Category Archives: Colorado

At the edge in the Colorado River headwaters

Nothing can be quite so delightful as the first trickle of a great river. A report from the headwaters of a Colorado River tributary on the edge of spring. Continue reading

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Colorado starts preparing for return of wolves

Colorado wildlife officials have started talking about when, instead of whether, wolves will recolonize the state. What a difference from 2004. Continue reading

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Rocky Mountain Greenway’s neighborhoods to nature

With Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and former Interior Secretary Ken Salazar wheeling down a path, another segment of the Rocky Mountain Greenway was opened Saturday. It seeks to connect neighborhoods to nature. But what nature? Continue reading

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Colorado’s new water law tells feds butt out

The “message” that Colorado legislators sent the federal government about water was approved unanimously, but below the veneer remains strong disagreements. Continue reading

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Colorado’s vanishing glaciers

Colorado has few glaciers, and they’re small. Soon, they will likely vanish, report researchers after observing the decline of ice in Arikaree Glacier. Continue reading

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Colorado’s legislative green agenda

Colorado legislators have a limited appetite for an ambitious green agenda this session, but expect bills about drilling and the Clean Power Plan. Continue reading

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Self-driving cars on I-70

Road X represents the Colorado Department of Transportation’s intentions to be at the forefront of accommodating self-driving cars, and data sources are being set up along I-70 for eventual car-to-car communication.
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Bottom of Colorado’s water barrel

After almost 150 years of yoking its rivers with dams, canals and other water infrastructures, Colorado is substantially out of raw water to develop. If it doesn’t have an empty water bucket, the bottom is visible. Continue reading

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Our energy of the future: flexible, decentralized, and diverse

Instead of energy-on-demand we’ll have energy-just-in-time is how one speaker in Denver described the energy system of the future. Others talked about different storage methods, more distributed energy, and greater diversity of sources. Continue reading

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Swiping after the EPA Animas spill

It was easy to blame the EPA for causing the pollution that turned the Animas River in southwestern Colorado psychedelic. But context matters entirely in this case. And more broadly, the EPA has plenty of successes to its credit. Continue reading

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