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5 months 3 weeks ago

Teen accused of poisoning Grandmother

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Authorities say a North Carolina teenager tried to kill her grandmother by dumping insecticide and termite killer into a pot of collard greens. Cumberland County District Attorney Billy West said Friday that 17-year-old Tyt'ana Lisa-Nicole Johnson of Fayetteville was charged with two counts of attempted first-degree...

1 year 10 months ago

Marketers fooling you with greenwashing

Greenwashing: it's when a company uses images or terms to make consumers believe a product is more environmentally friendly than it really is, and it happens more than you might think. We've seen the symbols and know the lingo-- terms like 'natural', 'green' and 'organic'-- but it's not all...

3 years 3 months ago

Hickenlooper applauds energy efficiency

DENVER (AP) - Gov. John Hickenlooper praised several Colorado industrial companies for trying to become more energy efficient. Hickenlooper said Wednesday that companies that cut down on energy costs are putting more money into their budgets so they can expand. The governor's office says the industrial sector uses about 30...

3 years 5 months ago

Trash talk in Colorado Springs

It is Earth Day today and Colorado Springs makes an effort to keep our city clean and our planet healthy. Kids from the Colorado Springs Conservatory sang at the launch of the public recycling program this morning outside of City Hall. Right afterwards, Mayor Rivera cut the ribbon celebrating...

3 years 5 months ago

LED street lights save money

City of Colorado Springs furthers their green effort by installing LED street lights across the city. Three hundred of these lights are already installed in certain major intersections and 130 are yet to be installed in residential areas. Guess who gets to decide where the residential lights will...

3 years 7 months ago

Struggling thrift store permanently closes

Colorado Green Services has abruptly shut its doors in the Belmont shopping center, although inside the store is still full of second hand merchandise. The property manager, Elkco Properties has confirmed the business has permanently closed. Colorado Green Services organized after the Pueblo Goodwill lost its affiliation last year....

3 years 11 months ago

Green job training grants announced

The Pikes Peak Workforce Center and the State Energy Sector Partnership Tuesday announced that companies in the energy efficient or renewable energy fields may be eligible for training scholarships. The scholarships are competitive in nature, but each company may receive up to $15,000 to train current workers. The...

3 years 11 months ago

Pueblo non-profit CEO terminated

The board of a former Goodwill thrift store fired its CEO on Friday, David Skul. David Skul was the CEO of Green Services, which is the new name of the former Goodwill thrift store in the Belmont neighborhood in Pueblo. Skul was put on paid administrative leave earlier this...

4 years 2 months ago

Gov. Ritter to outline Colorado energy policies

Gov. Bill Ritter will lay out Colorado's plan to develop clean energy sources at an international forum on Wednesday. The discussion is part of the 2010 Biennial of the Americas celebration taking place throughout July in Denver. Others attending the meeting include Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood; Federico Pena,...

4 years 3 months ago

Solar plane completes historic 24-hour flight

An experimental solar-powered plane landed safely Thursday after completing its first 24-hour test flight, proving that the aircraft can collect enough energy from the sun during the day to stay aloft all night. Pilot Andre Borschberg eased the Solar Impulse onto the runway at Payerne airfield about 30 miles...

4 years 3 months ago

Pueblo employer Vestas continues expansion

Vestas Wind Systems plans to open a research and development office in Louisville that will employ up to 240 people over the next several years. Vestas already has operations in three Colorado communities, including Pueblo. The Danish company announced its new plans Tuesday during the Louisville City Council meeting....

4 years 4 months ago

Turning to geothermal in Colorado

Colorado has been ramping-up its solar and wind energy projects over the past several years--geothermal could be next. The Bureau of Land Management is giving the public until June 24 to submit comments on a proposal to lease land in southeastern Gunnison County for geothermal energy development. The...

4 years 4 months ago

Gov. Ritter in Texas for wind energy conference

Gov. Bill Ritter is in Dallas attending the 2010 American Wind Energy Association's Windpower Conference. The governor is promoting Colorado's New Energy Economy. The conference is expected to attract more than 23,000 attendees and 1,500 exhibitors over four days. Wind industry leaders from around the world are showcasing energy,...

4 years 5 months ago

HUD Secretary will tour Colorado green housing

U.S Housing and Urban Development Secretary will join Colorado elected officials to tour public housing developments in Colorado. HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan will visit a sustainable mixed-income housing development in Denver Friday morning, which boasts use of solar and geothermal energy. He will be joined by U.S. Sen. Michael...

4 years 5 months ago

Denver company creates windows that can think

Denver-based technology company RavenBrick has developed a "smart" window that can transform itself to maximize energy efficiency. The Raven Window Filter responds to sunlight and temperature to change the tint of the window, allowing more or less light into a building. RavenBrick CEO Alex Burney says the filter can...

4 years 6 months ago

Hydrogen tries to catch up in green car race

Hydrogen, one of Earth's most abundant elements, once was seen as green energy's answer to the petroleum-driven car: easy to produce, available everywhere and nonpolluting when burned. Hydrogen energy was defeated by a mountain of obstacles - the fear of explosion by the highly flammable gas, the difficulty of...

4 years 6 months ago

Save money on ink? Change the font

Looking to cut your cost of computer ink by 30-percent? It's as simple as changing your font. Really. A student at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay figured out that Century Gothic uses significantly less ink than Arial. The university changed the default setting of all printers, calling the switch...

4 years 7 months ago

As Sochi takes Olympic torch, greens in despair

As Russia's Black Sea resort of Sochi prepares to take the Winter Olympics torch from Vancouver, environmentalists are sounding the alarm. The southern city, surrounded by the pristine forests and rivers of the North Caucasus mountains, is hosting the 2014 games. But as the four-year countdown begins, the World...

4 years 8 months ago

Energy Secretary Chu in Colorado Friday

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu will be in Colorado Friday for an summit on ways Colorado can create jobs in emerging clean energy. Chu, Sens. Mark Udall and Michael Bennet, Gov. Bill Ritter, entrepreneurs, energy and environment experts, will discuss successes and look for ways to grow the industry.

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