Southwestern Colorado’s Mancos Valley had long been thought of as an agricultural promised land, seemingly resistant to the ravages of climate change. There had been dry years, of course. But, along with acres and acres of crops, the blissful notion of relative immunity perished in 2021.
Summit County officials evacuated nearly 200 residences in Silverthorne earlier this week due to the Ptarmigan Fire’s rapid spread. Fire managers say they’re seeing more burns behave in a similar manner.
In a recent Colorado Springs Gazette editorial, Governor Jared Polis threatened to veto a new environmental justice bill. But some lawmakers say his reason why makes no sense—and will harm vulnerable communities.
Representative Joe Neguse’s proposal to create a national workforce dedicated to the management of natural ecosystems drew inspiration from President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal. But it also aims to remedy some of the problems FDR’s program created.
News outlets around the world covered the Colorado State University study’s dramatic findings, but most of them overlooked a major point: Marijuana producers already knew growing cannabis indoors was unsustainable.