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Colorado conifers given ‘Fitbits’ to measure snow cover

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How much snow gets stuck in the branches of a tree? For hydrologists, it’s a question that matters because snow sitting on treetops is more likely to be melted by the sun or blown off by the wind, resulting in less sn...

Colorado inmate becomes first person in US to test positive for bird flu

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An inmate in Colorado has become the first human in the US to test positive for the H5N1 strain of bird flu, amid the worst outbreak of the virus in seven years and a cull of millions of poultry in dozens of states. T...

Three months after a wildfire swept through, displaced Colorado residents struggle to rebuild

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Susan Nedell was watching black smoke billowing in the distance from the kitchen window when her cellphone buzzed with an order to evacuate. It was 30 December around 1.30pm, and the Marshall fire had by then been raz...

‘We can’t ignore reality’: Colorado fires highlight urgency of US climate legislation

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Joe Biden ended his tour of neighborhoods devastated by Colorado’s most destructive blaze by emphasizing the link between America’s escalating wildfires and the global climate crisis, saying that the US can “no longer...

Colorado wildfire investigation could take days or weeks, says county sheriff

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Federal and state investigators have interviewed dozens of people in their search for the cause of a destructive Colorado wildfire but the investigation could take days if not weeks, the Boulder county sheriff warned....

Colorado wildfire: officials investigate blaze that destroyed nearly 1,000 homes

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Investigators are trying to determine what sparked a massive fire in a suburban area near Denver that burned neighborhoods to the ground and destroyed nearly 1,000 homes and other buildings. Three people are missing. ...

Colorado wildfire: up to 1,000 buildings destroyed as Biden declares disaster

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Up to 1,000 buildings may have been destroyed in the record wildfire that swept through a Colorado area abutting the Rocky Mountains, as Joe Biden declared the situation a disaster and experts warned that the climate ...

‘We lost everything’: Colorado wildfires destroy hundreds of homes

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Just as the flakes of the season’s first winter storm began to fall in the Colorado foothills, Heather Diiorio, 67, and her husband walked hand in hand in a daze down South 68th Street in Louisville, a community often...

Colorado wildfires: tens of thousands evacuated as blazes destroy hundreds of homes

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Tens of thousands of residents were forced to flee in northern Colorado after fast-moving wildfires destroyed an estimated 600 homes. Over 30,000 residents across three communities outside Denver had to evacuate their...

Wildfires sweep through Colorado destroying homes as tens of thousands evacuate – video report

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Two fast-moving wildfires driven by strong winds erupted in northern Colorado on Thursday afternoon, destroying close to 600 homes and forcing tens of thousands of residents to flee.The fires, burning to the north and...

Colorado trucker’s 110-year sentence reduced to 10 years after outcry

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The Colorado governor has intervened to reduce the 110-year sentence handed down to a trucker for his role in a fatal 2019 collision after widespread outcry and calls for leniency. Jared Polis announced Thursday he wo...

‘A horrific event’: wildfires fanned by high winds force Colorado evacuations

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Two fast-moving wildfires driven by strong winds erupted in northern Colorado on Thursday afternoon, forcing thousands of residents to flee their homes. The fires, burning to the north and south of the city of Boulder...

‘Miscarriage of justice’: outcry after Colorado trucker given 110 years for fatal accident

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The case of a young Colorado truck driver sentenced to 110 years in prison over his role in a fatal collision has prompted widespread calls for leniency and fueled criticism of the US justice system. On Tuesday, the C...

Outcry after Colorado sheriff’s office tweets photo of Santa getting handgun permit

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A sheriff’s office in Colorado faced outrage after it posted a picture of a man dressed as Santa Claus applying for permit to carry a concealed handgun. “Guess who came in to receive his concealed handgun permit toda...

Furtive ferret: North America’s rarest mammal turns up in Colorado garage

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A Colorado man had a surprise encounter with the rarest mammal in North America, which he found hiding beneath a table saw in his garage. Reese Nettles had gone out to lift weights when he caught sight of a furry face...

Aurora police have pattern of racially biased policing, Colorado AG says

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Aurora police department has a pattern of racially biased policing, Colorado’s attorney general said Wednesday, following a civil rights investigation that began amid outrage over the killing of Elijah McClain. Attorn...

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