Environment

6:23pm

Wed February 1, 2012
Environment

Director of Colorado's Oil and Gas Commission Steps Down

David Neslin

The director of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission plans to resign this month and return to practicing law.

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9:54am

Wed February 1, 2012
The Two-Way

Remote Alaskan Volcano Shows Signs Of Activity

There's a new lava dome forming on top of Alaska's Cleveland Volcano, and the Alaska Volcano Observatory bumped up its aviation warning level to orange. That means the volcano is "exhibiting heightened or escalating unrest with increased potential of eruption".

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12:38pm

Mon January 30, 2012
Environment

Parks and Wildlife Asks for Help Monitoring CO Bat Population

For the second year in a row, Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials have created a hotline the public can use to report unusual activity within the state’s bat population.

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5:00am

Mon January 30, 2012
Environment

Colorado Drilling Bans Could be Headed to Courts

As oil and gas drilling continues its march into more populated areas, there’s growing pressure on Colorado lawmakers to wade into a thorny battle escalating between the state and many local governments. Several bills that would give cities and counties more authority to regulate the controversial process of hydraulic fracturing are likely to be debated this session, even though it’s long been viewed as the state’s regulatory jurisdiction. KUNC’s Kirk Siegler reports on a series of tangled court rulings that got us to this point.

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6:00am

Sat January 28, 2012
NPR Story

Wolves Attract Tourists, But Reality Lurks

A niche industry of tour companies is taking people into wolves' habitat at Yellowstone National Park. Montana Public Radio's Dan Boyce went on an expedition with a man who recognizes the problems wolves bring to the landscape even as he makes his living off of them.

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