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2 years 1 month ago

Academy wins conservation award

The Air Force Academy's Natural Resources department won the 2011 Department of Defense-level Military Installation Partnership Award from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service created this annual award in 2004 for the military installation that promotes conservation on military lands in the last...

2 years 11 months ago

MIxed message for local water supply

The weather pattern this year is sending mixed messages when it comes to our water supply. In the mountains there is plenty of snow-pack to fill reservoirs, but on the front-range is has been one of the driest winters in decades. With the dry winter water use is already high...

3 years 2 months ago

Conservation grants available

The United States Department of Agriculture has $500,000 available in grants for proposed conservation projects in Colorado. Individual applications will be awarded through a statewide competitive grants process for improving conservation practices in Colorado. Applications will be accepted from eligible entities, including federally-recognized Indian Tribes, state and local governments,...

3 years 6 months ago

Colorado wildlife panel OKs conservation easements

The Colorado Wildlife Commission has approved acquiring conservation easements on more than 10,000 acres of wildlife habitat in eastern and western Colorado. Easements provide landowners financial incentives for agreeing not to develop the property. The easements approved by the commission Wednesday are in Kit Carson, Yuma and Routt...

3 years 6 months ago

Ted Turner to discuss Colorado conservation

Gov. Bill Ritter and media mogul Ted Turner are airing their views about conservation. The forum at the at the Colorado Conservation Voters Annual Fall Luncheon on Tuesday will focus on efforts for improving air and water quality, developing a sustainable energy future, and safeguarding environmental health. Turner...

3 years 10 months ago

Xcel installing temporary Denver substation

Xcel Energy is still asking customers in east Denver to reduce electricity use as it installs a temporary substation to replace one that blew up. Company spokesman Mark Stutz says customers have been conserving energy, avoiding the need for controlled outages. But he says Thursday could be rough because...

3 years 10 months ago

Xcel Energy 2-tier rate plan starts Tuesday

Xcel Energy's two-tiered rate plan aimed at encouraging customers to cut electricity use during the summer begins Tuesday. Customers will be charged the lower rate of 0.098 per kilowatt hour for the first 500-kilowatt hours and 0.14 per kilowatt hour for use above 500 kilowatt hours, under the plan...

4 years 2 weeks ago

Job of the Day: Mammals Researcher

The Colorado Division of Wildlife is seeking a Mammals Researcher to conduct rigorous scientific-based original research to enhance the management and conservation of mammals in Colorado. You must have a college degree and experience in a related field. Apply by May 7. Starting pay is $4700 - $6800...

4 years 5 months ago

Seeking a sustainable future

A catch-phrase you'll hear floating around at the Southern Colorado Sustainability Conference this week is the triple bottom line , a name given to describe the tri-fold benefits of sustainable practices. Eric Cefus, executive director of the Catamount Institute which is hosting this year's conference explains, "There's no downside...

4 years 6 months ago

Europe fails to agree on bluefin tuna ban

A sharply divided European Union failed Tuesday to protect the threatened bluefin tuna, as the bloc's Mediterranean nations refused to back even a temporary a ban on catching the fish prized by sushi aficionados. The EU's executive commission urged EU governments to agree to a temporary ban until the...

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