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  A group opposing the artist Christo’s Over the River project is getting a chance to air objections with the Colorado Transportation Commission.   The group Rags Over the Arkansas River, or ROAR, claims the proposal to suspend huge fabric panels over portions of the Arkansas River along U.S. 50 is too dangerous and will… Continue Reading Opponents of Christo river project get hearing

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Risking an election-year backlash from Republicans, the Obama administration is proposing new air quality standards to lower the amount of soot that can be released into the air. The move, to be announced Friday, is likely to win support from environmental groups and public health advocates but exposes the president to potential criticism from congressional… Continue Reading EPA proposes stricter standards for soot pollution

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The Colorado Cleantech Industry Association is looking for a few good CEOs. The association has launched a Cleantech Fellows Institute in an effort to jump start advanced technology startups in Colorado by training CEOs to lead the firms. CFI is an intensive program that aims to train 12 to 15 business executives this fall to… Continue Reading Wanted: Cleantech Industry CEOs, will train

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Twenty-five master’s-level students from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs have been investigating the local issue of oil and gas exploration. They will reveal their findings at a public meeting at 4:45 p.m. May 11 in Dwire Hall on the campus. The students began with the premise that El Paso County stands to benefit… Continue Reading UCCS MBA students investigate local oil and gas exploration

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The Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado is about to “Letter Rip” with a recycling day that aims to save trees and protect consumers from identity theft. The organization is teaming with Mobile Record Shredders and Blue Star Recyclers to host a document shredding and electronics recycling day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May… Continue Reading BBB wants to “Letter Rip” with recycling day

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Community members can win green for being green this month. The  Colorado Springs Office of Innovation and Sustainability is sponsoring an online contest to reward people who are caught “green-handed” recycling, biking to work or any one of 20 sustainability activities. Participants should upload photos to the OIS Facebook page. Those who enter photos in… Continue Reading Facebook contest to reward sustainable behavior

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Colorado snowpack up, but not enough

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Forecasters say February snowstorms helped increase snowpack in Colorado, but not enough to solve the state’s water problems. The U.S. Department of Agriculture reported Tuesday that statewide snowpack increased to 81 percent of average, up 9 percentage points from the 72 percent of average recorded on Feb. 1. Forecasters say despite these gains, this year’s… Continue Reading Colorado snowpack up, but not enough

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Colorado lawmakers and the recycling industry are talking about how recycling old computers, televisions and other electronics can create jobs. A bill pending that is now in the state Senate would ban certain electronics from going to a landfill. The Senate has given preliminary approval to the measure, and it faces one final vote before… Continue Reading Colo. lawmakers promoting electronic recycling bill

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Wind industry working to protect plants, animals

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Conservation groups and Colorado wind industries are working on a partnership to protect animals and plants as the energy industry continues to grow. Over the past three years, five environmental groups and 10 wind developers formed the Colorado Renewable & Conservation Collaborative to iron out their differences. The industry wants predictability and the environmentalists want… Continue Reading Wind industry working to protect plants, animals

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David Leinweber has built his Colorado Springs fly fishing business on Colorado’s clean water. And, he’s not happy with Supreme Court rulings that have changed the Clean Water Act, making some of Colorado’s waterways vulnerable to pollution. He joined about 100 other Colorado business owners, lawmakers, farmers and environmental activists in signing letters to President… Continue Reading Local businesses call for more protection for clean water

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