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What's Up and Underground in Las Animas County?

Homeowners in Southeast Colorado have water wells contaminated with a chemical known as "Tert-butyl alcohol" or "TBA." TBA is a man-made substance found in many household items such as perfumes, cosmetics and paint removers— and is sometimes used in fracking. Could nearby gas drilling be to blame?
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Tank to Table: Growing Food Sustainably With Aquaponics

Aquaponics is a system for growing food that combines aquaculture (raising fish in tanks) with hydroponics (cultivating plants in water) in a symbiotic environment. It’s a growing movement in Colorado where years of drought have caused residents to view their water differently.
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The Hidden Cost of Road Salts

Road salts keep drivers safe in snowy and icy conditions. Chemicals like Sodium Chloride (Rock Salt) or Magnesium Chloride work by lowering the temperature at which water can freeze. But come Spring as snow melts, chlorides are making their way into steams and groundwater where they stay. Removing them is difficult and expensive. Are we trading mobility for environmental degradation?
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May 24, 2015

Fight Over EPA’s Authority to Protect U.S. Waterways

Another Bad Week for Oil And Gas Companies

California Farmers Strike a Deal to Cut Water Use

Is the Drought Over in Oklahoma and Texas?

2,000-Year-Old Aqueduct Uncovered in Jerusalem

Who Is Gumming Up the Works in Akron, Ohio?

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