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Posted by on in Human Health
  The coronavirus spreading from China has sickened at least 73,000 people and killed at least 2,000, setting in motion a global health emergency. But humans aren’t the only species infected. Coronaviruses attack a variety of birds and mammals. The new virus seems to have leapt from wildlife ...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Shared from the 2/20/2020 The Denver Post eEdition By Susan Montoya Bryan The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE» Projects to reduce the risk of wildfires and protect water sources in the West have created jobs and infused more money in local economies, researchers say, and they were funded by a par...
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Posted by on in General Environment
Shared from the 2/20/2020 The Denver Post eEdition By Bruce Finley
The Denver Post Eighty percent of voters in Colorado and seven other Western states prioritize air, land, water and wildlife issues as key factors in electing leaders, including more than four in 10 who say the environment is v...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
Shared from the 2/20/2020 The Denver Post eEdition OIL AND GAS POLLUTION PLAN By Judith Kohler
The Denver Post Two environmental groups are suing the Environmental Protection Agency for what they say is a failure to ensure that required plans are in place to protect Colorado’s Front Range fro...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
Shared from the 2/20/2020 The Denver Post eEdition By Ellen Knickmeyer
The Associated Press WASHINGTON» The Trump administration completed the fewest cleanups of toxic Superfund sites last year than any administration since the program’s first years in the 1980s, figures released by the Environment...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
The Trump administration has offered oil companies a chunk of the American west that’s four times the size of California – an expansive drilling plan that threatens to entrench the industry at the expense of other outdoor jobs, while locking in enough emissions to undermine global climate policy. E...
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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
Shared from the 2/18/2020 The Denver Post eEditorial By Karen Weise © The New York Times Co. Jeff Bezos SEATTLE»Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s chief executive and the world’s richest man, said on Monday that he was committing $10 billion to address the climate crisis in a new initiative he called the ...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Shared from the 2/18/2020 The Denver Post eEdition By Faye Flam
Bloomberg Opinion Overall, it’s good news that President Donald Trump has declared he’s in favor of planting trees — it’s perhaps the one thing he has in common with people who care about the long-term future of the planet. Trees...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Shared from the 2/14/2020 The Denver Post eEdition WASHINGTON » Last month was the hottest January since scientists began keeping temperature records in 1880, U.S. government forecasters said Thursday. The global average land and ocean surface temperature in January was 2.05 degrees Fahrenhei...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
Emily Holden the Guardian -Energy companies have leased 9.9m acres from the administration – and the fossil fuels extracted could equal half a year of emissions from China The Trump administration has offered oil companies a chunk of the American west that’s four times the size of Califor...
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Posted by on in General Environment
Shared from the 2/11/2020 The Denver Post eEdition By Diana DeGette and Gina McCarthy Given the divisiveness of our politics these days, it may seem hard to believe that protecting our environment hasn’t always been such a highly partisan issue. In fact, just a half a century ago, members of Con...
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Posted by on in Air Quality
Shared from the 2/9/2020 The Denver Post eEdition Take a deep breath – you can do this Small actions by residents can add up quickly to improve air quality By Sue McMillin Columnist for The Denver Post-extract  Here is what you can do.  • Refuel your vehicle during cooler even...
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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
New York City’s ban on fossil fuel projects is the largest municipal ban of its kind, ever. New York City has been a strong trendsetter for climate policy for years. When New York City announced its intent to divest its massive pension from fossil fuels two years ago, it set off a wave of divestment...
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Posted by on in General Environment
Bad driving isn’t just unsafe. It’s expensive. Studies have repeatedly shown that personal driving habits are the single biggest factor that affects vehicle fuel consumption. Adopting new and improved driving behaviors not only makes car travel safer, it can contribute to significant savings at the ...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
The world has a narrowing window of opportunity to get on track to realize the goals of the Paris climate agreement. But leaders must act now and decisively to deliver a key set of climate actions, otherwise the possibility of a safer climate future may slip away. Accelerating progress on a suite of...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
QUICK FACTS • When humans burn fossil fuels, we release greenhouse gases (like carbon dioxide and methane) into the atmosphere. These gases trap heat, warm our planet, and throw our natural systems out of balance. • But it’s not just our atmosphere getting warmer—global sea surface temperatures are ...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
  Shared from the 1/31/2020 The Denver Post eEdition The Trump administration says businesses should not have to fear prosecution for incidental deaths. By Lisa Friedman © The New York Times Co. WASHINGTON» The Trump administration moved Thursday to drop the threat of punishmen...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
Shared from the 2/2/2020 The Denver Post eEdition By Judith Kohler  Natural gas has long been seen as the fuel to build the bridge to a clean-energy future, one where dirtier-burning coal plants are phased out and homes, factories and vehicles are powered by electricity from wind, the sun...
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Posted by on in Green Products/Services
Shared from the 1/24/2020 The Denver Post eEdition  By Judith Kohler
The Denver Post Electric vehicles are becoming more economically competitive with their gas-fueled counterparts and people are feeling less “range anxiety” about how far they can get on a charge, according to new researc...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
ESPAÑOL January 05, 2016 Sarah Engler  Plastic, of course, is uniquely problematic because it’s nonbiodegradable and therefore sticks around for a lot longer (like up to 1,000 years longer) than other forms of trash. And we're not just talking about people dumping their garbage o...
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