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Our best environmental reporting of 2016

As an environmental reporter, I’m finishing out this year with a nagging fear. The why, of course, is obvious: The federal government soon will be […]...

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December 30, 2016 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Beats, The Mix, Water, Water

Rain barrels are legal now in Colorado— here’s what you need to know

  Are you ready for rain barrels? You better be, because today, Aug. 10, is the first day most Colorado residents can legally collect rainwater off their […]...

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August 10, 2016 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Beyond rain barrels: What this legislative session did — and didn’t do — for water

Authorizing the use of rain barrels wasn’t the only major water decision to come out of the 2016 legislative session, but no matter your views […]...

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June 13, 2016 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Rainwater harvesting may no longer be outlawed in Colorado

Good news for urban farmers. Colorado may soon lose its dubious distinction as the only state in the country to outlaw collecting rooftop runoff in […]...

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March 30, 2016 Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Rainwater harvesting bill stalls in Colorado Senate

A perennial bill that would allow Coloradans to collect rainwater from rooftops in two 55-gallon barrels for watering lawns and gardens was sailing toward the […]...

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March 25, 2016 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix

Could this be the year for rain-water barrels in Colorado?

Colorado is the only state in the country that outlaws rainwater collection, a popular conservation technique among urban farmers and gardeners that has some rural […]...

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March 8, 2016 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix

Colorado outlaws rain barrels. Can the ban be lifted?

Put a bucket under your downspout and collect rain running off your roof to water your garden. You’re an outlaw in Colorado. Critics have lambasted […]...

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February 24, 2016 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Scoring Colorado lawmakers on conservation

Legalizing rain barrels. Incentivizing energy efficient construction. Supporting solar gardens. Opposing state control of public lands. Defending renewable energy mandates. These were just a few of the priorities last session for local environmental protection group Conservation Colorado, which has now...

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June 16, 2015 Capitol Dispatch, Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Mix

Denver’s heavy rains, measured in illegal barrels

It’s been raining a lot in Denver. On the extreme off-chance that you need hard numbers to believe it, the average total rainfall for June […]...

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June 12, 2015 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

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

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An evening with Clarence Moses-EL

ATTENTION news junkies, civil libertarians, and anyone familiar with the twisted case against Clarence Moses-EL, who spent 28 years behind bars on a wrongful conviction: […]

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The Gray Box: The inhumanity of solitary confinement

This story, written by Colorado Independent editor Susan Greene, is among the work for which she is being honored this week by the ACLU of […]

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