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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...

House committee hearing on climate change sparks natural gas debate U.S. reps came to...

The first field hearing of the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis briefly turned into a cross-examination by Rep. Joe Neguse of an...

Court ruling could expedite cleanup of long-dormant uranium mines The Colorado Court of Appeals...

Recent images of the Van 4 uranium mine show a dark rig towering above a sagebrush and juniper mesa. Beside the scaffolding sit piles...
Extraction Oil & Gas well pad site near Windsor, Colorado. (Photo by Ted Wood/The Story Group)

Oil and gas emissions ‘not acceptable,’ Colorado’s top air quality regulator says The Air...

Colorado air quality regulators are ramping up efforts to slash planet-warming and ozone-forming emissions from oil and gas operations.  On Monday, the state Air Pollution...
Gross Dam in Boulder County (Photo by David Herrold via Flickr: Creative Commons)

Guest Post: NIMBYs are Earth Warriors

Last weekend I stood in the back yard of a mountain house overlooking the massive proposed expansion of Gross Dam in western Boulder County....
Americans are ditching grass lawns for water conservation

Major Western cities pay residents to rip out their lawns to save water. Why...

A new study in 2016 showed that lawns are the largest irrigated crop in America. There are over 40 million grassy acres in the continental...
Grand Junction, on the way to Arches National Park. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management will move its headquarters to Grand Junction under a plan released by the Trump Administration on Tuesday, July 16. (Photo by Desi via Flickr: Creative Commons)

Trump team releases plan to move BLM headquarters to Grand Junction 550 employees would...

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration revealed sweeping plans on Tuesday to dismantle and disperse the Bureau of Land Management, sending its current headquarters staff...
The Colorado River near Hite, Utah on Oct. 20, 2018. (Photo by John Herrick)

Analysis: Western states buy time with a 7-year Colorado River drought plan, but face...

As Midwest states struggled with record spring flooding this year, the Southwest was wrestling with the opposite problem: not enough water. On May 20,...
Sen. Cory Gardner speaks to a Chamber of Commerce group at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix in May 2018. (Photo by Greg Skidmore, via Flickr:Creative Commons)

Cory Gardner joins conservation caucus; environmentalists scoff

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) on Wednesday joined his GOP colleagues on Capitol Hill in announcing the formation of a new conservation...