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By Alissa J. Rubin and Clifford Krauss, © The New York Times Co., from The Denver Post eEdition, July 17, 2020 NAHRAN OMAR, IRAQ»The men of Nahran Omar, a village in the heart of southern Iraq’s oil country, filed into a Shiite shrine clutching envelopes with X-rays, medical reports and death certi...
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By Elizabeth Williamson and Sarah Mervosh, © The New York Times Co., from The Denver Post eEdition, July 16, 2020 GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, ARIZ.» Glowing purple and scarlet in fading afternoon light, the geological marvel that is the Grand Canyon, the crown jewel of America’s national park syste...
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By The Associated Press, from The Denver Post eEdition, July 16, 2020   Colorado’s Water Quality Control Commission is putting new limits on a class of chemicals common in everything from nonstick pans to firefighting foam. Colorado Public Radio reports the commission voted unanimously Tuesda...
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By Judith Kohler, The Denver Post, from The Denver Post eEdition, July 12, 2020 State regulators writing new oil and gas rules have carried on through a global pandemic and massive turmoil in the industry. That might have been the easy part for the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, now ...
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By Judith Kohler, The Denver Post, from The Denver Post eEdition, July 12, 2020 State regulators writing new oil and gas rules have carried on through a global pandemic and massive turmoil in the industry. That might have been the easy part for the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, now ...
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© The New York Times Co., from The Denver Post eEdition, June 29th, 2020 HOUSTON»Chesapeake Energy, a pioneer in extracting natural gas from shale rock across the country, filed for bankruptcy protection Sunday, unable to overcome a mountain of debt that became unsustainable after a decade of stubb...
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By Seth Borenstein, The Associated Press, from The Denver Post eEdition, July 21, 2020 Rich Americans produce nearly 25% more heat-trapping gases than poorer people at home, according to a comprehensive study of U.S. residential carbon footprints. Scientists studied 93 million housing units in the ...
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Laurel Manley, Author, Colorado State University, Major in Biology Science and Ecosystem Science & Sustainability* and Carol Barbeito, Ph.D., Educational Editor, President Earth Protect*     “We showed that we are united and that we, young people, are unstoppable. - Greta Thunber...
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BY JOHN BOWDEN , The Hill, 07/02/20  As many as 60 percent of the world's fish species could struggle to breed and reproduce if climate change causes the Earth to warm by 5 degrees Celsius over the next 80 years, the current projection for what will happen if greenhouse gas emissions continue ...
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By Erin Cox and Gregory S. Schneider, The Washington Post, July 5, 2020    The two energy companies behind the controversial 600-mile Atlantic Coast Pipeline on Sunday abandoned their six-year bid to build it, saying the project has become too costly and the regulatory environment t...
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By Matthew Daly, The Associated Press, The Denver Post eEdition, July 1, 2020 WASHINGTON» House Democrats on Tuesday unveiled a plan to address climate change that would set a goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, while pushing renewable energy such as wind and solar power and addressi...
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Average land temperatures were more than 5 degrees Celsius above normal, surpassing last year’s high mark, according to European scientists By Laura Millan Lombrana, Bloomberg Green, July 7, 2020 The vast Arctic Siberia region, already warming faster than the rest of the world, experienced rec...
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The Associated Press, The Denver Post eEdition, July 4, 2020 BERLIN» German lawmakers have finalized the country’s long-awaited phase-out of coal as an energy source, backing a plan that environmental groups say isn’t ambitious enough and free marketeers criticize as a waste of taxpayers’ money. Bi...
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by Hip Hop Caucus | Jan 27, 2020 | Press  A comedy special and documentary show relevance of climate crisis for communities of color, inspiring media makers and creatives of color to tell more climate stories PARK CITY, UTAH – Hip Hop Caucus Think 100% FILMS is providing the first look of its...
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BALI By Richard C. Paddock, © The New York Times Co., The Denver Post eEdition, July 5, 2020 SEMINYAK, INDONESIA» It was trash season on Bali, the time of year when monsoon storms wash up tons of plastic debris onto the island’s beaches. It was also the time for two teenage sisters, Melati and...
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Vail Daily, from The Denver Post eEdition, July 3, 2020 Vail Resorts reports the company has taken a major step toward its goal of 100% renewable electricity as a new large-scale wind farm, enabled by the company, has gone online. Vail Resorts has committed to purchase 310,000 megawatt hours of win...
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By Joe Neguse, Guest Commentary, The Denver Post eEdition, July 1, 2020 Last summer, Washington heard directly from Coloradans when the U.S. House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis traveled to Colorado for the committee’s first — and only — official bipartisan field hearing. Committee members ...
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By Matthew Daly, The Associated Press, The Denver Post eEdition, July 1, 2020 WASHINGTON» House Democrats on Tuesday unveiled a plan to address climate change that would set a goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, while pushing renewable energy such as wind and solar power and addressi...
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The Associated Press, The Denver Post eEdition, July 6, 2020 NAIROBI, KENYA»The crunch of young locusts comes with nearly every step. The worst outbreak of the voracious insects in Kenya in 70 years is far from over, and their newest generation is now finding its wings for proper flight. The li...
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By Dave Kolpack, AP News, July 6, 2020 FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A judge on Monday ordered the Dakota Access pipeline shut down for additional environmental review more than three years after it began pumping oil — handing a victory to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and delivering a blow to President Donal...
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