Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016

A tale of 2 strategies

Okla., Kan. use differing solutions to limit quakes

Oklahoman

Oklahoman

In Oklahoma, now the country's earthquake capital, people are talking nervously about the Big One as man-made quakes get stronger, more frequent and closer to major population centers. Next door in Kansas, they're feeling on firmer ground. A year ago, the states had a common problem — earthquakes caused by the disposal of wastewater from fracking. They chose different solutions.

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Rain barrel legislation introduced once again

Durango Herald

Another attempt to allow Coloradans to collect rain water that falls on their roofs has begun with Reps. Jessie Danielson, D-Wheat Ridge, and Daneya Esgar, D-Pueblo, introducing the first piece of legislation on Wednesday, the first day of the new session. The measure is written similar to legislation that died last year.

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Romance novel takes on sex, power, nitrates

Water Online

In her new novel "Water," Jennifer Wilson sets a tale of romantic intrigue in an unusual location — a water utility, where a water manager is at the center of a spicy love triangle. It’s all part of an effort to educate locals about the heated water quality debate in Iowa.

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