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Why climate change is making it harder to peep leaves

In Denver, high temperatures have left “dead, dry edges of leaves” early in the season, said Michael Sundberg, a certified arborist in the area

Climate

Polis administration pushing green agenda, but isn’t objecting to coal mine royalty cuts worth millions

Despite stated federal and state policy to phase out the dirty fossil fuel across the economy, all of Colorado’s coal mines got lucrative 2020 royalty breaks, costing local and national governments big money.

Environment

Glenwood Springs is still dealing with the effects of a long I-70 closure this summer. Federal aid is a lifeline.

After a summer of record profits was interrupted by the disastrous shutdown of I-70 through Glenwood Canyon, locals are looking to build community resilience.

Business

Michael Bennet, Mitt Romney see the effects of climate change during bipartisan float down Colorado River

With a crew that included a tribal leader, Utah state politicians, scientists, water-guardians, ranchers and environmentalists, the two senators donned river sandals and PFDs and joined their wives for a float on the Colorado River

Environment

New fence at the edge of Cielo Vista Ranch interrupts 150-year-old religious pilgrimage

10-foot-tall wildlife fence interrupting historic stations of the cross is latest strike in the decades-long squabble between wealthy landowners and Sangre de Cristo Land Grant descendants in the San Luis Valley.

Equity

Whistleblowers raised valid concerns about Colorado air pollution monitoring, probe finds, but problems were unintentional

An independent investigation commissioned by the Attorney General also says boss of Air Pollution Control Division should have disclosed his prior work for Newmont Corp. when a pollution permit for a Teller County mine came before him.

Environment

Your definitive – for now – Q&A for electric vehicles in Colorado

What you need to know about how to pick an EV, what subsidy you might get, where to charge it, what “range anxiety” means, and how Coloradans are totally geeking out on their statistics.

Environment

Why have gray wolves failed to gain a foothold in Colorado?

The Green River Corridor holds the promise of a pathway for gray wolves to disperse from Wyoming to Colorado. So why aren’t they using it?

Environment

WHO says air pollution caps should be much tougher in Colorado, U.S.

Influential world health monitor issues strict guidelines calling for steep cuts to ozone and particulate PM2.5 emissions in Front Range counties that saw sharp spikes in both this past summer.

Environment

Colorado River drought projections grow more dire

The Bureau of Reclamation recently declared the first-ever shortage on the Colorado River, which means Arizona, Nevada and Mexico will get less water than normal next year

Environment

Fine against KP Kauffman for leaks and spills upped to second largest ever by Colorado oil and gas regulators

Denver-based operator is facing $2 million fine for 22 violations at 7 sites. Founder says low oil prices, regulators, other oil companies and landowners hampered efforts.

Business

Citizen scientist records retreat of Colorado glaciers one ski run at a time

Public policy analyst Jonah Siefer has skied every month of the last three years and his casual observations mirror those of climate scientists tracking the loss of ice fields.

Climate

Xcel Energy’s new electric vehicle incentives include used-car rebates, wiring homes for chargers

Colorado’s dominant utility wins praise for expanding access to electrification at home. They have new and used EV rebates based on income, and will help in buying a faster charger and getting it wired safely

Environment

Cleanup of abandoned mines could get boost under congressional infrastructure bill, relieving rivers

Abandoned coal mines are concentrated along the Appalachian Mountains, with clusters also dotting the Midwest and Rocky Mountains

Environment

A long-languishing Pueblo subdivision could become one of Colorado’s largest zero-energy communities

The environmentally friendly homes would make up just a tiny portion of the North Vista Highlands neighborhood. Developers think they will lure buyers looking for solar-ready homes built from nontoxic materials.

Housing

Colorado regulators move forward with controversial new rule to slash greenhouse gas emissions

“We can’t keep doing the same thing over and over” to cut oil and gas emissions, strategist says as first-in-the-nation “intensity target” regulation moves on to full hearing in December.

Environment

Bureau of Land Management headquarters will head from Colorado back to Washington, Biden administration says

Interior Secretary Deb Haaland said that Grand Junction will be the agency's western headquarters and that its presence in the city will grow

Politics and Government

Northwest Colorado wild horse roundup ends with 70% of the herd removed from Sand Wash Basin

About 100 fewer horses than expected were rounded up via helicopter after national outcry and a plea from Gov. Jared Polis

Environment

Climate change isn’t coming in the future, it’s already here. This is how it’s impacting your everyday life.

Choking on ozone spikes, losing favorite hiking spots like Hanging Lake, sweating through fall school days — climate change is now.

Environment

Wolves may need protections after states expand hunting, Biden administration says

The position is an abrupt turnaround for agency officials who spent years in court defending their decision under the Obama administration to allow wolves to be hunted and trapped

Environment
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