Environment

1:14pm

Fri April 27, 2012

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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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1:18pm

Thu April 26, 2012
Miller Moth Migration

It's Miller Time! Moths Driving Colorado Buggy

Daniel Johnson Creative Commons/Flickr

The mild winter has brought the much-reviled miller moths back to the Front Range earlier than usual. The six- to eight-week annual migration typically doesn’t begin until well into May – but the population has exploded because of the hot, dry spring this year.

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2:39pm

Wed April 25, 2012
Wildfires

Jefferson County Unveils New Evacuation Plans

Smoke billows as the Lower North Fork Fire rages near Conifer

On the heels of the Lower North Fork Fire which claimed the lives of three people, Jefferson County officials have unveiled a new set of evacuation plans for unincorporated parts of the county. 

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