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Clever Ravens -- Winged Masters of Deception

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

In many ways, Ravens have similar cognitive capacities to some primates. For instance, Ravens invent tools to achieve specific tasks, such as using sticks to scoop out ants from nests within trees.

The Heart of the Wolf Recovery Problem -- Science

Sylvia Fallon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sylvia Fallon

The discrepancy between the recovery goals and the current population of wolves is vast -- almost as vast as the opinions on either side of the debate around wolves in the Rocky Mountains.

Wolves Win: Federal Court Reinstates Protections

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

It's been a big week for canines. I announced on the blog yesterday that the puppy mill initiative we're promoting with partner organizations had qual...

Feds: Oil Shale Drilling "Not Ready For Prime Time"

AP | PAUL FOY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

SALT LAKE CITY — Petroleum companies' plans to tap the Rocky Mountains' abundant oil shale reserves are "not ready for prime time," a senior leg...

Obama Administration Closes Bush Era Drilling Loophole

AP | PAUL FOY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

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PHOTOS: The Best Front Range Hiking Trails

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Governor Ritter is scheduled to sign House Bill 1131, dubbed the "No Child Left Indoors" bill. The bill will provide funding for low-income youth to ...

Brookings Institute: Mountain States Slowest Out Of Recession

The Denver Post | Aldo Svaldi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The current recovery is challenging the Mountain West's reputation for accelerating out of recessions faster than the rest of the country, according t...

Western Oil Industry Grew Faster Than Any Other Industry In The 2000's

The Denver Post | Aldo Svaldi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Nationally, wireless carriers and specialty-food manufacturers spun off the strongest sales growth during the 2000s, according to Sageworks. But in...

President Obama's Colorado Visit Comes As Dems Losing Grip On Gains In West

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — President Barack Obama rallied behind Colorado's junior senator and his entire reeling party Thursday, portraying Democrats as the lead...

In Miami We Had "Hurricane Days," Not "Snow Days"

Meredith Lopez | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Meredith Lopez

I am a native Floridian, but after 14 years living in New York I thought I had adapted to the seasons, particularly winter. Then I had a baby.

'How The West Was Warmed:' Authors Share Stories Of How Climate Change Affects The West Specifically

Big Green Boulder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Driven by the desire to localize the issue of climate change, a former editor of High Country News compiled a book of essays by locals illustrating wh...

Altitude Sickness Costs Colorado Ski Industry Up To $200 Million Annually: Report

5280 | Lindsey B. Koehler and Natasha Gardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

If your most vivid memory from your last getaway to a Colorado ski resort is downing Tylenol and curling up, fetal position-style, in your slope-side ...

Brookings Institute: Mountain States Hit Hardest By Recession

The Denver Post | Aldo Svaldi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The economic crisis last year hit the nation's six mountain states, including Colorado, harder than any other block of states, according to a report M...

9 National Parks In Danger (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | ThienVinh Nguyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In light of Ken Burns' documentary The National Parks: America's Best Idea and a recent report that lists "National Parks in Peril," we're featuring 9...

Tell Your Senators to Save Our National Parks From Global Warming

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Glacier National Park could lose all its glaciers, Joshua Tree National Park all its Joshua trees and Saguaro National Park all its saguaros, according to a new report on climate change from NRDC.

Wyoming forests prep for cuts; money goes to beetles

The Aspen Times | Matt Joyce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

CHEYENNE, Wyo. Some national forests in Wyoming are trimming their budgets, including possible campground closures, as the regional U.S. Forest Servic...

11 Rocky Mountain Species That Have Become Endangered This Decade (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The decade's end provides a time for taking stock of the world around us, including all creatures great and small. With the help of WildEarth Guardia...

Con Games: I'm Allergic To New England

Michael Conniff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Michael Conniff

I can't wait to get back to Denver, Aspen, and the West -- the wide open spaces and really cool place, the wildlife, the rivers, the mountains, the light. I won't be allergic to anything once I get off the plane.

I Love Denver, But This Has Got to Change

Wade Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Wade Norris

What if a city's reputation for pollution was reflected in the sports team's names? Instead of the Denver Broncos would we be the Denver Bronchitis?

10 Pithy Observations About Boulder (Part One)

Bob Wells | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Bob Wells

Number four: It's oh so common for us to comment after a trip to other parts of America about how fat everyone was. With compassion, mind you.

Rocky Mountains' Best Water Found In Aurora: American Water Works Association

The Denver Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

What city or town has the best tasting water in Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming? Aurora, of course....

The Many Partnerships That Make Up HuffPost's Denver Section

Katharine Zaleski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Katharine Zaleski

An amazing group of journalists are dedicated to delivering the best coverage of Colorado's cities, politics, culture, opinion, sports and more. That group has chosen to feed in their content to the Huffington Post.

Why the West Must Be Won

Gary Hart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Gary Hart

Starting about 35 years ago, I've argued the political importance of the Western United States, especially in my own Democratic party.

California Fire's Smoke Reaches Colorado, Makes Mountain Invisible From Denver

The Denver Post | Howard Pankratz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The smoke over Colorado -- which has made the mountains west of Denver invisible from downtown Denver -- has come directly from the massive 85,000-acr...

McCain Tours National Parks: Admits Climate Crisis, Doesn't Offer Any Solutions

AP | KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

ESTES PARK, Colo. — Global warming is threatening America's national parks. But there is no consensus about how to prevent the harm. Republican...