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Volcanic eruptions help slow global warming

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014 6:59am MDT
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Colorado floods extensively damage homes serving the developmentally disabled

Thursday, September 19th, 2013 9:30am MDT

The full toll from Colorado’s floods won’t be known for months but for one local Denver area non-profit, the devastation of the waters hit home – nine of them in fact. The flood waters from Colorado’s floods have destroyed homes and taken lives. In one case, nine homes crucial to serving the needs of the […]

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Nature: Don’t be so quick to blame extreme weather events on climate change

Thursday, September 20th, 2012 1:56pm MDT

Providing a voice of reason to the sometimes hysterical ravings of climate change alarmists, the scientific journal Nature cautions today that connecting global warming to disasters is not so easy.  The jury is in fact still out on whether extreme weather events can be attributed to anthropogenic global warming, despite what some may say. As […]

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Earthquake swarm hits southern California, most powerful measures 5.5

Sunday, August 26th, 2012 6:08pm MDT

A swarm of more than 70 earthquakes rocked southern California near the Mexico border Sunday. The most power quake measured 5.5 and damaged buildings in Brawley near the epicenter.  Read the rest of this story on Examiner.com including details of the areas ‘shaky’ past and maps of the latest quakes.   To monitor earthquakes closer to Colorado, check […]

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Second powerful earthquake hits Italy, at least 15 dead in latest temblor

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012 10:22am MDT

Just nine days after an earthquake claimed the lives of seven people in northern Italy, a second temblor struck the area early Tuesday morning. Rescuers were continuing to comb the rubble as officials confirmed that at least 15… Read the rest of this story on Examiner.com

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North Metro firefighters head to Arizona; Crews to battle massive wildfire

Thursday, June 9th, 2011 11:20am MDT

Four firefighters from North Metro Fire Rescue will be joining nearly 2,000 others from across the nation in battling a monstrous wildfire in Arizona.  In less than two weeks the Wallow Fire has exploded to cover more than 600 square miles and sent smoke as far as the Denver area. The hometown heroes from North […]

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British government rebuked for global warming ads with false warning of extreme weather

Monday, March 15th, 2010 7:07am MDT

Scare tactic newspaper advertisements from Britain’s Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) have been banned by a government advertising watchdog agency. Two ads in a series which used child nursery rhymes to warn about the purported dangers of manmade climate change were found to have unsubstantiated claims in them. The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) […]

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Deaths and cost from natural disasters down significantly in 2009

Saturday, January 2nd, 2010 8:49am MDT

A distinct lack of major natural catastrophes resulted in lower costs and less of a loss of life in 2009. German reinsurer Munich Re AG said in its annual disaster report that approximately 10,000 people lost their lives and $50 billion in losses was realized during the year.  The company warned however that manmade climate […]

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2009 likely to end with lowest level of natural disasters in a decade

Friday, December 18th, 2009 6:27am MDT

The number of natural disasters in 2009 reached the lowest point in the decade. According to preliminary numbers from the United Nations, there were 245 disasters which is far below any of the past 10 years. Natural disasters, no matter how many there are, due have a toll in human life and economic impact. The […]

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New movie ‘2012’ adds a new scale to the disaster movie genre

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009 6:01pm MDT

Natural disasters have long been a staple of the big screen and a new movie set to hit theatres this week takes the genre to a new height. “2012” by director Roland Emmerich depicts cataclysmic disasters on a global scale brought about on December 21, 2012 – the mythical end of the Mayan calendar. Disaster […]

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