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CU researchers propose an orbital-use tax to help clean up space

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At any given point in time there are hundreds of thousands of particles of debris — approximately 6,000 tons — circulating...

Colorado joins other states in phasing out harmful HFCs

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On May 22, Colorado joined a handful of other states that are starting to phase out hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) in an effort...

How the coronavirus is reshaping the recycling industry

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The sky is clearer these days, as mountain views come into full focus. Air traffic has dropped significantly, production of some...

How to save the economy and climate together

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The warnings are stark. With the COVID-19 crisis wreaking global havoc and the overheating atmosphere threatening far worse in the long...

Pro tips on physical distancing from the nonhuman world

Humans are a social species, and physical interaction keeps us healthy. Or, as the late Bill Withers wrote, “The city really...

Guess what: It’s no longer ‘appropriate or necessary’ to regulate mercury...

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On April 16, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ruled that it was no longer “appropriate and necessary” to regulate coal-fired power plants...

In conversation with PETA founder Ingrid Newkirk

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Animals are intelligent, aware and empathetic — far more than we as humans understand. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)...

Nature bats last

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The coronavirus pandemic has made humans think a lot about animals. Take, for instance, the deluge of foster home applications that...

Social distancing seen from space

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It’s Monday around noon, and from space Boulder appears eerily quiet. The red brick of Pearl Street Mall is clearly visible,...

Stop and smell the roses

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It’s springtime in Colorado, and as the trees, flowers and other plants around us leaf and bloom, will we take notice?...

Hard out here for a pup

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Where animal shelters are concerned, the news from cities hardest hit by COVID-19 was bleak: “More dogs in shelters will be...

The ignorance of mainstream media

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While climate change coverage in mainstream broadcast news has grown in recent years, people of color, women and even scientists are...