Water

1:59pm

Thu September 26, 2013
Colorado Flood

E. Coli Left Behind By Boulder Floodwaters

Standing water left by flooding in Boulder, Colo., Sept 13.
Credit Dan Greenwood / KUNC

Residents with private wells in unincorporated areas of Boulder County are dealing with another side effect of the flooding. Their water may be unusable.

Read more

3:06am

Thu September 26, 2013
Environment

With Murky Water And Manatee Deaths, Lagoon Languishes

Biologists Laura Herren and Brian Lapointe bag red sea grass at Shorty's Pocket, a site in the Indian River lagoon. Manatees have died from eating the toxic macro algae.
Courtesy Brian Cousin FAU Harbor Branch

Something is wrong in Florida's Indian River Lagoon.

Over the past year, record numbers of dolphins, manatees and pelicans have turned up dead in the 150-mile-long estuary that runs along Florida's Atlantic Coast. Bouts of algal blooms have flourished in the waters. All the signs point to an ecosystem that is seriously out of balance. The crisis has mobilized scientists, residents and elected officials in Florida.

An Ailing Lagoon

Read more
Tags: 

1:42am

Thu September 26, 2013
Energy

In Wake Of Colo. Floods, A Scramble To Clean Up Spilled Oil

Originally published on Thu September 26, 2013 3:06 am

A crude oil storage tank lies on its side in floodwaters along the South Platte River, in Weld County, Colo., on Sept. 17. Hundreds of natural gas and oil wells along with pipelines are shut down by flooding, as state and federal inspectors gauge the damage and look for potential contamination from inundated oil fields.
John Wark AP

The heavy floodwaters in Colorado this month caused more than 37,000 gallons of oil to spill into or near rivers, and the state's oil and gas industry is rushing to fix equipment damaged during the storm. It comes at a time when there's growing public concern about the environmental effects of hydraulic fracturing in the state.

Read more

1:26pm

Tue September 17, 2013
Colorado Flood

Oil & Gas, Regulators Scramble In Post-Flood Colorado

Near the Cache La Poudre River, this is one of many oil and gas wells in northeast Colorado submerged in the flooding.
Theresa Gilbert Weld Air and Water

6:38am

Tue September 17, 2013
Colorado Flood

Floodwaters Hamper Evans’ Struggle To End ‘No Flush’

The City of Evans has setup many portable toilets to cope with the "no flush" order. Many like these dot the map in town.
Nathan Heffel KUNC

Rushing water from the South Platte River has inundated homes, businesses and large swaths of land on the Eastern Plains of Colorado. In Evans, Colo. It’s also swamped one of two water treatment plants.

Read more

Pages