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PNS Daily Newscast - January 16, 2018  


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Public News Service - CO: Waste Reduction/Recycling

Since 2013, nearly $2 billion worth of natural gas has been lost on public and tribal lands. (Getty Images)

DENVER – On Thursday, the Bureau of Land Management suspended a rule designed to limit the waste of natural gas on publicly-owned lands until January of 2019. According to the Environmental Defense Fund, delaying the rule could mean a loss of $330 million worth of natural gas or more, enough

Faith groups are praising new Bureau of Land Management rules to curb methane waste on public lands. (Energy.gov)

DENVER – Leaders from the faith community in Colorado and across the Southwest are sending a letter today to President Obama and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell thanking them for adopting new rules to limit methane waste on public and tribal lands. The letter said the policy is in sync with ch

Methane waste from oil and gas production threatens wildlife, according to a new report that also says capturing the gas presents an economic opportunity. (Pixabay)

DENVER - Methane waste from oil and gas production threatens wildlife, but according to a new report by the National Wildlife Federation, capturing the gas also presents an economic opportunity for Colorado businesses and residents. The report linked methane pollution's contribution to climate chan

Business leaders are convening today to address challenges facing the Colorado River system. (Pixabay)

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. – Business and community leaders are meeting on Thursday in Glenwood Springs to learn more about challenges facing the Colorado River system and discuss potential solutions. Western Slope rivers feeding the Colorado supply drinking water to 36 million people, help irr

More scorchers in store? Climate change could bring hotter temperatures to Colorado in coming decades. (Pixabay)

DENVER - If global greenhouse gas emissions continue unchecked, cities along Colorado's Front Range will see hotter summers and more powerful storms and wildfires, according to a new analysis. By 2050, the study from the Rocky Mountain Climate Organization predicted, the Denver metro area - which r

Oil and gas sector pollution is responsible for more than 750,000 asthma attacks annually in U.S. children. (Pixabay)

DENVER -- Analysis by researchers at Colorado State University found oil and gas sector pollution is responsible for more than 750,000 asthma attacks annually in U.S. children under age 18. The study, commissioned by The Clean Air Task Force, is the first of its kind to quantify health impacts of gr

Groups are urging Colorado leaders to set a goal of 100 percent clean energy use. (Pixabay)

DENVER — City of Boulder Mayor Suzanne Jones said the city will be powered by 100 percent clean energy by 2030. She spoke Wednesday at an event in downtown Denver that brought together hundreds of Coloradans and dozens of clean-energy businesses and community leaders. Angie Fyfe, executive d

Leaders from across the state gathered in Denver to learn more about turning human waste into natural gas, which is how Grand Junction currently fuels 40 city vehicles. (City of Grand Junction)

DENVER - Raw sewage rarely draws a crowd, but former Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter joined city leaders from across the state in Denver on Thursday to learn more about turning human waste into natural gas. David Cox, director of operations for the Renewable Natural Gas Coalition, said turning waste into

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