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Environment/Energy

Climate is changing for the better, Colorado state senator says He adds: "The planet...

Climate change has led to “massive improvements” and “the planet is a thing that heals itself,” state Sen. Ray Scott argued Thursday morning. Scott, a...
Photo of smoggy downtown Denver skyline via the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Air Pollution Control Division, Technical Services Program, Wednesday, March 6, 2019.

Colorado’s vaunted oil and gas rules are flawed and inadequately enforced Air quality continues...

Colorado’s much-touted regulations on emissions from oil and gas operations have not kept pace with explosive growth in oil and gas activity, resulting in...

How a tiny endangered species put a man in prison The Devils Hole pupfish...

They passed around a bottle of Malibu rum as gunshots bellowed into the desert night. A trio of young men had set up camp...

The disease devastating deer herds may also threaten human health Scientists are exploring the...

This story was originally published at High Country News in collaboration with the Mountain West News Bureau, a collaboration between Wyoming Public Media, Boise...
David Bernhardt, President Donald Trump's nominee to be Interior Secretary, testifies during a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee confirmation hearing on March 28, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images)

Coloradan David Bernhardt confirmed as Trump’s Interior secretary As expected, Sens. Bennet and Gardner...

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Senate voted Thursday to confirm David Bernhardt, a former lobbyist and George W. Bush administration official, to become the next...

Dems set carbon-cutting goal of 50% by 2030; activists call it weak tea "We’ve...

Update: The bill, HB-1261, passed the House on April 16 by a 41-23 party-line vote.  Political realities inside the Gold Dome are tempering lawmakers’ efforts...
A Crestone Peak oil and gas operation on County Line Road in Weld County. The site contains 16 wells, 40 oil tanks, 26 combustors, 17 separators. (Photo by Ted Wood/The Story Group.)

Ask the Indy: A recap of changes coming to state oil and gas regulations...

A landmark bill that imposes new regulations on oil and gas drillers is on its way to the governor, who is expected to sign...
Colorado's Mesa Verde National Park

House Democrats assail Trump’s ‘reckless’ plan to slash national park funding Proposal comes as...

WASHINGTON -- U.S. House Democrats today berated the Trump administration for its proposal to cut funding next year at national parks across the west. At...

Guest Post: Colorado should set bold climate change goals

The Colorado General Assembly soon will consider establishing additional climate goals for our state. The bill, HB19-1261, would set goals of a 50% reduction...

The Irony of an Electric Car Named “Tesla”

Thomas Edison became a household name for inventing the first practical incandescent light bulb. But because of what happened in a small town in...