Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

New attack ad from oil and gas industry ally blasts Gov. Jared Polis and Democrats for “junk science”

Defend Colorado launched a campaign to undercut a new state-commissioned study showing potential health impacts from drilling operations

Health Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado abortion rates keep declining. Free IUDs and easier access to the pill are the reason.

Health officials say Colorado has made huge progress in access to birth control in recent years

Health Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado had to release a health report. So it paid muralists to do it with paint.

A climate change tableau — the first of eight murals on health — is up in Fraser as the state tries to bring some color to sometimes stuffy reports.

Health Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado has the highest teen vaping rate in the country. Why hasn’t it seen more cases of lung illness?

The state Health Department has a team of epidemiologists hunting for answers -- and overlooked cases

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

Aurora spent $34 million on water from a toxic mine. It’s not as crazy as it sounds.

The plan to tap the aquifer above Park County's London Mine could provide a template for how thirsty cities can draw on new sources of clean water, while also cleaning up polluted mine runoff

Opinion: Electric vehicles are the future for Colorado

The Air Quality Control Commission has the opportunity to ensure Coloradans have access to the best-performing, cheapest to operate and cleanest cars on the market.

Opinion
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Denver, northern Colorado fall short on EPA clean air rules

The move was expected after Democratic Gov. Jared Polis said in March the state wouldn't ask for an exemption based on pollution drifting into Colorado from China and elsewhere

Health Primary category in which blog post is published

How Colorado’s rural education network went from teaching home economics to fighting the opioid epidemic

Colorado State University is banking that its extension agents, trusted and well-known in their communities, can use their local star power to reach vulnerable families