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Denver Bets on Rental Cars to Boost EV Adoption

By Sri Taylor

To help people transition to electric vehicles, what if you start with rental cars? That’s the theory of a collaboration between rental car company Hertz Global Holdings Inc. and the city of Denver.


In California’s Imperial Valley, farmers brace for a future with less Colorado River water

By Ian James

Just north of the California-Mexico border, the All-American Canal cuts across 80 miles of barren, dune-swept desert. Up to 200 feet wide and 20 feet deep, the canal delivers the single largest share of Colorado River water to the fertile farmlands of the Imperial Valley.


The Colorado River is overused and shrinking. Inside the crisis transforming the Southwest

By Ian James and Molly Hennessy-Fiske

The Colorado River begins as melting snow, trickling from forested peaks and coursing in streams that gather in the meadows and valleys of the Rocky Mountains.
Like arteries, its major tributaries take shape across Colorado, Wyoming, Utah and New Mexico, coming together in a great river like no other — a river that travels more than 1,400 miles and has defined the rise of the American Southwest over the last century.


A river guide’s view of Lake Powell’s decline and the depths of the Colorado River crisis

By Ian James

Muddy water whizzed past as John Weisheit steered a motorboat upstream in the Colorado River. He revved the engine as the boat sped around a bend and up a riffle.


Why your electricity and gas bill is skyrocketing in Colorado

By John Frank

You’re paying more to stay warm this winter in Colorado — way more: double or triple the cost of a year ago.
“I thought there had to be some kind of mistake,” Howard Manresa told 9News. “Like what the hell is happening?” added Pam Manresa.


Colorado Wants More EVs on the Road, Without a Gas Car Ban

By Angely Mercado

Colorado’s draft EV plan includes e-bikes, electrifying larger vehicles, and setting up more charging stations.


Boulder Named Climate Action Leader by Carbon Disclosure Project

By Leah Kelleher

The City of Boulder has once again been recognized as a global leader on environmental action and transparency by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). This international nonprofit reviews environmental data provided by local governments to evaluate how well cities are tackling the climate crisis while being transparent about their progress. Boulder is among 122 cities around the world


Change urgently needed to ensure people and wildlife have access to water in the Upper Rio Grande Basin, scientists say

By Olivia Prentzel

The health of the Upper Rio Grande Basin is at risk and change is urgently needed to ensure people and wildlife continue to have access to water, a group of scientists and advocates said Thursday. 


Voters of color in Nevada, Colorado influenced by climate change, survey shows

By Kaleb Roedel

According to the African American Research Collaborative, which surveyed Black and Latino voters in 11 battleground states, climate change and extreme weather was the most important issue for 20% of Black voters in Colorado. That’s three percentage points higher than all voters nationwide.