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For those in the energy and environmental business, Colorado State University will host the third annual Natural Gas Symposium from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct. 15 and 16, at the Hilton Fort Collins, 425 W. Prospect Road in Fort Collins. Though the event is free and open to the public, space is limited… Continue Reading Natural gas symposium slated for Colorado State University

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North Cheyenne Canon Park cleaner, but closed indefinitely

Colorado Springs cleanup crews had cleared much of the debris strewn along Cheyenne Canyon Road by Wednesday, when the city invited nearly a dozen reporters and photographers for a press tour of the washed-out paths, cracked roads and eroded landscapes of North Cheyenne Canon Park. “Our public works department has been working diligently to stabilize… Continue Reading North Cheyenne Canon Park cleaner, but closed indefinitely

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Emissions take fires’ impact to a higher level

In government-speak, the Waldo Canyon and Black Forest fires were “unplanned biomass burning events.” As such, they fall into a statistical and scientific abyss. Scientists and regulators know that wildfires release enormous quantities of pollutants, but they have yet to develop tools enabling them to accurately measure the quantity or nature of pollutants from individual… Continue Reading Emissions take fires’ impact to a higher level

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Drive west to the mountains, the ski resorts and the picturesque towns of the Western Slope, or north to Denver and Wyoming, or east to the sprawling ranches and farms of the high plains, or southwest to New Mexico, Utah, Arizona, Nevada and California. You’re not just traveling; you’re visiting enemy territory. “Whisky’s for drinking,… Continue Reading Water wars, warriors still changing history in West

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SunShare expands into Denver, California

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SunShare expands into Denver, California

Colorado Springs-based SunShare is expanding into Colorado and California. The solar-garden manufacturer said it expects the moves will grow the company 20-fold during the next year. It’s keeping its headquarters here, at least for now, but will open offices in Denver, as well as California. SunShare hit the scene in 2011 with a plan to… Continue Reading SunShare expands into Denver, California

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Bestway mascot competing in Mascot Madness

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Bestway mascot competing in Mascot Madness

It’s not a bird. It’s not a plane. It’s MRF Man — Colorado Springs Bestway Disposal’s mascot. The mascot, who represents Bestway’s Materials Recovery Facility, is in a heated national March Mascot Madness competition, hosted by Waste & Recycling, an industry publication. According to the Waste & Recycling bracket, MRF Man has the best backstory:… Continue Reading Bestway mascot competing in Mascot Madness

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Energy Summit coming to The Broadmoor

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There will be a lot of energy at The Broadmoor come April. The resort will be the host hotel of the Fifth Annual Global New Energy and Manufacturing Summit, and experts from around the world are expected to discuss key energy disciplines of science, industry, policy and finance. Dr. Dan Arvizu, director and CEO of… Continue Reading Energy Summit coming to The Broadmoor

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Tax credits extended for wind energy industry

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One industry is getting a tax break, thanks to the deal to avert the fiscal cliff – wind energy tax credits were extended in the bill that passed Congress yesterday. More than 75,000 people are employed by the industry and the extension is expected to create more than 37,000 jobs and revive business at nearly… Continue Reading Tax credits extended for wind energy industry

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A new report shows that wind energy in Colorado displaces as much global warming pollution as taking 525,000 cars off the road each year. And the state’s current power generation from wind energy saves enough water to meet the needs of 23,300 state residents. The report comes from Environment Colorado and highlights wind energy’s environmental… Continue Reading Wind energy report highlights progress, encourages credit extension

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Organizers meet to create $100b climate fund

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A new global fund on climate change that aims to channel $100 billion a year in aid to poor countries selected officials from South Africa and Australia as its leaders at its first meeting Thursday. The Green Climate Fund, created as part of a deal struck in December 2011 at the 194-nation climate talks in… Continue Reading Organizers meet to create $100b climate fund

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