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Hearing on rising oil prices comes days after critical COP26 climate summit

Sen. John Hickenlooper questions an expert panel on rising oil prices in a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on Nov. 16, 2021. (Screenshot)

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Resistance to Lithium Americas’ plans to dig an element critical to the energy transition at Nevada’s Thacker Pass shows that “clean” energy could face the same challenges as fossil fuels.

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‘A ticking time bomb for a mass die-off’

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Recent grazing decisions continue to risk Southwest Colorado’s bighorns.

The edge of a grazing allotment permitted to Etchart Sheep Ranch turns into rugged San Juan Mountain terrain. A few years ago, one bighorn ram traveled for more than 60 miles across this area,…
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EcoFlight Views – Fall 2021

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Utah says the White Mesa Mill isn’t contaminating groundwater, but its neighbor, the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, disagrees.

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On a warm July evening, Yolanda Badback described the noxious fumes that haunt the air where she lives. Unlike the fragrance of sagebrush or the sweet scent of juniper and piñon, the odor is astringent and…

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PRB coal sales steady as Peabody nets $679M for 3Q2021

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NARM from EcoFlight
An aerial view of Peabody Energy’s North Antelope Rochelle Mine. (Powder River Basin Resource Council)

Peabody Energy coal sales from the Powder River Basin (PRB) held steady during the third quarter of 2021 (3Q2021) with total revenues from all segments exceeding $679 million, the company announced…

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Guest Opinion: BLM Moving Ahead on Eastern Colorado Resource Management Plan
A view of Table Mountain, Image courtesy of Ecoflight

It sounds like the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is moving forward with their Eastern Colorado Resource Management Plan (ECRMP), which began in 2015, and…

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Learning about the Valley’s water from above

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OCTOBER 19, 2021

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Water Studies minor at Adams State

Flying above the San Juan Mountains, over the pivots, small houses and tiny cows on the Valley floor, and feeling the rise and fall of elevation in my stomach…

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Data could factor into how water managers develop a plan for shortages

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Rafters float down the Colorado River in Glenwood Canyon.
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New climate data that shows a north/south split in streamflow declines in the Colorado River…

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Captains Log – September 2021 Acronyms in Aviation

Acronyms in Aviation

Captain’s Log Starship 1XE, Day 30 in the month September, Earth Calendar year 2021.

Nowadays there seems to be an…

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