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Colorado wildfires should rekindle action on climate crisis

Amidst the chaos of a novel coronavirus and historic presidential elections, Coloradans have been starkly reminded of another threat looming large — climate change. As...

Wildfire updates: 130,000 acres burned as hot, dry weather continues

Four major wildfires have burned an area of more than 130,000 acres across Colorado in recent weeks, causing evacuations, highway closures and potentially hazardous...

Polis administration faces second lawsuit over delayed climate regulations

A second environmental group has filed a lawsuit against the state of Colorado over a landmark 2019 climate-change law, alleging that Gov. Jared Polis’...

Gov. Polis visits two Western Slope wildfires as two others ignite,...

Gov. Jared Polis visited with local officials and firefighting crews at command centers near two wildfires on Colorado's Western Slope on Friday morning, as...

Colorado congressman Neguse launches overhaul of federal pesticide rules

Boulder’s U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse is leading the first attempt in decades to overhaul national pesticide regulations. The Colorado Democrat is sponsoring a bill in...

Colorado should act now to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

By Sheela Mahnke How do you know it’s summer in Colorado? Sadly, it’s not just because of the beauty of the hikes you might be...

‘Extremely active and fast-moving’: Western Slope wildfires continue to grow

A pair of major wildfires on Colorado's Western Slope have spread rapidly in recent days and are expected to continue to grow on Wednesday...

Pine Gulch Fire poised to crack state’s top 10 largest wildfires

Two major wildfires burning on the Western Slope have forced evacuations, shut down Colorado's main east-west interstate and are poised to blanket the Front...

Scientists identify 14 species among hundreds of mystery seeds sent to...

Mustard. Cabbage. Morning glory. Mint. Sage. That’s not a shopping list for a visit to the plant nursery. It’s five of the types of seeds...

Higher fees on Colorado oil and gas production approved amid falling...

Facing a revenue shortfall amid plummeting prices and production levels, Colorado regulators have approved a plan to increase the fees paid by oil and...

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