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Environment/Energy:

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

GOP candidates push hard for state control over federal lands

  Republicans aren’t just gunning for control of both houses of the State Legislature on Tuesday, they’d also like state government to take over millions […]...

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November 3, 2014 Environment/Energy, Politics, The Beats

Global warming takes bite out of Colorado ski season

Normally temperatures at resort elevations this time of year drop into the teens and 20s every night. This season, only a few light frosts have tinged the valleys, leaving the slopes bare and dry....

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November 3, 2014 Environment/Energy, Rocky Mountain Climate Watch

Wives of Udall, Gardner powerful activists in their own right

  The two men running for U.S. Senate in Colorado have spent more time gabbing about birth control and abortion over the past four months […]...

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October 30, 2014 Elections 2014, Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix, Top Stories

EPA to Senator Inhofe: Sorry, yes, we will be looking into fracking and water safety

One of the oil-and-gas industry's top champions on Capitol Hill and one of the country's most high-profile climate science deniers has been handed a defeat by the Environmental Protection Agency. It is going forward with its fracking study....

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October 21, 2014 Environment/Energy, The Mix

Coffman likely to face more climate change questioning

Watching Colorado's Republican candidates this year wrestle to answer questions about climate change has the feeling of a last gasp....

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October 8, 2014 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix

EVENTS

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Honoring a whistleblower

Please join us Thursday, December 11, for the presentation of The Colorado Independent’s first annual whistleblower award.

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Global warming takes bite out of Colorado ski season

Normally temperatures at resort elevations this time of year drop into the teens and 20s every night. This season, only a few light frosts have tinged the valleys, leaving the slopes bare and dry.

Read More