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Trump rollback of mileage standards guts climate change push


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 13:51:20 +0000

Author: Ellen Knickmeyer, Tom Krisher

The Trump administration rolled back ambitious Obama-era vehicle mileage standards Tuesday, raising the ceiling on damaging fossil fuel emissions for years to come and gutting one of the United States' biggest efforts against climate change.

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Not Colorado’s first pandemic: What we can learn from the Spanish flu


Created: Sun, 29 Mar 2020 12:00:39 +0000

Author: John Aguilar

The struggle against one of the worst pandemics in world history -- the Spanish flu — could yield lessons for today's battle against the deadly and still spreading coronavirus.

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Colorado parks and trails fill up as coronavirus leads to cabin fever


Created: Sat, 21 Mar 2020 12:00:34 +0000

Author: John Aguilar, John Meyer

With almost all schools, entertainment venues and some workplaces now closed in Colorado, restless residents are heading to one of the few places they can still go: the great outdoors.

Read more: Colorado parks and trails fill up as coronavirus leads to cabin fever


Colorado Gov. Jared Polis’ handling of coronavirus crisis earns mostly praise so far


Created: Tue, 17 Mar 2020 12:00:56 +0000

Author: John Aguilar

Policy leaders and politicians are largely giving Gov. Jared Polis high marks for his response so far to COVID-19 as the virus-borne disease continues its relentless march across Colorado, prompting long-term closures of businesses and cancellations of events that will have devastating impacts on workers' livelihoods and abilities to support their families for months to come.

Read more: Colorado Gov. Jared Polis’ handling of coronavirus crisis earns mostly praise so far


$18 million fine proposed in fatal Firestone home explosion


Created: Thu, 12 Mar 2020 15:45:10 +0000

Author: John Aguilar

State energy regulators on Thursday said they will seek to fine a subsidiary of Occidental Petroleum Corp. $18.25 million in connection to the deadly explosion at a home in Firestone nearly three years ago that a federal probe determined was caused by natural gas leaking from a severed underground pipe.

Read more: $18 million fine proposed in fatal Firestone home explosion


Colorado mountain snowpack in “good spot” for water supply heading into spring


Created: Mon, 09 Mar 2020 12:00:23 +0000

Author: Bruce Finley

Colorado's mountain snow is measuring slightly higher than normal for this time of year, a vulnerable moment for cities and food growers ahead of spring, boosting confidence that water for crops, cattle and a growing population will be adequate.

Read more: Colorado mountain snowpack in “good spot” for water supply heading into spring


PHOTOS: Annual bison auction raises $40K for conservation program


Created: Fri, 06 Mar 2020 23:35:57 +0000

Author: RJ Sangosti

Denver Parks & Recreation held its annual Bison Auction at Genesee Bison Ranch on March 6, 2020. According to a press release from Denver Parks & Recreation, this year's sale of thirty-five young bison raised $40,050. The annual auction keeps the herd's population size at a healthy level. The herds are descended from the last wild bison in North America and were originally established at Denver’s City Park by the Denver Zoo and the City of Denver. The herd was moved to Genesee Park in 1914 and expanded to Daniels Park in 1938.

Read more: PHOTOS: Annual bison auction raises $40K for conservation program


Suncor to pay up to $9 million settlement for air-pollution violations since 2017


Created: Fri, 06 Mar 2020 18:52:01 +0000

Author: Conrad Swanson

Suncor Energy will pay up to $9 million as part of a settlement for multiple air-pollution violations since 2017 at its oil refinery north of Denver, state public health officials announced Friday.

Read more: Suncor to pay up to $9 million settlement for air-pollution violations since 2017


RTD’s latest plan would restore some bus lines slated for elimination


Created: Thu, 05 Mar 2020 21:11:09 +0000

Author: John Aguilar

RTD is backing away from some of the service cuts to bus and train lines that it first proposed late last year to deal with an ongoing labor shortage at the sprawling agency, as hundreds of passengers have shown up recently to a series of public meetings to sound off on the changes.

Read more: RTD’s latest plan would restore some bus lines slated for elimination


Trump credits Gardner in deal to boost conservation, national parks maintenance


Created: Wed, 04 Mar 2020 20:29:18 +0000

Author: Matthew Daly

Senate leaders and the Trump administration have reached an election-year deal to double spending on a popular conservation program and devote more than a $1 billion a year to clear a growing maintenance backlog at national parks.

Read more: Trump credits Gardner in deal to boost conservation, national parks maintenance

 
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