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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Opinion: The 3 biggest contributors to our sickly air: wildfires, fracking, and auto emissions
As if we don’t already have enough to worry about, the quality of the air we breathe is rapidly slipping well beyond agreed health standards. From Colorado Springs to Fort Collins, low-level ozone is causing stinging eyes and throats, chest pains, coughing, and breathing difficulty. We notice this in particular when winds from wildfires blow […]
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The road to greenhouse gas cuts: Are Colorado drivers ready?
When Colorado’s greenhouse gas battle comes to her Wheat Ridge driveway, Jan Rose will be ready. Rose believes heart and soul that if the state wants to hit benchmarks of 90% cuts to polluting emissions by 2050, Coloradans will have to drive less, and if they do drive, use a clean electric car. Recent successful […]