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November 23rd

November 21, 2008--GarCo gas drilling contaminating water supply, geology expert says (Grand Junction Sentinel)

A geological consultant says increased methane in domestic wells near natural gas development in Garfield County is part of a much larger problem of drilling-related water contamination that’s just starting to come to light.


November 21, 2008--Power plants to track mercury (Denver Post)

The state Air Quality Control Commission on Thursday approved a requirement for systematic monitoring of mercury emissions from power plants starting Jan. 1.

November 21, 2008--California cities consider greener alternatives to thirsty traditional lawns (L.A. Times)

The state's ever-growing population and the threat of a prolonged drought could kill the concept of the traditional lawn in California, where some communities conduct patrols looking for signs that ho

November 20, 2008--Upstream areas contribute more salinity to river (Pueblo Chieftain)

While the concentration of salt in the Arkansas River is highest at the Kansas state line, most of it enters the water before the river hits irrigation systems in the Lower Arkansas Valley.

November 19, 2008--Water board seeks more rights (Pueblo Chieftain)

The Pueblo Board of Water Works wants to sell the Columbine Ditch, beef up its lease program and issue bonds to pay for $72.8 million in new Arkansas Valley Water rights next year.