A pair of Colorado’s most prominent Democrats stand opposed to a National Park Service plan to lethally remove a dozen bison from Grand Canyon National Park, with Gov. Jared Polis backing a last-ditch effort to relocate them to southeast Colorado.
Denver-based oil company K.P. Kauffman Company must pay $2.01 million in fines to the state of Colorado after its Oil and Gas Conservation Commission ruled the company engaged in a “pattern of violation” concerning spills, leaks and well site cleanups in Weld County.
The Bureau of Land Management's national headquarters are moving back to Washington, D.C., but the agency plans to beef up its Grand Junction office as a Western headquarters, Secretary of Interior Deb Haaland announced Friday.
WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden plans private climate talks with world leaders Friday to try to spur hard-and-fast commitments to cut climate-damaging pollution globally, following up on his livestreamed summit that saw dozens of leaders make earnest public promises to do so.
President Joe Biden on Tuesday touted technology emerging from a renewable energy lab in a Denver suburb as a central component of his plan to combat climate change while modernizing infrastructure and creating good-paying jobs.
But the panel faces a problem: they don’t know if the ideas they’re asking legislative staff to draft into bills are duplicative of legislation the General Assembly passed during previous sessions.
Denver-based Crestone Peak Resources plans to lay off 159 workers in Denver, Weld, Douglas and Arapahoe counties, according to documents filed with the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment.
With the backdrop of hundreds of acres burned in the 2016 Cold Springs fire near Nederland, Lt. Gov. Dianne Primavera and U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse, D-Lafayette, on Friday announced the creation of the Colorado Climate Corps, young people who will help with one of the most troublesome aspects of wildfires: mitigation on both public and private lands.
Temperatures across Denver reached record levels on Thursday and not much is expected to change on Friday as temperatures close in on triple-digits.
Denver broke a record high temperature on Thursday afternoon by reaching 95 degrees — one year after a record low was set.
There is an inherent tension in President Joe Biden 's climate plans between reducing emissions as fast as possible and building up U.S. manufacturing of clean energy technologies to create a strong domestic workforce.
A coalition of environmental groups is opposing the plan to move the razorback sucker in the Colorado River from endangered to threatened.
The Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission Wednesday approved the first two drilling development plans under new setback rules.
With a depositional basin of approximately 8,000 square miles, Colorado's San Luis Valley is widely considered the largest alpine valley in the world. It's roughly the size of Connecticut at 122 miles long and 74 miles wide with an average elevation of 7,664 feet. And this year, August in the valley was quite dry.
Some of metro Denver's biggest name politicians will make a pitch for rail, electric vehicles and other transit at Denver's Union Station Wednesday at 10 a.m.
Grand Junction, the largest city on the Western Slope, is a magnet for people visiting the region. But there are issues encroaching on the valley that are increasingly common to the Western United States: Drought. Fire. Fears of being overrun with recreational visitors. Water flows that are well below the 30-year average in a critical stretch of fish habitat.
Residents in North Denver and Commerce City had the highest levels of fine particle pollution of anywhere in Denver or any city in Colorado during the past three months, data collected by the state shows. The exposure risked the health of some residents.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife is urging residents to stay away from the DeWeese Reservoir after a toxic algae bloom was discovered in the water Wednesday.
Advocates for wild horses are concerned that a planned helicopter roundup in northwest Colorado next week will be inhumane and lead to the slaughter of hundreds of mustangs.
The aftermath of last year's fires are still being felt by municipal water providers who are now looking to protect water supplies from sediment coming off burned watersheds.
The Biden administration is taking steps toward restarting oil and gas leasing on federal lands and waters as it complies with a ruling by a federal judge that found its pause on new auctions to be illegal.
Native tribes have been waiting, sometimes for generations, for the federal government to fulfill its commitments tied to drinking water. Solutions may finally be on the way.
This week's summer conference for the Colorado Water Congress will bring together some of Colorado's water leaders to look at infrastructure, what's going on with the Colorado River and the status of the Waters of the USA ruling.
