Weed Growers Are a Drag on Denver’s Energy Supply

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The flowering reefer industry is sucking up energy, and the city has no efficiency plans in place to mitigate the problem.

Tom Selleck Cast as Villain of California Drought in Lawsuit Alleging Water Theft

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Actor who has made career playing virtuous characters accused in lawsuit of delivering water to 60-acre ranch in defiance of cease-and-desist orders.

Pope Francis Calls for Urgent Action to Fight Climate Change


“We need a new dialogue about how we are shaping the future of our planet.”

He May Be Pope, But That Doesn’t Mean He Can Stop Climate Change

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Liberals should think twice before wishing that American Catholics would take their political cues from the pope.

Pope Francis: Humans Are Turning the Earth Into an “Immense Pile of Filth”

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An excerpt from the pope’s encyclical on climate change, the environment and inequality.


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