Some local elementary and middle school students are trying to encourage parents to turn off the engine while they wait to pick up their students. The science classes at Skyview Middle School and Meridian Ranch Elementary in Falcon District 49 area taking part in a pilot project called Engines Off... more »
A solar power array is now generating electricity at the Colorado Army National Guard's readiness center in Grand Junction.
The guard says it provides enough power to offset 450,000 pounds of carbon emissions.
The 172-kilowatt system was installed by Bella Energy. Bella is based in Louisville, Colorado. more »
The White House has issued a veto threat against a Republican-led effort to block Environmental Protection Agency regulations on the levels of greenhouse gases that power plants and factories can release into the air.
The veto threat comes two days before the Senate votes on a measure that would... more »
A new report says more than half of Americans still live in areas with unhealthy air, despite progress in reducing smog. The report released Wednesday by the American Lung Association is based on 2006-2008 figures. It says progress has been made in reducing particle pollution such as soot and dust,... more »
A bill requiring Xcel Energy to reduce emissions at its Front Range coal-fired power plants has passed another vote at the state Capitol.
The Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources voted 5-2 to back the bill on Thursday, sending it to the appropriations committee for another vote. The bill requires... more »
Two Colorado State University associate professors have received a $325,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to study emissions produced from algae as a biofuel.
Anthony Marchese and Azer Yalin are both associate professors in mechanical engineering. The two are working with Jeff Collett in CSU's atmospheric chemistry department... more »
Officials tell The Associated Press that the Environmental Protection Agency has concluded greenhouse gases are endangering people's health and must be regulated. The EPA will announced its findings at a news conference Monday.
The announcement is timed to boost the Obama administration's arguments at an international climate conference -... more »
Proposed regulations would require power plants, factories and refineries to reduce greenhouse gases by installing the best available technology and improving energy efficiency whenever a facility is significantly changed or built.
The Environmental Protection Agency proposal announced Wednesday applies to any industrial plant that emits at least 25,000 tons... more »