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Where will the (hot) spring travel bug take you?

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Spring is around the corner. My daughter, just an elementary sprout, informed me just yesterday that the first day of spring is only a week away, arriving March 20th. With the promise of warm weather on the way, my feet start itching to travel. Colorado, a friend once told me, is the “perfect” place to live. Not too cold, and not ...

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DU Trustees reject student-led divestment initiative

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A student-led initiative to get the University of Denver to divest from fossil fuel investments in its private endowment fund has been rejected by trustees, reports the Denver Post. Board chair Douglas Scrivener said that divesting from fossil fuels didn’t fall in line with the university’s purpose nor would it effectively help fight against global warming. The board’s answer to ...

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Hickenlooper addresses energy production in State of the State address

Hickenlooper, Colorado energy

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper’s sang the praises of energy production in his State of the State address Thursday. Hickenlooper was focused on economic growth and the ability of the state’s businesses to compete equally on the global stage, with specific mention of rural incentives and job training as imperative to keeping up with the rest of the world. However, when it ...

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Texas adds 7 rigs; Dec. 2 rig count totals 597

baker hughes, rig count

U.S. oil producers, especially in shale plays across the region, are likely crossing their fingers that OPEC’s commitment to cutting production will help oil prices to inch higher—and stay there. In the meantime, rig counts have inched up slightly. As reported by Baker Hughes, the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas went up a total of four ...

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Researchers: Limits on drilling not enough to protect sage grouse

sage grouse

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Oil and gas development in the Western U.S. could continue to cause sage grouse numbers to decline despite limits on drilling meant to protect the struggling bird species, according to scientists. Researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey and Colorado State University reached the conclusion after examining the effects of drilling on greater sage grouse over a ...

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Climate change: Clinton teams up with Al Gore

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Al Gore laid out the environmental stakes of the presidential race in stark terms during a campaign stop for Hillary Clinton Tuesday, arguing that electing her opponent would lead to “climate catastrophe.” Despite Clinton’s promotion of energy policies aimed at lessening climate change, there has not always been unanimity among her campaign aides about how strong that support should be. ...

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Clinton brings in Gore as closer on climate change

Gore

MIAMI (AP) — Al Gore laid out the environmental stakes of the presidential race in stark terms during a campaign stop for Hillary Clinton Tuesday, arguing that electing her opponent would lead to “climate catastrophe.” Vice president during Clinton’s husband’s eight years in the White House and a longtime environmental activist, Gore served as a closer for Clinton on climate ...

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Protesters emerge from pipeline stored at construction site

pennsylvania pipeline gas explosion

VERPLANCK, N.Y. (AP) — Four protesters have emerged from an above-ground section of a steel natural gas pipeline that’s being built underneath the Hudson River after they climbed into it to protest a pipeline from Pennsylvania to New York. A protest group says Rebecca Berlin, Mackenzie Wilkins, Dave Publow and Janet Gonzalez entered a work site early Monday and entered ...

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