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    A 191-mile rail corridor between Pueblo and Fort Collins is still an idea, but a Midwestern rail line shows what it could become By Jon Murray The Denver Post CHICAGO » When Lily Trienens boarded a train in downtown Milwaukee that would take her more than 70 mile...
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    A new IPCC science assessment, coming before COP26 in November, called for immediate action and showed that this summer’s extremes are only a mild preview of the decades ahead.  By Bob Berwyn August 9, 2021 Amidst a summer of fires, floods and heat waves, scientists on Monday de...
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By Annie Mehl Daily Camera BOULDER » A coalition soon will release its new e-scooter pilot program in East Boulder with hopes of reducing vehicular travel through shared rides. The program is part of a collaboration between Boulder, Lime, BCycle, the University of Colorado, Boulder Coun...
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Posted by on in Water Conservation
  By Suman Naishadham The Associated Press WASHINGTON » U.S. officials on Monday declared the first-ever water shortage from a river that serves 40 million people in the West, triggering cuts to some Arizona farmers next year amid a gripping drought. Water levels at the largest re...
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Posted by on in Wind
  Texas company launches site in Broomfield to teach workers By Judith Kohler The Denver Post The demand for wind-energy workers is expected to surge in the next few years, and Colorado could be a major training ground for an industry looking to meet the need. Workrise, a workforce manageme...
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  Drought, changing climate, high demand force government to act By Felicia Fonseca The Associated Press CASA GRANDE, ARIZ. » A harvester rumbles through the fields in the morning light, mowing down rows of corn and chopping up ears, husks and stalks into mulch for feed at a local dairy. T...
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Posted by on in Air Quality
    By Bruce Finley The Denver Post One of Colorado health officials’ recommendations for enduring the noxious air pollution that’s enveloped residents this summer, included on the state’s air quality website until Wednesday evening, was to “try to move to a place with cleaner air.” T...
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Posted by on in Water Conservation
By Suman Naishadham The Associated Press WASHINGTON » Included in the sweeping $1 trillion infrastructure bill approved by the Senate is funding for Western water projects that farmers, water providers and environmentalists say are badly needed across the parched region. The Senate voted last wee...
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      By Concepción de León © The New York Times Co. Part of what Katherine Lee loves about Moscow, Idaho, where she lives, are the trails 10 minutes away. She visits with family or friends several days a week to hike or mountain bike, or to have walking meetings with colleagues....
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  State regulators wrestle with EPA haze-reduction rule By Bruce Finley The Denver Post Coloradans long have escaped smoggy Front Range cities by bolting to national parks and mountain wilderness — such as the Maroon Bells or the Great Sand Dunes — where, traditionally, the air and views we...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By The Associated Press GREENVILLE, CALIF. » California’s largest single wildfire in recorded history continued to grow Wednesday after destroying more than 1,000 buildings, nearly half of them homes, while authorities in Montana ordered evacuations as a wind-driven blaze roared toward several remo...
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Posted by on in Solar
      By Ivan Penn © The New York Times Co. California regulators voted Wednesday to require solar power and battery storage in new commercial buildings and high-rise multifamily dwellings, the latest front in the state’s efforts to hasten a transition from fossil fuels to altern...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By The Associated Press GREENVILLE, CALIF. » California’s largest single wildfire in recorded history continued to grow Wednesday after destroying more than 1,000 buildings, nearly half of them homes, while authorities in Montana ordered evacuations as a wind-driven blaze roared toward se...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
  By Ken Amundson BizWest WELD COUNTY » The federal government and Noble Energy Inc. have agreed to a settlement in connection with the lawsuit filed Tuesday that will result in a $1 million fine and promises to remedy shortcomings in the oil company’s operation of oil tank batteries in floo...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
  By Tim Lydon Writers on the Range New Mexico, the third-ranking U.S. oil producer, has moved to curtail methane pollution from the oil and gas industry, moving it closer to neighboring Colorado’s leadership. Methane is a dangerous greenhouse gas that contributes to climate change and also ...
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Posted by on in Air Quality
    By Bruce Finley The Denver Post One of Colorado health officials’ recommendations for enduring the noxious air pollution that’s enveloped residents this summer, included on the state’s air quality website until Wednesday evening, was to “try to move to a place with cleaner air.” T...
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Posted by on in Air Quality
Bad air this summer may be common along CO Front Range in the future By Bruce Finley The Denver Post Along Colorado’s Front Range, bad air is becoming the summer norm. And while this year’s pollution, which data shows is some of the worst in decades, may bother you now, it is relatively benign co...
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Posted by on in Transportation
By Ivan Penn and Niraj Chokshi © The New York Times Co. SAN DIEGO » Robert Teglia bought a Tesla Model 3 sedan even though he knew it cost more than many luxury cars. He didn’t particularly care that it might be better than the others for the environment. Teglia, a commercial real estate appraise...
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Posted by on in Air Quality
The Denver Post, 8-11-2021 Smoke-filled skies, burning lungs, and advisories to keep children indoors have marred the past two Colorado summers, and according to the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, these nasty effects of a warming climate will only increase in freq...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
U.N. data shows ramp up in global warming, more precise forecasts By Seth Borenstein The Associated Press Earth is getting so hot that temperatures in about a decade will probably blow past a level of warming that world leaders have sought to prevent, according to a report released Monday that th...
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