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Can Olympics be economically viable?

The Olympics Games, both winter and summer, yield endless stories about triumph and heartbreak, the march of the human spirit. Those in South Korea have been no different. But the underlying story in most Olympics is the enormous cost to hosting cities and countries. Is there a way around this? Continue reading

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Colorado getting charged up about electric vehicles

Colorado will install fast-charging stations along highways to induce the transition to electrified vehicles. In Gunnison, you can even borrow an electric car.
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Colorado’s tools for accelerating greenhouse reductions

New report by Colorado environmental groups calls for a price on carbon as one way to help achieve urgently needed reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. Continue reading

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Chasing ice and chasing climate solutions in Colorado

Local climate action or higher-level policy advocacy? It’s a familiar argument, and it came up at Aspen as the Compact of Colorado Communities was launched. Continue reading

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Insights on net-zero energy homes in Colorado

Architects explain challenge and successes of net-zero energy home building in Colorado and what is needed to replicate these successes. 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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Roiling, roaring runoff of mountain water

The exquisite roar of roiling water in mountain creeks and rivers by Allen Best It’s that exquisite time of year in the Rocky Mountains when winter dissolves into summer and snow into water, roiling and roaring in the annual runoff … Continue reading

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Colorado and the Clean Power Plan

Colorado is in good shape to meet standards for greenhouse gas reduction specified by Clean Power Plan, but the law—if reaffirmed by federal courts—could produce a major platform for further greenhouse reduction. Continue reading

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Colorado goes to pot

Colorado’s legalization of recreational cannabis has generally gone very well, but many questions linger. Continue reading

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Vail’s caution about cannabis

While Aspen and Telluride allow cannabis retail stores in prime locations, others want to keep them at bay. Vail looks to keep them entirely out of town. It’s a matter of the municipal brand. Continue reading

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