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For years, Colorado officials have been urging homeowners to curb their water use outdoors in order to save some of the precious resource. But now a proposal being considered by state lawmakers could start scaling back the amount of water used indoors... starting in the bathroom. As part of KDNK's continuing collaborative environmental coverage with Aspen Public Radio, Luke Runyon reports.
Today, we begin an ongoing cooperative reporting project with our sister station, Aspen Public Radio. The project will focus on environmental issues. Yesterday, Forest Service officials met with community members at the site of a proposed gypsum mine near Avalanche Creek. In the first of our cooperative reports, KDNK reporter Ed Williams has more on what the proposed mine could mean for local residents. You can read the environmental report and add your public comment here.
Huge clusters of dead lodge pole pines and other trees killed by insects can now be found on over four million acres of land in Colorado. And regional and local forest managers are looking into whether those dead trees can be used to create green energy. Brent Gardner-Smith of Aspen Journalism has more.
In part three of our interview series, host William Evans will speak with, Theo Colborn, who explains how natural gas is used not only to heat homes but also to make plastics, pesticides and chemicals. The conversation suggests, if we knew toxic chemicals can result in boy babies with more birth defects, we might not be so easily distracted from the immediate need for clean, renewable energy.
William Evans, host of KDNK's Shitfting Gears, brings this three part interview with Theo Colborn. In part two of our interview series, Colborn will explain the potential consequences of small doses of toxic chemicals used in oil and gas extraction.
Bears have been a bit of a problem this year ... But nothing we haven't seen before. Now they're getting to the point in the summer where they're trying and gain weight to prepare for hibernation. To talk about the issue of bears, KDNK's Conrad Wilson called up Mike Porras with the Colorado Division of Wildlife.
William Evans, host of KDNK's Shitfting Gears, brings this three part interview with Theo Colborn. She’s credited with identifying damage to human reproductive health caused by small doses of toxic chemicals. Together they’ll explain why the lack of Public Health Protection of Air and Water is a concern to residents of the Upper Colorado Drainage.
The Pitkin County Commissioners are concerned that more water will be diverted out of the Roaring Fork River watershed. And according to utility officials on the Front Range, that's a distinct possibility. Brent Gardner-Smith of Aspen Journalism has more.
Town officials have released a 2010 study of three watersheds that provide Carbondale with drinking water. The report is favorable but there are still a few threats. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has more.
For over a week now, the Roaring Fork Valley has been experiencing intense thunderstorms. The lightning, thunder, and rain may not let up for a few days, but even after this round is done, we may not be out of the woods yet. Jim Daniels is the meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Grand Junction. He spoke with KDNK's Mathew Katz about monsoon season come early.