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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

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

Water worries in West force professional sports teams to get creative with their turf, toilets

With scientists predicting that climate change will lead to droughts and possible water shortages throughout the West in the coming years, The Associated Press asked pro teams in the Colorado River Basin who have grass or ice playing surfaces about use and sustainability strategies

Water

Jim Morrissey: Frosty couldn’t conjure a Colorado climate change miracle

Opinion

Opinion | From Utah with love: a warning about oil trains that could be rolling through Colorado

Unless federal regulators say no. This is where you come in

Opinion Columns

Can a climate-conscious CDOT build new roads and cut greenhouse gases at the same time?

After a century of making life easier for cars and trucks, the state’s transportation agency also has the job of cutting pollution. Not everyone is on board.

Climate

KC Becker, former Colorado House speaker, appointed to lead regional EPA office

The Democrat was a prime sponsor of Senate Bill 181 in 2019, a measure that rewrote Colorado's oil and gas regulations.

Environment

Opinion: Colorado Ag can play a big role in aviation biofuels

Congressional support for sustainable aviation fuels would help the environment and boost family farms

Opinion Columns

Power companies’ plans to expand wind, solar on Colorado’s Eastern Plains meet local headwinds

To help meet targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Xcel Energy has already proposed a $1.7 billion high-voltage transmission line that would circle the Eastern Plains and ferry clean electricity to the Front Range

Environment

Zornio: Climate change is coming for your pumpkin spice, coffee, chocolate and wine

Changing the narrative on climate change to reach more popular topics such as food may help increase the sense of urgency

Opinion Columns

Opinion: It’s too easy and cheap for drillers to lease and pollute Colorado’s federal land

The oil- and gas-leasing program needs wholesale reform, before it’s too late to reverse greenhouse-gas emissions

Opinion Columns

Colorado air pollution director Garry Kaufman reassigned after conflict of interest investigation

A special investigator found a failure to report professional conflict and raised questions about Colorado’s pollution modeling. Kaufman is moved to a newly-created job less than a month later.

News

Where did the wolf pack in northwest Colorado go? Its fate remains a mystery.

and return of wolves to Colorado

Environment

Opinion: If we don’t drill for oil and gas on federal lands, we’ll buy it from Russia

Production from public lands is some of the most sustainable in the world. Banning it won’t cut global emissions or reduce costs

Opinion Columns

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

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

Zornio: Could Colorado be looking at a future without cows?

As climate change worsens and bioengineering takes off, Colorado's cattle industry faces an uncertain future

Opinion Columns

Opinion: Colorado’s leadership on methane control is reducing greenhouse gases — and increasing jobs

Only one state has more employers devoted to methane mitigation

Opinion Columns

Dick Lamm, Colorado’s former governor, is remembered for his policy, passion and prescience

Colorado political figures honored Lamm’s contributions to the state at a memorial service in Denver

Politics and Government
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