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Study: Climate change leaves American West especially vulnerable to wildfires

Rising temperatures are projected to trigger more wildfires in nearly all of North America and most of Europe, according to a new study, but climate change may have the opposite effect around the equator.

DeGette reintroduces stem cell act, touts health and economic benefits

Colorado First District Representative Diana DeGette has re-introduced her Stem Cell Research Advancement Act. She's announcing the move at Craig Hospital today in Colorado. An earlier version of the bi-partisan legislation passed in the House and Senate before being vetoed by President Bush. The re-introduction of the bill will test attitudes among members of the Republican-controlled Congress this year on stem cell research, which has remained a hot-button topic in strict anti-abortion circles even as stem-cell research methods progress and have already reached a point where many believe the original ethical arguments against the practice have become moot.

Ritter issues two executive orders to fuel ‘clean-tech’ job growth, investment

Gov. Bill Ritter Thursday issued a pair of executive orders meant to spur “clean-tech” investment and job growth in the state. Clean tech, according to...