Environment http://www.kunc.org en Study: Powerful Insecticides Found Widespread In Midwest Waters http://www.kunc.org/post/study-powerful-insecticides-found-widespread-midwest-waters <p style="margin-bottom: 20px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: 'PT Sans', sans-serif;">Powerful chemicals used by many farmers to ward off insects are making their way into Midwest rivers and streams, according to a study by the U.S. Department of the Interior and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).</p><p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:14:16 +0000 Jeremy Bernfeld & Harvest Public Media 59077 at http://www.kunc.org Study: Powerful Insecticides Found Widespread In Midwest Waters Oil And Gas Companies Look To Deep Aquifers For Water http://www.kunc.org/post/oil-and-gas-companies-look-deep-aquifers-water <p>Applications to the state to use deep aquifer water for hydraulic fracturing are surging in Colorado. Before 2011 there were no applications for oil and gas use.</p><p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:03:11 +0000 Jackie Fortier 59026 at http://www.kunc.org Oil And Gas Companies Look To Deep Aquifers For Water East West Divide Apparent At Colorado Water Meeting http://www.kunc.org/post/east-west-divide-apparent-colorado-water-meeting <p>Water managers are taking the next steps in formulating a statewide water plan, following a meeting where <a href="http://www.kunc.org/post/colorados-river-basin-users-discuss-statewide-water-plan">representatives from Colorado's eight water basins met</a> and presented drafts of their individual plans.</p><p>There have been longstanding tensions between the state's Western side and the Front Range over water transfers, and those differences came through in some of the presentations.</p><p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:36:07 +0000 Stephanie Paige Ogburn 59027 at http://www.kunc.org East West Divide Apparent At Colorado Water Meeting Study: Shale Energy Greenhouse Emissions About Half That Of Coal http://www.kunc.org/post/study-shale-energy-greenhouse-emissions-about-half-coal <p>Electricity from gas produced by hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, releases about half the greenhouse gas emissions as coal, Colorado researchers reported Monday.</p><p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:20:00 +0000 Stephanie Paige Ogburn 59000 at http://www.kunc.org Study: Shale Energy Greenhouse Emissions About Half That Of Coal Acres Of Genetically Modified Corn Nearly Doubled In A Decade http://www.kunc.org/post/acres-genetically-modified-corn-nearly-doubled-decade <p style="margin-bottom: 20px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: 'PT Sans', sans-serif;">More than 90 percent of U.S. field corn is genetically modified, according to<a href="http://www.ers.usda.gov/data-products/adoption-of-genetically-engineered-crops-in-the-us.aspx#.U8a_x_ldWUb" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; color: rgb(0, 98, 160); text-decoration: underline;">data</a>&nbsp;recently released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.</p><p> Sun, 20 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Amy Mayer & Harvest Public Media 58899 at http://www.kunc.org Acres Of Genetically Modified Corn Nearly Doubled In A Decade