100,000 deaths attributed to forest fire haze in Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia – Indonesian forest fires that choked a swath of Southeast Asia with a smoky haze for weeks last year may have caused more than 100,000 deaths, according to new research that...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Good Earth

Snow leopards’ return brings hope to remote Afghan region

WAKHAN, Afghanistan – In a picturesque corner of Afghanistan, a unique conservation effort has helped bring the elusive snow leopard back from the brink and given hope to one of the poorest and...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Good Earth

Hemp studies yield improved crop in Yellow Jacket

In its second year of industrial hemp trials, the Southwestern Colorado Research Center in Yellow Jacket reports a stronger crop. During a public tour of the Colorado State University station in...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Good Earth

‘Art in Nature’ workshop offered at Durango Nature Center

Durango Nature Studies will hold an “Art in Nature” workshop at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 24 at the Durango Nature Center. Program facilitator Emily Schaefgen will help people find artistic inspiration...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Good Earth

Durango Nature Studies’ auction includes Neil Young tickets, lots more

Durango Nature Studies’ Annual Online Auction is underway through Sept. 26. Local businesses and board members have donated multiple items and services to benefit DNS, and the total number of...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Good Earth

Beekeepers, growers get financially stung by hive thefts

Bee rustlers are driving up the cost of one of nature’s sweetest enterprises: Honeybee hives valued at over $350 apiece are disappearing in large numbers. That figure doesn’t include rental fee...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Good Earth

This fish may be key puzzle piece to evolutionary transition

The fossils were found in a tangle in the 365-million-year-old Greenland rock: 20 sets of floppy limbs and fish tails thrown together by an ancient catastrophe. Paleontologists said the creatures,...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Good Earth

Prescribed burn in Cat Creek Road area

Southern Ute Agency Fire Management is planning a prescribed burn Monday through Friday in the Garcia Canyon/Round Meadow area of Archuleta County Road 700 (Cat Creek Road), about 16 miles...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Good Earth

National Solar Tour to highlight Durango homes

The American Solar Energy Society’s National Solar Tour will feature a Durango-area solar home tour from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 8. The tour will showcase solar innovation and is an opportunity...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Good Earth

Alaskans live among bears – both real and brightly colored

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Alaska’s largest city is home to more than 300 grizzly and black bears – and now more than a dozen multicolored ones. Life-size statues painted by city artists for a public art...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Good Earth

Africa’s elephants rapidly declining as poaching thrives

The number of savanna elephants in Africa is rapidly declining and the animals are in danger of being wiped out as international and domestic ivory trades drive poaching across the continent,...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Good Earth

Rare whale’s recovery hurt by entanglements, scientists say

PORTLAND, Maine – The ability of an endangered whale species to recover is jeopardized by increasing rates of entanglement in fishing gear and a resultant drop in birth rates, according to...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Good Earth

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