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Environment And Nature

A post-election flurry: Obama tests his powers

WASHINGTON — With a recent streak of activism, President Obama is shaking up the governing status quo and creating a new normal for his successors.

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Nature’s own tornado detector saves migrating birds, study finds

LOS ANGELES — Ornithologist Henry Streby was happy enough that a song bird weighing less than two nickels managed to carry a tiny electronic sensor from Tennessee to Colombia and back.

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Will voters and falling prices derail fracking?

Will voters and falling prices derail fracking?

Key stable energy: Don't limit supply by placing artificial constraints on production.

December 17, 2014 6:30 pmLoading…
New York to ban fracking; environmentalists cheer

New York to ban fracking; environmentalists cheer

ALBANY, N.Y. — Handing environmentalists a breakthrough victory, New York plans to prohibit fracking for natural gas because of what regulators say are its unexplored health risks and dubious economic benefits.

December 17, 2014 4:51 pmLoading…
Arctic keeps warming and polar bears are feeling the heat

Arctic keeps warming and polar bears are feeling the heat

Air temperatures at the top of the world continue to rise twice as fast as temperatures in lower latitudes, causing significant ice melt on land and sea, and affecting populations of polar bear and migrations of fish, a federal report released Wednesday said.

December 17, 2014 4:31 pmLoading…
McConnell wants to stop coal rules

McConnell wants to stop coal rules

WASHINGTON — Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., pledged on Wednesday to do all he can to stop President Barack Obama’s coal plant regulations, saying a White House “crusade” has devastated his state’s economy.

December 17, 2014 2:57 pmLoading…
McConnell wants to stop coal rules

McConnell wants to stop coal rules

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December 17, 2014 2:57 pmLoading…
Arctic keeps warming and polar bears are feeling the heat

Arctic keeps warming and polar bears are feeling the heat

This undated photo provided by the National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration shows a polar bear standing on ice. In spring and summer 2014, Earth’s icy northern region lost more heat-reflecting whiteness.

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Colorado resort towns worry over pot perception

Colorado resort towns worry over pot perception

In this Dec. 11, 2014 photo, snowboarders ride a lift at Breckenridge, in Colo. Business is booming in Colorado’s mountain resorts, and the addition of recreational marijuana stores this year has attracted droves of customers curious about legalized pot. But in some quarters, there’s anxiety…

December 15, 2014 2:28 pmLoading…
Colorado resort towns worry over pot perception

Colorado resort towns worry over pot perception

Said Bob Gordman, a Breckenridge retiree: “Whether you’re pro-marijuana or against marijuana, you have to be concerned about how tourists react to seeing it.”

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Colorado resort towns worry over pot perception

Colorado resort towns worry over pot perception

Powder beckons in Breckenridge, west of Denver. Across Colorado, visitors are spending more since marijuana legally went on sale in January, but the state isn’t tracking the role of pot in attracting or deterring tourists.

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Colorado resort towns worry over pot perception

Colorado resort towns worry over pot perception

Two customers from Texas smell strains of marijuana inside the Breckenridge Cannabis Club, which is being forced to leave the main commercial street that runs through town.

December 15, 2014 2:28 pmLoading…

Why free marketeers don't accept climate science

Because they reject the proposed solution, they dismiss the science.

December 10, 2014 6:00 pmLoading…

Gas prices are down. Let’s investigate!

The following editorial appeared in the San Jose, Calif., Mercury News on Monday, Dec. 8

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Smog rules cause concern for Southwest industries

Smog rules cause concern for Southwest industries

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Obama administration took steps last week to cut levels of smog-forming pollution linked to asthma and other respiratory problems, but meeting the stricter emissions limits is expected to cost industries billions of dollars.

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In Aspen: ski, dine and hunt for shrines

In Aspen: ski, dine and hunt for shrines

ASPEN, Colo. — Stevie Ray Vaughan is hidden somewhere here on Ajax Mountain, and we’re on a mission to find him.

November 29, 2014 6:11 am Photos

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Feds seek extra holding space for Western mustangs

Animal welfare activists slam feds for seeking holding space for wild horses.

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Diabetes Quick Fix: Roasted Salmon With Asparagus and Pepper Penne Pasta

This is the season for wild salmon. It’s so flavorful, it only needs a little olive oil and salt and pepper and it cooks in minutes. At other times of the year, good quality wild salmon can be found in the frozen seafood section of the supermarket.

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