Environment

12:58pm

Mon August 29, 2011
Environment

Southern South American Wildfires Expected to Increase

This 2010 photo shows the aftermath of a wildfire outside the town of Futaleufu in southern Chile. A new study by CU-Boulder researchers Andres Holz and Thomas Veblen indicates that wildfires are expected to intensify in southern South America.
Photo courtesy Andres Holz

This summer has some scientists saying extreme drought and hot temperatures may be the new normal for parts of the U.S.  Meantime some Colorado researchers say more intense wildfires may be the new normal for parts of South America.

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1:29pm

Mon August 22, 2011
Wildlife

Bike Race Campers Cautioned About Bears

CO Parks and Wildlife

As thousands of fans prepare to camp along state highways to watch the USA Pro Cycling Challenge, Colorado wildlife officials want to remind campers about possible conflicts with hungry bears.

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8:30am

Mon August 22, 2011
Environment

Colorado State University, Governor's Energy Office Collaborate on Energy Efficiency

Colorado State University and the Governor’s Energy Office have signed an agreement; they will work together to enhance energy efficiency in state agencies.

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2:48pm

Wed June 1, 2011
Environment

Salazar Backs Away From 'Wild Lands' Order

The Interior Department's "wild lands" order had made millions of acres of undeveloped land mainly in the west eligible for federal wilderness protection.

Colorado environmental groups are sharply criticizing a move by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar that rescinds a sweeping order that could have made millions of acres of land across the West eligible for wilderness protection. But the Interior Department's reversal follows mounting criticism from oil and gas officials and some members of Congress.

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5:00pm

Thu May 26, 2011
Environment

Silence Over Wild Lands Policy Could End Soon

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar's "Wild Lands" secretarial order has been praised by conservationists and Democrats, and criticized by the oil and gas industry and many Republicans.
Kirk Siegler

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar says the Obama Administration is close to announcing how it will move forward with a controversial “Wild Lands” policy now that Congress has stripped funding for its implementation for this year. 

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