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  • UN climate report balances science and politics

    Updated: Sat, Apr 12, 2014

    BERLIN (AP) — After racing against the clock in an all-night session, the U.N.'s expert panel on climate change was putting the final touches Saturday on a scientific guide to help governments, industries and regular people take action to stop global warming from reaching dangerous...

  • Utilities: Effectiveness of NeuStream scrubber test system will not be shared

    by Dave Philipps dave.philipps@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Apr 11, 2014

    How well did a test version of the $156 million Neumann Systems Group pollution scrubbers work on the downtown Colorado Springs power plant? Colorado Springs Utilities won't say publicly. Though the performance of the scrubbers has serious implications for air quality in the region...

  • Ohio geologists link small earthquakes to fracking

    Associated Press -
    Updated: Fri, Apr 11, 2014

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — State geologists in Ohio have for the first time linked earthquakes in a geologic formation deep under the Appalachians to gas drilling, leading the state to issue new permit conditions in certain areas that are among the nation's strictest. A state investigation...

  • The Country Life: Windmills still have a job to do

    By Bill Radford bill.radford@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Apr 8, 2014

    I often admire the windmills that sprout from the prairie, standing majestically in pastures and yards. I had a windmill when I lived in town - a flimsy, 6-foot-tall one that was a Christmas present from my wife and quickly fell apart. The ones in the country are the real deal -...

  • Lyons man organizes flood watcher network

    Associated Press
    Published: Sun, Apr 6, 2014

    LONGMONT — As spring runoff nears in Colorado, a Lyons man is organizing a group of flood watchers to keep an eye on Boulder Creek and the St. Vrain, Big Thompson and Little Thompson rivers. The Longmont Times-Call reports (http://bit.ly/1lEMAne ) Greg Berman has recruited about 35...

  • Colorado close to ban on water-wasting plumbing

    Associated Press -
    Published: Thu, Apr 3, 2014

    DENVER — Inefficient faucets, toilets and showerheads are closer to becoming illegal in Colorado. The state House approved the phase-out Thursday passed after a lively debate full of potty humor. The measure would prohibit the sale of low-efficiency plumbing fixtures by 2016. The...

  • Drilling health study advances in Colorado

    The Associated Press
    Published: Tue, Apr 1, 2014

    DENVER — A Colorado proposal to commission a new study about the health effects of drilling on the Front Range cleared its first test Tuesday in the state Legislature. The House Health, Insurance & Environment Committee voted 6-5 for the proposal. The bill would order the state...

  • Global warming dials up our risks, UN report says

    Updated: Sun, Mar 30, 2014

    YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — If the world doesn't cut pollution of heat-trapping gases, the already noticeable harms of global warming could spiral "out of control," the head of a United Nations scientific panel warned Monday. And he's not alone. The Obama White House says it is taking...

  • Cost of scrubbers at Colorado Springs power plant keeps rising

    by Dave Philipps dave.philipps@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Mar 30, 2014

    More than two decades ago, Colorado Springs Utilities knew tough new federal pollution mandates were coming for its coal power plants. So starting in 1996, it commissioned six studies during the next 13 years to look at the best pollution control technology for the downtown Drake Power...

  • Coast Guard working to reopen shipping channel after oil spill

    Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Mar 24, 2014

    GALVESTON, Texas — As workers in bright yellow suits picked quarter-sized "tar balls" out of the sand along Galveston Bay on Monday, strong incoming tides kept washing more ashore. Elsewhere, crews lined up miles of oil booms to keep oil away from the shoreline and bird habitats,...

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