Environment

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Acres of destruction left by Colorado’s historic avalanche season are also delivering climate change evidence

Researchers think secrets hidden in the rings of millions of felled trees may reveal the relationship between climate and avalanche cycles

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Trump administration takes lethal measures off the table for controlling wild horse herds

Federal officials say the nearly 90,000 wild horses in 10 Western states are more than three times appropriate levels

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This Colorado ranch-made-lab is turning beetle-kill trees into lumber in the name of forest health

Trinchera Blanca Ranch has three 14ers, large elk herds and thousands of acres of dying trees that are fueling a thriving business and new experiments in forest health management.

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Controversy over Denver Water’s Gross Reservoir expansion offers a glimpse into water woes in the West

Raising the 55-year-old dam near Boulder is essential to keep a stable water supply in a changing climate, utility says. Residents insist conservation could be just as effective.

Transportation Primary category in which blog post is published

Auto dealers vow to keep fighting Colorado’s move to adopt less-polluting vehicle standards

The auto dealers sued to block the policy, but failed to convince a judge that lower-emission vehicles will cause “economic injury” to their industry

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A fungus threatens survival of the only toads that live high in the Rocky Mountains

Biologists devised a treatment they hope will save the boreal toad, but first they must catch the tiny creatures to determine if their plan will work

Outdoors Primary category in which blog post is published

Could a massive southern Colorado ranch become a state park? It’s an idea just “crazy” enough to work.

The City of Trinidad, The Nature Conservancy, Trust for Public Lands, GOCO and Colorado Parks and Wildlife are fine-tuning a plan to turn the 19,200-acre Crazy French Ranch into a new economic engine.

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Technicolor explosion of wildflowers springs from epic snowpack in Colorado’s high country

We have some ideas where to find the humdinger of a flower show, from the Eastern Plains on west. But please don't call it a "super bloom. "

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“Maybe it was bad luck,” tourist train owner says of massive fire near Durango that led to $25 million lawsuit

Federal prosecutors chase Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad chief for damages related to the 53,000-acre 416 Fire. He says he’s been focused on fire prevention since 2002