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Environment/Energy:

Can more plumbing save Colorado’s water?

When Colorado’s tourism marketing gurus wanted to show the world what the state is all about, they used television spots evoking the powerful call of wild […]...

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May 28, 2015 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

California drought holds lessons for Colorado

Coloradans are watching California dreams turn to dust during an unrelenting four-year drought. There, the only way some people can get water is off the […]...

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May 22, 2015 Environment/Energy, In-Depth, Just In, The Mix

Water bosses fish for good ideas in 24,000-plus water-plan comments

STERLING —Thousands who commented on Colorado’s draft water plan will be surprised to learn that their letters, postcards and emails may be discounted by at […]...

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May 21, 2015 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix

Our great overtaxed Colorado River: The New Yorker profile

As The Colorado Independent has been reporting, the state is developing a new master water plan. And as David Owen makes plain in a signature […]...

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May 19, 2015 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix

Colorado River: ‘Time to stop studying and start doing’

The Colorado River Basin is running out of water, announced the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation in 2012. This week, the agency followed up on its gloomy prediction with a new report outlining […]...

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May 14, 2015 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Environmentalists are targeting Colorado coal, successfully

A federal judge has threatened to block Tri-State Generation’s expanded Colowyo and Trapper coal mines outside Craig, Colorado. It’s a big win for environmentalists and a big […]...

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May 14, 2015 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix

Coloradans scramble to plan for looming water crisis

FRISCO — When an earthquake hits or a wildfire blazes, there’s little doubt that a natural disaster is under way. But a water crisis can […]...

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May 13, 2015 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix

Keefe: Fracking shakes up more than the market

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May 13, 2015 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix

Stormwater ‘recycling’ could help boost urban water supplies

Even though the rain-barrel bill got dunked in the Colorado Legislature this year, another measure that could help conserve and reuse urban water on a […]...

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May 11, 2015 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix

Thunderdome 2015: Fossil fuels vs. Environmental Protection Agency

“Thunderdome 2015” is The Colorado Independent’s wrap-up series on the 2015 legislative season. For a series overview, check out “Thunderdome 2015: 120 days under the gold […]...

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May 8, 2015 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

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Drilling into Colorado fracking: A panel discussion

The governor’s drilling task force has wrapped up its work and Coloradans are wondering what’s next with drilling and fracking policy in the state. Colorado […]

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