Scientists have found what they think is the oldest fossil on Earth, a remnant of life from 3.7 billion years ago when Earth’s skies were orange and its oceans green.
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Environmental health groups analyzing government air quality data have concluded ozone smog from domestic oil and gas production is causing hundreds of thousands of asthma attacks in children.
Forest Service office in Fort Collins closed due to “safety concerns”; threats prompt USDA closures nationally
The U.S. Forest Service’s office in Fort Collins has been closed on Tuesday because of unspecified safety concerns as anonymous threats have closed federal agriculture offices nationwide.
Two measures that sought to restrict fracking in Colorado won’t appear on the ballot in November after environmentalists failed to gather enough valid signatures to put the issue before voters.
Firefighters chopped down trees and searched for hotspots on steep hillsides Sunday as they battled a wildfire that has blocked an entrance to Yellowstone National Park.
Record visitor numbers at the nation’s first national park have transformed its annual summer rush into a sometimes dangerous frenzy, with selfie-taking tourists routinely breaking park rules and getting too close to Yellowstone’s storied elk herds, grizzly bears, wolves and bison.
Denver Public Schools is testing the drinking water in all of its buildings for lead. The state’s largest school district is telling families the testing is proactive given that high lead levels have been found in school water elsewhere, including neighboring Jefferson County.
The Beaver Creek fire, ignited on June 19, has forced firefighters to rethink the way they battle wildfire and is providing valuable lessons that could change the way forest fires are fought in Colorado’s millions of acres of insect-eaten timber.
The White House says that President Barack Obama will expand a national monument off the coast of Hawaii, creating the world’s largest marine protected area.
As the search for survivors ground on, Premier Matteo Renzi pledged new money and measures Thursday to rebuild quake-devastated central Italy amid mounting soul-searching over why the seismic-prone country has continually failed to ensure its buildings can withstand such catastrophes.