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Nature center to host meditation workshop A meditation-in-nature workshop will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 25 at the Durango Nature Center. The workshop will provide exercises to...

DATE: June 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Good Earth

Arctic sea ice hit a stunning new low in May

The 2016 race downward in Arctic sea ice continued in May with a dramatic new record. The average area of sea ice atop the Arctic Ocean last month was just 12 million square kilometers (4.63...

DATE: June 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Good Earth

Humans have altered basically every landscape on Earth, scientists say

Implicit in much, if not all, modern environmental sentiment is the idea that the natural world has been despoiled by humans – and if we could just leave it alone, things would get better. But new...

DATE: June 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Good Earth

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Archaeologist to highlight social landscapes Archaeologist Grant Coffey will give a presentation called “Creating Symmetry: Building Social Landscapes in the Central Mesa Verde Region,” at 7 p.m....

DATE: June 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Good Earth

Scientists just discovered dozens of new sources of air pollution

Scientists may have significantly underestimated a dangerous source of pollution in the atmosphere, new research suggests. A satellite study, published Monday in the journal Nature Geoscience, has...

DATE: May 31, 2016 | CATEGORY: Good Earth

San Juan National Forest considers projects targeting wildfires, mussels

Efforts to prevent forest fires and invasive mussels are among the list of projects that may receive funding from the U.S. Forest Service this year. On Tuesday, the San Juan Title II Resource...

DATE: May 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Good Earth

Living near nature may help you live longer

Living closer to nature is better for your health, new research suggests – and may even extend your life. A study in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives found that people who live in...

DATE: May 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Good Earth

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Comments sought on forest project The Dolores Ranger District of the San Juan National Forest is seeking public comment on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Rico-West Dolores Roads...

DATE: May 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Good Earth

Grizzly Peak wilderness preserved as research haven

The San Juan National Forest recently established the Grizzly Peak Research Natural Area to preserve its ecological diversity. The remote 3,254-acre area northeast of Rico is stunning for its...

DATE: May 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Good Earth

Forest Service offers free ponderosa seedlings

In honor of Arbor Day, the San Juan National Forest will offer native ponderosa seedlings from Friday to April 29 on a first-come, first-serve basis. The seedlings are free, though donations to...

DATE: April 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Good Earth

Industrial hemp gains traction in Colorado

GREELEY (AP) – Two years ago, Rick Trojan and his team at Colorado Cultivars found a wild hemp plant growing on the side of the road. It looked kind of like a Christmas tree, he said. They brought...

DATE: April 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Good Earth

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Cattle Growers group seeking intern The Colorado Independent Cattle Growers Association Board of Directors is accepting applications for a summer intern. The internship will last six to eight...

DATE: April 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Good Earth

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