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  • County commissioners decree ensures Bear Creek park will never be sold

    BY RYAN MAYE HANDY ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    Come rain, shine, high water or the end of the world, Bear Creek Regional Park Open Space will remain undeveloped for all time, thanks to a new El Paso County Board of Commissioners decree. Not that the county's largest open space was in danger of going anywhere, said Dave Rose, a...

  • USGS: High Plains Aquifer groundwater declining

    Associated Press
    Published: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Groundwater levels are declining in an aquifer that serves parts of Oklahoma and seven other states, according to a new report by the U.S. Geological Survey. The report documents changes in groundwater levels in the High Plains Aquifer, also known as the Ogallala...

  • Drilling task force gets split message in Rifle

    The Associated Press
    Published: Thu, Dec 11, 2014

    RIFLE — Members of Gov. John Hickenlooper's drilling task force got a split message on their last scheduled trip to western Colorado. The task force wrapped up the second of two days of meetings in Rifle on Thursday. During its visit, oil and gas workers and elected officials from...

  • Pueblo's Colorado Smelter site on Superfund list

    Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Dec 11, 2014

    PUEBLO — The area around an old smelter site in Pueblo is now a Superfund site, clearing the way for cleanup. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency added the Colorado Smelter area to the National Priorities List of Superfund sites Thursday following a public comment period. It's...

  • Colorado Springs working on plans for water shortage

    By ryan maye handy ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Dec 11, 2014

    The fate of water in Colorado Springs is tied to that of the Colorado River, a Western Slope river facing the worst drought in its history and jeopardizing water use from California to Kansas. Colorado Springs Utilities, the state's second-largest municipal water provider, closely...

  • Drought dominating Colorado River states meeting in Vegas

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Dec 10, 2014

    LAS VEGAS — Amid worries that crucial multi-state water agreements are beginning to erode due to concerns about supply and ongoing drought, representatives of seven Colorado River basin states are emphasizing cooperation during annual meetings this week in Las Vegas. David Modeer,...

  • Colorado unveils plan to shield water

    Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Dec 10, 2014

    DENVER — Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper rolled out a first-of-its kind water plan Wednesday, a draft plan to address the state's projected future water shortage. The draft lays out options for Colorado to keep all the water it can amid water-sharing agreements with six other...

  • Just the Facts: Technology helps limit impact of gas stations on environment

    By James Hagadorn Special to The Gazette -
    Published: Mon, Dec 8, 2014

    Our neighbors are concerned about a gas station being built near their house. They wonder: Will it be toxic for residents? Are such stations are safe? There's no doubt gas stations are ubiquitous. That's because we need them. In newer neighborhoods, stations are typically built in a...

  • Deep in coal country, pondering future without it

    Updated: Sat, Dec 6, 2014

    HARLAN, Ky. (AP) — The rest of the house is just waking as Scottie Sizemore plops down in a rocking chair on his front porch with a cup of coffee. It's midmorning, but the sun has yet to crest the ridge above, where mist clings like clouds that couldn't quite make it over. Sizemore is...

  • Green Climate Fund - who's pledged and who hasn't

    Updated: Sat, Dec 6, 2014

    LIMA, Peru (AP) — Among the most significant achievements of the U.N. climate talks, the Green Climate Fund is intended to become a key channel of money to help poor countries take action to fight climate change and deal with its impacts. With Norway's pledge of $258 million on...

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