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Researchers in Colorado have figured out what makes air conditioners consume so much energy. It’s not the heat.

A massive amount of energy is devoted to cooling and it’s a dirty business when it’s humid. About 52% of greenhouse gases emitted by air conditioning are attributed to dehumidifying.


Can Copper Mountain do something about climate change using its own slopes? 

The Summit County resort pledges to turn its ski runs into carbon sinks, as heat and drought threaten snowpack in the West.


Officially, heat deaths are not very common in Colorado. The reality is more complicated.

Colorado sees only a handful of heat-related deaths per year, but the statistics don’t capture heat’s more pernicious effects


Littwin: Hickenlooper never gave up on Manchin. Could that really be why Manchin never gave up on the climate bill?

Even in the darkest days, Sen. John Hickenlooper said Joe Manchin never told him negotiations were closed. Now there’s a compromise — but not a sure thing.

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Drought and irrigation demands will drain two Eastern Plains reservoirs, killing fisheries and the local economy

Colorado Parks and Wildlife has issued emergency fish salvages at Queens and Jumbo reservoirs, which will run dry this summer. Local communities are bracing for the loss of anglers.


Conservation groups sue over coal mines in Colorado, Montana

A lawsuit against Colorado environmental agencies alleges they failed to ensure that the state's largest coal mine, West Elk Mine, complied with state and federal clean air laws


Opinion: Act locally to save forests globally, and help slow climate change

Changing some of our personal and commercial habits can reduce incentives to cut down carbon-capturing forests

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Opinion: Electric vehicles make sense in cities, but not so much anywhere else

Yes, they run cleaner on the streets, but when it comes to making — and charging — them, things get dirtier

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Volunteers fan out over Boulder to record time, temp and humidity for scientists tracking climate trends nationwide

Data collected by the annual heat mapping project, led by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, helps communities combat extreme heat, which can have greater impact on economically and socially vulnerable people.


Carman: In this sizzling summer, what’s left of the mighty Colorado River still casts its spell

Glen Canyon Dam stands as a monument to hubris, as grotesque evidence of our unwillingness to face the reality of climate change.

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Sweet! The Olathe corn harvest finally begins and tender ears will be in Colorado stores this week

As 28.8 million ears of Olathe Sweet head to stores across the U.S., grower John Harold is hearing from sweet corn buyers elsewhere in the West where drought has reduced the local crop


Opinion: My patients are suffering from climate change

The warming planet is exacerbating conditions that make people sick

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Golf courses on Colorado’s Eastern Plains face existential challenge as drought tees off

A water-dependent pastime battles for sustainability on the small-town courses woven into the region’s cultural heritage


Colorado oil and gas companies said a 2019 state law would destroy them. That didn’t happen. But here’s what did.

Colorado oil and gas regulators applying the new rules set by Senate Bill 181 have plans for 1,900 wells to consider so far this year, some are already approved.


Supreme Court limits EPA’s authority to curb power plant emissions

In a blow to the fight against climate change, the Supreme Court has limited how the nation’s main anti-air pollution law can be used to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants.


Colorado to release draft of new water plan, calling it a blueprint for the state’s future

The new version of the Colorado Water Plan eyes collaborative ways to address water shortages projected to 2050


Denver will release 2,000 more e-bike vouchers for July and even more throughout summer to expand popular program 

The first round of applications for up to $1,200 off an e-bike closed out after three weeks; officials will now release new batches periodically to keep access fair.


Zornio: Fourth of July fireworks shows should be banned in Colorado

Facing increased wildfire risks and other impacts, it’s time for patriotic celebrations to go in a new direction

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Opinion: Colorado’s leadership needed to support conservation goal

3 Colorado mayors on the benefits of land restoration and preservation, and why the state should commit to the national effort

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All the cool Colorado universities and colleges have one: a mountain campus

The University of Denver is the latest higher education institution in Colorado to open a mountain campus. CU, CSU and Colorado College have had them for decades.

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