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Fri March 27, 2015


Fri March 27, 2015

Research Flights Probe Why Some Oil & Gas Basins Pollute More Than Others

The NOAA P3 aircraft will be flying over oil and gas basins across the western United States.

Researchers from the University of Colorado and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Boulder have begun a new study to measure air pollution from oil and gas fields across the West.

The scientists are flying a small airplane across numerous oil and gas basins, from North Dakota's Bakken oil field, through Wyoming, Colorado, and Utah, and all the way down to Texas. They will take measurements of methane as well as ozone precursors, and aim to answer the question: Why do some oil and natural gas production basins pollute more than others?

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Fri March 27, 2015

A Tragic Topic Handled Deftly In 'Emperor Of All Maladies'

Emily Whitehead with Dr. Grupp.
Children's Hospital of Pennsylvania

Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies is an astonishing achievement. It takes a complicated and frightening subject, gives it history and context, explains in clear language some difficult science, deals with the human complexities of scientific research – and doesn’t leave you banging your head on the wall or wanting to hide in a cave.

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Fri March 27, 2015

Twist Of Fate: An Accident Brings 'Beautiful Symmetry' To 2 Lives

Originally published on Fri March 27, 2015 7:02 am

Jeff Wilson accidentally struck Tammie Baird with his car 30 years ago when they were in high school. They've reunited to remember the incident.

Earlier this year, Morning Edition aired a piece about two families who came together after a car accident. That story of forgiveness led to another StoryCorps interview after a listener named Jeff Wilson heard that conversation and was reminded of something that happened to him in high school back in 1984.

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Thu March 26, 2015

In County Rankings, NoCO Is Pretty Healthy, DougCO Ranks Number One

Colorado's 64 counties were ranked based on factors like high school graduation rates, tobacco use, access to healthy food as well as teen births and obesity.
Credit County Health Rankings / Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

People in Northern Colorado counties are healthier than in most other parts of the state.

That's the finding of an annual report which ranked Colorado’s 64 counties based on factors like high school graduation rates, tobacco use, access to healthy food as well as teen births and obesity. Broomfield County came in second and Boulder County ranked third. Larimer rose to 10th place from their 2014 position, while Weld County ranked 35th.

Douglas County ranked No. 1 in the health factors analysis, just as it was in the most recent Kids Count report. Denver was toward the bottom at 48th.

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