Montrose Nets $400,000 For River Improvements

First step in development of Gold Medal fishery The project will include reestablishing a resilient channel, connecting the river to its floodplain, creating a stable riparian zone, improving fish and other aquatic habitats, stabilizing the river banks, and providing river access to the public. City has long-standing record of work to preserve, protect, enhance Uncompahgre…

Device Harvests Water From Desert Air

Field tested system could provide drinking water in extremely arid locations (Researchers at MIT have developed a new device that is able to extract moisture from very dry air. Image: Courtesy of the researchers)   (March 22, David L. Chandler, MIT News Office) It seems like getting something for nothing, but you really can get…

Dolores River Rafting Is Back!

A New Perspective from the Beautiful Dolores River via Rafting By Molly Mickel, March 16, 2017: For the first time in over a decade the Dolores River will receive consistent flow releases from McPhee reservoir. That means consistent rafting on this extremely special and unique river. A true classic western river, the Dolores is on…

Engineers Design “Tree-on-a-Chip”

Microfluidic device generates passive hydraulic power Engineers have designed a microfluidic device they call a “tree-on-a-chip,” which mimics the pumping mechanism of trees and other plants. Image: news.mit.edu Requires no moving parts or external pumps, able to pump water and sugars through chip at steady flow rate for days March 20, 2017: Trees and other…

First Wood-to-Jet-Fuel Commercial Flight

Proves cellulosic sugars from wood can be used to make commercial jet fuel Swissport fuel manager Jarid Svraka fuels an Alaska Airlines flight powered with a 20 percent blend of biofuel made from forest residuals in Sea-Tac Washington on Nov 14, 2016.                Image: newsroom.alaskaair.com Alaska Airlines makes historic…