Water Quality / Conservation

Mussels Moving West of the 100th Meridian

Zebra and quagga mussels are a freshwater shellfish that have spread like an aquatic plague

Endocrine Disruptors

According to a mid-February Huff Post article, it is now recognized that humans can be exposed to endocrine disruptors through drinking water.


CSU Receives $2.2M for Water Quality Efforts

Nutrient pollution is one of America's most widespread, costly and challenging environmental problems, and is caused by excess nitrogen and phosphorus in waterways.

Jewell Cites Need to Conserve Water

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell cited the Colorado River and Lake Mead as examples of the water conservation problems that she called one of the top issues facing her department.

West Slope Wants to Limit Front Range Lawns

When the Legislature’s 2014 session opens on January 8th some Colorado lawmakers want to make new Front Range suburban lawns smaller as a way to prevent cities from siphoning agricultural and west slope water. State Sen.


Solutions for Animas River Toxins?

According to a Durango Herald article, plans using a synthetic foam, a passive wetland, and even sugarcane are the latest that members of the Animas River Stakeholders Group are considering in the battle against toxic waste coming from abandoned hardrock mines

Public Opinion Poll on Water Issues and Conservation

A recent public opinion poll of Coloradans identified conservation as the top tool to address the state’s most important water concerns.

USGS Report: Health of U.S. Streams Reduced by Streamflow Modifications and Contaminants

A new U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) report describes how the health of the nation's streams is being degraded by streamflow modifications and elevated levels of nutrients and pesticides.

DOE Fracking Study: Chemicals Didn't Taint the Water

The Longmont Times reported in July that a landmark Department of Energy (DOE) study on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, shows no evidence that chemicals from the natural gas drilling process are linked with contami


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