Hempcrete — a mixture of hemp stalk, water and lime — could pave the way toward a sustainable future.

The smoky sunsets of late make for an eerie reminder of the fires burning all around the Springs — to the west, up north and in our past.

It's unwelcome déjà vu, but it seems all but inevitable each summer. Colorado is hot, dry and windy during the summer, making it fertile ground for ravaging fires.

But research suggests this recent uptick may be attributable to insect outbreaks, drought and rising temperatures — all symptoms of manmade climate change. Innovators not resigned to that fate have found an unlikely tool for both surviving wildfires and preventing them at the same time: cannabis.

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Nat Stein ~ CSIndy.com ~

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