Location, location, location: That’s the deciding factor when it comes to the size of marijuana cultivation’s carbon footprint, according to a new study out of Colorado State University.
Does Jared Polis Really Want Meaningful Climate Action? His Veto Threat Says No
Governor Jared Polis (D-CO) ran and won on a platform of 100% renewables and climate action. However, his recent threat to veto SB21-200: Reduce Greenhouse Gases Increase Environmental Justice, calls into question where Polis’s allegiances truly lie.
CO Lawmakers, Climate Activists Advocate for Climate Bills With a Two-Ton Earth Ice Sculpture
Earlier today, to celebrate the beginning of Climate Week, climate advocates and state legislators stated the need for environmental justice and climate legislation in Colorado.
U.S. Territories May Receive Federal Aid for Climate Change in a New Bill
The pandemic has already critically wounded U.S. territories by shutting down their major economic driver: tourism. But another global crisis is already well underway in the form of climate change, which could prove to be devastating to U.S. insular areas (U.S. territories of American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands as well as freely associated states).
Over Sixty CO Groups Ask Polis to Phase Out Oil and Gas Production by 2030
A coalition of environmental advocacy groups and community leaders delivered a letter last Wednesday to Colorado Governor Jared Polis urging him and state leaders to produce a more comprehensive assessment of the oil and gas industry’s impact on climate change — and to phase out oil-and-gas production by 2030.
Report Finds Oil and Gas Industry Responsible for 70% of CO Greenhouse Gas Emissions
A report released last Tuesday by the environmental group 350 Colorado found that 70% of the state’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions stem from the oil and gas industry.
CO Veterans & Politicians: Climate Change Is a Threat to National Security
Politicians from Colorado both at the local and federal level are pointing to climate change as a national security threat that needs to be taken seriously.
Voting for Climate Action While Colorado Burns
If I know one thing for sure, it’s that 2020 is anything but a typical election year. When casting their ballot this year, voters in Colorado will need to worry about more than updating their voter registration, bringing their ID, or finding their polling location. In 2020, voters will also need to wear a mask to protect themselves from a global pandemic, as COVID-19 cases once again rise across Colorado. Voters will also need to navigate the climate catastrophe raging outside. For those voting in person, masks will serve a dual function: protecting them from COVID-19 and protecting their lungs from the toxic wildfire smoke.
Congresswoman DeGette Backs “Carbon Capture” to Fight Climate Change
WASHINGTON DC– With climate change on the minds of voters across the country heading into the 2020 election, a U.S. House panel met Friday to debate a bill boosting technology that would trap and store carbon dioxide, the principal gas causing global warming, from major polluters like the transportation and industrial sectors.
Colorado Lawmaker Claims Wolves Will Hunt Hikers and Skiers
This November, Colorado voters will decide whether to reintroduce wolves to the state’s Western Slope. Most opposition to the proposal comes from ranchers in the region who are concerned for their livestock.