Colorado is currently the only state where collecting rain in a barrel to use for home irrigation is illegal. An effort to change that failed in 2015.
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About 75 people across the state work in remote areas keeping a watchful eye on the state’s water supply.
With a Paris climate agreement just over a week old, President Obama is singling out the GOP on climate change in an interview with NPR.
- Every year, the Eternal City plays host to millions of migrating starlings. That creates problems — slippery, splattery problems. Falcons have been enlisted to drive them away, but have failed.Read More
The historic agreement calls for "deep reductions in global emissions." But how deep will those reductions be — and how soon, and who's paying for it?
"History is here. All the conditions are met. The decisive agreement for the planet is now," French President Francois Hollande said Saturday.
Justin Derner's job is to help farmers and ranchers struggling with climate change. But what if they don't think it's caused by humans?
Longmont passed an outright ban on fracking in 2012. Fort Collins voters passed a moratorium one year later in 2013. Both could be struck down.
- The World Health Organization projects an additional 250,000 deaths a year, starting in 2030, due to diseases like malaria and diarrhea.Read More
- What does the world's most famous free solo climber do when he's not on the wall? Anthropologist Barbara J. King talks to Alex Honnold about climbing — and his interest in energy and the environment.Read More
Electric cars seem to be finally catching on, but are they a clear environmental winner for Colorado?
- Here's a bit about what you should know going into the 2015 U.N. Climate Change Conference beginning Nov. 30.Read More
Boulder's strategy for addressing climate change includes a job many have never heard of: Chief Resilience Officer.
Boulder City Councilman Matt Applebaum is traveling to Paris for COP21. He says cities have an important role to play in combating climate change.
Ahead of the UN climate change talks, we ask three climate scientists how they deal with an apocalyptic day job.