Air Quality

Colorado State Capitol (credit: CBS)

Colorado Oil And Gas Industry May See Big Changes

olorado’s tensions over oil and gas production have threatened to boil over this year.


An image of the Lime Gulch Fire Wednesday afternoon (credit: CBS)

Wildfires Prompt Smoke Warnings From State Officials

The wildfires burning across Colorado have prompted a series of smoke warnings, with some residents being asked to stay inside to avoid hot, smoky conditions.


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Wildfires Create Dangerous Air Quality Conditions Along Front Range

The three wildfires burning in Colorado are creating potentially dangerous air quality conditions along the Front Range.


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Natural Gas Production In Colorado Could Ramp Up Even More

Natural gas production in Colorado could increase dramatically over the next few years after the Department of Energy cleared the way for more gas to be exported.


A view of the Grand Valley from Colorado National Monument (credit: CBS)

Health Advisory Due To Grand Valley Smoke Levels

Mesa County health officials have issued a health advisory due to high levels of smoke in the Grand Valley.


Emissions testing in Fort Collins. (credit: CBS)

Newer Vehicles Can Skip Emissions Testing In 2015

Most newer vehicles in Colorado will no longer have to submit to any type of emissions testing for at least seven years.


Vehicle emissions testing (credit: CBS)

Curtailing Emissions Tests Could Save Millions

A Colorado auditor’s report suggests that curtailing the emissions testing could save motorists nearly $30 million a year.


Smoke makes it hard to see Denver's skyline on Wednesday. (credit: CBS)

Smoke From Out-Of-State Wildfires Drifts Into Denver

State health officials have issued an air quality advisory about the smoke from out-of-state wildfires that is creeping into Colorado.


Postman Jim Sanchez wears a mask to block out some of the smoke in the air while delivering the mail in Fort Collins on June 11. US Postal Service officials handed out the masks to postal delivery employees to use if they wished in the morning. (credit: CBS)

Wildfire Smoke In Metro Area Prompts Numerous 911 Calls

Smoke from the High Park Fire in Larimer County invaded much of the Denver metro area overnight and on Tuesday morning many Denverites woke to the smell of smoke.


The High Park Fire on Sunday morning (credit: CBS)

High Park Fire Affects Air Quality

Heavy smoke is clouding the skies across much of the Front Range Sunday as a result of the High Park Fire burning west of Fort Collins.