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  • 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,...

  • Businesses get chance to weigh in on Colorado water policy

    Updated: Mon, Mar 24, 2014

    In Colorado, water is as precious as a rare diamond, though much easier to get your hands on - at least for now. The future may be another matter. Frequent droughts, an increasing population and greater demand for water have elected officials, conservationists and the business...

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