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As Rooftop Solar Challenges Utilities, One Aims For A Compromise

Monday, April 24, 2017

As more homeowners install solar they're using less energy from their utilities, which in turn hurts their business. One utility in Colorado has forged a deal that may be a model for other states.


Scientists Concerned For Future Of National Labs As Rick Perry Seeks Top Energy Post

Thursday, January 19, 2017

The former Texas governor once wanted to eliminate the Department of Energy. Perry and Donald Trump have doubted climate science, an key area of research at some of the department's 17 national labs.


High Demand, Low Supply: Colorado River Water Crisis Hits Across The West

Friday, December 30, 2016

After years of drought and dropping water levels, the Colorado River is reaching a crisis point. Communities at each end of the river are looking at a variety of measures, from storage to sharing.


Several Cities Convert To LED Streetlights In Conservation Efforts

Monday, November 21, 2016

Many cities are converting to LED streetlights. The move can help restore darker skies and make stars visible again, and they also save energy and money. But some LEDs emit light that disrupts sleep.


Chemicals In Drinking Water Prompt Inspections Of U.S. Military Bases

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Synthetic chemicals have been found in Colorado water supplies. The Pentagon is examining hundreds of military sites for possible contamination by PFCs, which have been linked to health problems.


One Year After A Toxic River Spill, No Clear Plan To Clean Up Western Mines

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.


To Preserve History, A National Park Preps For Climate Change

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.


Why Rain Barrels Are Now Legal In Colorado

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.


Colorado Leads U.S. In Control Of Methane Gas Emissions

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.


On Earth Day, Nations To Sign Off On Historic Climate Pact

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.


As Technology Marches On, Reservoir Caretakers Stay At Their Posts

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.


Colo. Gold King Mine Continues To Leak Waste As Winter Sets In

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.


Get Ready To Pay More To Enter Some National Parks

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.


Sage Grouse Does Not Need Protection, U.S. Fish And Wildlife Service Says

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...


How Colorado Politics Could Interfere With New EPA Standards

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.


EPA Criticized For Slow Response To Wastewater Spill In Colorado

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.


Coloradans Raise Environmental Concerns Of Proposed Reservoir Projects

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.


EPA Evaluates Impact Of Wastewater Spill In Colorado

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.


Colorado Water Plan Aims To Head Off Predicted Shortages Down The Road

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.


Better Than 'Survivor': Wild Drama Hooks Viewers On Nest Web Cams

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Fans of 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,' ...