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Environment/Energy

Dear government, pay me for my losses. Inside Amendment 74, a ballot measure that...

Imagine you are a property owner. One day, you decide you want to use your land to develop a sand and gravel operation. You...

PARCHED: Climate change and growth pushing CO toward a water crisis Gov. John Hickenlooper's...

Editor's note: This story is the latest in The Colorado Independent's ongoing series, PARCHED, which tracks Colorado's water plan and water supplies in the...
Silver Creek Elementary, in Thornton. Oil and gas operations are 350 feet away from the playground. (Photo by Ted Wood/The Story Group.)

Ask the Indy: Analyzing seven big questions about Colorado’s ballot fight over oil-and-gas setbacks...

Colorado Independent readers John Fielder and Daniel Montaño were among several who wanted us to look more closely at Proposition 112. If you have...

Keefe: Spin cycle

National Parks are warming twice as fast as the U.S. overall Climate change poses...

Climate change is having an outsized impact on national parks in the United States, according to research conducted by scientists at the National Park...

Two candidates for this rural Senate seat push different solutions to looming water shortages...

CARBONDALE - At the head of the Crystal River Valley, automated sprinklers trundle across fields that hug Highway 133, scattering precious water over green...

Guest Post: I investigated the ‘unclear danger’ of Rocky Flats. Here’s why I’ll hike...

I'm going on a hike tomorrow, and I’ve never been more prepared. I’ve got granola bars in my backpack, ice water in my bottle,...

EPA’s methane rule rollback won’t apply to Colorado but could cause headaches down the...

A new Environmental Protection Agency proposal to weaken the rules governing methane emissions would not directly affect Colorado, but, if adopted, the new rules...

Community pleads in vain with Denver board in bid to thwart I-70 construction plan

For nearly three hours on Thursday night, a steady stream of Denverites — citizens, activists, lawyers and politicians — implored the city’s Board of...

Greene: In memory of High Country News’ Ed Marston

Colorado, the West, and western journalism have lost a treasure in Ed Marston. And I have lost a dear friend. The former longtime publisher...