Eco-Briefs

Dam releases dirty energy; CSU continues to study methane

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Dam releases dirty energy The U.S. Department of the Interior released its Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) regarding the Glen Canyon Dam, admitting the dam...

Saving bison; Free trade palm oil

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Wild ‘N Free event focuses on saving bison Hundreds of bison are removed every year from the Yellowstone area in what land managers say is...

Light pollution; Fracking regs shut down

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Night sky becomes light sky A new map of the sky reveals that light pollution is so prevalent, most Americans can’t see the Milky...

Water rights in Aspen; Lawsuit in Peru

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Damming the beauty of Aspen Faced with concern over a growing population and rising temperatures due to climate change, Aspen City Council recently voted to...

Climate outlook; The Ogallala Aquifer

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Climate outlook projects warm, wet spring likely for much of Colorado and the West After announcing that February 2016 was “probably” the warmest month globally...

Banning uranium mining; Dropping grid-use fee

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Colorado rally adds to voices calling to ban uranium mining in the Grand Canyon On Aug. 23 in Fort Collins, environmentalists from Environment Colorado joined...

El Nino and the Colorado; India’s solar program

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Colorado River below average despite strong El Nino Water levels and rainfall for the Colorado River basin were below-average in January and February, and will...

Reacting to climate change; Banning fracking in Latin America

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How species could react to a changing climate New research from scientists at the University of Wisconsin Madison and Aarhus University in Denmark shows where...

Bill Aims to Strengthen Colorado’s Climate Plan

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On Feb. 10, 2016, the Colorado House of Representatives narrowly passed a bill aimed at strengthening the state’s climate plan. Unveiled in September 2015,...

Bomb-sniffing spinach; Religious leaders and the environment

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Tapping into chemical pathways According to a study in the journal Nature Materials, scientists have nanoengineered a spinach plant that is able to detect the...

U.S. ivory laws; Aerial seed bombing

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Most ivory sales now illegal in United States  On June 2 President Obama signed a measure introduced by the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) that...

Vanishing ice; Planting trees

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Putting numbers to vanishing ice A paper published in Geographical Review in July announced the development of a database for all research about sea ice...