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Guest Commentary: Protect the Endangered Species Act — we have too much to lose in Colorado and around the globe 21.8.2019 Denver Post: Opinion
I am a scientist. I was born in Mexico and I came to the United States 30 years ago to do my Ph.D. in Biology at Harvard University, working with one of the world’s most highly recognized biologists, Dr. Edward O. Wilson. From an early age, I was fascinated by insects especially bees; the more I learned the more I was intrigued about their unique role and special place in our wild lands. Throughout my studies, I quickly learned that wild spaces were being destroyed and wildlife species were disappearing.
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The latest from our hologram portal 19.8.2019 Current Issue
We speculate updates to stories and the readers who speak out in 2068.
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Colorado severance tax collections expected to drop sharply, even though a bust is nowhere in sight 18.8.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Colorado, like other states, taxes the natural resources that are "severed" or removed from the earth. But after two up years, those revenues are expected to drop by half, and possibly more, depending on how much a global economic slow down weighs on commodity prices.
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Historic ranch on Colorado’s high plains now holds millions of gallons of water for Denver-area economic development 17.8.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
The desire to expand housing, commerce and other development around metro Denver and on arid high plains once deemed inhospitable has driven an innovative urban water broker to build a $22 million reservoir on a ranch 70 miles east of the city along the South Platte River.
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Guest Commentary: A wet year has filled our reservoirs but we must prepare for the drought to come 14.8.2019 Denver Post: Opinion
Time and water are alike in a lot of important ways. Both are finite resources that we can take for granted, or that we can manage carefully for great benefit. On Thursday, as the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) issues its official projections for water levels at Lake Powell and Lake Mead, it’s important to think […]
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New Endangered Species Act rules open door to looser protections 14.8.2019 High Country News Most Recent
The new implementation guidelines relax habitat protections and favor development.
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Colorado farms turn to technology amid water warnings in Southwest U.S. 13.8.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
A drone soared over a blazing hot cornfield in northeastern Colorado on a recent morning, snapping images with an infrared camera to help researchers decide how much water they would give the crops the next day.
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States brace for long-term flood fight as damage costs soar 12.8.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
After devastating flooding this year, Iowa put $15 million into a special fund to help local governments recover and guard against future floods. Missouri allotted more money to fight rising waters, including $2 million to help buy a moveable floodwall for a historic Mississippi River town that's faced flooding in all but one of the past 20 years.
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Colorado toughened up its oil and gas rules. But how tough are they? 11.8.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Colorado's oil and gas regulations have long been touted as among the strictest in the country. As state regulators begin writing rules to implement a sweeping new oil and gas law, those regulations are getting a hard look and some Coloradans are calling for tougher rules.
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Letters: Remembering Two Forks veto as a win for the environment; Russia danger understated (8/5/19) 5.8.2019 Denver Post: Opinion
Remembering Two Forks veto as a win for the environment Re: “Colorado’s water security is uncertain,” July 7 letter to the editor After reading Jim Scherer’s misleading editorial on Two Forks, my first thought was to let sleeping dogs lie. As EPA’s project manager who reviewed and helped write the veto of Two Forks Dam, […]
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PHOTOS: Water World holds its 40th birthday bash 5.8.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Federal Heights' Water World celebrated its 40th anniversary on Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019.
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Nanda: Water crises can be solved with technology — politics aside 26.7.2019 Denver Post: Opinion
What is common among Chennai in India, Basra in Iraq, and Capetown in South Africa? They all have suffered severe water crises. Alarm bells are ringing that without urgent action, “Day Zero” could become a reality in many parts of the world.
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Boating policies, inspections keep invasive mussels at bay in Boulder, Broomfield counties 23.7.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
As confirmed cases of invasive mussel contamination on out-of-state boats reach record numbers in areas close to Boulder County, local authorities say the problematic species' profile remains low, as it traditionally has, within county borders.
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Battle to save Colorado high-country toads goes microbial with ground-breaking Purple Rain treatment 13.7.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
These boreal toad tadpoles, however, have a chance. They darted out of tubs in which Colorado scientists had bathed them in a lab-grown anti-fungal bacteria called Purple Rain that, when coating amphibians, protects them.
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PHOTOS: Highly endangered high alpine Boreal Toads reintroduced in Colorado 13.7.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the CU-McKenzie Lab Research Team joined forces to reintroduce over 5,500 highly endangered high alpine Boreal Toads into ponds near Brown's Creek Falls almost 3 miles up Brown's Creek drainage near Mount Antero.
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Letters: Rounding up geese from parks — cruel or beneficial? (7/7/19) 7.7.2019 Denver Post: Opinion
Should we kill and eat geese from Denver parks? Re: “Geese in roundup are goners,” July 3 news story
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Big new reservoirs planned northeast of Denver would divert more of South Platte’s Nebraska-bound water to thirsty metro suburbs 30.6.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Colorado officials are planning to build multiple large reservoirs on the prairie northeast of Denver to capture more of the South Platte River's Nebraska-bound water, then pump it back westward to booming metro suburbs struggling to wean themselves off dwindling underground aquifers.
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Denver Post listening tour: “Yuma County is a 21st-century community that respects people” 29.6.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
YUMA — Sprawling Yuma County has far more cows than people, but don’t think it’s some dusty, dying farm community. With the help of modern technology, the northeast corner of Colorado is doing just fine, residents here say. “We’re a progressive community,” said Andrea Anderson, head of human resources at Smithfield Foods in Yuma. “We’re […]
Denver weather: Summer heat wave with temperatures headed to the 90s this week 24.6.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Forget the rainy, below-normal temperatures Denverites endured the past week. Denver is headed for a heat wave with temperatures climbing into the 90s by the end of the week.
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A run through Colorado’s Yampa whitewater reveals the wildness that remains. But will the West’s rivers survive urban demands? 23.6.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
The rafts carried water-policy professionals who, as governments worldwide increasingly manipulate rivers to get water for growing populations, wanted a natural reference point. Their five-day foray last month was designed to connect them with the wildness that remains and also to forge a meeting of minds as the competition for water among western states increases.
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