Tagged: Environment

Rockefeller and the secret land deals that created Grand Tetons National Park

Rockefeller and the secret land deals that created Grand Tetons National Park

The audacious plan was hatched in secret. In the 1920s, John D. Rockefeller Jr. – son of the Standard Oil founder, ardent conservationist and one of America’s richest men – agreed to surreptitiously acquire thousands of acres of breathtaking scenery around Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and donate them to the federal government for a national park.

It’s official: Denver Green Roof Initiative will take root, affecting city development

It’s official: Denver Green Roof Initiative will take root, affecting city development

Denver Green Roof Initiative’s margin of victory settled at 8.6 percentage points, according to final unofficial results.

As Green Roof Initiative heads to probable victory, Denver’s mayor — an opponent — turns to implementation

As Green Roof Initiative heads to probable victory, Denver’s mayor — an opponent — turns to implementation

Mayor Michael Hancock opposed the Denver Green Roof Initiative but said Wednesday morning that its probable passage was spurring his administration to consider how it will implement the new requirements.

Denver Green Roof Initiative backers cautiously declare victory as measure holds a small-but-growing lead

Denver Green Roof Initiative backers cautiously declare victory as measure holds a small-but-growing lead

Early returns Tuesday showed the Denver’s Green Roof Initative, a far-reaching measure that would require rooftop gardens on most new buildings (and some existing ones) with at least 25,000 square feet of floor area, has a slight “yes” lead.

Green Roof Initiative holds slight lead in early Denver voter returns

Green Roof Initiative holds slight lead in early Denver voter returns

Early returns Tuesday showed the Denver’s Green Roof Initative, a far-reaching measure that would require rooftop gardens on most new buildings (and some existing ones) with at least 25,000 square feet of floor area, has a slight “yes” lead.

What Colorado regions will grow fastest through 2050? The answer is not metro Denver.

What Colorado regions will grow fastest through 2050? The answer is not metro Denver.

Between 2015 and 2050, Colorado will add 3 million residents, with the largest percentage gains coming in Greeley, Fort Collins, Colorado Springs and the Western Slope, according to projections from the State Demography Office.

Most like the idea of green roofs — including critics of a Denver initiative — but should the city force builders to include them?

Most like the idea of green roofs — including critics of a Denver initiative — but should the city force builders to include them?

But by proposing a mandate that in some ways would stand as the nation’s most stringent “green roof” requirement, observers say, the Denver Green Roof Initiative could be taking a gamble on Denver voters.

Even opponents of a Denver initiative say green roofs are laudable, but is a mandate the right approach?

Even opponents of a Denver initiative say green roofs are laudable, but is a mandate the right approach?

But by proposing a mandate that in some ways would stand as the nation’s most stringent “green roof” requirement, observers say, the Denver Green Roof Initiative could be taking a gamble on Denver voters.

Colorado’s growing pains: From roads to water, here are 5 key issues as the state’s population swells

Colorado’s growing pains: From roads to water, here are 5 key issues as the state’s population swells

The mixed feelings about Amazon choosing Denver underscores the depths to which Coloradans are growing wary of the growing costs of the state’s prosperity.

Colorado’s growing pains: From roads to water, here are 5 key issues as the state’s population swells

Colorado’s growing pains: From roads to water, here are 5 key issues as the state’s population swells

The mixed feelings about Amazon choosing Denver underscores the depths to which Coloradans are growing wary of the growing costs of the state’s prosperity.