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It’s Easy Being Green

Easier than you're making it, anyway. Here, a by-the-numbers guide to recycling in Denver.

The Fight Over The Thompson Divide

More than a decade ago, the federal government improperly leased portions of a pristine slice of Colorado known as the Thompson Divide. An inside look at the uncertain future of this precious landscape.

Follow The Animal Tracks

Why winter is the best season for researchers to get a bead on Colorado wildlife.

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Drops In The Bucket

A Denver company makes it easier to turn water rights into gold—without selling the farm.

Pints for the Planet

Algae helps Upslope Brewing Company make beer you can feel good about drinking.

Fruits of Their Labor

Colorado's ag industry has a more profound connection to our land than maybe any other commercial sector. It’s a relationship that, in the case of those who grow the state’s iconic Palisade peaches, has roots creeping back over a century.

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High + Dry

For decades, Crowley County’s farmers sold off their water, gallon by gallon. No one could have anticipated what would happen next.

Colorado’s Energy Portfolio

From our electricity bills to how much coal we mine, here’s an inside look at how the state uses power.

40 Ways to Be Greener Every Day

We hate to break it to you, Colorado, but very few of us are as eco-friendly as we profess to be. Here are 40 ways to change that.

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Preserving Our Natural Heritage

Legendary writer and nature photographer John Fielder reflects on preserving the delicate balance between Colorado's ecology and economy. 

Can a Water Plan Actually Work?

James Eklund has one crucial, nearly impossible task: overseeing the state's first comprehensive water plan. 

The Forest Scoreboard

Aspen environmentalists give Colorado’s forests an annual checkup. 

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At Home on the Range

For the past 19 years, the Wild Animal Sanctuary has ensured Colorado's Eastern Plains play host to more than just cows.

Waste Not

Forget bottles, cans, and newspapers: The boldest form of recycling in Colorado is reusing the stuff you flush down the toilet. 

Buzz Feed

You can help save bees—a central part of our ecosystem—by giving them a home.

The One That (Almost) Got Away

Once thought to be extinct, Colorado’s state fish is now poised for a comeback. But at what cost?

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