climate change

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The state of Colorado will adhere to the Paris climate treaty, despite President Trump’s rejection of that 2015 global accord. On Tuesday, Governor John Hickenlooper issued an executive order committing the state to slashing greenhouse-gas emissions by at least 26 percent by 2025, the standard called for in the historic Paris agreement. Hickenlooper also said Colorado will join a nationwide climate alliance working for cleaner energy. The alliance includes New York, California and some 10 other states, as well as numerous municipalities and businesses.

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Environmentalists are cheering the U.S. Senate’s decision Wednesday not to rescind an Obama-administration rule requiring less waste of the potent greenhouse gas methane.


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The group Resource and Environmental Advocacy and Protection of Southwest Colorado, also known as REAP, will screen a documentary on Wednesday, April 26th at 7pm at the Cortez Elks Lodge. Called the Age of Consequences, the film discusses how climate change “impacts resource scarcity, migration and conflict through the lens of national security,” according to the film's website. 

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Despite heavy winter snowfall last winter across Western Colorado, ski seasons will become shorter in the future. That’s according to University of Colorado Boulder Climatologist Jim White.

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