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Colorado has a new law to reintroduce wolverines. What happens next? - Here’s what you need to know about North American wolverines and Colorado’s plan to bring them
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Colorado State University’s corpse flower bloomed. Here’s how to see (and smell) it - The rare corpse flower is the largest inflorescence — or collection of flowers acting as one — in the plant
FDA urged to relax decades-old tissue donation restrictions for gay and bisexual men - Federal regulations prevent gay and bisexual men from donating tissue, such as corneas, ligaments, and blood vessels. Similar restrictions have been relaxed or lifted for donated blood and organs in recent
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Wolverines could be the next animal to come to Colorado as Polis signs reintroduction bill - The legislation won’t put wolverines on the ground anytime soon but it does create a framework for reintroduction. Colorado is considered a prime habitat for the
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Why Gov. Polis vetoed legislation to end state incentives for ‘advanced recycling’ - Environmental advocates say the techniques are a false promise with serious pollution risks, but the governor warned the plan could stymie
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Colorado weather: Thunderstorms, large hail, tornadoes expected across Front Range, Eastern Plains - An overnight cold front has paved the way for a stormy start to the week in the Eastern half of
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How Colorado’s space weather forecasters predicted the recent solar storm - NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center in Boulder monitors the sun to protect the technology behind modern
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Fossil found near Colorado Springs identified as new species of mammal - A new study said the small, chinchilla-sized omnivore belonged to a group of mammals that eventually gave rise to all hoofed
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Industry hopeful U.S. ban on Russian uranium imports revives Western mines - The bipartisan law is a boost to Lakewood-based Energy Fuels, the largest producer of uranium in the
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Many southern Colorado students don’t have access to computer science classes, one Pueblo JROTC leader is trying to change that - While half of all schools in the state do not offer any computer sciences, Major John Freeburg holds classes outside of school hours to help spark interest and fill high-paying cybersecurity
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Breakthrough therapies are saving lives. Can we afford them? - This is the future of medicine, experts agree. But the cost of this new class of medical treatment is raising alarm about availability and affordability, even as its potential
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Quantum computing may be the future of technology: what does that really mean? - Envision a computer that runs faster and more securely than ever before. A new age of… The post Quantum computing may be the future of technology: what does that really mean? appeared first on
From AI to drone swarms, here’s some of what Air Force Academy Cadets will study in new Cyber Innovation Center - The building will help cadets learn the technology of the future, ‘because our adversaries are doing the same
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The deal behind Colorado’s oil and gas deal: No new drilling policies until 2028 - If lawmakers approve the current legislation, the fossil fuel industry and mainstream environmental groups have informally agreed not to push any ballot measures or legislation targeting drilling for more than three
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New Butterfly Pavilion exhibit examines the ‘explosion’ of life from its beginnings - A new exhibit at Butterfly Pavilion offers insight into the evolution of their invertebrate residents, as well as humans and other
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‘Doomsday’ plane to be built in Colorado - Part of the production for the next generation of the plane meant to keep U.S. military airborne during nuclear war will happen in
There are more women in CU Boulder’s class of freshman engineering students than anywhere else in the US - It's taken a lot of work, but this year's freshman class of engineering students is 41 percent
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Gov. Polis announces major oil and gas truce in exchange for transit funding - The agreement centers on a new fee on drilling projects that would fund a large state investment in public
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Does anybody care about COVID-19 anymore? - As the state prepares to stop reporting hospital admissions due to COVID, a state official wonders what’s next for the disease — and what lessons we have
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Lawmakers scale back legislation to limit local control over renewable energy projects - A group representing counties still opposes the legislation and worries it lays the groundwork for a state takeover of the process to consider new wind, solar and transmission
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St. Vrain students to plant a moon tree at NCAR - St. Vrain Valley School District students will help plant a "moon tree" Friday at the National Center for Atmospheric Research Mesa Lab, 1850 Table Mesa Drive, in Boulder, to celebrate Arbor Day and to celebrate a program to get students engaged in climate
CSU’s “Wiz Kid” brings children’s educational programming to YouTube with Bill-Nye-meets-Taylor-Swift energy - In the series, Wiz Kid explores the free, interactive educational center and questions in-house experts and researchers on kid-friendly
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Colorado’s EV discounts just got even better for Xcel Energy customers - A recent decision allows Colorado residents who meet specific income requirements to combine a $5,500 income-qualified discount with other state and local EV
