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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.

Obama-backed restoration projects putting more than 20,000 low-income youth to work

Four new conservation projects in Colorado will add to the more than 20,000 work opportunities for low-income youth on public lands this summer.

Obama administration challenges oil, gas companies to drill already leased lands

Oil and gas companies are tapping only about 28 percent of federal offshore sea floor they have leased and 56 percent of the onshore land they’ve leased is also sitting idle, the Interior Department said Tuesday.

DeGette calls federal fracking rule ‘a good first step,’ but warns...

In a concession to the oil and gas industry, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar proposed a rule Friday that wouldn't require the disclosure of hydraulic fracturing fluids until after drilling is completed.

Watchdog group rebukes Congressman Tipton over financial ties to oil, natural...

A campaign reform group skewered U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton on Thursday for continuing to rake in big bucks from special interest groups and voting for oil and gas projects that could financially benefit him.

Climate change, urban demands, energy exploration tapping out Colorado River

The once-lush delta where the Colorado River used to spill out into the Sea of Cortez is now a dry sandy landscape in Mexico where “America's hardest-working river” is too tired to finish the job. Climate change, urban demand and a burgeoning energy industry are literally tapping the Colorado River to death.

Pace calls for delay of proposed oil, gas leases in Colorado’s...

Drilling opponents in Colorado’s North Fork Valley have an ally in Sal Pace.

As GOP continues attacks on EPA, Jackson presents budget to Senate

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson this morning told the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works that a high percentage of EPA's budget goes directly to states and tribes to ensure high air and water quality throughout the country.

Conservation groups, tribe defend feds in Grand Canyon uranium mining lawsuit

A coalition of conservation groups and a Native American tribe are backing the U.S. government in its battle to block new uranium mining in...

National parks are big business in Colorado, new report says

According to a report released Tuesday by the National Park Service, Colorado's national parks received more than 5.6 million visits in 2010 generating just under $293 million in spending and accounting for 6366 jobs in the state.
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