One of the worst recorded droughts in human history has stretched water supplies thin across the far-reaching Colorado River basin, which serves 40 million people.
Phillip Taylor, the founder of Mad Agriculture, wants to use fly larva to convert Boulder's food waste into protein for animals. Doing so could alleviate the need for unsustainable fish meal.
The U.S. Air Force is poised to spend $2 billion to clean up synthetic chemicals that have contaminated soil and groundwater across the U.S.
The 150,000 gallon spill from a storage tank happened October 12, and the city says it entered a wastewater treatment plant.
- The Security Water and Sanitation Districts will now pull water in from the Pueblo Reservoir.Read more
The lawsuit alleges manufacturers knew, or should have known, about potential health risks from the chemicals.
Website Matches Teachers With Second Jobs, Denver Neighborhood Hopes Clean-Up Improves Health, 'Water Knife' Depicts Water-Starved West
Website ByaTeacher.com matches teachers seeking second jobs with employers who need help. Then, residents of Denver's Westwood neighborhood are part of a national movement to improve outdoor amenities such as parks and paths to encourage people to get outside. And, sci-fi thriller "Water Knife," by Colorado author Paolo Bacigalupi, takes readers to a water-starved West.
- Water for the reservoir would be pumped from the Windy Gap Reservoir on the Colorado River near Granby.Read more
Israel is mostly dry and arid, but it started earlier than most countries at figuring out how to move and store water.
- Prosecutors say they bought water from the city of Boulder at agricultural rates, about $30 an acre-foot, and sold it to an oilfield services company for about $2,700 an acre-foot.Read more