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Environment/Energy:

Colorado Energy Office revamp clears first hurdle

Senate Republicans have renewed efforts to promote Colorado’s energy sector by making changes to the Colorado Energy Office, and this time, they are finding common […]...

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January 19, 2018 Colorado state legislature 2018, Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix

‘Orphaned’ oil and gas wells are on the rise

In March 2015, Joe MacLaren, a state oil and gas inspector in Colorado, drove out to the Taylor 3 oil well near the tiny town […]...

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January 17, 2018 Environment/Energy, High Country News, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

The price of a national park fee hike

When Kitty Benzar bought her house in Colorado’s San Juan National Forest 30 years ago, federal law prohibited land-management agencies from charging people to use […]...

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January 9, 2018 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Clouds with a Silver Lining: Seeding Storms to Boost the Colorado River

People in seven western states and Mexico rely on the Colorado River for their water supplies. As the climate warms, the mighty river’s flows are […]...

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January 2, 2018 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Beats, The Mix, Water

Interior Department’s Climate Science Centers persevere

Will Badlands National Park have enough forage in the future for its bison herds? Can the Wind River Reservation manage tribal water storage to account […]...

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December 11, 2017 Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Can autonomous vehicles solve the “first-mile, last-mile” problem?

It’s called the first-mile, last-mile problem of mass transit, and it has vexed transportation planners forever during the automotive era. Until you make it easy […]...

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December 8, 2017 Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

GUEST POST: Hickenlooper’s Climate Leadership Undermined by Coal Mine Support

The Colorado Independent occasionally runs guest posts from government officials, local experts and concerned citizens on a variety of topics. These posts are meant to provide […]...

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December 7, 2017 Environment/Energy, Guest Posts, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

This Colorado physicist’s gospel of energy efficiency is taking hold. But is it too late?

Amory Lovins recently traveled from his home near Aspen to talk about growing bananas at 7,100 feet in the Colorado Rockies. The house was built […]...

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November 22, 2017 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

Analysis: What a new report on climate science portends for the West

The complexity of climate change means it’s hard to trace simple lines from cause to effect in daily life, much less plan for the future. […]...

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November 13, 2017 Environment/Energy, High Country News, In-Depth, Just In, The Mix

Big money fails to stop Broomfield oil and gas measure

Despite an aggressive, high-dollar campaign from the oil and gas industry, Broomfield voters Tuesday overwhelmingly passed a measure to allow more local control over drilling […]...

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November 8, 2017 Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

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Support The Indy at the Denver Press Club with guest bartender Dick Lamm!

Former Colorado Gov. Richard Lamm will return to the Denver Press Club as a guest bartender next Tuesday, Jan. 9 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 […]

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News Poetry: Upon Learning that Butterflies Existed Sixty Million Years Before Flowers

We must now amend our theories of desire, our understanding of what transforms flesh so that it may feed on the nectar hidden deep within […]

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