The study's author says improvements in Colorado's air quality could prevent 63 premature deaths per year.
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Man-made earthquakes in Colorado were first studied at Rocky Mountain Arsenal in the 1960s.
"At this point we think this problem has solved itself," said Jennifer Churchill, a spokesperson with Colorado Parks and Wildlife.
The largest and most significant will send nearly $2 million to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.
The earliest incidents in the state date back to the 1960s at Rocky Mountain Arsenal and as recently as last year in Greeley.
The 2010 explosion at the Deepwater Horizon rig set off an environmental and economic catastrophe. Towns and ecosystems along the Gulf Coast are still struggling to rebound from the spill's impact.
“If the Front Range is going to continue to grow, it will only be at the expense of agriculture," said farmer Dale Mauch. "There’s just not enough water."
- While oil and natural gas prices are great for the wallet, they're leading to layoffs. NPR visits Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale region, which is still seeing a growth in high-paying natural gas jobs.Read More
Satellite images from NASA offer a unique glimpse at how our corner of the planet has changed.
The Boulder County osprey camera is the most popular page on the county’s website. It's one of several cameras that's capturing the inner lives of birds.
- The new target was submitted to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Tuesday. It is part of a plan for a new international treaty to be hammered out in December in Paris.Read More
The decline in Colorado’s oil economy growth is directly tied to the low price of oil. Economic experts aren't sure where prices are headed.
A Carnegie-led team of scientists studied how the trees were affected by drought, and developed a model to predict how future climate patterns would affect the aspen.
High demand from Fort Collins residents means that a new community solar array in the city will nearly double in size.
- The regulations, which go into effect in 90 days, establish safety measures for wells and for drilling companies to publicly disclose chemicals used in the process.Read More