Environmental issue

Where’s the buzz? German study finds dramatic insect decline

BERLIN – The number of flying insects in Germany has been dropping at an “alarming” rate that could signal serious trouble for ecosystems and food chains in the future, scientists say. According to...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Environmentalists, San Miguel county sue to protect Gunnison sage grouse

Three environmental groups, along with San Miguel County, have filed a lawsuit against the Bureau of Land Management alleging improper approval of oil and gas lease sales near the threatened...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2017 | UPDATED: 4 days 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Prescribed burn planned for Lone Mesa

In an effort to improve deer and elk habitat, and to reduce the buildup of fuels on the ground, Colorado Parks and Wildlife plans to conduct a controlled burn on Lone Mesa State Park in the...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Proposed drilling near Hovenweep criticized for potential harm to views, night sky

New drilling rigs and oil and gas infrastructure could sprout within sight of Hovenweep National Monument, according to a proposed March lease sale issued by a Utah office of the Bureau of Land...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Judge reinstates Obama-era rule on methane emissions

WASHINGTON – Rebuffing the Trump administration, a federal judge on Wednesday ordered the Interior Department to reinstate an Obama-era regulation aimed at restricting harmful methane emissions...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Tribal head who led Dakota Access pipeline fight voted out

BISMARCK, N.D. – The Native American official who has been the face and voice of the fight against the Dakota Access oil pipeline has been voted out of office. Unofficial results from the Standing...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

San Juan Citizens Alliance hires advocate for Animas River

The Durango-based San Juan Citizens Alliance has hired a full-time advocate for the Animas River. “We didn’t have someone who was limited exclusively to the Animas River,” said Mark Pearson,...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Kenya bans plastic bags, may fine violators up to $38,000

NAIROBI, Kenya – A ban on plastic bags came into force Monday in Kenya and those found violating the new regulation could be receive maximum fines of $38,000 or a four-year jail term. The ban...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Gore hammers at global warming

In a time when climate change seems an issue more vital than ever – especially as the Trump administration moves to dismantle programs meant to slow global warming and withdraws from global...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Interior: No changes needed to Colorado national monument

WASHINGTON – Colorado’s Canyons of the Ancients National Monument has been removed from a list of national monuments under review for possible elimination or reduction, Interior Secretary Ryan...

DATE: July 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Dolores River gets a D- by Conservation Colorado

In a river report card released Thursday, Conservation Colorado gave the Dolores River a D-minus based on low flows below McPhee Dam. The environmental group says improved dam management is needed...

DATE: July 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper commits to uphold Paris climate agreement

DENVER – Gov. John Hickenlooper announced Tuesday that Colorado has joined the United States Climate Alliance, a bipartisan group committed to following the guidelines of the Paris climate...

DATE: July 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News