Eco-Briefs

BPA in canned foods; Zika in U.S.

BPA found in linings of canned foods A new report released March 30 finds Bisphenol A (BPA) in the linings of two-thirds of America’s canned...

Climate outlook; The Ogallala Aquifer

Climate outlook projects warm, wet spring likely for much of Colorado and the West After announcing that February 2016 was “probably” the warmest month globally...

Ag nitrogen and tracking deforestation

Nitrogen from agriculture bigger problem than believed Humans have long known that agriculture contributes to surface and groundwater pollution, particularly from nitrates that run off from...

Genetic change in hatchery fish; new Xenoturbella

Fish hatcheries cause massive genetic changes after a single generation A study by Oregon State University and the Oregon Department of Fisheries and Wildlife has...

El Nino and the Colorado; India’s solar program

Colorado River below average despite strong El Nino Water levels and rainfall for the Colorado River basin were below-average in January and February, and will...

Bill Aims to Strengthen Colorado’s Climate Plan

On Feb. 10, 2016, the Colorado House of Representatives narrowly passed a bill aimed at strengthening the state’s climate plan. Unveiled in September 2015,...

Obama proposes oil tax to fund clean transit; FDA finds three-parent...

Obama proposes oil tax to fund clean transit In the first week of February, President Barack Obama announced a $10-per-barrel tax on oil imports as...

Methane leaks are far more common than previously thought; Studies show...

Methane leaks are far more common than previously thought The massive methane gas leak at a storage facility near Los Angeles has raised public health concerns...

PA announces new regulations on methane emissions; Astronomers have found evidence...

PA announces new regulations on methane emissions Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced new rules to cut methane pollution from the oil and gas sector across...

Obama declares state of emergency in Flint Water crisis; Colorado...

Obama declares state of emergency in Flint Water crisis President Obama declared a state of emergency last week in response to the ongoing water crisis...

Changes to the Endangered Species List; Spread of Ebola, other diseases...

Changes to the Endangered Species List In early January, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) replied to many petitions regarding the Endangered Species List,...

Study reveals Coloradans’ take on public lands; Planned dams in South...

Conservation study reveals Coloradans’ take on public lands A survey released Monday by the Colorado College State of the Rockies Project revealed Colorado voters support...
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