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Energy Pipeline: Company breaks sustainability gap in drilling waste to create rich soil amendment

LIKE A SPONGE, the HydroLoc soil amendment sits in the dirt on Weld County’s sandy grasslands and soaks up the moisture in an arid, often unforgiving climate. Made out of bacteria, fungi and waste from oil wells drilled about 8,000 feet underground, the combination, amid a proprietary blend of other soil goodies, creates an environment for growth, promoting a happy ...

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Cowboys vs. Rams in 5th annual ‘Green Game’

Zachary Toliver | Shale Plays Media This Sunday, the Dallas Cowboys will face off against the St. Louis Rams in the fifth annual “Green Game.” In an effort to support environmental sustainability at the Edward Jones Dome, the Rams franchise will offset 100 percent of the electricity used on game day. In addition, they will offset Dallas Cowboys team travel ...

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Know your farmer, know your food

Gayle Perez | The Pueblo Chieftain, Colo. When local students sit down for lunch this coming school year, they’ll know they’re eating peaches from Palisade, watermelon from Rocky Ford or fresh vegetables from the St. Charles Mesa. They’ll know because local farmers Justin DiSanti and Dominic DiSanti will be telling them so. Actually, it will be life-sized cutout posters of ...

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A not so novel way to save energy

By Zach Koppang | Shale Plays Media It’s bad enough having to wait for one’s new favorite movie to be released onto video, but themovie also has to be manufactured, packaged and shipped to a store that onewill likely have to drive to. It seems like a lot of effort. A recent study published in Environmental Research Letters examined the ...

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This Crude Life: In the shadows of giants

By Zach Koppang | Shale Plays Media In a feeble attempt to avoid having to participate in another day, I hit the snooze button on a clock radio several times. Another alarm chimes, encased in a cell phone, and is promptly silenced with an oily fingerprint smeared across the screen. I secure rubber soles to my feet and embark into ...

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Coal regulations worry Wyoming

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By Trevor Brown | The Wyoming Tribune-Eagle CHEYENNE – A long-awaited plan to curb pollution from coal-fired power plants is being met with skepticism, anger and anxiety from Wyoming, the nation’s largest coal-producing state. The White House announced Monday that it will require states for the first time to cut carbon emissions from existing power plants. The U.S. Environmental Protection ...

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Obama carbon rule: Surprise winners, losers

By Jonathan Fahey | Associated Press Energy Writer NEW YORK — Companies that generate electric power with anything other than coal — and companies that produce cleaner fuels or efficiency technologies — are likely to benefit from the Obama Administration’s new proposed limits on carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. The biggest U.S. natural gas producer, Exxon Mobil, will likely ...

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Flaring illuminates red-tape, points to growing national trend

By Zach Koppang | Shale Plays Media In a land speckled with oil rigs, light refracts through the shimmering flames of natural gas vents and shines through rolls of bureaucratic red-tape, revealing a growing energy trend. With the continued advancement of the natural gas industry and its continued venting into the atmosphere, private and commercial entities alike are refining the ...

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Longmont council has mixed reactions to proposed Boulder County sustainability tax

By John Fryar | The Times-Call, Longmont, Colo. Boulder County commissioners’ proposal to ask voters to authorize countywide collections of a new “sustainability tax” in November drew mixed reactions from Longmont City Council members Thursday night. Those reactions ranged from Mayor Dennis Coombs’ statement — after a joint City Council dinner meeting with the commissioners — that “I think I’m ...

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