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Here’s where Colorado wants to capture and bury 350,000 tons of carbon dioxide each year

A pioneering carbon capture company wants to take the climate change fight to northeastern Colorado by gathering 350,000 tons of carbon dioxide a year from ethanol fermentation at plants in Yuma and Sterling and injecting it into underground wells.  Carbon America announced the project Thursday with Sterling Ethanol and Yuma Ethanol, in apparently the first […]

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Agriculture is part of the climate change problem. Colorado wants farmers’ soil to be part of the solution.

When Daniel Fullmer founded Tierra Vida Farm in 2015, he had two main priorities for his two-acre plot nestled at the base of the rugged San Juan Mountains: soil health and profitability. “Within the current paradigm of input-based agriculture, where nationally we rely on a tremendous amount of fertilizers and pesticides, we use the soil […]

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Fearing Tri-State could duck clean-energy goals, Colorado utilities commission files unprecedented protest

The Colorado Public Utilities Commission has filed a protest with federal regulators seeking to block the bid by the power provider for rural electric cooperatives to jump from state to federal oversight. The proposed switch by Westminster-based Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association is “procedurally unsound, premature, incomplete and jurisdictionally problematic,” the PUC said in its […]

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Acres of barren Boulder soil are headed to rehab (and that might just help fight climate change)

Walking toward the western edge of his farm, Marcus McCauley pauses to roll a cigarette, lighting up before jumping the fence dividing his property west of Longmont from the neighboring farm. A coyote walks across the far end of the 120 acres, traversing a patchwork landscape of exposed dirt and low greenery, pocked with prairie […]