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Colorado River official says politics of climate-change debate impeding work

Despite a flood of recent evidence that drought is endangering the Colorado River and all of the communities from Colorado to California that depend...

McCain, Udall to hold climate-change hearing in Estes Park Monday

Democratic Sen. Mark Udall of Colorado and Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona continue their odd-bed-fellows magical mystery tour over the August congressional break...

Shell official confirms thirsty nature of oil shale, denies push to...

A Shell Oil official confirmed Friday that the “in situ” oil shale production the company is researching at its Mahogany facility near Rangely currently consumes about three barrels of water for every barrel of oil produced.

Report: Shell Oil seeks to slurp up Yampa River rights for...

The debate over the best possible use for Colorado’s limited Western Slope water supplies is likely to intensify in light of Tuesday’s Denver Post report that Shell Oil has filed to obtain up to 8 percent of the peak spring runoff in the Yampa River in the northwestern part of the state.

Spring Flood Threat Keeps Towns on Alert

Certainly Rifle hasn't seen the snow build up like Dillon or Durango, but it's downstream in the Colorado River drainage area with snowpack depth...

Ancient Drought Holds Clues to Warming Future

The distant past holds some bad news for western water managers in a warming world. Researchers have found evidence of a drought that lasted...
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