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Environment/Energy:

Wiretap: Hong Kong scary

This is a big deal. Hong King citizens fear promises made to them nearly 20 years ago about democratic rights by the central government in Beijing are being broken....

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September 29, 2014 Elections 2014, Environment/Energy, The Mix

Climate protest science chalkboard, the Storify version

Among the many protest signs, banners, props dotting the massive New York City climate change march Sunday, the "science chalkboard" was one of the big hits on social media....

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September 22, 2014 Environment/Energy, The Mix

Wiretap: 400K of the fed up rally in NYC to break climate change political paralysis

They took climate change to the streets of Manhattan Sunday, and an estimated 300,000 to 400,000 marchers showed up. The signs said, "There is No Planet B."...

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September 22, 2014 Environment/Energy, The Mix

As climate protests dominate headlines, Gardner champions Keystone oil pipeline

  Colorado Congressman and candidate for U.S. Senate Cory Gardner delivered this week’s Republican Party address. He is one of the swing-state candidates on whom […]...

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September 22, 2014 Elections 2014, Environment/Energy, Just In: Elections 2014, Politics, The Beats

Drilling down: Denver tops world list for Google-searches on fracking

  Our choice of words matters in debates over fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, Sarah Gilman writes in High Country News. Whether we’re talking about an […]...

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September 18, 2014 Environment/Energy, Just In: Elections 2014

Sara Barwinski, a minority of one on Hickenlooper fracking commission

  Sara Barwinski is one of the 19 members of the new oil-and-gas task force formed last month by Gov. John Hickenlooper to address concerns […]...

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September 16, 2014 Environment/Energy, Politics, The Beats

Will Hickenlooper’s fracking commission be clairvoyant?

None of the members appear to represent the views of the activist-constituents who spent thousands of hours of their lives working for greater local regulatory control. Unless they’re clairvoyant....

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September 15, 2014 Environment/Energy, Rants, The Blogs

In first guv debate, Hick wobbles but wins the middle

Gov. John Hickenlooper had been doing well until the candidate-to-candidate cross examination period arrived a little more than midway through Saturday night's Western Slope Club 20 debates....

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September 8, 2014 Elections 2014, Environment/Energy, Politics, The Beats

AP fact-checks Gardner claim that he helped launch green-energy economy

  How to demonstrate you’re a new kind of Colorado Republican politician, that you’re not the kind of old-school Republican pol who doesn’t embrace full-range […]...

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September 4, 2014 Elections 2014, Environment/Energy, Just In: Elections 2014

NextGen targets Gardner-Koch Brother ties

  Seizing upon conversations leaked to the media this week from a secretive Southern California fundraising retreat, environmental politics group NextGen Climate released a Web […]...

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August 29, 2014 Elections 2014, Environment/Energy, Just In: Elections 2014, Politics, The Beats

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Climate paradox: More snow, less water?

Juggling Colorado’s already stretched water resources is going to get even tougher in the decades ahead.

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THE BLOGS

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Mike Keefe’s animal magnetism

The Colorado Independent and Beacon Reader have joined forces to help bring Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist Mike Keefe’s work back to Colorado readers on a weekly basis.

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EVENTS

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Watch: Pulitzer-winning Mike Keefe talks cartooning, independent media

Mike Keefe has been a Colorado editorial cartoonist for three decades. He left the downsizing Denver Post in 2011, the year after he won a Pulitzer prize, and now he’s working with the Colorado Independent. Join our virtual event.

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