco, in Summit County, Colorado.
Nathan Heffel KUNC

In late September and early October, Coloradans swarm to the mountains, clutching cameras and phones, hoping to experience the magical transformation of aspens from green to gold.

A few decades from now, though, those glorious aspen stands are likely to be fewer, as global climate change shifts the places where aspen grow and thrive.

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Mon September 29, 2014
Weather Nerding

Climate Change Unlikely To Have Caused 2013 Colorado Floods

A car on a flooded road in Boulder during the 2013 September floods.
Dan Greenwood KUNC

After the extreme rains of 2013 hit Colorado, scientists wanted to know if the intense weather event was linked to climate change. After a year's worth of research, they have concluded that the unusual rain event was not made more likely or worsened by human-caused climate change.

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Mon September 29, 2014

In Colorado's Close Senate Race, Ad Funders Pay To Win, Not Push Policy

Udall - U.S. Senate | Gardner - U.S. House

Energy is a key political issue in the state of Colorado, although the campaign ads overwhelming the airwaves right now often gloss over the topic – even if energy interests are behind the ads.

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Mon September 29, 2014

Top Story: Hong Kong Protesters Rally Against Police

Good morning, here is our early story:

-- Hong Kong Tense As Democracy Activists Face Down Police.

And here are more early headlines:

Japanese Officials Report More Deaths From Volcano. (Reuters)

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