Study: Farms, Hydropower At Risk In West's Changing ClimateClimate change could upset the complex interplay of rain, snow and temperature in the West, hurting food production, the environment and electrical generation at dams, the federal government warned Tuesday.
Environmental Protection Of Colorado River Called DisjointedEnvironmental protection for the Colorado River - the lifeblood of the Southwest - is disjointed and too often gets a low priority in the management of the waterway, independent researchers said in a new report.
Truck Driver Sees Car In Front Of Him Disappear Before Hitting Rock Slide BoulderA rock slide in a deep and narrow canyon has indefinitely closed Interstate 70 near Glenwood Springs, forcing drivers on a 140-mile detour.
Denver Man Completes Grand Canyon River Trip In Record TimeA Denver man has logged the fastest Grand Canyon river trip on record, battling blisters and rapids as he paddled his kayak down a 277-mile stretch of the Colorado River in 34 hours and two minutes.
Mountain Snows That Feed Colorado River Look Good So FarSnowpack in the mountains that feeds the Colorado River is slightly above the long-term average this winter — welcome news in the drought-stricken Southwest.
Feds Unveil Interactive Tool Showing Colorado River DroughtFederal agencies have unveiled an interactive Web display showing high-water to low-water data and images resulting from a historic 16-year drought in the Colorado River basin.
Colorado Unveils Plan To Manage Water Amid Drought, DemandColorado released its first-ever plan Thursday to cope with increasing competition for that water as the West grows drier.
Colorado Mine Spill Prompts Changes In Warning SystemA massive wastewater spill from an old gold mine in southwestern Colorado prompted state officials to expand the list of downstream users they warn after such accidents.
Utah Lawmakers To Be Briefed On Massive Mine Waste SpillState lawmakers are expected to be briefed on a massive spill from an abandoned Colorado gold mine that sent toxic wastewater flowing into Utah and at least two other states.
EPA Watchdog Investigating Toxic Mine Spill In ColoradoThe inspector general for the Environmental Protection Agency is investigating the cause of a massive spill from an abandoned Colorado gold mine that unleashed 3 million gallons of contaminated wastewater into rivers.
River In Colorado Reopens As Toxic Plume Reaches Lake PowellA river in Colorado that was turned sickly yellow by a mine waste spill reopened Friday after the now-diluted toxic plume passed through and reached Lake Powell — a huge reservoir 300 miles downstream that feeds the Colorado River and supplies water to the Southwest.
Thursday's Mine Spill Timeline: Mine Leak Water Has Likely Reached Lake PowellA timeline of the latest events regarding the toxic mine spill in the Animas River.
EPA Test Results Show Mine Spill Unleashed Highly Toxic StewThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday said its surface-water testing done before, during and after 3 million gallons of mine waste flowed through Colorado show very high levels of heavy metals.
Wednesday's Mine Spill Timeline: EPA Head To Visit New Mexico To Address SpillA timeline of Wednesday's news about the mine spill in the Animas River.
Toxicologist Skeptical Of Early Animas River Reports, Metals Are 'Long Term Poisons'People who live along the Animas River could be ingesting the contaminated water in any number of ways, from drinking it to showering in it, and the fear is how much exposure those people have had.