Grace Hood

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How Tariffs Could Help And Hurt The Solar Industry

Monday, October 30, 2017

The U.S. solar industry is bracing for possible tariffs or quotas on imported solar panels. Such action could have very different consequences on different parts of the industry.


States Work To Help Marijuana Industry Reduce Power Costs

Monday, August 21, 2017

Growing marijuana takes a lot of energy, which comes into conflict with state efforts to reduce greenhouse gases. Now, some places are helping the pot industry to become more energy efficient.


It's Not Easy, But Aspen Moves Toward 100 Percent Renewable Energy

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Since President Trump pulled out of the Paris climate deal, more cities are vowing to shift to 100 percent renewable power. We visit Aspen, Colo., to see how complicated that can be.


How Climate Data Is Collected

Sunday, June 11, 2017

President Trump's proposed budget would cut money for climate research that measures a warming world. We tag along to see how air samples are collected on a Colorado mountaintop.


Eliminating Energy Star Program Would Harm Consumers, Trump Critics Say

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

The Energy Star program saves consumers billions of dollars a year by boosting products' efficiency. But in his effort to shrink the size of government, President Trump wants to eliminate the program.


Energy Star Program For Homes And Appliances Is On Trump's Chopping Block

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Appliance makers and home builders are in Washington, D.C., to celebrate the energy efficiency program. Energy Star is among 50 EPA programs that would be eliminated under the president's budget plan.


As Rooftop Solar Challenges Utilities, One Aims For A Compromise

Monday, April 24, 2017

As more homeowners install solar they're using less energy from their utilities, which in turn hurts their business. One utility in Colorado has forged a deal that may be a model for other states.


Scientists Concerned For Future Of National Labs As Rick Perry Seeks Top Energy Post

Thursday, January 19, 2017

The former Texas governor once wanted to eliminate the Department of Energy. Perry and Donald Trump have doubted climate science, an key area of research at some of the department's 17 national labs.


High Demand, Low Supply: Colorado River Water Crisis Hits Across The West

Friday, December 30, 2016

After years of drought and dropping water levels, the Colorado River is reaching a crisis point. Communities at each end of the river are looking at a variety of measures, from storage to sharing.


Several Cities Convert To LED Streetlights In Conservation Efforts

Monday, November 21, 2016

Many cities are converting to LED streetlights. The move can help restore darker skies and make stars visible again, and they also save energy and money. But some LEDs emit light that disrupts sleep.


Chemicals In Drinking Water Prompt Inspections Of U.S. Military Bases

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Synthetic chemicals have been found in Colorado water supplies. The Pentagon is examining hundreds of military sites for possible contamination by PFCs, which have been linked to health problems.


One Year After A Toxic River Spill, No Clear Plan To Clean Up Western Mines

Thursday, August 04, 2016

Last August, 3 million gallons of orange wastewater flooded into Colorado's Animas River, ending up in Lake Powell. But Congress has failed to come up with a way to stop this from happening again.


To Preserve History, A National Park Preps For Climate Change

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Climate change is affecting what visitors see in Mesa Verde National Park. Over the past decade, scorching wildfires have destroyed archaeological artifacts — and have also revealed new ones.


Why Rain Barrels Are Now Legal In Colorado

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Who owns rain that falls from the sky? In the West, this is a topic of serious discussion and lawmaking. This summer, after much debate, Colorado will allow homeowners to use rain barrels.


Colorado Leads U.S. In Control Of Methane Gas Emissions

Friday, May 13, 2016

Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas, and on Thursday the Obama administration laid out new regulations to stop methane leaks from the oil and gas industry. A report from Colorado explains how that state has brought methane emissions under control.


On Earth Day, Nations To Sign Off On Historic Climate Pact

Friday, April 22, 2016

More than 100 nations will sign the climate change deal agreed to in December. It will eventually commit nealy all the world's governments to cut back on greenhouse gases that cause global warming.


As Technology Marches On, Reservoir Caretakers Stay At Their Posts

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

When it comes to dam safety, human eyes are still one of the best tools to recognize problems — so in some areas, workers live in remote locations to watch over the water supply.


Colo. Gold King Mine Continues To Leak Waste As Winter Sets In

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

The EPA is racing to secure the site of the Gold King Mine in southwestern Colorado. This summer, the agency accidentally released 3 million gallons of orange wastewater into the Animas River.


Get Ready To Pay More To Enter Some National Parks

Thursday, October 01, 2015

The entrance fees at some national parks increase on Thursday. It will help with upkeep of restrooms and trails, but it's likely to be a drop in the bucket.


Sage Grouse Does Not Need Protection, U.S. Fish And Wildlife Service Says

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Tuesday the greater sage grouse does not need protections under the Endangered Species Act. The move is being celebrated by Western states...