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Scientists seek source of giant methane mass over Southwest

Associated Press: Scientists are working to pinpoint the source of a giant mass of methane hanging over the southwestern U.S., which a study found to be the country's largest concentration of the greenhouse gas. The report that revealed the methane hot spot over the Four Corners region — where Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Arizona meet — was released last year. Now, scientists from the University of Colorado, the University of Michigan, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and NASA are conducting...

Two more oil spills caused by flooding in Colorado

Associated Press: A total of 27,000 gallons of oil - the equivalent of about two storage tanks - have been spilled into the South Platte River from flood-damaged tanks as of Monday. The latest spills are a 36 barrel release at a Noble Energy location between Evans and LaSalle and a 26 barrel spill at an Anadarko Petroleum site near Johnstown, the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission said. About 1,300 wells remained shut down because of the flooding, down from 1,900 last week. In its update, the commission...