GROUNDWATERWhat's Up and Underground in Las Animas County?
Homeowners in Southeast Colorado have water wells contaminated with a chemical known as "Tert-butyl alcohol" or "TBA." TBA is a man-made substance found in many household items such as perfumes, cosmetics and paint removers— and is sometimes used in fracking. Could nearby gas drilling be to blame?
INFRASTRUCTUREAcequias— Wisdom in the Ditches
Ancient irrigation canals brought by Spanish colonists to the southwest helped them survive in a region of scarce water. Given drought, adjudications and social change, is the survival of acequias that once sustained these early settlers now in doubt?
EDUCATIONChanging Fixtures, Changing Lives
Mile High Youth Corps provides jobs for young adults ages 18-24. Rooted in the tradition of the Civilian Conservation Corps of the 1930s, it addresses the employment and educational needs of youth by putting them to work in ways that benefit the community— and enrich their lives.
December 14, 2014
The UN Climate Talks: Watered-down "COP" out?
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