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Environment/Energy:

House passes GMO labeling act that GMO-labeling activists don’t like

The U.S. House voted Thursday to approve a food labeling act that opponents say will do nothing to help consumers identify which foods contain genetically-modified […]...

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July 27, 2015 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix

Southwestern youth organize to conserve the Colorado River

Two dozen college kids from all over the Southwest have flocked to Denver this weekend to learn about the history and future of the Colorado […]...

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July 24, 2015 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

A small victory for conservationists trying to block Wolf Creek development

“Mountain solitude reimagined” is the motto for The Village at Wolf Creek, a massive, in-the-works development project near the Wolf Creek Ski Area and the […]...

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July 16, 2015 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix

Department of the Interior blasted for not appealing WildEarth Guardians lawsuit

Colorado senators, Republican Cory Gardner and Democrat Michael Bennet, joined Republican Rep. Scott Tipton last week in writing a letter to the Department of the […]...

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July 13, 2015 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Buying and drying: water lessons from Crowley County

In Otero County, the corn is knee-high, the famous Rocky Ford cantaloupes are almost ready to pick and the onions, tomatoes, sugar beets and wheat […]...

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July 9, 2015 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix

Waiting for Chapter 10: What’s the plan in the state water plan?

It has taken 12 years, 344 pages and input from tens of thousands of people to put together what officials are touting as Colorado’s first […]...

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July 3, 2015 Environment/Energy, In-Depth, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Cory Gardner rallies farmers for massive water-storage project

Updated July 2, 2015: 8:20 p.m. Colorado faces a looming shortage of billions of gallons of water in the next 35 years. One project in […]...

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July 2, 2015 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix

Coloradans urge water fixes: Take Mississippi River water, ban fracking, close borders

Coloradans flooded the CWCB with more than 24,000 emails and letters in the past 18 months, ...

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July 2, 2015 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix

Video: Latinos uniting to save the Colorado River

The fate of the Colorado River is a Latino issue, according to a new video, “We’re in This Together – Save the #CORiver,” released yesterday on […]...

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July 1, 2015 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix

Crested Butte blues: How a mountain town got a Bud Light hangover

Just how long can a Bud Light hangover last? For the mountain town of Crested Butte, the after effects of a huge infusion of Bud […]...

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July 1, 2015 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix

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VIDEO: Drilling into Colorado fracking

In April, The Colorado Independent hosted a panel discussion at Denver Open Media about fracking in Colorado. It was hosted by former Managing Editor John […]

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