The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is creating the first-ever climate unit after new legislation was approved by Gov. Jared Polis, which sets requirements for collecting climate change data.
Colorado Climate Change
Polis hopes to get Colorado to 100 percent renewable energy by 2040. To that effect, he signed seven new bills into law intended to limit the state’s contributions to climate warming.
The energy and environment bills headed into law cover everything from electrical generation to climate change to governing oil and gas drilling in Colorado. Take a look at the key bills.
A new report from Colorado Health Institute finds most Colorado communities don’t have a plan to protect its residents or prepare for the impact of climate change -- hotter weather, dirtier air and more severe wildfires.
The state began its shift away from coal nearly a decade ago with the Clean Air, Clean Jobs act.
The state's hottest areas also happen to coincide with where wildfires are burning, a state climatologist says.
Some of the problems the new dean of the Colorado School of Public Health worked on in California are becoming issues to be addressed on Colorado's Front Range.
A new Colorado State University study says climate change may prevent forests from bouncing back after wildfires.
The French government has asked five scientists to leave Colorado and move to Europe to work on climate change.