Wed May 25, 2011

DOW Launches New Bear Study

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The Colorado Division of Wildlife is launching a five-year study of black bears to determine how to reduce conflicts between the bears and humans.

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Wed May 18, 2011

Horse Virus Outbreak Brings Economic Concerns

One horse has been euthanized, and two others sick at this quarantined horse training facility near Fort Lupton.
Photo by Kirk Siegler

A deadly horse virus outbreak has caused the cancelations of numerous shows and competitions around the country – including in Colorado.  So far, there have been six confirmed cases of the Equine Herpes Virus-1 virus in Colorado horses, and agriculture officials have implemented new travel requirements for horses entering the state.

EHV-1 poses no threat to people, but it’s easily spread among horses and llamas, said State Veterinarian Keith Roehr.

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Tue May 17, 2011

Snowmass Fossil Dig Resumes

Scientists have unearthed a bounty of rare Ice Age fossils from a reservoir near the resort town of Snowmass Village.
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Last fall, construction workers discovered a fossil while expanding a reservoir outside Snowmass Village. Turns out that bone lead researchers to what’s become one of the world's most significant fossil discoveries, and Tuesday the Denver Museum of Nature and Science resumed the dig with plans to finish what they started.

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Wed May 4, 2011

NPR Editor, Correspondent Discuss "Annoying: The Science of What Bugs Us"

So what is annoying you? Perhaps an overly loud cell phone conversation comes to mind. Or maybe it’s something that really stinks. The science behind what bugs us is a topic that NPR correspondent Joe Palca and editor Flora Lichtman have studied and wrote a new book about. KUNC’s Grace Hood spoke with them to learn more. But first, an advisory: this story contains sounds some listeners may find annoying.

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Wed March 30, 2011

Deadly bat disease spreads West, Colorado officials concerned

The U.S. Forest Service cut off access to caves on its land in Colorado, South Dakota and Wyoming to curb the spread of White Nose Syndrome last summer.
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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today a deadly fungus that’s killing off bat populations on the East Coast has spread to Ohio.

White Nose Syndrome was first identified in New York in 2006. Since that time it’s spread up and down the East Coast, and a fungus connected to it has been detected as far west as Oklahoma—just 200 miles from the Colorado border.

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