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Colorado oil, gas regulators hit pause on new rules because of coronavirus


The state agency that is writing and approving rules to carry out an overhaul of how oil and gas are regulated in Colorado is pausing the work while in-person hearings are off the table during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Colorado utilities dust off pandemic plans, hand out protective gear to keep lights and broadband on


With everyone hunkered down to avoid the coronavirus, folks are turning to the internet, streaming services, TVs and cellphones. And while we all need those devices to stay connected and entertained, and in some cases stay at work or in school, there is one thing they all need – electricity. Utilities in Colorado and across […]

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Broomfield poised to halt oil, gas operation until coronavirus health crisis passes


Broomfield elected officials have directed the staff to write an emergency declaration that would postpone work by Extraction Oil and Gas while residents are under a statewide stay-at-home order to slow the spread of the new coronavirus.

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Broomfield poised to halt oil, gas operation until coronavirus health crisis passes


Broomfield elected officials have directed the staff to write an emergency declaration that would postpone work by Extraction Oil and Gas while residents are under a statewide stay-at-home order to slow the spread of the new coronavirus.

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Once among the fastest-growing sectors, solar industry faces uncertainty because of tax credits declining, coronavirus concerns


Colorado’s solar industry, one of the fastest-growing in the country, is joining forces with solar companies nationwide to push for extension of tax credits so they can finish projects being slowed or put on hold by the coronavirus outbreak.

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Business Energy

Wyoming coal interests funneled money, experts to influence Colorado PUC decision on closing parts of Pueblo plant


When Xcel Energy proposed shuttering two coal-fired power generating units at Comanche Station in Pueblo, a group of “small business” customers intervened to oppose the closure. The group, organized by the Independence Institute, did not reveal it received backing from Wyoming coal interests. The Coalition of Ratepayers, formed by the libertarian-leaning Independence Institute, said in […]

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Science & Technology

Buildings grown by bacteria — new research is finding ways to turn cells into mini-factories for materials


what if buildings – walls, roofs, floors, windows – were actually alive – grown, maintained and healed by living materials? Source: Buildings grown by bacteria — new research is finding ways to turn cells into mini-factories for materials

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International Life Science & Technology

Ancestor of all animals identified in Australian fossils


A team led by UC Riverside geologists has discovered the first ancestor on the family tree that contains most familiar animals today, including humans. Source: Ancestor of all animals identified in Australian fossils

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Shopping apps see 200%+ more downloads: What the surge will reveal as opportunities and challenges of mobile ecommerce


Source: Instant Labs As a result, here’s what we’ve seen happen to eCommerce app downloads: Walmart Grocery saw a 160% increase in downloads Instacart saw a 218% increase in downloads Shipt saw a 124% increase in downloads Target broke their daily download record of 53,100 downloads in one day Source: Apptopia

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Coronavirus Science & Technology

WHO launches global megatrial of the four most promising coronavirus treatments


Simple design aims to let even overwhelmed physicians and hospitals participate Source: WHO launches global megatrial of the four most promising coronavirus treatments | Science | AAAS

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