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Couple turns beach trash into art

Couple turns beach trash into art June 7, 2011
It's estimated that 46,000 recognizable pieces of plastic are floating in every square mile of ocean on the planet. Richard Lang and his wife Judith Selby Lang make art from trash that washes up on California's beaches. KDNK's Marilyn Gleason spoke with the duo.
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Plastic bottle ship sails road the world

June 2, 2011
Last year David de Rothchild sailed a 60-foot catamaran from San Francisco to Australia. His ship was kept afloat by thousands of plastic water bottles pulled from trash cans. Last week David de Rothchild made another journey to Telluride to speak about his adventures and ideas at Mountainfilm. KDNK's Marilyn Gleason spoke to him there.
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Record snowpack could cause large-scale flooding

May 25, 2011
Record snowpack in Colorado and throughout the West is raising concerns about potential flooding for the region. KDNK's Conrad Wilson spoke about what this year's runoff might look like with Kirk Johnson, the Denver bureau chief for The New York Times.
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Caution warned as bears come out for the summer

May 24, 2011
Springtime in Aspen and throughout the Roaring Fork Valley means it's bear season. Every year the Division of Wildlife tries to limit the number of incidents between people and bears, but as KDNK's Conrad Wilson reports sometimes even the best efforts result in less than ideal outcomes.
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Many locals want to see further research before wide-scale oil shale development

May 4, 2011
The Bureau of Land Management held a meeting in Rifle yesterday to hear the public's concerns about oil shale development in Western Colorado. Oil Shale is a kind of rock that releases petroleum when heated and processed. KDNK's Mathew Katz attended the meeting, and found out that many peoples' opinions were pretty balanced.
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BLM to take public's concerns on oil shale development

May 3, 2011
The Bureau of Land Management is holding a meeting later today to hear concerns from the public about the environmental impact of oil shale drilling in Western Colorado. But the meeting is the first in a long process.
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Groups back off water rights after decades of holding on

Groups back off water rights after decades of holding on April 26, 2011

It’s not easy for a water district to give up a huge bundle of water rights. But last week that’s what the West Divide Water Conservancy District did after years of debating what to do with them.

Last month, KDNK News and Aspen Journalism reported on the water rights with a series of stories. KDNK's Conrad Wilson and Brent Gardner-Smith of Aspen Journalism report.

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Congressional Democrats slam fracing in report

April 19, 2011
Congressional Democrats are out with a report Monday that examines the chemicals used during the hydraulic fracturing, or fracing process. As KDNK's Conrad Wilson reports, the chemicals used range from the nontoxic to harmful.
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Feds propose Colorado roadless rule

Feds propose Colorado roadless rule April 15, 2011

The U.S. Forest Service has proposed new rules protecting roughly 4.2 million acres of roadless forest land in Colorado. KDNK’s Mathew Katz has more.

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Biologists fear CO bats could fall victim to nation-wide disease

Biologists fear CO bats could fall victim to nation-wide disease April 13, 2011

White nose syndrome has killed more than one million bats in the Eastern US over the past four years and is now heading West. Biologists know the benefits of bats, but they don't know how to stop what appears to be the rapid spread of this mysterious disease. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with US Forest Service Biologist Phil Nyland, to find out about the bat threat and efforts to protect Colorado Caves. Cave closures are in effect through July. You can learn more here.

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