The proposed Colorado Roadless Rule from the USDA, which drew criticism for resource extraction loopholes, is open for public comment on the federal Regulations.gov website.
New images from the University of Utah suggest that the large plume of partly molten rock underneath Yellowstone may be larger than previously believed. However, no predictions of when a cataclysmic eruption of the famed supervolcano might occur were offered.
A report focusing on agricultural, urban and environmental water use in the West suggests several ways to share and transfer water among traditionally competing interests.
To enjoy skiing on this day, one had to take the lashes of nature’s fury, and seek out the pockets of soft, fresh powder that remained from recent snowfalls.
Confirming widely held fears about the migration of the mountain pine beetle, Alberta scientists found that the mighty insect is moving east in Canadian forests.
DMNS excavation crews arrived at Ziegler Reservoir on Nov. 2 to begin digging for additional fossils and soon uncovered an exceptionally well-preserved Ice Age ecosystem with many Ice Age plants and animals.
The Hessie trailhead outside of Nederland, Colorado leads to several trails winding through Roosevelt National Forest, including Lost Lake Trail.
NOAA said winter storms are generally not predictable more than several days in advance, meaning powder hounds pay close attention to daily weather reports.
A map displaying NOAA’s temperature forecast from its 2010-2011 Winter Weather Outlook, with La Niña a key climate factor.
A map illustrating the precipitation forecast of the 2010-2011 Winter Weather Outlook from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), with La Niña a crucial factor.