University of Colorado

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Are Colorado’s oil and gas and recreation industries all that different? Economists say no — and we need to protect them both

Both industries have impacts on land and rural communities, but “we can coexist” in pursuit of economic diversity, say promoters of recreation and energy

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At Colorado College, where tuition runs $71,000, many new in-state students will pay just a fraction — or nothing at all

The Colorado Springs liberal arts school has launched the “Colorado Pledge,” an effort to attract more Colorado students and eliminate sticker shock that might prevent them from applying

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As the women-only Colorado Classic kicks off, two star riders show how hard it is to survive in the pro peloton

The Colorado Classic, which begins Thursday, will feature 96 of the world’s top women cyclists -- including former CU teammates -- bent on establishing a sustainable model for pro racing in the U.S.

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Wildlife roam where U.S. once made nuclear and chemical arms, like at Colorado’s Rocky Mountain Arsenal and Rocky Flats

An astonishing array of animals and habitats flourished on six obsolete weapons complexes — mostly for nuclear or chemical arms — because the sites banned the public and other intrusions for decades

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A tiny garden in Boulder is showing signs of stress from smog. The scientist behind it is thrilled.

Four types of plants growing near the entrance to NCAR are part of a nationwide network of gardens where citizen scientists and climate researchers collect data about the impact of ground-level ozone

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A new Colorado report tries to show what higher education is worth. The value is clearer for some degrees than others.

Colorado students, especially would-be teachers, are making cost-benefit choices of their own and switching to more lucrative programs

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Climate change is transforming Western forests. And that could have big consequences far beyond wildfires.

The heat of a warming planet, like an artist’s palette knife on a canvas, etches its way across Western forests, slowly altering ecosystems that have flourished for centuries.

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Controversy over Denver Water’s Gross Reservoir expansion offers a glimpse into water woes in the West

Raising the 55-year-old dam near Boulder is essential to keep a stable water supply in a changing climate, utility says. Residents insist conservation could be just as effective.