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Lakewood unveils plan to limit new home-building permits to 156 this year


Created: Sat, 18 Jan 2020 01:22:42 +0000

Author: John Aguilar

Lakewood's new housing cap law could constrict the number of residential permits available to developers this year to a mere 156 new units across this city of 155,000, if a plan set to go before city leaders next week is adopted.

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Metro Denver residents drive more despite rise of transit services — hampering efforts to cut air pollution


Created: Fri, 17 Jan 2020 13:00:31 +0000

Author: Bruce Finley

Metro Denver residents have been driving more, pumping tons of heat-trapping pollution into air that already violates health standards -- despite multiplying options over the past decade to ride trains, buses, bicycles, scooters and other alternatives.

Read more: Metro Denver residents drive more despite rise of transit services — hampering efforts to cut air pollution


Earth just had its hottest decade on record


Created: Thu, 16 Jan 2020 04:35:54 +0000

Author: Seth Borenstein

The decade that just ended was by far the hottest ever measured on Earth, capped off by the second-warmest year on record, two U.S. agencies reported Wednesday.

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Service reductions at RTD won’t fully address transit agency’s debilitating labor crunch


Created: Wed, 15 Jan 2020 03:43:26 +0000

Author: John Aguilar

With RTD down a total of approximately 94 bus drivers and 65 light-rail operators, largely because of high turnover, the proposed service cuts would act only as a partial salve to the agency's unsteady headcount.

Read more: Service reductions at RTD won’t fully address transit agency’s debilitating labor crunch


Climate protesters at Colorado Capitol shouldn’t be charged, Democrat says


Created: Tue, 14 Jan 2020 19:30:14 +0000

Author: Saja Hindi

Colorado lawmakers debated Tuesday morning whether 38 climate protesters should have been arrested last week for delaying the governor's State of the State speech in the Capitol.

Read more: Climate protesters at Colorado Capitol shouldn’t be charged, Democrat says


Fight over Westminster farmland gets real with first hearing


Created: Tue, 14 Jan 2020 13:00:43 +0000

Author: John Aguilar

A mounting fight over what happens to a large parcel of undisturbed farmland in the middle of Westminster is set to break into the open Tuesday, when city officials hold the first public hearing on the proposed 2,350-home Uplands development.

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Boulder County’s populations of native bird species decline in the face of development


Created: Sun, 12 Jan 2020 16:58:21 +0000

Author: John Spina

The Northern Hemisphere lost 3 billion birds, or 29% of the overall population, in the last 50 years. While the warming climate has played a demonstrative role in this decline – and will continue to do so with ever-increasing power – ornithologists in Boulder County have pointed to urban sprawl as a more immediate threat to the survival of the area’s native bird populations, without which local ecosystems cannot properly function, adding to the affects of climate change.

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Denver airport warns of development “creep” as Aurora gives blessing to new houses nearby


Created: Sun, 12 Jan 2020 13:00:39 +0000

Author: John Aguilar

Aurora last week gave a green light to the construction of potentially hundreds of houses less than half a mile from Denver International Airport's next planned runway.

Read more: Denver airport warns of development “creep” as Aurora gives blessing to new houses nearby


38 climate protesters arrested after disruption at Colorado Gov. Jared Polis’ State of the State


Created: Thu, 09 Jan 2020 18:49:32 +0000

Author: Alex Burness

Protesters urging climate action interrupted -- and then were forced out of -- the Colorado State Capitol on Thursday ahead of and during the governor's State of the State address.

Read more: 38 climate protesters arrested after disruption at Colorado Gov. Jared Polis’ State of the State


Wolves likely living in northwest Colorado, state wildlife officials say


Created: Wed, 08 Jan 2020 18:11:08 +0000

Author: Bruce Finley

Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials announced on Wednesday that they've found evidence of wolves living in northwestern Colorado, news that comes days after state election officials placed a measure to re-introduce wolves on this year's ballot.

Read more: Wolves likely living in northwest Colorado, state wildlife officials say

 
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