A federal judge has ruled the Biden administration must resume allowing oil and gas leasing on federal land and waters, but the administration is saying it will not go down without a fight.
Known as Forest Restoration and Wildfire Risk Mitigation (FRWRM) grants, the funds are being awarded to 42 applicants in 25 counties, ranging from more densely populated counties like Douglas County to more rural ones such as La Plata, Huerfano, and Archuleta counties.
I-70 through Glenwood Canyon should be open sometime Saturday afternoon, time to be determined, according to officials with the Colorado Department of Transportation.
Accurate data is critical to prove claims of clean gas.
Denver’s air quality is expected to improve by the end of this week after the city has experienced several days of thick smoke and ranked worst air quality in the world on Saturday.
On the night of Oct. 21, 2020, Jodie and Donnie Kern were looking forward to a enjoying a full rack of ribs.
The request for an investigation from Friends of the Earth, sent to the Democratic AG in an Aug. 5 letter, centers on $600,000 in political donations from 2018 made by Crestone Peak Resources to the state Senate Republicans’ campaign committee and a pair of right-leaning PACs.
The cloud of smoke that engulfed the Denver metro area over the weekend is expected to linger over the coming days, officials said.
When viewing the Northern Integrated Supply Project through the prism of Fort Collins, the downstream effects on the Poudre River are nearly all-encompassing.
Heavy smoke from wildfires in the Pacific Northwest and Canada will adversely affect the air quality in Denver and along the Front Range for the foreseeable future, officials said Thursday.
As of Aug. 3, 56.64% of the state is no longer in drought. That's up from 7.84% of the state just three months ago.
President Joe Biden will sign an executive order Thursday setting a target for half of all new vehicles sold in the United States to be electric or carbon-free by 2030 as part of a push to reduce the use of gasoline in transportation, the biggest driver of greenhouse gas emissions causing climate change.
Gov. Jared Polis on Monday said he will ask the federal government to declare Glenwood Canyon a disaster area.
Even with above-average precipitation in the last two months in all of Colorado's river basins, the state's average for this water year is still well below normal.
They want to delay a confirmation vote on Tracy Stone-Manning until there's a commitment to keep the Bureau of Land Management headquarters in Grand Junction.
Dell has stopped shipping certain highly energy-intensive gaming computers to customers in six states with new electricity consumption regulations.
Mateo Jaramillo doesn’t want to hear talk of a “breakthrough,” at least not yet. That would understate the challenge of what his startup, Form Energy, is trying to achieve and what more it has to do to accomplish its goal — providing the missing link to decarbonization of the power system.
Commuter data company Commutifi seems perfectly positioned to help large Colorado companies navigate new rules being set by the state’s health department to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from employee commuters.
The Employee Trip Reduction Program is part of legislation passed in 2019 to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Colorado and comes as businesses are recovering from a pandemic year that saw entire industries shut down and unemployment skyrocket.
On a day environmentalists issued warnings about Front Range air quality, the oil and natural gas industry is reminding the public of the value it provides Colorado in jobs and gross domestic product.
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland will be in Colorado later this week, and part of that visit could include a look at the Bureau of Land Management headquarters in Grand Junction.
The state health department completed its first round of airborne surveys this week, monitoring emission at major oil and gas sites in Boulder, Weld and Larimer counties.
This week's episode takes viewers through Colorado Politics' latest series "River Towns," which dives into the connection between the towns and the rivers running beside them, and the policies they birth.
Because the federal government owns vast swaths of land across the West, expanding shared stewardship programs, building in more flexibility to distribute more cash in new ways, and creating a new “green” timber industry to help thin ailing forests and reduce wildfire risk are all needed quickly, according to Colorado Gov. Jared Polis, who addressed a roundtable meeting with U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack.
Recruitment for a large-scale study on the health effects of "forever chemicals" will start in the Fountain Valley this month and its results could help set federal limits on the chemicals in drinking water.
Colorado's first litter of gray wolf pups since the 1940s has grown to include six pups.