When Front Range residents look to the skies for the next few weeks, they may see something unusual – a NASA P-3 airplane buzzing just a thousand feet above.
The plane is one of three research aircraft plying the skies, as scientists from NASA and the National Center for Atmospheric Research work to learn more about air pollution in Colorado.
What if you could look at the plants in your garden in order to learn if the air around you is clean or dirty?
At the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, scientists have planted a garden that does just that.
Colorado has traditionally been known as a pristine state with clean air, but ground-level ozone and smog are changing that. Not every county in Colorado is declining in air quality, but the Front Range is receiving low marks.
The Colorado Air Quality Control Commission voted 8-1 Sunday to approve new regulations for oil and gas producers. The rules include a first-in-the-nation statewide limit on methane emissions.