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April 26, 2016--Colorado senate passes abandoned mines cleanup bill (US)

Colorado’s Department of Natural Resources will soon be able to respond to emergency situations at more of the state’s abandoned mines. The Senate approved a bill Monday that allows the department to tackle situations threatening public safety or the environment at nearly any mine site. DNR’s Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety had been limited to si


April 25, 2016--EPA is coming to town (Durango Herald)

All this week, the Environmental Protection Agency will be dropping in on public meetings in communities affected by the Gold King Mine spill, providing an update on the recently declared Superfund district north of Silverton. At 3 p.m.


April 24, 2016--Denver Water exec: W. Slope is last resort (Aspen Journal)

Mike King, the new director of planning for Denver Water, said at a recent meeting that beyond additional transmountain diversions through the Moffatt Tunnel into an expanded Gross Reservoir near Boulder, Denver Water doesn’t have other Western Slope projects on its radar. King served as executive director of Colorado’s Department of Natural Resources from 2010 until January of


April 23, 2016--Lake Nighthorse road project moves forward (Durango Herald)

A project for a turning lane on County Road 210 accessing Lake Nighthorse is expected to go to bid next month. “This has been budgeted several years, but we didn’t want to get ahead of ourselves with Lake Nighthorse,” La Plata County Engineer and Public Works Director Jim Davis said. “The Bureau of Reclamation is going ahead with entrance construction.


April 22, 2016--A new dark age looms (New York Times)

IMAGINE a future in which humanity’s accumulated wisdom about Earth — our vast experience with weather trends, fish spawning and migration patterns, plant pollination and much more — turns increasingly obsolete. As each decade passes, knowledge of Earth’s past becomes progressively less effective as a guide to the future.