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Posted by on in Clean Water
  By Ella Cobb Daily Camera More than two months after the Marshall fire, Superior residents are experiencing some unexpected fallout from the disaster with the taste and smell of residual smoke in their water. Complaints of the smoky taste and odor from residents began immediately after th...
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Posted by on in General Environment
    Project could bring 10 trains, two miles long, through Denver daily By Conrad Swanson The Denver Post A railroad project out of Utah that would bring up to 10 oil trains, each two miles long, through Denver daily has federal approval but no clear picture of the environmental damag...
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Posted by on in Air Quality
  By Kevin Freking The Associated Press WASHINGTON » A bill that would boost health care services and disability benefits dramatically for veterans exposed to toxic burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan won approval Thursday in the House. The measure has the backing of the nation’s major vetera...
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Posted by on in Human Health
Scientists released a pair of extensive studies on Saturday that point to a market in Wuhan, China, as the origin of the coronavirus pandemic. The two reports, totaling about 150 pages, have not yet been published in a scientific journal. The researchers analyzed data from a range of sources to loo...
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Posted by on in Water Conservation
Firm says proposal a win for area; critics call it a “buy and dry” scheme By Conrad Swanson The Denver Post ALAMOSA » Trouble swirls above the aquifers of Colorado’s San Luis Valley, where farmers and ranchers raise and grow much of the region’s cattle, potatoes, alfalfa and barley. Those aquife...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By Coral Davenport © The New York Times Co. WASHINGTON » In the most important environmental case in more than a decade, the Supreme Court on Monday will hear arguments in a dispute that could restrict or even eliminate the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to control the pollution that ...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
  By David Biller The Associated Press PETROPOLIS, BRAZIL » Every day, Alex Sandro Condé leaves the shelter where he has been staying since deadly landslides devastated his poor, mountainside neighborhood and seeks out others who have suffered loss. He doesn’t have to look hard. C...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
3.3 billion people’s daily lives “are highly vulnerable” to extreme weather By Seth Borenstein The Associated Press Deadly with extreme weather now, climate change is about to get so much worse. It is likely going to make the world sicker, hungrier, poorer, gloomier and way more dangerous in the ...
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Posted by on in Clean Water
  By Conrad Swanson The Denver Post Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser on Wednesday sued companies that produce PFAS, or “forever chemicals,” which are linked to cancer and birth defects and likely seeping into hundreds of water sources across the state. Weiser filed the lawsuit in state...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By Noelle Phillips The Denver Post Colorado will join three other Rocky Mountain states to apply for federal money to create a hydrogen hub that would help Colorado meet its goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions over the next 28 years. Gov. Jared Polis joined the governors of New Mexico, Ut...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
  Wildlife biologist traces markings to man-made snares By Rachel Nuwer © The New York Times Co. Paula White, a wildlife biologist, was examining lion skulls to estimate the animals’ ages when she noticed something strange about their teeth. Instead of just showing the normal, gradual wear ...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
  By Emily Anthes © The New York Times Co. The mountain gorillas that live in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park have frequent encounters with humans. On any given day, the animals might come across smartphone-toting tourists, fecal-sampleswiping biologists or antibiotic-administering veterina...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
    By Conrad Swanson The Denver Post Millions of dollars are headed to Colorado State University to study wildfire prevention, mitigation and recovery, after years of drought and record-setting wildfires across the state. The $20 million grant will be split between CSU’s Colorado For...
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Posted by on in Mining
  By Bruce Finley The Denver Post Gaze for a moment at your smartphone. The circuitry contains a hard-toget metal called tantalum. The jingling speaker requires neodymium. For that jangly-lit screen, you need yttrium. The battery is made with lithium. How to obtain enough of these so-called...
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Posted by on in Clean Water
    By Michael Rubinkam The Associated Press DIMOCK, PA. » Meeting with a man whose well water has been polluted for years, officials in the Pennsylvania attorney general’s office asked him whether he would consider accepting a treatment system from the gas driller charged with fouling...
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Posted by on in Recycling
  By Deborah Swearingen Daily Camera BOULDER » With money covered by the city’s Climate Initiatives department, Community Cycles will now be able to recycle bike tires that are not suitable for reuse. The city committed to spending $1,000, the cost of up to 2,000 recycled bike tires, at Eco...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
  The revelation this month from Physicians for Social Responsibility that the oil and gas industry in Colorado has been using a chemical that will eventually break down into a highly-toxic forever chemical in the PFAS family is disturbing, to say the least. The Environmental Protection Agenc...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
  By Matthew Daly The Associated Press WASHINGTON » The Biden administration is delaying decisions on new oil and gas drilling on federal land and other energy-related actions after a federal court blocked the way officials were calculating the real-world costs of climate change. The admini...
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Posted by on in Agriculture
 By Scott McFetridge The Associated Press DES MOINES, IOWA » Without much fuss and even less public attention, the nation’s egg producers are in the midst of a multibilliondollar shift to cage-free eggs that is dramatically changing the lives of millions of hens in response to new laws and deman...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
 Extended dry period in the West likely to continue, straining vital water supplies By Conrad Swanson The Denver Post Not only is the American West the driest it’s been in more than a millennia, but the megadrought is likely to continue for years, diminishing Colorado’s short water supply and...
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