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Water Management Masks Climate Change Effects

April 19, 2012
In March alone, more than 15,000 temperature records have been broken nationwide on the heels of the fourth warmest winter on record. Scientists say that should be having a negative impact on stream flows, but as KDNK's Ed Williams reports, that isn't always the case.
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New EPA Rule to Address Air Pollution Near Fracking Ops

April 19, 2012
The US Environmental Protection Agency released a new set of air pollution standards for oil and gas production yesterday. The measure is aimed at curbing emissions of airborne toxins and greenhouse gases from natural gas well pads, but as KDNK's Ed Williams reports, there won't be any changes coming in the near future.
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GarCo Commissioners Postpone Disputed Compressor

April 5, 2012
Earlier this week, Garfield County Commissioners postponed a public hearing about a proposed natural gas compressor station on land owned by Colorado Mountain College. But, CMC students and neighbors still had a lot to say. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has more.
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Forest Service Issues Decision on Avalanche Creek Mine

March 7, 2012
On Tuesday the Forest Service issued its decision on a proposal to re-open an alabaster mine in a sensitive area of the White River National Forest. KDNK's Ed Williams has this update.

Click through to view the White Bank mine decision notice.
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Small herd, big decision

Small herd, big decision November 10, 2011
The needs of a declining herd of bighorn sheep are running up against the needs of a mining company. As KDNK’s Ed Williams reports, neighbors and conservationists are awaiting an important decision on the issue by the Forest Service.
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Adjusting the Flow from the Ruedi Reservior

Adjusting the Flow from the Ruedi Reservior October 13, 2011
Over the course of a year, there could be less water traveling down the Frying Pan River, which could have implications for anglers and others who use it. KDNK’s Eric Skalac looked at how the Bureau of Reclamation is asking the public for their opinions on a new plan for the Ruedi Reservoir
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Combating the Troublesome Tamarisk

Combating the Troublesome Tamarisk October 6, 2011
Stream flows are slow this time of year throughout much of the west, making it the ideal time to go after one of Colorado's most tenacious and troublesome weeds. As KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh reports, it's taking imported insects and innovative equipment just to make a dent.

This report is part of a partnership between KDNK and Aspen Public Radio to better cover the environment. Stay tuned for more environmental coverage in this ongoing series.
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Wednesday last day for public to weigh in on Avalanche Creek Mine

October 6, 2011
Next Wednesday, October 12, is the last day for the public to send comments to the Forest Service regarding the proposed alabaster mine near Avalanche Creek south of Carbondale. KDNK's Ed Williams has more.

To see the environmental assessment and send your comments to the forest service, click here.
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Old Snowmass Wildfire Not Threatening Public

Old Snowmass Wildfire Not Threatening Public October 5, 2011
A wildfire continues to burn on federal land near Old Snowmass after being ignited by lightning Saturday. The blaze has grown five times its size since it started, but as KDNK's Ed Williams reports, officials say that's not a bad thing.
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New EPA Rules Look to Limit Fracking Emissions

New EPA Rules Look to Limit Fracking Emissions September 29, 2011
In western states like Colorado, there are growing concerns that pollution from oil and gas drilling is posting risks to public health. To that end, the Environmental Protection Agency is proposing new rules to help curb the problem. The agency held a day long hearing in Denver on Wednesday to get input on the changes. As KDNK's Bente Birkeland reports, environmental groups praised the proposal, while industry representatives say they're too broad.
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