Helen H. Richardson, The Denver Post. Gubernatorial candidates Republican Walker Stapleton, left, and Democrat Jared Polis, square off during their last debate before Election Day in the Grand Hall at the Cable Center on the University of Denver campus on Oct. 23, 2018.

Denver Post: Where the Colorado governor candidates stand on renewable energy and the environment

Oct. 25, 2018

Colorado is rich in resources: rivers that help supply the West, some of the country’s largest natural gas reserves, lots of wind and sunshine fueling a robust renewable energy industry, and public lands that support a $28 billion outdoor recreation economy. Disagreements over how to manage those resources — and...

Food waste

Waste 360: How Policy Could Impact Food Waste

Oct. 9, 2018

In a three-part series this week, Waste360 takes a look at the main issues around food waste and explores what’s going on at the state and federal levels. Sixty-three million tons of food is wasted in the U.S. every year, a staggering volume that exacerbates multiple issues within the food...

Tired workers

AMA Journal of Ethics: How should physicians help patients who are ill because they work in agriculture?

Oct. 1, 2018

Abstract Occupational health issues are not just common for farmworkers; they are practically unavoidable. Farmworkers who seek treatment for work-related injury or illness are often unable to meaningfully reduce their exposure to risk factors without further jeopardizing their already fragile well-being and tenuous livelihoods. This case commentary addresses why and...

Presenting their findings

Nederland tapping CU masters program for its renewable energy goal

Sept. 3, 2018

The Nederland Board of Trustees is inviting the public to a work session on Tuesday night for a discussion on how the town can implement it's commitment to switch to 100 percent renewable energy. The discussion will include a presentation by three members of the Master's of the Environment Capstone...

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Colorado Lieutenant Governor reveals state's Blueprint 2.0 Award Recipients

July 12, 2018

17 Colorado communities selected to receive 2018 program awards.

Fisherman in Chaffee County

Squillace: Colorado aims to block river access (column)

May 22, 2018

If you care about fishing or boating Colorado's rivers, this ongoing legal case should have relevance for you.

Several groups of hikers walk along the main trail to Summit County's Quandary Peak last August, one of the state's busiest hikes.

Breckenridge conference generates 9 ways to teach wilderness ethics to millennials

May 17, 2018

Dozens of land management agency and outdoors representatives from across the state packed into a conference room at Beaver Run Resort in Breckenridge last week to attempt to answer the following question: What's the best way to relay proper wilderness ethics to millennials?

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Breaking down public lands

May 17, 2018

With outdoor recreation estimated at $887 billion annually by the Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) and $337 billion by the federal Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), public lands are currently at the center of that conjunction of happiness and economic growth.

Students learning about wildfire as a former burn site

The outdoor industry and higher education: a confluence of knowledge

May 15, 2018

As the first streaks of light touch a snowcapped Mt. Princeton in the Sawatch Range, the Arkansas River continues to churn on its eastward quest to eventually meet with the mighty Mississippi.

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