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1 year 10 months ago

Drought speeds pine beetle epidemic

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - University of Colorado researchers say the 2001-02 drought and others greatly accelerated the spread of a beetle epidemic that has killed thousands of square miles of trees in the West. CU said Monday the study compared patterns of outbreaks in lodge pole and ponderosa pines. CU...

4 years 10 months ago

Nurses' union threatens strike over swine flu

A nurses' union is threatening a one-day strike at 34 hospitals across California, accusing them of poor swine flu preparedness. California Nurses Association spokesman Chuck Idelson says up to 16,000 registered nurses will strike on Oct. 30 if federal swine flu recommendations aren't written into their contracts. Idelson said Monday...

4 years 11 months ago

14 swine flu deaths reported in Colorado

Health officials say at least 14 people have died from swine flu in Colorado this season, including six who were age 18 or younger. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment said Wednesday that 691 people have been hospitalized with all strains of influenza, including 350 confirmed as swine...

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