Front Range residents are forcing faceoffs over oil and gas drilling in their midst, challenging the power of state regulators charged with balancing drilling and protection of health and the environment. Four ballot measures put forth by residents will give voters the chance to declare timeout.
A combination of sea level rise and upstream freshwater depletion is leading to a decline of the Everglades freshwater plant communities, as salt-loving mangroves spread farther inland.
The government shutdown may freeze research operations in Antarctica, some University of Colorado scientists worry.
According to a new study, by the end of the century, boreal forests will turn into temperate savannas, trees will grow in the Arctic tundra and some of the world’s rainforests will disappear.
Colorado School of Mines engineers have found an alternative to digging into mountains for minerals: mining the minerals from food waste, which could potentially help address climate change.
As global warming throws the timing of plants and animals out of kilter, scientists are struggling to understand how that may affect critical human activities like agriculture.
Jodee Brekke, a single mom raising three kids outside Denver, had never heard of fracking until she saw a wellpad being cleared a quarter-mile from her home. Concerned that her daughters’“strange rashes” might be related to drilling, she and others questioned officials about the lack of neighborhood consultation.
A new report says Colorado received at least $620 million in federal disaster relief in the 2011-12 fiscal year. The Center for American Progress report puts a disaster-relief price tag on the kind of weather-related events that it says are sometimes being linked to climate change.
A highly anticipated global assessment of the causes and effects of climate change released Friday -- with significant contributions from Boulder scientists -- stated with extreme confidence that human activity is the primary cause of global warming recorded since 1950.
For all the environmental mayhem they’ve caused in the past, dams may help buffer some aquatic ecosystems from future global warming impacts, according to a new study from Oregon State University.