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Vestas' Struggles Continue, More Layoffs To Come

The Greeley Tribune | Sharon Dunn | Posted 07.09.2013 | Denver

Vestas Wind Systems continued to see a bunch of negatives in its financial condition this quarter. In all, the struggling Danish company with four ma...

Renewable Energy Measure Advances In Colorado House

AP | By KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 07.01.2013 | Denver

DENVER (AP) — Rural Coloradans will see higher renewable energy requirements from their utilities, but not as high as their urban counterparts, unde...

TV Host Dreams Of A Carbon-Neutral Erie

The Boulder Daily Camera | John Aguilar | Posted 06.14.2013 | Denver

Aaron Harber is best known for conducting TV interviews of high-powered figures from the political, financial and entertainment worlds, including U.S....

John Denver Foundation Headquarters For Sale In Snowmass

AP | Posted 06.10.2013 | Denver

SNOWMASS VILLAGE, Colo. — The 950-acre property that John Denver bought in the late 1970s as headquarters for his Windstar Foundation is being s...

What a Green 2013 Means for the Planet

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 03.12.2013 | Green
Kristi York Wooten

Did you know that just $100 can fund a water-quality test in a stream or river and $500 can provide an inner-city school with plants and tools for an organic vegetable garden? Even smaller amounts can be very meaningful to local recycling or cleanup projects in your community.

Elk-Gate: Boulder Councilman Questions Integrity Of Boulder PD

The Boulder Daily Camera | Erica Meltzer | Posted 03.11.2013 | Denver

Boulder City Council members said Tuesday night they have confidence in the police department's ability to conduct a thorough investigation into the p...

Off-Duty Cop In Elk Shooting Had Called In Sick, Runs Taxidermy Website

The Boulder Daily Camera | Erica Meltzer | Posted 03.10.2013 | Denver

The off-duty Boulder police officer who has been suspended over his role in the killing and disposal of a neighborhood elk on Mapleton Hill last week ...

Boulder DA Meeting With State Wildlife Officials Over Elk Shot By Cops

The Boulder Daily Camera | MITCHELL BYARS | Posted 03.10.2013 | Denver

Boulder County District Attorney Stan Garnett is scheduled to meet with Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials today regarding the shooting of an elk l...

Boulder Police Chief To Meet With Neighborhood About Elk Shot By Cops

The Boulder Daily Camera | MITCHELL BYARS | Posted 03.09.2013 | Denver

Boulder police chief Mark Beckner will meet this afternoon with residents of the Mapleton Hill neighborhood regarding shooting of an elk by one of his...

Boulder PD Chief: 'If That Officer Needs To Be Fired, I Assure You He Will Be Fired'

The Boulder Daily Camera | MITCHELL BYARS | Posted 03.10.2013 | Denver

The towering elk shot at Mapleton Avenue and Ninth Street by a Boulder police officer has been dead for almost a week, but the furor surrounding the a...

Neighbors Say Elk Shot By Cops Was 'Our Guardian, Our Protector'

The Boulder Daily Camera | MITCHELL BYARS | Posted 03.06.2013 | Denver

Residents of the Boulder neighborhood where police shot and killed a bull elk on New Year's Day gathered Thursday to remember the towering animal they...

Baseball Commissioner Selig Gets Environmental Award

Allen Hershkowitz | Posted 11.11.2012 | Green
Allen Hershkowitz

In January 2006 I visited MLB headquarters in New York City for the first time. Our meeting went well and as a result the first sports league greening collaboration was born. At the time, in 2006, there was no sports greening movement in existence. Today, just six years later, things are very different.

Peet's Coffee & Tea and the Next DDT

Maggie Sergio | Posted 09.29.2012 | Green
Maggie Sergio

Peet's Coffee & Tea has announced to the world that it intends to be acquired by Joh A. Benckiser, a major stakeholder in Reckitt-Benckiser. Reckitt-Benckiser is the company that manufactures and markets the most widely distributed rat poison on the market, d-CON.

Fracking Debate At Aspen Ideas Fest Changes Minds

The Colorado Independent | Troy Hooper | Posted 07.06.2012 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's Troy Hooper: ASPEN — After an Oxford-style debate Sunday night, environmental attorneys Deborah Goldberg and Kath...

Colorado Roadless Rule Goes Into Effect

The Colorado Independent | Troy Hooper | Posted 09.05.2012 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's Troy Hooper: A plan to manage some of Colorado's most prized forests went into effect on Tuesday, marking the end o...

Judge Sends Bush-Era Drilling Plans Back To The Drawing Board

The Colorado Independent | Posted 06.26.2012 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's Troy Hooper: A federal judge ruled Friday that a Bush-era auction of gas leases on the Roan Plateau failed to adequ...

PHOTOS: Colorado College Researchers Go 'Source To Sea'

Posted 01.31.2012 | Denver

After 110 days of paddling and hiking, two recent Colorado College graduates have completed a "source to sea" journey of the entire Colorado River. T...

Jordan Howard

Fracking: Weighing The Pros And Cons | Jordan Howard | Posted 01.10.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Last Thursday, the Environmental Protection Agency announced its final research plan to study the effects of hydraulic fracturing on dr...

Source To Sea: Researchers Traverse Entire Colo. River

Posted 01.08.2012 | Denver

In what must be one of the most sought-after field research projects in the West, Will Stauffer-Norris and Zak Podmore, two Colorado College alumni, a...

Obama's Job: Protect Us From Pollution [video]

Philip Radford | Posted 11.08.2011 | Green
Philip Radford

While Obama's jobs speech is being framed as a turning point for his tenure as president, there is another job I would respectively suggest he concentrate on: protecting the lives of America's children.

Shining Light on Obama's Tar Sands Pipeline Decision

Philip Radford | Posted 10.29.2011 | Green
Philip Radford

This week, President Obama will find hundreds more people in front of the White House -- us included -- willing to go to jail for peacefully protesting the President's short-sighted decision to approve the Keystone XL pipeline.

Koch Industries Lobbying Puts Over 100 Million Americans in Danger

Philip Radford | Posted 10.24.2011 | Green
Philip Radford

As Congress debates how to protect Americans from dangerous chemical facilities, Koch is once again opposing legislation that would make America safer, despite the enormous risk its facilities pose to communities, workers, and our environment.

Greenpeace to Launch Global Digital Innovation Lab; Hires Michael Silberman, Online Pioneer, To Lead Initiative

Philip Radford | Posted 09.19.2011 | Green
Philip Radford

Michael Silberman, the brain behind the "Meetup" grassroots organizing strategy used by Howard Dean's presidential campaign, and co-founder of digital...

Germany Sets the Bar for a Green Energy Future

Philip Radford | Posted 08.31.2011 | Green
Philip Radford

Germany, Switzerland and Italy are all abandoning nuclear in favor of clean and safe renewable energy that don't threaten our homes and communities with meltdowns and radioactive fallout

Report: Illinois Beach Water Among Nation's Most Contaminated

Posted 08.29.2011 | Chicago

Illinois beaches located along the shores of Lake Michigan are home to some of the highest contamination levels in the country, a National Resources D...