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By Somini Sengupta TNYT I grew up in the age of smog in Southern California. I lived for a few years in one of the world’s most polluted cities, Delhi. I once took my daughter on vacation to the city where I was born, Calcutta, only to rush her to the emergency room because she couldn’t breathe; th...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
Climate change, beetles, and disease imperiling long term survival of high elevation pine tree, key source for grizzly bears and found across the US West. Fish and Wildlife Study published Wed. would protect the whitebark pine tree under Endangered Species Act. The trees can live up to 1,000 ye...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
By Mead Gruver  The Associated Press CHEYENNE » The life-or-death journey made by mule deer during the second-longest big game migration in North America came down to their ability to squeeze through a fence — a discovery made by scientists using wildlife GPS tracking techniques...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
Oil and gas rules will aid economy and workforce   By Jeff Robbins and Dan Gibbs Guest Commentary Last year, Colorado passed a new Oil and Gas Law, SB 19-181, that changed the mission of the state’s regulatory agency from “fostering” the oil and gas industry to “regulating” the industry, pr...
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Posted by on in Water Conservation
By Matthew R Sanderson, Burke Griggs and Jacob A. Miller The Conversation Aslow-moving crisis threatens the U.S. Central Plains, which grow a quarter of the nation’s crops. Underground, the region’s lifeblood — water — is disappearing, placing one of the world’s major food-producing regions at ris...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By Dolf Gielen and Morgan Bazilian The Conversation John Kerry helped bring the world into the Paris climate agreement and expanded America’s reputation as a climate leader. That reputation is now in tatters, and President-elect Joe Biden is asking Kerry to rebuild it again — this time as U.S....
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
By Lisa Friedman © The New York Times Co. WASHINGTON » President Donald Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency was rushing to complete one of its last regulatory priorities, aiming to obstruct the creation of air and water-pollution controls far into the future, when a senior career scientist...
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  By Tom Krisher The Associated Press DETROIT » General Motors is switching sides in the legal fight against California’s right to set its own clean-air standards, abandoning the Trump administration as the president’s term nears its close. CEO Mary Barra said in a letter Monday to envi...
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Posted by on in Mining
Alaska’s controversial Pebble Mine fails to win a critical permit, likely killing it By Henry Fountain © The New York Times Co. The Army Corps of Engineers on Wednesday denied a permit for the proposed Pebble Mine in Alaska, likely dealing a death blow to a long-disputed project that aime...
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Oil, gas commission OKs new regulations By Judith Kohler The Denver Post After delays caused by the pandemic and a nearly full change in members, the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission on Monday unanimously approved a broad swath of new rules seen as some of the strictest in the...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
 By Lisa Friedman © The New York Times Co. WASHINGTON » When John Kerry served as President Barack Obama’s secretary of state, he helped steer the negotiation of the Paris Agreement, locking down commitments from nearly 200 nations — including his own — to begin to reverse the dange...
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Posted by on in Recycling
By Michael Elizabeth Sakas Colorado Public Radio Colorado is wasting more and recycling less. From 2018 to 2019, the state’s recycling rate dropped to 15.9% from 17.2%, far below the national average of 35%, according to an annual report released by Eco-Cycle and the Colorado Public Interest Rese...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By Veronica Penney © The New York Times Co. New research on the connection between climate change and winter drownings has found that reported drowning deaths are increasing exponentially in areas with warmer winters. The study, published Wednesday in the journal PLoS One, looked at drownings...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By Michelle Li The Associated Press/Report for America CHARLESTON, S.C. » Vickie Hicks, who weaves intricate sweetgrass baskets in Charleston, South Carolina’s historic city market, remembers climbing onto the table at her grandmother’s booth downtown when the floodwaters rushed by. Decades l...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
  By Margie Mason and Robin Mcdowell The Associated Press SUMATRA, INDONESIA » With his hand clamped tightly over her mouth, she could not scream, the 16-year-old girl recalls — and no one was around to hear her anyway. She describes how her boss raped her amid the tall trees o...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
  By Nicholas K. Geranios The Associated Press SPOKANE, WASH. » The Trump administration announced plans Thursday that ease protections for sage grouse in the West, prompting an outcry by critics who say the move paves the way for widespread mining and drilling and ignores a federal cour...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
By Lisa Prevost © The New York Times Co. The hotel industry has fallen behind other real estate sectors in adopting energy-efficiency measures, but a Connecticut developer hopes to change that by converting an office building into what could be the most energy-efficient hotel in the country. ...
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Posted by on in Agriculture
By Julia Turshen © The New York Times Co. It’s the first harvest season of an unparalleled year. We visited three small farms, where we found people cultivating far more than food. Despite quarantines and lockdowns and disruptions, they are nurturing networks. It’s both inspiring and instructi...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Biden Names Secretary John Kerry as Special Presidential Envoy for Climate Secretary Kerry needs no introduction. From signing the Paris Agreement on behalf of the United States as Secretary of State, to forming a bipartisan climate action coalition alongside the next generation of climate activist...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
Administration’s moves would benefit oil and gas companies, other industries By Matthew Brown and Ellen Knickmeyer The Associated Press BILLINGS, MONT. » Down to its final weeks, the Trump administration is working to push through dozens of environmental rollbacks that could weaken century- old p...
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