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The Long Dam Wait

30. September 2013

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The Long Dam Wait

Colorado water managers say they desperately need to shore up supplies and storage in a region growing larger and seemingly drier. But proposals for major storage and pipelines now face high regulatory hurdles, long waits, and ever-escalating costs. My September 2013 story for the Northern Colorado Business Report on water projects stuck in "regulatory limbo."

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Between the Hype and the Muck

25. April 2011

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Between the Hype and the Muck

In five years' time, hyped expectations and a wave of investment for algae and biofuels have fallen away to reality.

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Waste Not, What Now

4. October 2010

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Waste Not, What Now

Increased recycling and capturing methane at the local landfill are helping reduce waste in northern Colorado. But the recession and financial motives are also having their impacts at the dump.

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B-schools Get Their Green On

7. September 2010

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B-schools Get Their Green On

Two years after the financial meltdown on Wall Street and across the nation, a number of graduate business-school programs have shifted some emphasis to ethics and environmental consciousness and, as with all things green, Colorado is at the forefront. I wrote about the green MBA movement on the Front Range in my July 1, 2010 column for the Northern Colorado Business Report.

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Back to School for Green Jobs

12. April 2010

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Back to School for Green Jobs

Colleges in Colorado are fine-tuning curriculum to attract green job seekers, including returning veterans. Can higher ed teach old dawgs new-energy tricks?

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Decon Recon

20. June 2009

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Decon Recon

Deconstruction of buildings and recycling the materials has long been looked on as a costly, albeit more environmentally sound, option for developers and landowners. But the National Center for Craftsmanship, based in Fort Collins, may have figured out how to make deconstruct a win-win financial and environmental decision.

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