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  • 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...

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