Archive - 2008

December 18th

December 16, 2008--Jellyfish swarms invade ecosystems out of balance (Environmental News Service)

Jellyfish blooms are ruining some of the world's most beautiful vacation spots, according to a new online report by the National Science Foundation on massive jellyfish swarms in U.S.

December 16th

December 15, 2008--Aquifer panel planned (Pueblo Chieftain)

The state engineer's office plans to form an advisory committee to help draft rules governing groundwater withdrawals from the San Luis Valley's shallow aquifer.

December 14, 2008--BLM drops oil-gas parcels near parks (Denver Post)

The Bureau of Land Management has dropped more than half the parcels it originally proposed for an oil and gas lease sale next week, many of which were criticized because of their proximity to southern Uta

December 13, 2008--EPA issues hazardous-waste exemption (L.A. Times)

The Environmental Protection Agency issued a new regulation Friday exempting an estimated 118,500 tons of hazardous waste annually from strict federal incineration controls, and it separately exempted

December 12, 2008--Toxic technology: Farms and farm chemicals (Salida Chafee County The Mountain Mail)

Janet Raloff reported in "Science News," atrazine, a weed-killer that is the second most-widely used agricultural pesticide in the U.S.

December 15th

December 11, 2008--PAWSD kicks off 2008 water conservation plan (Pagosa Springs Daily Post)

The Pagosa Area Water and Sanitation District has teamed with Great Western Institute and Environmental Dimensions to expand its commercial water audit program through demonstration audits.  This is t

December 11, 2008--Group eyes Dolores River (Cortez Journal)

A new group, known as the Lower Dolores Management Plan Working Group, will make its way into the public's eye Monday.