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Thursday, August 04, 2016
Last August, 3 million gallons of orange wastewater flooded into Colorado's Animas River, ending up in Lake Powell. But Congress has failed to come up with a way to stop this from happening again.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Climate change is affecting what visitors see in Mesa Verde National Park. Over the past decade, scorching wildfires have destroyed archaeological artifacts — and have also revealed new ones.
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Who owns rain that falls from the sky? In the West, this is a topic of serious discussion and lawmaking. This summer, after much debate, Colorado will allow homeowners to use rain barrels.
Friday, May 13, 2016
Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas, and on Thursday the Obama administration laid out new regulations to stop methane leaks from the oil and gas industry. A report from Colorado explains how that state has brought methane emissions under control.
Friday, April 22, 2016
More than 100 nations will sign the climate change deal agreed to in December. It will eventually commit nealy all the world's governments to cut back on greenhouse gases that cause global warming.
Tuesday, January 05, 2016
When it comes to dam safety, human eyes are still one of the best tools to recognize problems — so in some areas, workers live in remote locations to watch over the water supply.
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
The EPA is racing to secure the site of the Gold King Mine in southwestern Colorado. This summer, the agency accidentally released 3 million gallons of orange wastewater into the Animas River.
Thursday, October 01, 2015
The entrance fees at some national parks increase on Thursday. It will help with upkeep of restrooms and trails, but it's likely to be a drop in the bucket.
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Tuesday the greater sage grouse does not need protections under the Endangered Species Act. The move is being celebrated by Western states...
Thursday, August 20, 2015
When it comes to new regulations for existing coal-fired power plants, Colorado is ahead of the curve. But the state's governor and attorney general are clashing over next steps.
Thursday, August 13, 2015
The Environmental Protection Agency and multiple western states are dealing with the spill into Colorado's Animas River. It was triggered by a crew of EPA contractors working at the Gold King Mine.
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Colorado will need more water to supply the state's fast-increasing population. So two large reservoir projects have been proposed, but some Coloradans worry about the dams' possible ecological harm.
Monday, August 10, 2015
An estimated 3 million gallons of orange fluid that spilled from the Gold King Mine in Colorado has traveled from the Animas River in Colorado to the San Juan River in New Mexico.
Thursday, May 07, 2015
Officials are drafting a statewide water plan. It's an attempt to address the water needs of a rapidly growing population and a diminishing water supply due to drought and other conditions.
Sunday, April 12, 2015
Boulder County's osprey nest cam saw a bit of drama last season.
Two females and a male were living in the nest, when a third female arrived and kicked the original female out. Observers said she bonded with the male.
"People called it ... the 'home-wrecker osprey,' ...
Monday, January 19, 2015
In response to the 2012 theater killings, Colorado added clinics, hotlines and mobile units to support early crisis prevention. At the heart of the initiative are 13 walk-in crisis centers.
Thursday, January 01, 2015
Chapel of the Interlude in Drake, Colo., was damaged in 2013 when a flood brought mud, sticks and other debris into the building. So the aging congregation came together and restored their oasis.
Tuesday, September 09, 2014
Days of heavy rain created raging rivers that damaged or destroyed thousands of homes. Many residents and businesses are in the process of rebuilding, but others are unable to.
Monday, August 04, 2014
Colorado is embroiled in debate over how to regulate oil and gas development. Up to four energy-related issues could be on the November ballot, and the run-up is causing confusion among voters.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Towns are still struggling six months after heavy rain and flooding caused billions in damage to transportation infrastructure, homes and businesses. Among the hardest were Lyons and Estes Park.