Here’s a bit of a surprise: In Wyoming, they’re protecting prairie dogs. OK, actually, they’re protecting black-footed ferrets, but black-footed ferrets find prairie dogs delicious, so the p-dogs are part of the bargain.
Two Utahns return home from Washington, D.C., to walk 350 miles in an attempt to raise support for climate legislation.
New Mexico has sort of joined a regional cap and trade agreement. But the people on the board that passed it are appointed by the governor — and the new boss is on record against a cap and trade agreement. Here’s an early LA Times primer on the Western Climate Initiative.
A permit for a coal mine on Navajo land has been revoked after a judge found the impact study to have been insufficient.
And EcoNewMexico.com’s author has just put together what sounds like a real honey of a home water conservation system.
Denver is thirsty — and only getting thirstier.
By 2030, in fact, Denver will be short about 11 billion gallons of water to quench the thirst of Denver residents (and their lawns…)
So Denver is proposing a plan to pump more water from the headwaters of the Colorado River over the Continental Divide to Gross Reservoir in southwest Boulder County. And to do that, Denver wants to almost triple the size of Gross Reservoir.
The draft environmental impact statement for the project, which would fill the newly enlarged reservoir with more water from tributaries of the Colorado River near Granby, was released this month.
A public hearing will be held Tuesday in Boulder to collect comments on the environmental impact statement. … Read more
The boss — a man in drag, wearing a stunning bleach blonde wig, turquoise flapper dress and pink heels — sits on the water-waster’s lap (a wealthy and bigheaded young man accused of watering his ample lawn five times a day, seven days a week).
The boa-bedecked “boss” strokes the water-waster’s cheek, and asks, in a sultry sweet man-woman voice, “Do you have low-flow toilets at home?”