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Colorado agriculture hopes Sonny Perdue keeps promise to rural America

Agriculture Secretary Secretary Sonny Perdue is seen in his office after an interview with The Associated Press, Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at the Agriculture Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
When Sonny Perdue navigated the congressional process of confirmation to his post as agriculture secretary last month, he told senators he would be an advocate for rural America. Colorado farmers and ranchers, searching for stability in a waning agriculture economy, are counting on Perdue to keep his promise.

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Startup costs of carbon capture projects eased under proposed Bennet legislation

U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry (right) joins NRG Energy CEO Mauricio Gutierrez (left) on a tour of the Petra Nova carbon capture and enhanced oil recovery system on Thursday, April 13, 2017, in Fort Bend County, southwest of Houston. Colorado U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet (Paul Ladd/AP Images for Reliant)
The techniques behind capturing carbon dioxide isn’t new, but the process of capturing greenhouse gas emissions at power plants and storing them underground is a burgeoning industry. While the market is growing, the obstacle CO2 capture projects face is they’re pricey. What’s more, securing financing can be difficult.

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Officials: Fire near Boulder, Colorado, may be human-caused

Crews battle the Sunshine Fire in the Sunshine canyon area of Boulder, Colo. on Sunday, March 19, 2017. The small wildfire forced people from their homes early Sunday and ignited dead trees that exploded into black plumes of smoke, authorities and residents said. (Jeremy Papasso/Daily Camera via AP)

Firefighters made progress Sunday in battling a small wildfire that forced people to flee hundreds of homes in the mountains just outside downtown Boulder, Colorado, and authorities said they believe the blaze may have been human-caused. Light winds pushed the flames in the wooded area a couple of miles west of Pearl Street, the shopping […]

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Fossil fuel divestment movement looks to DU after hitting dry spell in Colorado

Students participate in a campus divest rally at Tufts University. The nationwide movement is underway at several universities in Colorado and is the source of heated debate. (James Ennis/Creative Commons)

The fossil fuel divestment movement may be losing steam in Colorado, but activists are hoping to reverse the slide by convincing the University of Denver to sell off its investments in coal, oil and natural gas. The University of Denver Board of Trustees is scheduled to consider at its Jan. 20 meeting a report from […]

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New CU Regent Jack Kroll discusses key problems facing CU and the higher education community

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Having won a hard-fought 2016 Democratic primary race for the open seat on the University of Colorado Board of Regents and then cruising uncontested in the general election, 1st Congressional District Regent Jack Kroll, D-Denver, says he is ready to fight the important battles facing the university. Not long before his, 4th Congressional District Regent […]

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