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  • Boulder County extending drilling moratorium

    Associated Press
    Published: Thu, Nov 13, 2014

    BOULDER — Boulder County is extending a ban on new oil and gas development in unincorporated parts of the county. The moratorium had been set to end on Jan. 1 but county commissioners voted Thursday to continue it for another 3 ½ years. The Longmont Times-Call...

  • 'Treatment train' a small step in solving stormwater issues

    By jakob rodgers -
    Updated: Sun, Nov 9, 2014

    On a dry November day, the Millibo Art Theatre's new garden looked like just a bed of rocks snaking through breathtaking red, blue and white flowers. But in the rain, it can work like a "treatment train." Called a rain garden, the newly finished bed of flora routes flowing water like...

  • Contaminated flue dust may be shipped to Colorado

    The Associated Press
    Published: Sun, Nov 9, 2014

    LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Contaminated flue dust from a mining and metallurgical Superfund site in Idaho may be headed to a Colorado landfill. Environmental contractors plan to begin removing a roughly 1,000-ton pile of flue dust contaminated with arsenic and other heavy metals from a...

  • Hazardous waste facility doubles as ballot drop-off site

    Updated: Tue, Nov 4, 2014

    It's the ultimate in patriotic multi-tasking. Turn in your election ballot and do your civic duty by getting rid of household hazardous waste at the same time. That's what people have been doing at the polling center at the county Hazardous Waste Facility. Some voters might think...

  • El Paso, Teller county communities leaders in Firewise work

    BY lisa walton -
    Published: Tue, Nov 4, 2014

    El Paso County leads the state in the number of neighborhoods and communities to receive a "firewise" designation, with Teller County second, according to the Colorado State Forest Service. The Firewise program, which encourages neighbors to work together to reduce fire risk, has...

  • Portland wants lone water ranger to get sidekick

    ANDREW THEEN, The Oregonian
    Updated: Mon, Nov 3, 2014

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — For nearly 1 million Oregonians, Dan Weidinger is the only man protecting the drinking water supply at its source from all threats — be they humans, bison or wildfire. The 35-year-old Portland Water Bureau employee is the city's Lone Ranger, the on-the-ground...

  • UN panel adopts landmark climate report

    Updated: Sat, Nov 1, 2014

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The United Nations' expert panel on climate science on Saturday finished a report on global warming that the UN's environment agency said offers "conclusive evidence" that humans are altering the Earth's climate system. The document, which combines the...

  • Environmentalists sue over reactor

    NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS, Associated Press
    Updated: Sat, Nov 1, 2014

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Three environmental groups sued a state agency Thursday over the effects of the Northwest's only commercial nuclear power plant on the water quality of the Columbia River. The Northwest Environmental Defense Center, Northwest Environmental Advocates, and...