Environment

2:57pm

Wed March 28, 2012
Colorado Wildfires

Hickenlooper Temporarily Bans Prescribed Burns Statewide

Smoke from the Lower North Fork Fire burning near Conifer.
Shawn Campbell Flickr – Creative Commons

With a wildfire continuing to burn through the foothills southwest of Denver, Governor John Hickenlooper says he will temporarily ban the state government’s use of prescribed burns on state land. 

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5:22am

Wed March 28, 2012

5:15am

Wed March 28, 2012
Animals

Choking Dog Somehow Dials Phone For Help

Originally published on Wed March 28, 2012 8:31 am

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2:54pm

Tue March 27, 2012
Colorado Wildfires

Lower North Fork Fire 90% Contained, Red Flag Warning Issued [Updated]

Nathan Heffel KUNC

The Lower North Fork Fire continues to burn southwest of Denver, however officials hope weather conditions allow greater containment of the fire that has burned over 4,000 acres, destroyed more than 20 homes, and taken the lives of two people.

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11:51am

Tue March 27, 2012
The Two-Way

With Number Of Ticks On The Rise, This Season Could Be 'Horrific'

An adult deer tick, Ixodes scapularis, which is the kind that spreads Lyme disease in the Eastern U.S.
Scott Bauer USDA

The Wall Street Journal is warning us today that tick season is upon us and because of a series of ecological events, it could be a "horrific" season for the diseases they carry.

But the Journal reports that while some of the uptick (The Journal uses this pun: "This Season's Ticking Bomb") is directly related to this season, there's a bigger narrative here. They explain:

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