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FCC visits Denver to tout free internet subsidy that 80% of eligible Coloradans are ignoring

About 80% of Colorado households eligible for $30 to $75 a month to pay for internet service don’t seem to want the free benefit.  Or perhaps, they just don’t know about it. That’s why Geoffrey Starks, a commissioner with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, dropped by A.B. Hirschfeld Towers in Denver on Wednesday. He wanted […]

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Researchers in Colorado have figured out what makes air conditioners consume so much energy. It’s not the heat.

This just in from the laboratory: When it comes to the air conditioner chugging away in the window, it’s not the heat — but the humidity that’s causing it to work overtime. An analysis by researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden found that on average more than half of the energy used […]

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Volunteers fan out over Boulder to record time, temp and humidity for scientists tracking climate trends nationwide

Pat Meyers and Deborah Rylander took a drive around Boulder Friday afternoon. Their cruise in a white Audi, with a heat sensor affixed to a window, was part of one of the largest heat-mapping projects in the U.S. The project, which required the help of almost a hundred volunteers, was part of an annual project […]