More Environment Articles

  • Greeley school parents' fury forces oil and gas driller to back down

    the Denver Post
    Updated: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    An oil and gas industry proposal to drill 19 wells within 900 feet of an elementary school in Greeley ignited such parent fury that company officials on Monday backed down. Mineral Resources Inc. officials said withdrawing their application to drill by the Frontier Academy school is...

  • Manitou to power its municipal buildings from SunShare's solar garden

    by wayne heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    Manitou Springs has agreed to buy all of the electricity for city-owned facilities from a solar array that will be built in the Security area by Colorado Springs-based SunShare, becoming what the company says is the first city in the nation to have all of its facilities powered by a...

  • PG&E pleads not guilty in fatal pipeline blast

    Updated: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric Co. pleaded not guilty Monday to a dozen felony charges stemming from alleged safety violations in a deadly 2010 natural gas pipeline explosion that leveled a suburban neighborhood in the San Francisco Bay Area. As survivors of the blast...

  • Colorado Springs residents clean, play and celebrate at Earth Day festival

    by Jesse Byrnes jesse.byrnes@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    Whether hiking rocky trails, skiing at snowy elevations or basking in spring sunshine, Coloradans are known for their outdoorsy tendencies. So when a bunch of down-to-earth, mountain-air breathing folks pitch in to clean up a park for an unofficial national environmental holiday, Earth...

  • Sierra Club calls 3-state area 'climate disrupter'

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    SALT LAKE CITY — The Sierra Club has branded a geological formation that includes portions of Utah, Colorado and Wyoming as one of six "climate disrupter" regions in the country due to its potential for major fossil fuel development. The environmental organization, in a report...

  • Cities now struggling from past fire-suppression efforts

    By MATT STEINER Matt.steiner@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    Peter Brown, the keynote speaker at the 2014 Colorado Wildland Fire Conference in Glenwood Springs, described a pattern Wednesday evening of fire suppression that began in the late 19th Century and has left 21st Century fire officials scrambling to stop the western United States from...

  • Colorado Wildfire risk predicted worsen, unless policies change

    By MATT STEINER Matt.steiner@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    Bill Hahnenberg took the mic before a packed room at Wednesday's opening day of the 2014 Colorado Wildland Fire Conference and set an ominous tone with his opening presentation. Hahnenberg's monologue painted a dark picture of a state and large section of the country that he says is...

  • Uncertainty about environmental policy changes leaves Drake decision on hold

    by monica mendoza Monica.Mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    Colorado Springs City Council should not make a hasty decision based on federal regulations when it comes to closing Martin Drake Power Plant, an energy regulations expert said Wednesday. It could be several years before additional federal regulations related to greenhouse gases and...

  • UN climate report balances science and politics

    Updated: Sat, Apr 12, 2014

    BERLIN (AP) — After racing against the clock in an all-night session, the U.N.'s expert panel on climate change was putting the final touches Saturday on a scientific guide to help governments, industries and regular people take action to stop global warming from reaching dangerous...

  • Utilities: Effectiveness of NeuStream scrubber test system will not be shared

    by Dave Philipps dave.philipps@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Apr 11, 2014

    How well did a test version of the $156 million Neumann Systems Group pollution scrubbers work on the downtown Colorado Springs power plant? Colorado Springs Utilities won't say publicly. Though the performance of the scrubbers has serious implications for air quality in the region...

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