An international group of researchers looking at the impact of climate change on barley production concluded during very bad years, a warming climate could double the cost of a six-pack of beer in the U.S. and put the cost of a cold brewski out of reach in some developing economies, such as China. (Jeremy Martinez, Special to The Colorado Sun)

Climate change could double the cost of beer. We are not kidding.

U.S. brewers relatively safe because so much barley is grown here, but in periods of extreme heat and drought, Irish consumers could see $20 added to the price of a six-pack.

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Deep mountain snow raised Lake Mead, Lake Powell water lines. But for the first time, supply cuts loom downstream.

The Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan inked this spring is triggering “a new era” of mandatory cuts for Arizona and Nevada

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Colorado commission votes 8-1 to adopt zero-emissions vehicle mandate after three-day hearing

Colorado's adoption of ZEV rule means more electric vehicles will be on sale in the state. Commissioner Tom Gonzales voting against the rule.