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Three Colorado conservation projects announced

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today joined Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper at the ribbon-cutting for the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center to announce that they will partner together to advance three conservation initiatives in Colorado as part of President Obama’s America’s Great Outdoors Initiative.

Upper Colorado River, Front Range water resources threatened

Some water experts warn the upper Colorado River is an endangered species if current residential growth patterns and water consumption patterns continue along the state’s Front Range, and they’re increasingly concerned proposed energy production on the Western Slope will accelerate its demise. “I hope America can’t come here and trash out my country here to support the current [oil shale] industry,” said one Routt County commissioner.

In western Colorado, a rising number of intersex fish

A new study released Monday finds surprisingly high incidences of male fish carrying immature eggs in their testicles. The "intersex" fish are appearing throughout...

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.