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The Denver Post  NATION CALIFORNIA SEEKS 100 PERCENT CLEAN ENERGY BY 2045 Lawmakers OK a measure mandating all electricity come from wind, solar and other clean sources by 2045, marking the state’s biggest step in the fight against global warming.
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By Antonio Diaz and Bill McKibben on August 26, 2018 1:00 am, Op Ed Examiner  When the world streams into California for Jerry Brown’s climate summit in September, they’ll focus on the things that the state considers it has done right: the electric cars, the massive solar installations in the ...
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Posted by on in Energy Efficiency
  Shared from the 2018-08-28 The Denver Post eEdition Regulators in Colorado green-light Xcel’s plan Company says proposal includes boosting renewables, cutting coal By Judith Kohler The Denver Post A plan by Xcel Energy Colorado to boost the share of power it gets from wind and s...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
Shared from the 2018-08-22 The Denver Post eEdition COLORADO Coal’s status as dominant source of power fading By Aldo Svaldi
The Denver Post  The Trump administration will repeal the Clean Power Plan, saying Monday it wants to give states more of a say on their coal power plants. But the Clean...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
  Shared from the 2018-08-22 The Denver Post eEdition MORE MANATEES HAVE DIED IN FLORIDA THIS YEAR THAN ALL OF 2017 ST. PETERSBURG, FLA. » The number of manatee deaths in Florida this year has already exceeded the total for all of 2017. Blame Red Tide, which is suspected of killing more tha...
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COAL-FIRED POWER PLANTS   Trump plan new fuel for old facilities   By Jennifer A. Dlouhy Bloomberg News Tucked inside the Trump administration’s plan to ease carbon dioxide limits is a change that could breathe new life into scores of aging coal-fired power plants. Exp...
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Posted by on in Recycling
  Shared from the 2018-08-24 The Denver Post eEdition KING SOOPERS OWNER, Kroger phasing out plastic bags at all its stores By The Associated Press CINCINNATI» The nation’s largest grocery chain has begun to phase out the use of plastic bags as more Americans grow uncomfortable wit...
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  Shared from the 2018-08-24 The Denver Post eEdition KING SOOPERS OWNER, Kroger phasing out plastic bags at all its stores By The Associated Press CINCINNATI» The nation’s largest grocery chain has begun to phase out the use of plastic bags as more Americans grow uncomfortable wit...
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  Shared from the 2018-08-24 The Denver Post eEdition KING SOOPERS OWNER, Kroger phasing out plastic bags at all its stores By The Associated Press CINCINNATI» The nation’s largest grocery chain has begun to phase out the use of plastic bags as more Americans grow uncomfortable wit...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
Trump changes in rules re air pollution analysis trades some Consumer prices would drop but preventable deaths would rise The rule isn't billed as a trade-off but among its quantifiable effects would be an increase in preventable deaths and a small drop in electricity costs. The proposal estimates...
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  Shared from the 2018-08-21 The Denver Post eEdition POLLUTION RULES Trump ready to ease rules on power plants By Matthew Daly The Associated Press WASHINGTON» The Trump administration is set to roll back the centerpiece of President Barack Obama’s efforts to slow global warm...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
The Associated Press WASHINGTON» Conserving oil is no longer an economic imperative for the U.S., the Trump administration declares in a major new policy statement that threatens to undermine decades of government campaigns for gas-thrifty cars and other conservation programs. The position was out...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
 Halfway through the summer, at least 1,585 wildfires have torched more than 431,600 acres of Colorado forest and grasslands and destroyed or damaged about 450 homes, making 2018 one of the most destructive fire seasons in history — and it isn’t over yet. The only larger wildfire season in Colora...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
Due diligence the government says it conducted before announcing a $443.8m grant to a not-for-profit group was actually conducted as part of an application for funding for a separate project, the Great Barrier ReefFoundation says. The environment and energy minister, Josh Frydenberg, says...
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The momentum behind the movement to ban plastic straws in cities across the country doesn’t seem likely to slow any time soon, especially in California. San Francisco supervisors voted unanimously to ban restaurants, bars and retailers from selling or using on Tuesday, becoming the largest city to ...
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This story originally appeared on Undark and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. At the railway hospital in Patna, India earlier this year, an old woman took a raspy breath and croaked out her name: Annapurna Devi. For five years, her son says, the 70-year-old has been una...
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Posted by on in Water Conservation
Extract from Char Miller, The Conversation Perspectives, The Denver Post, August 12  The High Plains water bank is being drained, under 8 states this has been the largest underground source of fresh water. Its the most important source of water across the high plains region. At current withdr...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Our country and our planet has a problem -- and we know how to solve it. One month from today -- on September 8 -- we will Rise for solutions! We will Rise for a transition to a clean energy economy that works for everyone. We will Rise for racial, economic, and social justice on all fronts. We will...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
  Shared from the 2018-08-05 The Denver Post eEdition  The Associated Press WASHINGTON» Even the dirt on the ground is making climate change worse, a new study finds. Plants capture massive amounts of carbon, pumping it into the soil where usually it stays for hundreds or thousands of ...
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  Shared from the 2018-08-05 The Denver Post eEdition SCIENCE Poll: Americans think NASA should focus on climate change By Riley Griffin and Justin Bachman Bloomberg News NASA’s focus should not be on the cosmos but on Earth, according to a wide-ranging Bloomberg poll of Americans’ vi...
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