Environment

12:09pm

Fri March 30, 2012
Environment

State Snowpack Levels Well Below Average

creative commons

It’s no secret this winter has been short on snow...just ask any skier or rider. Now statistics are starting to back up those anecdotal accounts. Snowpack levels across Colorado are trending well below average. And with no winter storms on the horizon, it looks like it might stay that way.

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5:29am

Fri March 30, 2012
Animals

Elephant Escapes From Traveling Circus In Ireland

Originally published on Fri March 30, 2012 5:30 am

3:12pm

Thu March 29, 2012
The Salt

Studies Show Why Insecticides Are Bad News For Bees

One class of insecticides makes an entire corn plant poisonous to many insects that feed on it, including bees.
iStockphoto.com

The search for the killer of America's bees is a little bit like an Agatha Christie novel.

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2:47pm

Thu March 29, 2012
Environment

Sniffle! Pollen Count At Highest Level In Over A Decade

Trees, like this one in Greeley, are blooming earlier this year.
Nathan Heffel KUNC

As smoke continues to hang over the Front Range from the Lower North Fork Fire southwest of Denver, people with and without allergies are suffering. And warm temperatures, coupled with the smoke are hitting allergy sufferers with a one-two punch.

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11:02am

Thu March 29, 2012
All Tech Considered

Using An App To Report Injured Wildlife

Originally published on Thu March 29, 2012 11:04 am

A rescued bobcat waits to be fed at a wild animal sanctuary in Keenesburg, Colo.
John Moore Getty Images

If you find an injured bird in your back yard, do you know who to call? The Boulder, Colo., group Animal Watch has developed a free iPhone and iPad application and a website called AnimalHelpNow designed to assist with such an emergency. The app and site only work for locations in Colorado, but its developers hope to expand the program nationally.

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