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    EFFICIENCY Colorado State University-Pueblo became the first campus in the state to reach net-zero efficiency last week when the school switched on its 23-acre solar array project. The solar scheme allows the campus to generate excess energy and put it back into the grid. “One of ...
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      By Sam Metz and Brian Melley The Associated Press SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CALIF. » A California fire that gutted hundreds of homes advanced toward Lake Tahoe on Wednesday as thousands of firefighters tried to box in the flames and tourists who hoped to boat or s...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
By Judith Kohler The Denver Post A Denver oil and gas company is facing about $1.8 million in penalties and the possibility of losing its ability to operate in Colorado after state regulators decided it violated several state regulations. Next the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission will...
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Posted by on in Green Products/Services
Boulder, CO is now offering a shared electric vehicle at its 1500 Pearl parking garage through a partnership with Colorado CarShare. Colorado CarShare, a nonprofit carshare organization, will pay the costs to charge the vehicle. The city and the nonprofit will split the cost of the vehicle’s annual...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
    Something extraordinary happened Aug. 14 at the frigid high point of the Greenland ice sheet, 2 miles in the sky and more than 500 miles above the Arctic Circle: It rained for the first time. The rain at a research station — not just a few drops or a drizzle but a stream for several...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
  Amid the haze and despair over the planet’s future, Colorado experts offer hope By Elizabeth Hernandez The Denver Post The more Andrés Better studied climate change and its worsening impact on the environment, the more discouraged he became. The Colorado State University freshman abso...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Climate pledges—a step in the right direction for the private sector—too often fall short of transformative change. In his recent Drawdown Insights piece, Executive Director Jonathan Foley offers a new way forward for climate leadership, asking companies to:  1. Cut emissions towards zero, not...
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Posted by on in Food
By Kathleen Merrigan The Conversation Organic food once was viewed as a niche category for health nuts and hippies, but today it’s a routine choice for millions of Americans. For years following passage of the Organic Foods Production Act of 1990, which established national organic standards, ...
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Posted by on in Energy Efficiency
Who created the renewable-energy miracle?   By Paul Krugman © The New York Times Co. As terrible as many things in the world are, climate is unique in posing an existential threat to civilization. And it’s horrifying that so many political figures are dead set against any serious action to ...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
    Companies work to be force of nature on confronting climate change By Judith Kohler The Denver Post Stretches of Colorado rivers closed to fishing because of low water flows and warm temperatures. A decrease in the number of warmer, down-filled jackets sold because of shorter wint...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By The Associated Press PLACERVILLE, CALIF. » A wildfire burning for a week in Northern California continued to grow out of control, one of about a dozen big blazes in the droughtstricken state that have destroyed hundreds of homes and forced thousands of people to evacuate. There was ze...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
    By Matthew Brown The Associated Press BILLINGS, MONT. » U.S. officials launched a review Thursday of climate damage and other impacts from coal mining on public lands as the Biden administration expands its scrutiny of government fossil fuel sales that contribute to greenhouse gas ...
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Posted by on in Human Health
    By Coral Davenport © The New York Times Co. WASHINGTON » The Biden administration announced Wednesday that it is banning a common pesticide, widely used since 1965 on fruits and vegetables, from use on food crops because it has been linked to neurological damage in childr...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
    By Paul Krugman © The New York Times Co. Global warming is fake news. Anyway, it isn’t man-made. And doing anything about it would destroy the economy. Opponents of action against climate change have always relied on multiple lines of defense: If one argument for doing nothing bec...
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Posted by on in Agriculture
By Terence Chea The Associated Press FIREBAUGH, CALIF. » As temperatures recently reached triple digits, farmer Joe Del Bosque inspected the almonds in his parched orchard in California’s agriculture-rich San Joaquin Valley, where a deepening drought threatens one of the state’s most profitable cr...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
Kauffman allegedly failed to report spills By Judith Kohler The Denver Post In a preliminary decision, state regulators have determined that K.P. Kauffman Co. violated several oil and gas rules, a finding that brings with it roughly $1.2 million in recommended penalties. The penalty amount could...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By Terence Chea, Ethan Swope and John Antczak The Associated Press GRIZZLY FLATS, CALIF. » A wildfire raged through a small Northern California forest town Tuesday, burning dozens of homes as dangerously dry and windy weather also continued to fuel other massive blazes and prompted the nation’s la...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
This book offers so much information on the deep ocean, life in it and threats that imperil it. Every chapter had information  new to me a long time student and lover of the ocean. 
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Posted by on in Climate Change
    By Jennifer O’Mahony The Associated Press MADRID » Spain set a new provisional heat record of 116.96 Fahrenheit on Saturday as Southern Europe sweltered under a relentless summer sun. Italy put 16 cities on red alert for health risks, and Portugal warned 75% of its region...
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Posted by on in Green Products/Services
Aspen wants to create a revolution with solar bicycles By Sarah Kuta Special to The Denver Post Aspen’s abundant sunshine is part of what makes this Colorado mountain town so appealing to skiers, foodies, mountain bikers, hikers, music lovers and other visitors. Now, that same sunshine is helping...
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