Monthly Archives: November 2014

Remembering Sand Creek’s men of peace

The Sand Creek Massacre poses so many questions, among them the question of what we could do to honor our peacemakers? Have we done enough to honor Black Kettle and Silas Soule? Continue reading

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China climate pact a good step not a swindle

Chuck Kutscher’s PowerPoint presentation to the Colorado Renewable Energy Society about climate change was a 90-minute roller coaster of hope and despair, rich with detail and telling images. Continue reading

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Water plan OK’d but talking will continue

Russ George spoke like a proud father, and in a way he was as the Colorado Water Conservation Board approved the draft of a state water plan. But allocation of what is arguably Colorado’s most precious resource remains the subject of contentious if generally civil debate. Continue reading

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GM’s skin in the electric car game

General Motors rep Hal Lenox makes the case that his company is now very much in the chase for alternative fuel vehicles, including a soon-to-be-released Chevy Volt. Continue reading

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Net-zero energy for small office building

Rocky Mountain Institute rethinks energy in small office buildings and hopes to be a model for small office buildings across the United States.
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Why ski towns can benefit from a carbon fee

Local good deeds in energy efficiency and renewable energy, although commendable, can never been enough as long as it’s free, absolutely free, to pollute the atmosphere. We need a national and ultimately an international fee imposed on carbon emissions.
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Hemp: the answer for whatever ails you

Can industrial hemp be one answer to the slow-motion train wreck of Ogallala aquifer depletion in eastern Colorado? That is the argument made by native son Michael Bowman. Continue reading

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Reslicing the Colorado River

Colorado River expert Eric Kuhn lays out the big picture of one of the world’s hardest-working rivers — and wonders if we aren’t already seeing the evidence of a changing climate. Continue reading

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