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Natural Selections: Houndstongue is a noxious, poisonous weed with nasty seeds and pretty flowers - After spending several hours stalking and photographing butterflies on Flagstaff Mountain, I returned home and spent about 10 minutes removing burs from my jeans and wool
We asked Coloradans to look at our planet from space for Earth Day. Here are their reflections on our “Pale Blue Dot” - For Earth Day 2024, CPR journalists asked a group of people across Colorado to look at that same image of Earth, help us read Sagan’s passage — and tell us how the image makes them feel
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How a Colorado farmer protected his business from climate change and water shortages by turning to the craft beer industry - Todd Olander said preparing for climate change and related water shortages has made his farm business hardier — and
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Scientists clone more endangered black-footed ferrets as Colorado breeding effort stalls - Three of these slinky predators are genetically identical to one of the last such animals found in the
Did Colorado’s shortest 14er survive a major change in how we measure elevation? - The fate of Sunshine Peak in the San Juan Range was in the hands of a new gravity-based
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How a Colorado scientist wants to slow climate change — one brick and tile at a time - On Colorado’s Western Slope, a former chemistry professor is trying to make high-end ceramics from two of the region’s biggest environmental
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The world’s longest track of dinosaur footprints has been hidden in Colorado’s mountains. Now, it’s public land - The U.S. Forest Service recently purchased several parcels of land from a family in Ouray that contains 134 fossilized dinosaur
Oil and gas companies must pay more to drill on federal lands under new Biden administration rule - The new rule does not go so far as to prohibit new oil and gas leasing on federal lands, as many environmental groups have
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NASA Astronauts to Space Symposium attendees: ‘Please apply!’ - NASA officials are roaming the halls with a very specific mission: finding future
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The Spanish Peaks in Southern Colorado are a piece of the geological puzzle of why the High Plains are so high - Geographically the two distinctive summits on the horizon west of Walsenburg are part of the Rocky Mountains. But geologically, they’re
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We squished Colorado down to a one-inch thick fudge brownie. It’s new surface area will blow your mind - “How large would Colorado be if I used a giant rolling pin and rolled it flat, to 1 inch
What to expect in Boulder County with Monday’s solar eclipse - A total solar eclipse will pass from Texas to Maine on Monday, blanketing millions of Americans in darkness for a few short minutes as it continues to move northeast. While the path of the full eclipse will not cross over Colorado, the state will still
The next time astronauts drive around on the moon, the vehicle may be from Colorado - Lunar Outpost, based in Golden and Arvada, is heading one of three teams that are vying to create the new “lunar terrain
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Awe and dread: How religions have responded to total solar eclipses over the centuries - Throughout history, solar eclipses have had a profound impact on adherents of various religions around the world. They were viewed as messages from God or spiritual
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The upcoming solar eclipse is a rare event. Some Colorado schools won’t let students to watch - The St. Vrain Valley School District isn't allowing students to observe the eclipse even while wearing solar glasses, due to safety
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Solar eclipse chasers from Colorado will seek clues for predicting geomagnetic space storms - Colorado will experience a partial eclipse, with a maximum of about 65% of the sun covered at 12:40 p.m. in
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Artificial intelligence is already reshaping how some Colorado students learn. Is your school on the cutting edge? - One superintendent said districts leaning into AI doesn’t mean accepting everything about it, but AI is only going to become more pervasive and
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The future of space and tech exploration in Colorado Springs - Colorado Springs is set to become a hub of the international space community on April 8 for the annual Space Symposium. Colorado Matters spoke with the head of the Space
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Zeke the police dog has a nose for cell phones and other electronic devices - The 2-year-old black lab is part-time therapy dog, part-time electronics detection dog and a full-time good
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How to see the April solar eclipse in Colorado - Colorado is outside the path of the total eclipse, but residents here can view a partial eclipse. Here's everything you need to
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Why one of Colorado’s senators wants to know what makes cattle burp - Cows' soundless belches are sending millions of pounds of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere and Sen. Michael Bennet hopes changing their diet will limit those
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Want to recycle your own water at home? A new proposal could make that easier in Colorado - Grand Junction recently became the latest city to allow graywater, but only six other cities or counties
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Biden administration restores threatened species protections dropped by Trump - The Biden administration has restored rules to protect imperiled plants and animals that had been rolled back under former President Donald
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