In Colorado, Liza McConnell, Jack’s solar research farm manager with Sprout City Farms, observed that the lettuces grown with half the amount of water administered to a control plot were only a little smaller and significantly sweeter than their sun-exposed equivalents.
Colorado Farm & Food Alliance wants to create a model for bringing resources to the regions facing the most severe risk from climate change.
In what’s become an annual tradition in the Colorado General Assembly, Democrats in the majority are spending the final weeks of the legislative session passing bills aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions, while their Republican colleagues persist in outright denial of the scientific consensus on manmade climate change.
Amid economic turmoil and a worsening water crisis, there’s no sign that people in Colorado and other Western states are backing off their long-held support for the conservation of public lands, a new poll shows.
A wide-ranging package of new proposals to tackle climate change from Democratic state lawmakers would step up existing statutory goals to target full decarbonization of Colorado’s economy by 2050.
Republican state policymakers’ efforts to boost fossil fuels by prohibiting their governments from doing business with companies that take sustainability into consideration has the potential to cost states millions, according to a study released Thursday.
If Western states do not agree on a plan to safeguard the Colorado River — the source of the region’s vitality — there won’t be enough water for anyone.
The extreme weather that has battered much of the U.S. in 2022 doesn’t just affect humans. Heat waves, wildfires, droughts, and storms also threaten many wild species – including some that already face other stresses.
The Colorado River flows south nearly 1,500 miles from its headwaters in the Rocky Mountains, through falls, deserts, and canyons, to the vibrant floodplains of a vast delta in Mexico and the Gulf of California.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Heidi Ganahl stated that she would address climate change by increasing the state’s carbon footprint and getting “oil and gas workers back to work.”