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  By Judith Kohler The Denver Post Tighter spending and the focus on free cash flow that were prevalent in the oil and gas industry before the pandemic are expected to continue even as demand and prices start to rise, two analysts said. The COVID-19 outbreak, a glut of oil and a price war b...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
 By Phil McKenna February 10, The whodunit began when scientists caught a whiff of an unexpected climate super-pollutant in the air in 2018, which spurred a global investigation to find its source. A subsequent crackdown on illegal production of the banned chemical has resulted in a return...
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By Veronica Penney © The New York Times Co. The share of energy generated from coal has dropped more sharply during the coronavirus pandemic than that of any other power source, according to a new report Monday that looked at coal demand in some of the world’s largest emitters of greenhouse ga...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By Seth Borenstein The Associated Press When Dr. Stanley Fineman started as an allergist in Atlanta, he told patients they should start taking their medications and prepare for the drippy, sneezy onslaught of pollen season around St. Patrick’s Day. That was about 40 years ago. Now he tells the...
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    BERLIN » It fits on a human fingertip, but this chameleon could make a big splash. Scientists from Madagascar and Germany say a newly discovered species of chameleon is a contender for the title of world’s smallest reptile. Frank Glaw, who was part of the international team of rese...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
Weld Co. couple’s house is demolished, farm dug up to clean contamination after leak By Judith Kohler The Denver Post For years, Julie and Mark Nygren have hosted school children on field trips to their farm near Johnstown. But recent visitors to their property saw what looked more like a strip m...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
    By Lisa Friedman © The New York Times Co. WASHINGTON » During his presidential campaign, President Joe Biden said the United States should mobilize $20 billion to stop the destruction of the Amazon rainforest and impose “significant economic consequences” if deforestation...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By Biswajeet Banerjee and Rishabh R. Jain The Associated Press RISHIKESH, INDIA » Indian rescue crews struggled to reach trapped victims Sunday after part of a glacier in the Himalayas broke off and released a torrent of water and debris that slammed into two hydroelectric plants. At least nin...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
 By Kat Stafford The Associated Press DETROIT » Ashindi Maxton was distraught as she toured neighborhoods in Detroit’s 48217 ZIP code and met residents who live in one of the most polluted communities in Michigan. They live against the backdrop of heavy industrial sites that have long be...
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Posted by on in General Environment
Western voters agree on many concerns, including wildfires, loss of pollinators By Bruce Finley The Denver Post A 61% majority of voters across Colorado and seven other states in the West are more worried than hopeful about nature, pointing to climate change impacts, and 57% plan to get outdoors ...
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Posted by on in Human Health
  By Roni Caryn Rabin © The New York Times Co. Ingredients in many baby foods, including some organic fare, are contaminated with heavy metals such as arsenic, lead and cadmium at levels that are far higher than those allowed in products such as bottled water, congressional investigators sai...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
By Matthew Brown The Associated Press BILLINGS, MONT. » The Biden administration said Thursday it was delaying a rule finalized in former President Donald Trump’s last days in office that drastically would have weakened the government’s power to enforce a century-old law protecting m...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
By Patrick Whittle The Associated Press BATH, MAINE » The commercial fishery for herring has suffered in recent years because of new restrictions, but those same rules could benefit some of Maine’s most beloved birds — puffins. Atlantic puffins, known for their colorful beaks and waddling walks, ...
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  By Hiroko Tabuchi © The New York Times Co. Every day at work for 15 years, Sean Mitchell, a captain in the Nantucket Fire Department in Massachusetts, has put on the bulky suit that protects him from the heat and flames he faces on the job. But last year, he and his team came across un...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
By Judith Kohler The Denver Post President Joe Biden’s order issued Wednesday to pause new oil and gas leasing on public lands was praised by Coloradans who see the move as crucial to fighting climate change but was immediately met with a lawsuit by a Colorado- based industry group. The order mak...
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Posted by on in General Environment
A federal court on Monday overturned the Trump administration’s signature environmental policy, a regulation that critics said was aimed at crippling the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to enact new clean air and water protections. The order by Judge Brian Morris of the U.S. District Cour...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By Matthew Daly and Ellen Knickmeyer The Associated Press WASHINGTON » In the most ambitious U.S. effort to stave off the worst of climate change, President Joe Biden signed executive orders Wednesday to transform the nation’s heavily fossil-fuelpowered economy into a cleanburning on...
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Posted by on in Green Design
53-unit building in Snowmass expected to open in 2023 By Joe Rubino The Denver Post Developers soon will break ground on a 53-unit condo building at the base of the Snowmass Ski Area that will run entirely on renewable, electric power. It’s the latest example of a growing trend in new co...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
PBy Catrin Einhorn © The New York Times Co. In just the last half-century, humans have caused a staggering worldwide drop in the number of sharks and rays that swim the open oceans, scientists have found in the first global assessment of its kind, published Wednesday in the journal Nature. Oc...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
By Matthew Daly The Associated Press WASHINGTON » President Joe Biden is set to announce a wide-ranging moratorium on new oil and gas leasing on U.S. lands and waters, as his administration moves quickly to reverse Trump administration policies on energy and the environment and address c...
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