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4 years 6 months ago

Guided walk at state park Wednesday

If you watch birds flying overhead, but have no idea what they are--here's your chance to learn about birds of the Pikes Peak region. Naturalists at Cheyenne Mountain State Park are leading a Guided Bird Walk Wednesday morning. You'll observe, identify, and record both resident and migratory bird species....

4 years 9 months ago

Birds call Three Mile Island home

State wildlife officials say Three Mile Island, known for a 1979 nuclear accident, is now the only known site in Pennsylvania where bald eagles, peregrine falcons and osprey are nesting near each other. The Pennsylvania Game Commission said Friday that a pair of bald eagles joined the others on...

4 years 11 months ago

Wind project offers grouse conservation plan

The developer of a massive wind farm proposed in southern Wyoming is seeking federal approval of a conservation plan for sage grouse. The Power Company of Wyoming, an affiliate of Denver-based Anschutz Corp., wants to build a 1,000-turbine wind farm on a ranch near Rawlins. But the company faces the...

5 years 1 week ago

Aspen airport studies bird strike problem

The Aspen-Pitkin County Airport is assessing wildlife hazards following three collisions between commercial aircraft and small birds last year. A Federal Aviation Administration grant is expected to cover $133,000 of the $140,000 assessment. The airport's assistant aviation director of operations, Francey Jesson, says none of the collisions caused...

5 years 3 weeks ago

U.S. won't protect controversial bird

An Interior Department announcement Friday that it won't list sage grouse as an endangered or threatened species opens the way for continued development of the West's wind energy and oil and gas industries. Those industries will still face scrutiny in sage grouse habitat but much less so than if...

5 years 2 months ago

Tests may shed light on museum's Egypt mummy

Connecticut researchers are using the latest imaging technology on an Egyptian mummy to try to unlock secrets of the ancient world, including whether a mysterious packet inside her was an offering to the gods to help secure a place in the afterlife. The high-resolution testing Thursday at Quinnipiac University also...

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