Environment

Business Primary category in which blog post is published

A Fort Collins chocolate maker has the world’s largest selection of single-origin bars, but that’s not its purpose

The craft chocolate world is small, confusing and pricey. But this niche wants to educate consumers about where cacao comes from and how much it really costs to grow beans and make chocolate.

Energy Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado drillers, enviros near accord on groundwater protection rules. The only rub: How much to protect?

While Colorado regulators wrangle over air quality and community safety, industry and environmental groups have found lots of common ground -- beneath the surface.

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado’s strong 2019 snowpack decreased bark beetle impact on trees

The cold, wet spring followed by warm rains led to fungi germinating on aspen leaves and causing kill spots

Energy Primary category in which blog post is published

BLM withdraws western Colorado land from oil and gas lease sale

The withdrawn land is located in Mesa, Jackson, Moffat and Rio Blanco counties

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

As forests burn in Colorado and around the world, drinking water is at risk

Denver Water, which serves 1.4 million customers, discovered “the high cost of being reactive” after ash and sediment runoff from two large, high-intensity fires, in 1996 and 2002, clogged a reservoir

Outdoors Primary category in which blog post is published

Mountain athletes push progress over perfection in climate fight

Protect Our Winters’ embrace of “imperfect advocacy” is designed to motivate large-scale action on climate change. “We can’t afford to have anyone be silent right now," said athlete Caroline Gleich.

Outdoors Primary category in which blog post is published

Nearly half of Americans didn’t go outside to recreate in 2018. That has the outdoor industry worried.

Sobering statistics in the Outdoor Participation Report show even kids are staying inside. “We should really be concerned as a nation that we are becoming an indoor nation,” Outdoor Foundation boss Lise Aangeenbrug says.

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Millions in oil, gas taxes may have been lost because Colorado regulators didn’t enforce reporting rules

A scathing audit -- which comes after Colorado tightened oil and gas regulations last year -- found the top drillers in the state failed to file thousands of production reports from 2016 to 2018

Outdoors Primary category in which blog post is published

West Slope lawmaker tries to pump the brakes on Colorado wolf reintroduction

Democratic Sen. Kerry Donovan’s bill would delay wolf management to study and fund compensation for lost livestock. It would also cancel a plan to bring back the predators if a “self-sustaining population” is confirmed.