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Colorado Among Worst Areas For Turbulence

Turbulence can be like a roller coaster in the sky, and it’s generally a bigger problem for flyers traveling above the Rockies.

04/29/2014

Researchers say even a limited nuclear exchange would threaten all life on Earth. (Getty Images)

Study: ‘Small’ Nuclear War Would Destroy The World

With an estimated 17,000 nuclear weapons in the world, we have the power to exterminate humanity many times over.

03/26/2014

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Smarter Snowplows Might Be On The Way

Snowplow operators say they can’t be everywhere at once, but they are getting some high-tech help this winter in three states using a new digital intelligence system built in Boulder.

01/04/2014

Wesley Quinlan and Wiyanna Nelson (credit: CBS News)

Teen Victims Of Flood Remembered At Service

Wesley Quinlan liked to make short films and recently was accepted into the Colorado Film School after having ambitions since childhood to become a director.

09/22/2013

Don Shively took this photo of an overturned oil tank at "Platte River East of CR 19 North of Hwy 66"

The Latest Flooding News From Around Colorado

Go ahead and flush the toilet after the no-flush order in Evans has been lifted. The order lasted eight days. Now most residents and businesses can use all their facilities without restriction.

09/21/2013

NCAR's G5 aircraft (credit: CBS)

NCAR Scientists In Boulder Study Rash Of Tornadoes In High-Tech Jet

The data being collected from a plane can’t stop a tornado, but scientists hope it will better prepare people for what’s coming their way and give them more reaction time.

05/21/2013

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Colorado Weather Experts Analyze Tornado In Oklahoma

Weather experts say the destruction in Moore from Monday’s massive tornado is amazing, but what surprises them is that the town has been hit by three large tornadoes in the last 15 years.

05/21/2013

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NCAR And Xcel Extend Renewable Energy Partnership

Xcel Energy Inc. hopes it can save its customers money with the help of more extensive weather forecasting from the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder.

05/08/2013

A neighborhood destroyed by Hurricane Sandy (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Reasearchers Look At Possible Hurricane-Slowing Options

As the damage estimates from Hurricane Sandy start to ring up in billions, the experts will again wonder, could it have been stopped — or maybe just taken down a notch or two.

10/31/2012

Kevin Trenberth at NCAR talks with his daughter during Hurricane Sandy (credit: CBS)

NCAR Scientist Worries About Daughter While He Tracks Sandy

The scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research have been keeping busy during Hurricane Sandy as they are during all dangerous storms. One scientist at NCAR has a very personal, as well as professional interest in the storm.

10/30/2012

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