Lead Stories

6:08am

Thu January 29, 2015

5:00am

Thu January 29, 2015
Town Greening

Northern Colorado Towns Get EPA Support For Sustainability Efforts

Nederland's Buffalo Bills Coffee Shop, a staple in town.
Charlie Stinchcomb Flickr - Creative Commons

5:00am

Thu January 29, 2015
Energy

Wastewater Sourced Methane Powers New Wyoming Data Center

This Microsft Data Center uses power produced from methane in a fuel cell to power its servers that are connected to the Internet.
Leigh Paterson Inside Energy

An experimental Microsoft Data Plant in Cheyenne, Wyoming is the first data center in the country to be powered solely by a wastewater treatment plant next door. Or more specifically, off the methane emitted by what goes down our toilets and sinks.

It sounds a bit gross, but there is a good reason why Microsoft and other tech companies are experimenting with unusual ideas when it comes to powering data centers: Because they use and waste massive amounts of electricity.

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6:18am

Wed January 28, 2015

6:00am

Wed January 28, 2015
Flood Recovery

Resiliency Report Guides Loveland's Big Thompson Restoration

Loveland's Viestenz-Smith Mountain Park during the severe flooding in 2013. The park remains closed as flood assessments continue.
Viestenz-Smith Mountain Park- Facebook

Using a report by the Urban Land Institute as a guide, Loveland officials continue to restore areas hard hit by 2013's historic flooding. For every lesson learned as floodwaters subsided, additional questions have arisen about how to best respond to the next big event.

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