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Environment/Energy

Peaches grow in the orchards of Ela Family Farms ― a fourth-generation orchard in Hotchkiss, CO. (Photo courtesy of Ela Family Farms)

Guest Post: New fracking plan could threaten the Colorado peach

Nothing says summer in Colorado like the treasured Western Slope peach, and we've had a spectacular season. Thousands of pounds of the succulent fruit have...
Oil and gas land managment must accommodate wildlife and growth

Guest Post: Finding accommodation among wildlife, growth, and oil and gas leasing

Last month, Gov. Jared Polis issued an executive order that directs state agencies to prioritize protections for big game migratory corridors and winter ranges....
Scenery at Colorado National Monument, USA - Original image from Carol M. Highsmith’s America, Library of Congress collection. Digitally enhanced by rawpixel

Lawmakers grill Trump official on plan to shift BLM HQ to Colorado 

WASHINGTON — The head of the Bureau of Land Management today defended the Trump administration’s plans to close the agency’s Washington, D.C., office and...
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.

EPA mulls further delays to rein in Front Range ozone as residents voice health...

The Environmental Protection Agency is poised to order a crackdown on polluters in the northern Front Range who contribute to the region’s unhealthy levels...
A lesser prairie chicken in Prowers County, Colorado. Photo by Nick Athanas via Flickr: Creative Commons.

Conservationists warn weaker Trump rules could doom Colorado dancing grouse

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration’s efforts to weaken the Endangered Species Act could make it harder to bring animals back from the brink, including...
Prairie Dog. Photo by Sharon Drummond via Flickr: Creative Commons

Guest Post: Prairie dogs are not pests

They’re easy to miss when you’re driving by. Tiny, sandy bodies blend in perfectly with the light dirt in which they make their homes....
Global warming climate change

Guest Post: Protecting our climate is a bridge issue — not a partisan wedge...

This is about our own lives and the future of everyone and everything we care about. When I was in Washington, DC in June I...
Gas wells along Parachute Creek near Battlement Mesa. The COGCC on Thursday adopted new rules requiring companies to map, test and remove flow lines. (Photo by John Herrick)

Longmont could be testing ground for limits of local control over fracking Anti-fracking advocates...

Anti-fracking advocates hope to reinstate a ban on oil and gas drilling in Longmont, a move that could test the limits of just how...
health impacts. Elyria-Swansea

Night work to continue as I-70 construction takes toll on Elyria-Swansea residents Residents say...

Raquel Casillas, a 32-year-old who lives on 45th Street near an I-70 off-ramp in Denver, said her 8-year-old son woke her up one night...
Volunteers partnered with Larimer County Natural Resources Department to help open up a wildlife corridor in Red Mountain Open Space. (Photo by Colorado State Forest Service via Flickr: Creative Commons)

Guest Post: Colorado should build a wall – of nature

If you think it’s bad now, the worst is still to come. In a news report two weeks ago, the Colorado state demographer stated...