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Environment/Energy

Interior Secretary David Bernhardt at Western Governors Association Conference in Vail on Monday, June 10, 2019. (Photo by Alex Burness)

In accidental interview, Interior Sec. David Bernhardt talks climate change, national parks and outdoor...

VAIL, Colo. -- Interior Secretary and native Coloradan David Bernhardt said Monday in a brief, if unintentional, interview with The Colorado Independent that he’s...
Jose Miranda lays down to cuddle with one of his water buffalo. They are very attached to him, excitedly running to the gate when his truck approaches for a visit. (Photo by Luna Anna Archey/High Country News)

One rancher’s plan to establish water buffalo in Colorado The challenges and possibilities of...

“If more ranchers knew about water buffalo, they would forget about cows,” José Miranda, a Carbondale rancher, told me one morning last January over...
Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area. (Photo by Bob Wick, BLM, via Flickr: Creative Commons.)

Move BLM headquarters to Colorado? Environmental groups pan proposal

WASHINGTON -- A majority of Colorado’s Congress members support a plan to move the national headquarters of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to...

Aurora residents cry foul on city’s draft agreements for new oil wells If council...

Update: After three hours of public testimony and heated debate among council members, the Aurora City Council voted, 6-4, to enter an agreement with...
Goodwin Fire, July 2017, Prescott National Forest. (Photo by U.S. Forest Service)

Wildfire escape routes? There’s (almost) an app for that. Scientists are using crowdsourced data...

In 2013, when a wildfire changed tack and made a run for the town of Yarnell, Arizona, 19 members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots...
Oil and gas development in new housing subdivision on Collier's Hill. (Photo by Ted Wood/The Story Group.)

Guest Post: Colorado’s toughest-in-the-nation air quality regulations are working A response to The Story...

There is much to dispute within Daniel Glick’s story, but let’s begin here: Our air quality conditions in Colorado are not worsening. In fact,...

Guest Post: Gray wolf protection imperiled by politics, again Gray wolf populations are still...

In an era when environmental regulations throughout the United States are under siege, one particular species that has only recently begun to bounce back...
Geronimo Interagency Hotshot Crew on assignment at the Big Windy Complex Wildlands Fire outside of Galice, Oregon, 2013. (USDA Photo by Lance Cheung)

Neguse: Feds should give states more say in burn bans on U.S. lands

WASHINGTON — Colorado Rep. Joe Neguse has urged the U.S. government to give states more power to ban burning on federal land in an...
Bears Ears National Monument, Valley of the Gods, Utah. (Photo by Jeff Sullivan via Flickr: Creative Commons)

Will the Trump administration boost uranium industry? Lobbyists are pushing administration to order...

In July 2017, lobbyists from Energy Fuels Resources, a Canadian uranium mining company with operations in the United States, urged the Trump administration to...
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.

Capitol Review: Democrats attacked greenhouse gas with a dozen bills Ambitious climate-change agenda...

Editor’s note: The Indy is publishing a series of short stories reviewing the 2019 legislative session in Colorado. Here, we focus on climate change. We also...