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?
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.
CONSERVATIONWant to Save the Amazon? Think Like An Ant.
Yasuni National Park in Ecuador— the most biodiverse place on earth is at risk from oil development. The local indigenous Kichwa people think they know what's best for the Amazon and how to protect it. They've developed an award-winning model of eco-tourism that's providing the jobs, schools and healthcare they need. And all it took was having the mindset of a leaf-cutter ant.
January 25, 2015
Yellowstone River Oil Spill Contaminates Montana Water
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