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Colorado: State in the western United States
Colorado is a state in the western United States encompassing most of the southern Rocky Mountains as well as the northeastern portion of the Colorado Plateau and the western edge of the Great Plains. It is the 8th most extensive and 21st most populous U.S. state. The estimated population of Colorado is 5,758,736 as of 2019, an increase of 14.5% since the 2010 United States Census.

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East Troublesome Fire continues to cause havoc in Colorado [Video]

East Troublesome Fire continues to cause havoc in Colorado

Dry and windy conditions fuel the East Troublesome Fire in ColoradoView on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

Colorado wildfire forces thousands to evacuate in western US [Video]

Colorado wildfire forces thousands to evacuate in western US

Thousands of people in the US state of Colorado are fleeing a wildfire that hasn't stopped burning since mid-August.

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 01:00Published
Just Eat It: Enzyme From Plastic-Eating Bacteria Can Break Down Pollution In Days [Video]

Just Eat It: Enzyme From Plastic-Eating Bacteria Can Break Down Pollution In Days

The 300 million tons of plastic that are produced annually worldwide will take centuries to break down. What's more, they really just shatter into tiny, microscopic bits that will likely never really..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:40Published
Family seeks accountability after meatpacking deaths [Video]

Family seeks accountability after meatpacking deaths

Saul Sanchez, a 78-year-old who worked at JBS USA’s beef plant in Greeley, Colorado for decades, died of COVID-19 in April. Now, his family says his employer denied benefits to them because, like..

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Scrawny, Bug-Eating Birds Are Falling Dead To The Ground Across  The Southwest [Video]

Scrawny, Bug-Eating Birds Are Falling Dead To The Ground Across The Southwest

Gizmodo Earther reports thousands of migratory birds are now dropping dead across the Southwest. In late August, dozens of birds fell from the sky at the White Sands Missile Range and White Sands..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published
Colorado Weather Extremes Set Records for Heat and Snow in 48 Hours [Video]

Colorado Weather Extremes Set Records for Heat and Snow in 48 Hours

Many parts of Colorado, including Denver and Fort Collins, experienced triple-digit temperatures over the Labor Day Weekend.

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Colorado firefighters battle the state's largest wildfires in history

More than 700 firefighters are now battling the East Troublesome Fire, which has already burned an area larger than the city of Chicago.
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Wildfire kills Colorado couple in their 80s who wouldn't evacuate beloved home, sheriff says

Grand County Sheriff Brett Schroetlin said the couple called family before their deaths, telling them they could smell the smoke.
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A wildfire burning in Colorado, which has charred an area larger than the city of Chicago, could merge with an even bigger fire located just a few miles away. Omar Villafranca reports.
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Mountain wildfire is 2nd largest ever in Colorado

A Colorado wildfire that exploded overnight Wednesday, forced nearby evacuations and closed Rocky Mountain National Park has become the second largest fire in state history. (Oct. 23)  
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Two largest wildfires in Colorado history are burning at the same time, 10 miles apart

About 700 square miles of wildfires are actively burning in Colorado. Wildfires have scorched more than 1,000 square miles since July 31.
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5 people unaccounted for as Colorado wildfires grow to record size

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Colorado wildfire explodes in size, forcing evacuations

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Raging Colorado wildfire forces thousands to evacuate

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Residents in and around a gateway town to Rocky Mountain National Park have evacuated and the park was closed as one of several fires in northern Colorado continued to grow. (Oct. 22)  
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Colorado wildfire burning 6,000 acres per hour is "getting worse"

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Facing a Deluge of Misinformation, Colorado Takes the Offensive Against It

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A wildfire in northern Colorado burned nearly 14 square miles by Monday night. The fire also destroyed at least 26 homes. Nearly 3,000 people were initially told to evacuate. (Oct. 20)  
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Colorado wildfires destroy homes: "The wind was so crazy"

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Colorado wildfire: Huge smoke plumes from Cameron Peak Fire, largest in state history

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