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  • Colorado Springs recycling nonprofit joins national network

    By rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Updated: 18 hr ago

    Since its founding in 2009, Blue Star Recyclers of Colorado Springs has operated as a social enterprise - a nonprofit that employs for-profit business practices but creates a positive social impact. In Blue Star's case, it hires people with autism and other disabilities. Now, Blue...

  • Colorado Springs Utilities' incentives for energy savers might not grow in 2015

    By monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: 19 hr ago

    Colorado Springs Utilities offers millions each year in incentives to customers who buy energy-saving appliances and lights, but that program won't grow in 2015. Instead, the Colorado Springs City Council, which doubles as the Utilities Board, moved a proposed increase of $1.9 million...

  • Blog: Utilities recognized for water conservation work

    Monica Mendoza
    Updated: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    Colorado Springs Utilities is the winner of the 2014 “WaterSense Partner of the Year” award. The team celebrated Wednesday at the Colorado Springs Utilities Board meeting. The award comes from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which publicly recognized Utilities was honored...

  • Summit County mine gets pollution-prevention plug

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Sun, Oct 19, 2014

    DILLON — State and local officials are marking a milestone for Summit County's environmental cleanup efforts by plugging part of the abandoned Pennsylvania Mine east of Keystone, tackling one of Summit County's biggest environmental headaches. On Friday, County Commissioner Karn...

  • Satellite sees hot spot of methane in four corners area

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Oct 9, 2014

    WASHINGTON — A surprising hot spot of the potent global-warming gas methane hovers over part of the southwestern U.S., according to satellite data. That result hints that U.S. Environmental Protection Agency considerably underestimates leaks of methane, which is also called natural...

  • California becomes first state to ban plastic bags

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags at grocery and convenience stores, driven to action by pollution in streets and waterways. A national coalition of plastic bag manufacturers immediately said it would...

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