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oil and gas spills across colorado increased in 2017 after two years of decline, with companies reporting nearly a dozen mishaps per week - including numerous leaks along pipelines and at least six cases in which hydrocarbons flowed directly into waterways.a review of the latest state data also show...



oil and gas industry spills increased by 17 percent around colorado last year




oil and gas spills across colorado increased in 2017 after two years of decline, with companies reporting nearly a dozen mishaps per week - including numerous leaks along pipelines and at least six cases in which hydrocarbons flowed directly into waterways.a review of the latest state data also show...



more good news for solar as industry jobs in colorado grew by 20 percent in 2016




despite adding 1,006 new solar jobs in 2016, colorado's 20 percent growth is still shy of the national average, which saw a 25 percent increase.colorado is home to 6,004 solar jobs, clutching on to the lowest seat in the top 10 of states with the most solar jobs, according to a report out tuesday by...



colorado sees big increase in crime including 10 percent more murders




print   email   font resizekirk mitchell the denver postposted:   07/11/2017 10:30:01 am mdtupdated:   07/11/2017 12:15:21 pm mdtcolorado's overall crime rate increased 5.5 percent in colorado from 2015 to 2016 fueled by a rise in violent crime including rape, murder and robbery.the 2016 crime...



colorado sees big increase in crime including 10 percent higher murder rate




print   email   font resizekirk mitchell the denver postposted:   07/11/2017 10:30:01 am mdtupdated:   07/11/2017 03:43:02 pm mdtcolorado's overall crime rate increased 5.5 percent in colorado from 2015 to 2016 fueled by a rise in violent crime including rape, murder and robbery.the 2016 crime...



colorado's ultra-low unemployment rate pushing up wages




unemployment in colorado held steady at a near-record low of 2.4 percent in august, and the tight market for workers looks like it is finally pushing up wages, the state said friday."while two months does not make a trend, this is encouraging news," said ryan gedney, an economist with the colorado d...



how much soil goes down the drain -- new data on soil lost due to water




image: the spatial pattern of soil erosion in 2012. areas classified as having very low, and low erosion rates represent almost 85 percent of the study area. about 7.5 million km2... view more credit: european union, university of baselaccording to a new study by the university of basel, the europ...



climate change will affect plants and soil differently




a new european study has found that soil carbon loss is more sensitive to climate change compared to carbon taken up by plants. in drier regions, soil carbon loss decreased but in wetter regions soil carbon loss increased. this could result in a positive feedback to the atmosphere leading to an addi...



monitoring soil structure changes after compaction




image: this is ponding water after rainfall in wheel tracks of the bare soil treatment one year after compaction. view more credit: t. keller.june 19, 2017 - soil compaction is a global threat to soil ecosystem services, causing tremendous costs to society. the costs of soil compaction are borne b...



colorado oil-gas regulators delay decisions on rules for pipelines




colorado officials trying to set rules for multiplying underground oil and gas pipelines dived into details tuesday ranging from when companies must report accidents to industry assertions that providing precise maps would aid terrorists — and hit a wall.locations of many old pipelines remain larg...



future climate change will affect plants and soil differently




image: data was provided from ceh's climate change manipulation experiment, which has been running for 18 years in cloceanog forest, a wet welsh upland site with a peat layer resulting from... view more credit: rachel harveya new european study has found that soil carbon loss is more sensitive to c...



monitoring soil structure changes after compaction




ponding water after rainfall in wheel tracks of the bare soil treatment one year after compaction. credit: t. keller.soil compaction is a global threat to soil ecosystem services, causing tremendous costs to society. the costs of soil compaction are borne by the cumulative loss of soil functionality...



la lawns lose lots of water: 70b gallons a year




image: litvak's mini-chamber was used to measure et in urban lawns. view more credit: elizaveta litvakin summer 2010, los angeles was losing about 100 gallons of water per person per day to the atmosphere through the evaporation and plant uptake of lawns and trees. lawns accounted for 70 percent o...



crime rate in colorado increases much faster than rest of the country




crime rates dropped or remained static in many of the nation's 30 largest cities last year, but in colorado the crime rate per 100,000 people spiked by 3.4 percent, fueled by a rise in auto thefts, rape, murder and robbery.colorado's crime-rate increase in 2016 was more than 11 times the 0.3 percent...



keep soils covered for financial gain




building cover crops into rotations will deliver financial rewards in the long run, growers have been advised. (ahdb)while turning fields that would normally be used for growing marketable crops over to cover crops seems an expensive decision, a longer-term view on investment is needed, delegates at...



keep soils covered for financial gain




building cover crops into rotations will deliver financial rewards in the long run, growers have been advised.while turning fields that would normally be used for growing marketable crops over to cover crops seems an expensive decision, a longer-term view on investment is needed, delegates at the la...



research in los angeles shows water loss




image: the scientists found that 70 percent of los angeles' evapotranspiration comes from irrigated lawns. view more credit: diane patakiin the summer of 2010, los angeles lost about 100 gallons of water per person per day to the atmosphere through evaporation, mostly from overwatering of lawns an...



sweet compounds aid water retention in dry soil




organic material added by plant roots and microbes provides nutritious candy for the soil. literally. released cellular sugar fortifies water and nutrient retention, and maintains the porous earth, according to new cornell research in advances in water resources.



late march snow reversed early-season melt and rescued colorado snowpack




late-march snowfall in the high country rescued a flagging snowpack, buoying every river basin in colorado above normal despite below-average precipitation for the month.the warm and dry weather in early march triggered an early melt, marked by some of the strongest streamflows for the month in deca...



colorado unemployment is super low, so why aren't wages going up faster?




colorado's economy, on the surface, is humming along with unemployment rates at historic lows and some of the strongest job gains in the country.but a closer look shows that median hourly wages are stuck; many of the new jobs being added are low-paying; and thousands of working-age adults remain dis...



colorado unemployment rate unchanged at 2.9 percent in february




colorado's unemployment rate stayed at dot-com-boom lows in february as the state added a modest number of jobs, according to a report friday from the colorado department of labor and employment.employers increased their payrolls by 2,000 nonfarm jobs from january to february, with the private secto...



pockets of flammable methane gas found near firestone house explosion that kille




this graphic, which shows concentrations of underground methane gas collected from soil vapor samples, was displayed to residents during wednesday's oak meadows homeowners association briefing. (colorado oil and gas conservation commission / courtesy image)two high concentration pockets of flammable...



boulder county a big winner in snowpack update




the south platte river basin, which encompasses boulder county, was the largest benefactor of a mid-may storm that dumped snow at most elevations, and provided a significant boost to water supplies, according to the june snowpack and reservoir storage report from the natural resources conservation s...



boulder county a big winner in snowpack update




the south platte river basin, which encompasses boulder county, was the largest benefactor of a mid-may storm that dumped snow at most elevations, and provided a significant boost to water supplies, according to the june snowpack and reservoir storage report from the natural resources conservation s...



oil and gas industry pipeline problems are well-established. why did it take a f




long before a pipeline leaked volatile gas into a firestone home that exploded, colorado's overseers of the oil and gas industry were warned such pipelines posed major risks.for years, they've known leaking underground pipes carrying oil, gas and processing waste regularly contaminate soil and water...