With boating season still in full swing, Colorado parks and wildlife officials say they’re worried about the spread of invasive species after finding rusty crayfish in the reservoir at Stagecoach State Park near Steamboat Springs.
Depending on who you talk to, folk singer and environmentalist John Denver was either revered or reviled in Colorado. And a petition circulating to name a mountain peak near Aspen after him is reopening the debate about his legacy in the Rocky Mountain state.
An idle North Korean factory, seen from the Chinese border.
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North Korea used to be an industrial powerhouse. Not anymore. Today, the country can't feed its own people. Its cities go dark every night for lack of electricity.
Yet helplessness wasn't the original plan. The original plan for the country's economy had a name. It was called "juche," or self-reliance. The idea was that all North Korean problems should be solved by North Koreans.
Long before you reach the circle of women, you hear them and feel their exuberance and warmth. These are the "grandmothers," fondly called les grandes-meres and dressed in brightly colored boubous — the voluminous traditional gowns with dramatic matching head wraps worn by the women of Senegal.