Environment

5:00am

Wed May 2, 2012
Environment

Agriculture Secretary to Announce Final Roadless Rule

KUNC File Photo

In Denver this morning, US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will join Governor John Hickenlooper to unveil an expected final rule for managing some four million acres of roadless national forests in Colorado. 

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6:00am

Sat April 28, 2012
Environment

Erie Seeks to Ease Residents' Air Pollution Concerns

An oil and gas well on the outskirts of Erie, east of Boulder, Colo.
Photo by Kirk Siegler

Local officials in Erie say an analysis by an environmental firm hired by the town has concluded there are no immediate public health impacts from a recent rise in emissions coming from oil and gas wells in and around the community east of Boulder. 

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1:14pm

Fri April 27, 2012

10:11am

Fri April 27, 2012
Tornadoes

Tornadoes Cause Severe Damage in Southeast Colorado

Picture from 2008 of storm clouds over Kiowa, CO
Michael Sauers Flickr - Creative Commons

Several early morning tornadoes ripped through southeastern Colorado causing severe damage to multiple homes and buildings near Lamar, about 200 miles southeast of Denver.

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3:08pm

Thu April 26, 2012
Environment

Countries Losing Steam On Climate Change Initiatives

Originally published on Thu April 26, 2012 4:27 pm

Germany plans to take all of its nuclear power plants offline by 2022, which means coal-fired power plants like the Kraftwerk Westfalen, in Hamm, Germany, will be a key component of the country's energy infrastructure.
Lars Baron Getty Images

Energy ministers from around the world met in London this week and got a scolding. The International Energy Agency warned the ministers that they are falling way behind in their efforts to wean the world from dirty sources of energy. Nations are nowhere near being on track to avert significant climate change in the coming decades.

It turns out that right now, just about everything is conspiring to make it harder to clean up the world's energy supply.

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