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  By Lisa Cutter and Kevin Priola Guest Commentary The news isn’t good when it comes to recycling and composting in Colorado. The Colorado Public Interest Research Group (CoPIRG) and Eco-cycle released their yearly State of Recycling and Composting report a few weeks ago and it turns out we...
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Posted by on in Solar
  By John Flesher The Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS » Strolling his church’s rooftop among 630 solar panels, Bishop Richard Howell Jr. acknowledged climate change isn’t the most pressing concern for his predominantly Black congregation — even though it disproportionately harms peopl...
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Tagged in: Solar Energy
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Posted by on in Agriculture
  Dwindling profits, high taxes spell end for small farms across Midwest By Alyssa Schukar © The New York Times Co. In his earliest memories of his family’s farm, Ethan Uhlir rides in an old truck with his grandfather Arden, feeding cattle and mending fences. Before Arden Uhlir’s death fiv...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
  By John Flesher The Associated Press TRAVERSE CITY, MICH. » It’s a ghastly sight: ticks by tens of thousands burrowed into a moose’s broad body, sucking its lifeblood as the agonized host rubs against trees so vigorously that much of its fur wears away. Winter tick infestation i...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
  Climate change threatens Smithsonian, artifacts By Christopher Flavelle © The New York Times Co. WASHINGTON » President Warren Harding’s blue silk pajamas. Muhammad Ali’s boxing gloves. The Star-Spangled Banner. Scripts from the television show “M*A*S*H.” Nearly 2 million irrep...
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  By Mark Gilbert Bloomberg Opinion The climate crisis has provoked a debate about whether asset managers should disinvest from the most polluting companies or use their influence as shareholders to persuade firms to curb their carbon emissions. Unfortunately, the paucity of reliable and sta...
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Posted by on in Fishing
  By Catrin Einhorn and Fred Ramos © The New York Times Co. As scientists planned an expedition in Mexico this fall to count one of the world’s most endangered animals, a shy porpoise called a vaquita, they dreaded the possibility that there would be none left to find. The last survey, in 20...
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Posted by on in Mining
By Louisa Willcox Writers on the Range This year marks the 25th anniversary of one of the most spectacular conservation victories in recent history: the defeat of a massive gold mine planned for the doorstep of Yellowstone National Park. Called the New World mine, it was proposed by the Canadian ...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
  I-25 tunnels expected to reduce wildlife-vehicle collisions by 90% By John Aguilar The Denver Post PALMER LAKE » Trying to dodge and weave across six lanes of interstate highway traffic between Colorado’s two largest cities — where 87,000 vehicles a day move through at 75 mph — ...
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Posted by on in Population
In a world of pandemic chaos, political strife and climate catastrophe, some would-be parents see the future as too dark to procreate By Alex Williams © The New York Times Co. Before she married her husband, Kiersten Little considered him ideal father material. “We were always under the mentality...
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Posted by on in General Environment
  By Michael D. Shear © The New York Times Co. WASHINGTON » A decision by the Trump administration to move the headquarters of the Bureau of Land Management to Grand Junction from Washington left the agency with high vacancy rates as veteran employees — especially African-Americans — quit ra...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By Brian Melley The Associated Press LOS ANGELES » Lightning-sparked wildfires killed thousands of giant sequoias this year, leading to a staggering two-year death toll that accounts for up to nearly a fifth of Earth’s largest trees, officials said Friday. Fires in Sequoia National Park...
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Posted by on in Lakes/Rivers/Wetlands
    By Daniel Craig McCool The Conversation The Colorado River is a vital lifeline for the arid U.S. Southwest. It supplies water to seven states, Mexico, 29 Indian reservations and millions of acres of irrigated farmland. The river and its tributaries support 16 million jobs and provi...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
    By Hannah Reyes Morales © The New York Times Co. TAN-AWAN, PHILIPPINES » In the predawn light, Lorene de Guzman paddles out to sea in his tiny wooden outrigger to hand-feed the giants living in the water. One of the behemoths, a whale shark known as 180, swims up, its enormous mou...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
  By David Williams and Chris Brown Guest Commentary The 2021 wildfire season continues to wreak havoc on the Western United States with more than 48,725 wildfires that have burned 6,619,632 acres across the region. These fires, in addition to devastating the states, make affected areas more...
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Posted by on in General Environment
  By Susan Montoya Bryan The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE » U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland on Friday formally declared “squaw” a derogatory term and said she is taking steps to remove it from federal government use and to replace other derogatory place names. Haaland is ordering a fede...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
By Ian Austen © The New York Times Co. TALGONQUIN PROVINCIAL PARK, ONTARIO » The beaver may be one of Canada’s official national symbols, as iconic as the maple leaf, but Canadians have a love-hate relationship with the creature, with the emphasis for many more on the second emotion. Some commun...
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Posted by on in Green Products/Services
By John Surico © The New York Times Co. There is a joke told in transit circles about people who ride electric bicycles: How do you know if someone has an e-bike? They’ll tell you. The idea, of course, is that users of the battery- powered two-wheelers tend to be proselytizers for the te...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
  By Alan Fram The Associated Press WASHINGTON » A fractious House handed President Joe Biden a marquee victory Friday by approving an approximately $2 trillion social and environment bill, as Democrats cast aside disputes that for months had stalled the measure and hampered efforts to sell ...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
By Matthew Brown The Associated Press BILLINGS, MONT. » The Biden administration on Friday said it will consider new measures to protect greater sage grouse, a bird species once found across much of the U.S. West that has suffered drastic declines in recent decades because of oil and gas...
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