Grace Hood

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Search Is Over: Hidden Treasure Chest Found In Rocky Mountains

Friday, June 12, 2020

There's word a treasure box filled with gold and gems and hidden in the mountains a decade ago has been found. That's left a passionate community of tens of thousands of hopeful hunters in mourning.


Democratic Primary Voters Increasingly Worried About Climate Change

Thursday, February 27, 2020

More than a decade ago, the issue seemed distant to Americans' experiences. But now polls show a dramatic rise in concern, driven partly by extreme weather.


What Climate Change Issues Mean To Democratic Primary Voters

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Climate change has become a top issue for Democratic primary voters. But it's not clear if the politically divisive topic will play as big a role in the general election.


Critics Blast Proposed Changes To The National Environmental Policy Act

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

The Trump administration wants to defang the National Environmental Policy Act. At a public hearing in Denver, the law's defenders faced off with federal officials and business interests.


Experts Say U.S. Power Grid Needs To Change Before Shifting To All Renewable Energy

Monday, July 08, 2019

More cities, states, and even utilities are pledging to shift to all renewable energy. But experts say the nation's power grid needs a lot of changes to make that happen.


Colorado's Oil And Gas Regulators Must Now Consider Public Health And Safety

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

After years of tension over expanded oil and gas drilling, including a deadly explosion that galvanized critics, the state is moving to tighten regulations on the booming industry.


Colorado Governor-Elect Pushes For 100 Percent Renewable Energy

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Colorado's incoming governor Jared Polis is among a number of state Democratic leaders pledging more action on climate as the Trump administration pulls back.


There's A Lot At Stake In The Weekly U.S. Drought Map

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

As drought has deepened across the West, much attention is paid to a colorful map that shows the hardest-hit areas. The scientists who update the map each week face enormous pressure to get it right.


Colorado's Anti-Fracking Measure Would Keep Wells Farther Away From Homes And Schools

Monday, October 15, 2018

A ballot measure would keep new oil and gas wells 2,500 feet away from homes and schools, the strictest setback in the nation. The oil and gas industry says that threatens its very existence.


Debate Brews In Pueblo Over The Balance Of Coal And Renewable Energy

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

In Colorado, residents of Pueblo are concerned renewable energy jobs will not be as well paying as the ones in the nearby coal plant.


Colorado Voters May Get A Chance To Weigh In On Oil And Gas Issues

Thursday, August 09, 2018

Signatures for ballot initiatives — one by advocates for residents opposed to fracking; the other by advocates for landowners seeking to protect mineral rights — have been submitted to officials.


Communities Across The West Cancel Fireworks Because Of Wildfire Threats

Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Dry conditions are causing holiday fireworks celebrations to be canceled. A geography professor at the University of Colorado Boulder says the single biggest day for wildfires to start is July 4.


Looking To History To Combat Wildfires

Thursday, June 14, 2018

After decades of modern fire prevention some forests are much thicker than they've been historically. New research offers a guide to thinning that could keep wildfires smaller and shorter.


Why Low Snowfall In The Rockies Is Concerning For Western Water Managers

Monday, January 29, 2018

Record-low snowfall in some parts of the Rocky Mountains this winter isn't just bad for the ski industry. It's also a real problem for water managers throughout the western United States.


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.