An EPA cleanup crew accidentally triggered the 3-million-gallon spill last August.
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- A U.S.-led team says it has seen waves in space-time from two black holes merging together. It is the first time humanity has directly detected such waves.Read More
- The 8-inch insect nearly went extinct when hungry rats overran its island. But Melbourne scientists found a few in 2001 and started a thriving colony. Now the San Diego Zoo is hatching them, too.Read More
Colorado is one of the few states--including Iowa, Michigan and Maryland--where attorney generals and governors are split on the Clean Power Plan.
The good news: The mountain pine beetle is back to normal levels. The bad news: The spruce beetle is an active epidemic.
- A decision on the Clean Power Plan could be long in coming — meaning that the rules' fate might not be determined before a new presidential administration comes into power in 2017.Read More
Rocky Mountain National Park leads the Colorado pack with nearly $63 million in deferred maintenance. At least one-quarter of that is related to trails.
- When the moon is overhead or "underfoot," the chance of rainfall diminishes ever so slightly, a new study concludes.Read More
Asking for a Superfund designation means relying on the same agency that accidentally sent 3 millions of gallons of orange waste into the Animas River.
The severance tax will bring in 77 percent less revenue this year -- half of the revenue goes to the Colorado Department of Natural Resources budget.
Mike King navigated contentious fracking debates and sparred with the EPA over the Gold King Mine spill. He’ll join Denver Water as its director of planning.
Silverton resisted a Superfund designation for decades. It just took a bright orange river to change things.
The five Colorado mines include Colowyo, Bowie No. 2, Foidel Creek, Deserado and West Elk.