Environment

12:33pm

Tue December 13, 2011
Environment

Colorado Regulators Approve Fracking Disclosure Rule

KUNC file photo

Colorado regulators have adopted a new rule requiring oil and gas companies to make public the chemicals they use for hydraulically fracturing wells in the state; a move that followed a lengthy set of meetings and negotiations between the industry and conservation groups.

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4:00am

Tue December 13, 2011
Environment

Spread of Fracking Leads to Fears of Water Shortages in Colorado

KUNC file photo

This morning, Colorado regulators are expected to finalize new rules that will require oil and gas companies to make public the chemicals they use to hydraulically fracture wells.  Much of the attention lately has been whether those “fracking” fluids that are mixed with sand and chemicals pose a risk to polluting ground water.  But in Colorado there’s been far less scrutiny on just how much water the fracking process itself requires, until now.

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3:07pm

Fri December 9, 2011
Environment

Colorado Water Agency Proposes New Fracking Regulations

KUNC file photo

Northern Colorado’s largest water provider is proposing new regulations governing the use of its water to hydraulically fracture oil and gas wells.  The move comes as many cities and towns in the area have been leasing water to energy companies for fracking.

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5:23pm

Thu December 8, 2011
Environment

Western Ski Resorts Sluggish on Environmental Efforts

Solar panels atop Aspen Highlands.
Photo by the Aspen Skiing Company

Western ski resorts did not make significant environmental improvements during 2011, the first time in five years according to a new report by a Durango-based environmental group.

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6:23pm

Wed December 7, 2011
Hurricane Forecast

CSU Hurricane Forecasting Team Releases Early 2012 Forecast

Image of Hurricane Katrina
NASA Goddard Photo and Video Creative Commons

Colorado State University’s hurricane forecasting team has released its early outlook for 2012, anticipating another above-average season. But for the first time in 20 years, there’s a change in the way the forecast is being presented.

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