Southern Colorado is under severe to extreme drought conditions, making the recent rain feel like a small drop in the bucket.
Since January 1, Colorado Springs has received 2.42 inches of precipitation. Normally, Colorado Springs receives 7.24 inches by this time. In Pueblo, the year-to-date total is 3.23 inches... more »
Days of heavy rains have raised the level of the Arkansas River in southern Colorado. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is predicting that the river will not flood at this time.
Fountain Creek is running swiftly from El Paso to Pueblo County and the confluence with the... more »
The government says water tests have confirmed underwater oil plumes as far as 142 miles from the BP oil spill, but that concentrations are "very low."
NOAA Administrator Jane Lubchenco said that the tests conducted at three sites by a University of South Florida research vessel confirmed oil as... more »
Federal forecasters are set to announce their predictions for the six-month Atlantic hurricane season that starts June 1, with a massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that could lay in the path of potential storms.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration researchers will issue their seasonal outlook Thursday... more »
It is considered the largest and most ambitious effort ever to understand tornadoes. Wednesday morning, more than 150 scientists will embark on a six-week project called "Vortex 2."
A group of scientists has been putting the finishing touches on their instruments over the last six weeks at the Boulder... more »
A government study found that a group of endangered beluga whales in Alaska is declining, raising concern that bolstered protection for the animals is not coming quickly enough.
The downward trend comes after two years where numbers for the Cook Inlet belugas appeared to have stabilized. But now numbers... more »
The federal government is considering taking the humpback whale off the endangered species list in response to data showing the population of the massive marine mammal has been steadily growing in recent decades.
Known for their acrobatic leaps from the sea and complex singing patterns, humpback whales were nearly... more »
Merle Lord has been looking to nature for weather forecasts for decades. He grew up on a farm in Georgia, and says the clouds, sun, and moon were always clues as to whether or not it was time to cut the hay.
Now living in Canon City, Lord continues... more »