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At Colorado’s tight-lipped air pollution agency, a ‘culture of fear’ prevails

By Chase Woodruff Photo: Chase Woodruff , Colorado Newsline

Few Coloradans know the Air Pollution Control Division by name, but every time they take a breath of Rocky Mountain air, they’re impacted by the decisions it makes.


On the river with Mitt Romney and Michael Bennet: Politicians, industry heads talk drought, climate change in the West

By Kyle Dunphey Photo: Spenser Heaps , Desert News

It was supposed to take five hours. But the float from the Hittle Bottom Campground along the Colorado River to the Sandy Beach River Access, organized by Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet with the goal to talk about climate change and drought in the West, was extended an extra hour and a half.


Addressing methane: Learning from Colorado

By Barry G. Rabe

After languishing for decades as the second banana of climate change behind carbon dioxide, methane appears to be enjoying its 15 minutes of fame—with even more notoriety likely on the horizon. The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report not only confirms methane’s intensive climate impacts during its initial decades in the atmosphere but also makes a c


Climate change increases rare earth elements in Colorado’s Snake River

By Kylie Mohr Photo: Ben Trollinger , AP

The Snake River begins high in the mountains of Colorado, with headwaters near Loveland Pass. It weaves its way downstream through rocky fields to a wetland valley before cutting through Breckenridge and eventually dumping into the Dillon Reservoir. The river is important to the region: It supplies drinking water for Denver and is a popular fly-fishing spot.


Climate change isn’t coming in the future, it’s already here. This is how it’s impacting your everyday life.

By Michael Booth Photo: William Woody , Colorado Sun

When Virginia Iglesias goes climbing in Eldorado Canyon or skis the Gore Range, she tries to block out all the big data she collects as a researcher for the University of Colorado’s Earth Lab climate change section. But it’s hard to ignore.


Plants Could Be Even Better At Fighting Climate Change. A Boulder Garden Shows Ozone Is Holding Them Back

By Sam Brasch Photo: Kevin J. Beaty , Denverite

Unlike most gardeners, Danica Lombardozzi doesn’t look for tomatoes and cucumbers at the end of the summer. The climate scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research instead searches her “ozone garden” for brown and black splotches.


Biden turns to Colorado to pitch investments in clean energy to combat climate change

By Alexandra Jaffe and Darlene Superville Photo: Associated Press

 While legislators craft the details back in Washington, President Joe Biden is pitching his massive domestic spending package with a visit to a renewable energy lab in Colorado to highlight how the investments in clean energy in his plan would help combat climate change.


Climate Change Prompts High Temperatures in Colorado, Presenting Major Health Risk

By Precious Smith

Scientists at the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) and National Jewish Health published Research findings on the 13th of September in the Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology which show that climate change has boosted ground-level ozone – a respiratory irritant that is affecting Colorado residents.


Mudslide on scenic Colorado highway tests limits of aging infrastructure in era of climate change

By Vicky Collins

 The flash flood roared down Glenwood Canyon with such force that it changed the course of the Colorado River. Torrents of mud, boulders as big as cars and toppled trees plunged down towering walls of rock carved over millennia.


New Colorado Climate Corps To ‘Tackle The Climate Crisis’

By Danielle Chavira

 Colorado leaders announced they are joining forces with the Colorado Interagency Climate Team to create the Colorado Climate Corps. Lt. Gov. Dianne Primavera and U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse, who represents Colorado’s 2nd Congressional District, both made the announcement last week.