^ I Support Local Community Journalism Support the independent voice of Denver and help keep the future of Westword free. Close to a year after sports betting became legal in Colorado, some of the largest sports-betting companies operating in the state are launching a campaign to highlight how the industry […]

This Aug. 21, 2019 image shows Lake Powell near Page, Arizona. A plan by Utah could open the door to the state pursuing an expensive pipeline that critics say could further deplete the lake, which is a key indicator of the Colorado River’s health. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan) Susan Montoya […]

If you own or manage short-term rental property, you of course want to do everything you can to help ensure your guests have a fantastic stay. Wonderful guest experiences can lead to glowing reviews, repeat business, and word-of-mouth marketing. Maybe you’ve already made sure your property offers the amenities vacationers […]

Denton is a midsize Texas city north of Dallas. This week, it became a microcosm of the cascading crises that has beset the state: electricity blackouts, natural-gas shortages and water problems. Denton and other parts of Texas are experiencing their third straight day of blackouts as a deep freeze created […]

A development agency in Atlantic City approved construction Tuesday of a $100 million water park at the former Showboat casino in a move designed to make the gambling resort more appealing to families and off-season tourists. But the key to making the project work — 20 years of tax breaks […]

On Oct. 26, NASA announced that water exists in far greater abundance on the sunlit side of the moon than had hitherto been believed. The discovery resulted from observations of a telescope that NASA regularly flies at an altitude of 45,000 feet above the Earth’s surface. NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for […]

EAU CLAIRE — Already beloved by tubers, kayakers and fishermen, the 4.2-mile stretch of the Chippewa River that runs through the heart of Eau Claire recently was designated a national recreation trail. The Chippewa River Water Trail was one of two Wisconsin trails to receive the designation last week by […]

This month in 1972, President Nixon vetoed the bipartisan Clean Water Act, deeming it “budget-wrecking.” A day later, however, Sen. Edmund Muskie (D-Maine) led the charge in the U.S. Congress to override the presidential veto — passing the 20th century’s landmark water protection legislation into law.  Under this law, all […]

A 5 mph speed limit will go into effect Thursday on Folsom Lake as water levels drop, leaving most of the boat ramps dry and creating hazardous conditions for fast-moving watercraft, park officials said. The low water level has left rocks on the lake bed closer to the surface, which […]

A recent acoustic monitoring survey of the endangered Florida bonneted bat showed that these flying mammals love to hang out at Zoo Miami’s parking lot, even more so than at six bat houses installed inside the zoo. Something about the dark, open area attracts the fast-flying and large bats to […]

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you will have heard the staggering statistics about plastic and the environment. It is estimated that there will be more plastic than fish in the sea by 2050 if drastic measures are not taken. But what can we do on a smaller scale […]