More than 1 in 10 new cars sold in Colorado in 2022 were electric vehicles, and state officials on Thursday laid out their plans to accelerate a “large-scale transition of Colorado’s transportation system” and reach nearly 100% EVs by 2050.
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Conservation as a Tool for Strengthening Business
A few miles south of Durango on a parcel of Florida Mesa land overlooking the Animas River, a landowner is using an increasingly popular land conservation technique to ensure a viable long-term business, combining water-efficient farming with programs to help veterans groups and at-risk youths connect with nature and find healing.
More Than 4 in 5 Western Voters Support 30×30 Conservation Plan, Poll Finds
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.
To Tackle Climate Change, We Need To Make Housing More Affordable | Opinion
In his State of the State speech last month, Gov. Jared Polis was clear: “Housing policy is climate policy.”
New Climate Bill Targets Net-Zero Emissions in Colorado by 2050
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.
PFAS from Colorado Military Bases Contribute to Environmental Injustice | Opinion
For over a century, the U.S. Army has been plagued by the lasting consequences of its negligent use, storage and disposal of hazardous chemicals. As a result, countless troops and dependents residing on contaminated bases regularly came into contact with toxins known to trigger adverse health effects and deadly diseases.
Amid Unprecedented Deforestation, Colorado Leads the Way on Protections | Opinion
Last spring, Gov. Jared Polis established Colorado as the nation’s leader in global forest protections by signing an executive order to little note or fanfare.
Let Good Samaritans Help With Abandoned Mine Cleanups | Opinion
In the West and around the country, tens of thousands of abandoned mines — an estimated 23,000 in Colorado alone — dot the landscape, many of them fouling waterways and harming aquatic ecosystems.
Colorado’s Nation-Leading E-Bike Rebate Programs Celebrated
Gov. Jared Polis declared Wednesday “Colorado E-Bike Day” as state and local officials came together to tout the climate and clean-air benefits of subsidy programs that one analysis found are the most generous in the country.
Hiking With the Leaves
Upset with the Denver Broncos’s early struggles? Take some time off by hiking in colorful Colorado, especially during the autumn months, famous for its spectacular fall foliage.