High runoff in local streams was in the news this past week.
The past week started with good news for Colorado wildlife, as Gov. Bill Ritter signed a new law that will set new speed limits in wildlife crossing areas and double fines for speeders: Gov. Ritter to sign wildlife crossing bill
Several stories focused on the exceptionally high and fast snowmelt and runoff, including this story about how Denver Water was a bit surprised by flows into Dillon Reservoir: Weatherblog: High runoff continues …
We also reported on a ground-breaking lynx study at Vail Pass, where the Forest Service is tracking several of the threatened cats almost minute by minute: Vail Pass lynx study to be expanded next winter
Check the rest of last week’s headlines below, click read and share!
Report: Environmental journalists under fire
Vail Resorts says ski biz bounced back in spring
Weatherblog: Record low May snow cover in N. hemisphere
Did La Niña drive out the Anasazi?
Does beetle-kill increase runoff?
Beetle-kill conundrum: Plenty of wood, but too pricey
Forest health requires sustained community committment
Colorado skier visits up a hair from last winter
Warming climate drives global vegetation shifts
Polis: BP ‘whitewashing’ oil disaster in Gulf
Farmer’s market season arrives in Summit County
Crocodiles ride currents to cross oceans
Polling shows public trusts climate science
Oil spill could fuel 38,000 cars for a year
Media access to oil spill still limited
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