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Ski resorts invest millions in more efficient snowmaking as some question continuing the practice during a drought

Snowpack in the U.S. West has decreased by about 20% in the last century

Outdoors

Data may be Colorado’s best bet to mitigate increasing wildfire risk on the Front Range

Climate and fire experts say they must now do even more to layer new sensor technology atop decades of firefighting experience to prevent more fires like the one that devastated Louisville and Superior.

Wildfire

Zornio: Climate change is not enough of a focus in Colorado’s 2022 legislative start

Two weeks after the most destructive wildfire in Colorado’s history, lawmakers appear ready to downplay the climate crisis

Opinion Columns

Carman: Rebuilding from the Marshall fire should be a model of climate adaptation

By not planning for climate change, not working to mitigate risk and failing to build sustainable systems, we set ourselves up for more multibillion-dollar disaster response efforts

Opinion Columns

Opinion: The Marshall fire showed climate change has come to our backyard

It is infinitely better to prevent a fire than it is to help the victims deal with their loss

Opinion Columns

Environmental groups launch six-figure ad campaign pressuring Colorado’s governor to act on abandoned oil and gas wells

The groups behind the campaign, which comes as Gov. Jared Polis is gearing up for a reelection push, are the Sierra Club, ProgressNow Colorado, LOGIC Colorado and Colorado Rising

Politics and Government

Nebraska will spend $500 million to claim South Platte River water from Colorado

Colorado has identified 282 new South Platte River Basin projects of its own to meet the demands of the fast-growing metro area

Environment

Opinion: The fire in my legislative district had roots in the fossil fuels we put in our cars

Preventing another Marshall Fire will require reducing greenhouse gases. And that’s just the start.

Opinion Columns

Drew Litton: From the ashes of the Marshall fire, Colorado kindness rises

Opinion

“Where do we go to escape this?” The Marshall fire is Colorado’s new reality.

The Marshall fire’s spread through a densely developed, urban environment made one thing clear: Very few parts of Colorado are completely safe from wildfire.

Marshall Fire

Opinion: Devastating Colorado fires cap a year of climate disasters, with one side of the country too wet, the other too dry

Officials said the winds were so strong, there was little firefighters could do but evacuate homes and businesses in the fires’ paths

Opinion

First-in-the-U.S. rules that give oil and gas industry leeway in slashing emissions OK’d in Colorado

Not everyone is happy about the latitude the state Air Quality Control Commission gave operators, but the goal is to cut methane, “not vilify the oil and gas industry.”

Business

Opinion: For Colorado’s ski industry, reversing climate change is practical, not political

The federal Build Back Better Act will protect a $4.8 billion industry from ruin

Opinion Columns

Renewable Water Resources wants Douglas County as the first customer for its San Luis Valley water export plan

The start up led by former Colorado Gov. Bill Owens and his former deputy chief of staff Sean Tonner, proposed a $20 million investment of COVID recovery money to lock in future water for Douglas County at rates cheaper than Front Range cities pay today

Politics and Government

Drew Litton: Packing up the precious Colorado snowpack

Opinion

Colorado voters typically reject tax hikes. There’s an exception when it comes to funding parks and trails.

Open space advocates hope the recent support for protection of outdoor spaces is not a pandemic blip but a border-to-border commitment to conservation.

Outdoors

Colorado could stuff its CO2 deep in the ground to slow climate change

Carbon sequestration may be a small piece of the greenhouse puzzle now, but underground sites show promise for cooling the planet’s future.

Environment

Xcel promises to speed closure of coal-fired Comanche 3 electric plant. Environmental groups are unsatisfied.

Comanche 3 is by far the biggest polluter in the state, but the agreement with regulators allows Xcel leeway to add natural gas powered generation -- which also has climate costs

Environment

Littwin: Now that Biden’s big climate and safety-net bill has passed the House, shouldn’t we discuss what’s in it?

Don’t count on much of a deep dive. Most of what we’ll hear will be limited to whatever Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema say they’ll vote for.

Opinion Columns

Colorado dangles free transit on bad pollution days. But will there be anyone to ride? Or drive?

Northern Colorado transit systems struggling to lure back riders can’t restore full service because there aren’t enough drivers and that may be keeping customers away.

Environment
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