Get Involved Colorado, is KUNC's monthly series spotlighting a local organization that offers listeners an opportunity make a difference where they live. By volunteering their time, KUNC listeners can make a meaningful contribution and help to build a stronger community. This month, we feature Denkai Animal Sanctuary.
The headwaters of the Cuyahoga River run smooth and pudding-brown; warblers dart through flooded underbrush, and the canoe I'm in travels swiftly and silently downstream.
This river, an icon of the modern environmental movement, is perhaps most famous for catching fire multiple times in the 1960s and catalyzing the series of environmental protections the U.S. Congress passed in that era. It's now mostly clean, and serves as a symbol for another environmental problem -- the potential risk the natural gas boom poses to clean water in Ohio and other states experiencing a rush of energy activity.
The Hummingbird Moth is named after its fast moving wings.
Credit Larry Lamsa / Wikimedia Commons
It may be early in the summer, but Hummingbird Moths are making their appearance in Colorado gardens. According to CSU entomologist Whitney Cranshaw, northern Colorado could see an abundance of Hummingbird Moths this year.
Colorado’s economy and job growth are already shaping up to play a central role in the November gubernatorial race. Both candidates are using their own figures to assess how the state is faring as it recovers from the recession.
A dozen or more trains carrying crude oil from the Bakken region are moving across northern Montana every week, skirting the edge of Glacier National Park. More trains - far fewer in number - pass through populated regions farther south.
Governor Steve Bullock has released the route information, making Montana the latest state, after Washington, to buck railroads’ requests to keep the information out of public hands.