In Colorado, Liza McConnell, Jack’s solar research farm manager with Sprout City Farms, observed that the lettuces grown with half the amount of water administered to a control plot were only a little smaller and significantly sweeter than their sun-exposed equivalents.
Colorado Farm & Food Alliance wants to create a model for bringing resources to the regions facing the most severe risk from climate change.
The Colorado Senate in the final hours of the state’s lawmaking session chose not take up high-profile legislation to alter the state’s land use policies.
In what’s become an annual tradition in the Colorado General Assembly, Democrats in the majority are spending the final weeks of the legislative session passing bills aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions, while their Republican colleagues persist in outright denial of the scientific consensus on manmade climate change.
As Colorado faces mounting challenges associated with a changing climate – record-breaking wildfires, extreme drought and dwindling water supplies, the loss of habitat for native plants and animals – a new roadmap aims to help secure the state’s most critical natural resources by doubling the footprint of conserved lands over the next ten years.
Amid economic turmoil and a worsening water crisis, there’s no sign that people in Colorado and other Western states are backing off their long-held support for the conservation of public lands, a new poll shows.
In his State of the State speech last month, Gov. Jared Polis was clear: “Housing policy is climate policy.”
A wide-ranging package of new proposals to tackle climate change from Democratic state lawmakers would step up existing statutory goals to target full decarbonization of Colorado’s economy by 2050.
Republican state policymakers’ efforts to boost fossil fuels by prohibiting their governments from doing business with companies that take sustainability into consideration has the potential to cost states millions, according to a study released Thursday.
If Western states do not agree on a plan to safeguard the Colorado River — the source of the region’s vitality — there won’t be enough water for anyone.