More Environment Articles

  • Hickenlooper: Legislation on fracking crucial

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Aug 6, 2014

    DENVER — Gov. John Hickenlooper said Wednesday that legislation should result next year from a commission he has created to study hydraulic fracturing in Colorado. Hickenlooper called for a commission to study fracking as a compromise to prevent four competing ballot proposals from...

  • Mountain Equipment Recyclers Inc. giving away $50 vouchers to celebrate donation milestone

    By Lance Benzel lance.benzel@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Aug 6, 2014

    Psst . heads up. There's money in the streets, but you'll have to run for it. Mountain Equipment Recyclers Inc. of Colorado Springs is hiding one $50 voucher redeemable at its South Tejon Street store around town each day for 10 days. To get a taste of the $500 giveaway, you'll...

  • All four Colorado oil, gas ballot measures withdrawn as promised

    By The Denver Post
    Published: Tue, Aug 5, 2014

    All four oil and gas related ballot initiatives have officially been withdrawn and will not appear on Colorado's fall ballot, Coloradans for Responsible Reform said Tuesday afternoon. Signatures for measures were submitted Monday, but as part of a compromise brokered by Gov....

  • Pine sawflies have attacked ponderosa pines in Colorado at 'epidemic levels'

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Aug 4, 2014

    An outbreak of pine sawfly, a native insect that removes leaves from ponderosa pines, has reached "epidemic levels" in counties south of Denver, including El Paso, according to the Colorado State Forest Service. Severe defoliation and significant amounts of larvae were found in the...

  • Groups set to submit signatures to put oil and gas measures on November ballot

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Aug 3, 2014

    Monday will be an oil and gas showdown at the Secretary of State's Office as the deadline hits for groups to submit petition signatures to get issues on the November ballot. The most watched of the petition gathering drives has been the effort backed by Congressman Jared Polis,...

  • A Colorado Springs native travels the nation with free ice cream and a message to love the planet

    By CELINE WRIGHT celine.wright@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Aug 1, 2014

    Caleb Kruse has always loved to explore. It all started in the woods behind his home in the Black Forest, and has continued into his adult life in many forms - from hiking in the mountains to traveling the world. Now, as a 22-year-old college graduate, he's trying to share that...

  • Clean-air rules assailed as too much, too little

    The Associated Press -
    Updated: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    DENVER - Hundreds of people across the country lined up Tuesday to tell the Environmental Protection Agency that its new rules for power-plant pollution either go too far or not far enough. The agency is holding hearings this week in Atlanta, Denver, Pittsburgh and Washington on...

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