Environment

1:00pm

Thu March 22, 2012
Environment

Hickenlooper Oil and Gas Task Force up against Tight Deadline

State of Colorado

Some members of the Governor’s oil and gas task force studying whether local governments should have more authority to regulate drilling are worried they won’t finish their work by an April 18th deadline. 

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4:18pm

Wed March 21, 2012
Environment

Colorado Company Vows to Push Ahead with Uranium Mill

The CEO of a Lakewood-based company that’s planning to build a uranium mill in southwest Colorado says he’s confident the facility will be built soon despite a lawsuit and the federal government’s recent reversal of a state-issued permit.

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4:56pm

Tue March 20, 2012
Snowpack

Northern Co. Snowpack Losing Ground in March

Snow in Colorado's Rocky Mountains
courtesy of NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Creative Commons/Flickr

The recent stretch of warm, sunny weather in northern Colorado is taking a toll on the state’s already lagging snowpack.  Despite modest gains from several February storms, forecasters say the snowpack is shrinking with each warm day.

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8:20am

Mon March 19, 2012
Colorado Wildfire

Crews Battle Large Range Fire in Eastern Colorado

Eckley, CO is located in the North East corner of Colorado in Yuma County.
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Firefighters near Yuma in eastern Colorado are hoping for cooler weather and calmer winds today as they try to contain a massive brush fire that destroyed at least two homes and forced the closure of Highway 34 for much of yesterday. 

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12:41pm

Sun March 18, 2012
Animals

Domesticated Foxes: Man's New Best Friend?

Ceiridwen Terrill, Ph.D.
Courtesy of CTAS/Concordia University

For thousands of years, dogs have been our companions. After countless generations of selective breeding, they've become hard-wired to follow human commands: sit, lie down, jump, even shake.

So far, most other animals don't come close. But what if they could?

In 1954 a Russian geneticist named Dmitry Belyaev wanted to isolate the genes that make dogs so easy to train. He started a fox farm in Siberia and set out to do with foxes in one lifetime what took dogs thousands of years.

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