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Suncor refinery north of Denver faces state review of outdated permits, plans $300 million push to be “better not bigger”


Created: Sun, 29 Nov 2020 17:38:07 +0000

Author: Bruce Finley

Suncor's refinery malfunctioned 108 times over the past five years. That's an average of about one breakdown every three weeks -- visible when putrid yellow grit wafts over Denver.

Read more: Suncor refinery north of Denver faces state review of outdated permits, plans $300 million push to be “better not bigger”


Indoor dining restrictions aren’t helping Colorado’s recycling problem


Created: Sun, 29 Nov 2020 13:00:08 +0000

Author: John Aguilar

As exploding COVID-19 numbers close down indoor dining in more than two dozen Colorado counties, restaurants are once again turning to pickup and delivery orders as their lifeline to staying in business. But with that surge in to-go eating comes yet another -- if rarely mentioned -- scourge of the COVID-19 pandemic: mounds and mounds of takeaway trash.

Read more: Indoor dining restrictions aren’t helping Colorado’s recycling problem


Trump administration moves ahead on gutting bird protections


Created: Fri, 27 Nov 2020 17:26:19 +0000

Author: Ellen Knickmeyer, Matthew Brown

The Trump administration moved forward Friday on gutting a longstanding federal protection for the nation's birds, over objections from former federal officials and many scientists that billions more birds will likely perish as a result.

Read more: Trump administration moves ahead on gutting bird protections


Colorado recycling drops, and state is working to fix that


Created: Sun, 22 Nov 2020 17:19:01 +0000

Author: The Associated Press

From 2018 to 2019, the state’s recycling rate dropped to 15.9% from 17.2%, far below the national average of 35%, according to an annual report released by Eco-Cycle and the Colorado Public Interest Research Group.

Read more: Colorado recycling drops, and state is working to fix that


Trump slams Paris climate agreement Biden intends to rejoin


Created: Sun, 22 Nov 2020 17:11:49 +0000

Author: Deb Riechmann, Aya Batrawy

President Donald Trump railed against the Paris climate accord on Sunday, telling world leaders at a virtual summit that the agreement was designed to cripple the U.S. economy, not save the planet.

Read more: Trump slams Paris climate agreement Biden intends to rejoin


Brighton, Adams County preserve nearly 80 acres of farmland from development


Created: Wed, 18 Nov 2020 13:00:34 +0000

Author: John Aguilar

Brighton and Adams County teamed up with The Conservation Fund this week to preserve 79 acres of farmland along 144th Avenue and Sable Boulevard, just south of Brighton, in a traditionally agricultural area recently designated as Historic Splendid Valley.

Read more: Brighton, Adams County preserve nearly 80 acres of farmland from development


Thornton warns of looming water shortage that could hamper long-term growth in the northern suburb


Created: Sun, 15 Nov 2020 13:00:42 +0000

Author: John Aguilar

"A water issue for Thornton is not just a Thornton issue. It's an issue for surrounding communities too. There's no benefit to having one community short on resources."

Read more: Thornton warns of looming water shortage that could hamper long-term growth in the northern suburb


CU researchers link prehistoric wildfires to climate change


Created: Sat, 14 Nov 2020 23:09:47 +0000

Author: Katie Langford

University of Colorado Boulder researchers have found that climate change spurred wildfires across much of the planet millions of years ago, with implications that human-caused climate change could have similar impacts in the future.

Read more: CU researchers link prehistoric wildfires to climate change


Judge blasts Trump administration’s “sloppy” climate analysis in oil case


Created: Sat, 14 Nov 2020 04:33:23 +0000

Author: Matthew Brown

A U.S. federal court once again blocked new oil and gas drilling permits on Wyoming public lands in a ruling Friday that rebuked the Trump administration for its “sloppy and rushed” analysis of climate change impacts.

Read more: Judge blasts Trump administration’s “sloppy” climate analysis in oil case


Colorado looks to Biden for help tackling climate and environmental challenges


Created: Thu, 12 Nov 2020 13:00:27 +0000

Author: Bruce Finley

As climate warming clobbers the West, Colorado officials facing rising costs from wildfires, shrinking water supplies and worsening air pollution are embracing the shift from the Trump administration to a Biden team they see as more aligned with state environmental priorities.

Read more: Colorado looks to Biden for help tackling climate and environmental challenges

 
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