Red-flag fire warnings and government’s high-tech fix

FRISCO — Last year’s drop in wildfire activity in Colorado and the West shouldn’t lull anyone into thinking that danger has passed. It’s only a […]...

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April 1, 2015 Environment/Energy, Just In, Rocky Mountain Climate Watch, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

Saving beardtongues: Environmentalists sue U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

High in the Uinta Basin, grows the rare White River Beardtongue, a purple bell with a black tongue. Along with its pink, orange-tongued cousin, Graham’s beardtongue, these two varieties of penstemons survive only in the "shale barrens" of Northern Colorado-Utah...

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March 30, 2015 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix

Wait, they’re drilling for CO2 in Colorado?

While nearly everyone is scrambling to cap greenhouse gases, Houston-based Occidental Petroleum wants to expand a Colorado drill site used to extract millions of tons […]...

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March 10, 2015 Environment/Energy, Just In

Catching raindrops (and not a lick of trouble with the law)

Will lawmakers finally let Colorado residents capture rainwater in their own yards?...

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March 6, 2015 Environment/Energy, The Mix

Senate Republicans advance renewable energy standard rollback

In discussing whether renewables are, in fact, cheaper, lawmakers bitterly argued over tax subsidies. They saw in the data what they wanted to see. ...

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February 6, 2015 Environment/Energy, The Mix

Automakers fined $100 million over inaccurate carbon emissions claims

  FRISCO — If you’ve ever wondered what a ton of carbon dioxide is worth, just ask Hyundai or Kia, who recently agreed to pay […]...

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November 13, 2014 Environment/Energy, The Mix

Sage-Grouse politics heat up after feds list Gunnison bird as ‘threatened’

With the main population of Gunnison sage-grouse somewhat secured by local conservation efforts, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service designated the birds "threatened" under the Endangered Species Act....

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November 12, 2014 Environment/Energy, The Mix

Wiretap: U.S.-China take a step together at last on capping carbon

  The United States and China made a very big deal on climate change. It’s a deal between the world’s two largest economies and two […]...

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November 12, 2014 Environment/Energy, The Mix

Colorado wildfire activity near historic low this year

  FRISCO —Western wildfires have always been shape-shifting beasts, roaring to life wherever there is hot and dry weather, wind and fuel. But a cool […]...

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November 11, 2014 Environment/Energy, In-Depth

Koch-backed groups move fast post-election to head off wind-power tax credit

Conservative groups funded by the oil billionaire Koch brothers dumped millions of dollars this year into electing Republicans to Congress, and now they are looking to take advantage of coming Republican control on Capitol Hill. ...

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November 10, 2014 Environment/Energy, Politics, The Beats, The Mix


Video: Why Colo hasn’t elected a female governor or U.S. senator

The Colorado Independent hosted Talking Colorado Women in Politics, March 4, 2015, at The Mercury Cafe.

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