The 2013 government shutdown resulted in nearly 8 million fewer visitors to national parks across the U.S. A new National Park Service report [.pdf] says that cost the parks and surrounding communities roughly $414 million nationwide.
More than 100 days have passed since floodwaters rampaged across Colorado. There has been some rebuilding. In remote communities like Glen Haven, residents are weighing fierce independence with severe destruction — and a dire need for help.
Today marks the preliminary deadline for the Colorado Climate Center’s data collection from the September floods. Scientists have precise estimates of rainfall totals from Fort Collins to Colorado Springs.