Wildfires

5:00am

Mon May 26, 2014
Environment

USFS Advances Forest Thinning Due To Beetles, Disease

Credit Colorado State Forest Service

The U.S. Forest Service is accelerating mitigation work on nearly 10 million acres of national forest lands in Colorado that are at higher risk of wildfires due to beetle infestation and disease.

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4:00pm

Tue May 13, 2014
Wildfires

‘Broken Arrow’ Exercise Preps Local Fire Departments For Quick Wildfire Response

Fire crews from across Northern Colorado took part in Broken Arrow.
Nathan Heffel KUNC

Taking part in a wildfire preparation exercise called “Broken Arrow,” crews from dozens of fire departments converged on the Budweiser Events Center in Loveland Tuesday. The exercise was designed to simulate 30 firefighting crews from multiple Front Range communities traveling to a centralized staging location within 90 minutes in the event of a large wildfire.

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4:20pm

Mon May 12, 2014
Wildfires

Expecting A Normal Wildfire Season, Hickenlooper Signs Wildfire Legislation

Governor John Hickenlooper briefs reporters following a 2014 wildfire update.
Nathan Heffel KUNC

As snow fell in Colorado Monday, Governor John Hickenlooper spoke about the state's 2014 wildfire outlook and signed three wildfire focused bills into law. While Northern Colorado has seen ample moisture, the Division of Fire Prevention and Control said the state should still expect to see an average to normal fire season.

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5:00pm

Sat May 10, 2014
Environment

Ahead Of Wildfire Season, Scientists Study What Fuels Fires

A lab technician lighting a fire in a wind tunnel at a fire lab in Riverside, Calif.
Sean Nealon University of California, Riverside

As fire managers in the drought-stricken Southwest gear up for another long and expensive wildfire season, federal fire scientists are trying to better understand the physics behind what makes blazes spread.

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2:42pm

Sat May 3, 2014
Environment

Northern Colorado Facing Higher Pollution Levels, But Why?

Colorado became the first state to regulate methane emissions from the oil and gas industry.
Credit Brother Magneto / Flickr - Creative Commons

Colorado has traditionally been known as a pristine state with clean air, but ground-level ozone and smog are changing that. Not every county in Colorado is declining in air quality, but the Front Range is receiving low marks.

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