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2013-08-09 16:22:16

DENVER, Aug. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains has announced their intentions to close two chemical abortion facilities in Colorado, claiming that they have been operating without public funding and have been fighting against Colorado's personhood amendments. In a press release, PPRM stated, "For over 10 years and without public funding... PPRM sees over 106,000 patients annually and has fought major political battles such as defeating two...

2013-07-01 23:24:02

A brief summary of the five most important things to pack for a Colorado dude or guest ranch all-inclusive family vacation. Antonito, CO (PRWEB) June 30, 2013 Packing for a dude ranch vacation can be tricky, especially one that is at high altitude in the Rocky Mountains. Even the hot summer months can produce rainstorms that lower the temperature by 20 degrees or more. And there will be several changes of clothes a day for each person dependent on the activities. Following is a list...

Mountain Pine Beetle Epidemic Propelled By 2001-2002 Drought
2012-11-05 14:04:12

University of Colorado Boulder Beetles then moved into wetter and higher elevations A new University of Colorado Boulder study shows for the first time that episodes of reduced precipitation in the southern Rocky Mountains, especially during the 2001-02 drought, greatly accelerated development of the mountain pine beetle epidemic. The study, the first ever to chart the evolution of the current pine beetle epidemic in the southern Rocky Mountains, compared patterns of beetle outbreak...

What Triggered North American Dinosaur Diversity?
2012-08-04 07:09:39

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The rise of the Rocky Mountains and the arrival of a seaway that divided North America into three distinct sections may have been the catalyst for the evolution of new species of dinosaurs, claims a new study published in Thursday's edition of the journal PLoS ONE. The study, which was led by Ohio University (OU) postdoctoral researcher Terry Gates, could explain evolutionary and migratory patterns of North American duck-billed...

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2012-06-02 11:47:09

During the fall, hundreds of millions of monarch butterflies living in eastern North America fly up to 1,500 miles to the volcanic forests of Mexico to spend the winter, while monarchs west of the Rocky Mountains fly to the California coast. The phenomenon is both spectacular and mysterious: How do the insects learn these particular routes and why do they stick to them? A prevailing theory contends that eastern and western monarchs are genetically distinct, and that genetic...

Early Snow Melts Mean Fewer Butterflies
2012-03-16 10:24:51

Long-term data suggests that an early snow melt in the Rocky Mountains starts a chain reaction that ends with decreased butterfly population. Biologists from Stanford University conducted the research on the Mormon Fritillary butterfly at Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory (RMBL). According to the data, when snow melts early in the Rocky Mountains, fewer flowers bloom; When fewer flowers bloom, nectar becomes less available. This, in turn, means that fewer butterflies are born. This...

Image 1 - Mountain Hail In Colorado Could Disappear
2012-01-09 04:58:56

NOAA-led study shows less hail, more rain in region's future, with possible increase in flood risk Summertime hail could all but disappear from the eastern flank of Colorado's Rocky Mountains by 2070, according to a new modeling study by scientists from NOAA and several other institutions. Less hail damage could be good news for gardeners and farmers, said Kelly Mahoney, Ph.D., lead author of the study and a postdoctoral scientist at NOAA's Earth System Research Laboratory in Boulder,...

2011-11-03 15:39:00

HOUSTON, Nov. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Copano Energy, L.L.C. (NASDAQ: CPNO) today announced its financial results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2011. "We are pleased with our third quarter results as our operating segment gross margin continues to benefit from growing volumes in the Eagle Ford Shale and the north Barnett Shale Combo areas and a strong NGL pricing environment," said R. Bruce Northcutt, Copano Energy's President and Chief Executive Officer. "We are...

2011-10-19 18:35:00

HOUSTON, Oct. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Newfield Exploration Company (NYSE: NFX) today reported its unaudited third quarter 2011 financial and operating results. In addition, the Company also adjusted its 2011 production guidance and reaffirmed its 2011 capital budget. Newfield will host a conference call at 8 a.m. CT on October 20, 2011. To participate in the call, dial 719-325-4921 or listen through the investor relations section of our website at http://www.newfield.com. For the third...

Southern Rocky Mountain Pikas Holding Their Own
2011-09-01 13:01:37

  Findings in contrast to recent study showing pika declines in the Great Basin American pikas, the chirpy, potato-sized denizens of rocky debris in mountain ranges and high plateaus in western North America, are holding their own in the Southern Rocky Mountains, says a new University of Colorado Boulder study. Led by CU-Boulder doctoral student Liesl Erb, the study team assessed 69 historical sites known to host pikas in a swath of the Southern Rockies ranging from southern...


Latest Rocky Mountains Reference Libraries

Grand Mesa National Forest
2013-12-05 14:15:15

The Grand Mesa National Forest is a U.S. National Forest located in Mesa, Delta, and Garfield counties in western Colorado. It borders the White River National Forest towards the north and the Gunnison National Forest towards the east. The forest covers the majority of Grand Mesa and the southern part of Battlement Mesa. It has a total area of 346,555 acres. It is managed by the United States Forest Service together with the Gunnison National Forest and the Uncompahgre National Forest from...

Montana Valey And Foothill Grasslands
2013-04-19 14:34:54

The Montana Valley and Foothill grasslands are an ecoregion of northwestern North America within the northern United States and Canada. This area is made up of rolling grassy hills and river valleys of the Rocky Mountains foothills within the US state of Montana and the Canadian province of Alberta. The area largely consists of the Rocky Mountain Front, where the Great Plains rise to meet with the Rockies, and is therefore close to the Continental Divide. The foothills are drained by the...

Topographic Features Impact On The Weather
2012-07-10 20:45:32

The first topographic feature that I would like to talk about today is the Rocky Mountains. The Rocky mountains with their rugged terrain and high elevation can really become a large impact on weather patterns in the United States. First, the Rockies provide the Central Plains with the cold air aloft that is needed in the formation of severe weather to include tornadoes. Secondly, the Rocky mountains act as a barrier for any large weather system that moves onshore along the Pacific...

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2007-08-13 03:11:23

The Uinta Ground Squirrel (Spermophilus armatus), is a squirrel native to the northern Rocky Mountains and surrounding foothills in the United States including Idaho, Montana, Utah, and Wyoming. Its habitat includes dry meadows, grasslands, and cultivated fields close to water. The squirrels eat foods including seeds, green vegetation, insects, and meat. They are fully active for only a few months in the spring and summer before beginning aestivation and hibernation in burrows...

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2007-03-19 15:25:21

The Northern Alligator Lizard, Elgaria coerulea, is a medium-sized lizard that lives in the North American west cost. It occurs along the Pacific Coast and in the Rocky Mountains from southern British Columbia through Washington, northern Idaho and western Montana south through Oregon until the coastal range and the Sierra Nevada in central California. These lizards can attain a length of about 10 inches long with nearly 4 inches of it being the snout. They have a distinct skin fold on...

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