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3 years 6 months ago

Pine beetles changing water supply in West

Mountain pine beetles are a well-known danger to Rocky Mountain forests. New research shows the pests are making changes to the water supply and soil, too. The University of Wyoming is looking to establish the impact of the pine beetles epidemic on mountain snowpack. Botany professor Brent Ewers tells...

3 years 7 months ago

Utah company to seek permit to ship soil to Colo.

The Utah-based company EnergySolutions says it will apply for a special-use permit from Conejos County in Colorado to ship contaminated soil there and operate a waste transfer station south of Antonito. The decision came after six weeks of negotiations to address disputes over rail shipments of dirt contaminated with...

4 years 7 months ago

Mercury leaking at closed California mine sites

Abandoned mercury mines throughout central California's rugged coastal mountains are polluting the state's major waterways, rendering fish unsafe to eat and risking the health of at least 100,000 impoverished people. But an Associated Press investigation found that the federal government has tried to clean up fewer than a dozen...

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