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By Olga R. Rodriguez and Haven Daley The Associated Press PARADISE, Calif.>> Residents driven from their homes by one of the deadliest wildfires in recent history had one request before they would rebuild in the small mountain town of Paradise: warning sirens to bolster town emergency system...
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Posted by on in Human Health
           FOREVER CHEMICALS More communities take makers to court as costs start to pile up   By John Aguilar This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. CASTLE ROCK>> They stand at least 30 feet tall and 10 feet across, eight giant baby blue tanks filled with what is th...
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Posted by on in Agriculture
  Rain hurts some wheat growers, helps others; produce faces bumpy road to market By Judith Kohler This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Late summer is prime time for Colorado produce that people look forward to for months and typically the end of the harvest for one of the state’s biggest crops: wheat. T...
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           YELLOWKNIFE, Northwest Territories>> Thousands of residents fled the capital of Canada’s Northwest Territories ahead of an approaching wildfire Thursday, some driving hundreds of miles to safety and others waiting in long lines for emergency flights, ...
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BLACK SEA As more dead dolphins wash ashore, Ukraine builds a case against Russia By Marc Santora The New York Times ODESA, Ukraine>> The victim was found along a stretch of beach near the port city of Odesa in southern Ukraine early this summer, cause of death unknown. As a light rain fe...
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Posted by on in Air Quality
Smoke spreading from fires in Canada and the Pacific Northwest on Thursday morning obscured the blue skies north of metro Denver, and residents may have smelled smoke. National Weather Service meteorologists said smoke particles will be thickest over the northeastern corner of the state. Only light...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
By Olivia Doak Daily Camera Paleontologists, led by a University of Colorado Boulder professor, discovered a new tiny mammal in northern Alaska that lived in extremely cold temperatures during the age of the dinosaurs. The tiny fossil mammal lived about 73 million years ago and is guessed to have...
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  By Aldo Svaldi This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. A wet year may have provided a mental reprieve, but Colorado continues to have more homes at risk from wildfires than any state besides California, according to the Wildfire Risk Report from CoreLogic. And within Colorado, metro Denver and Colorado Sp...
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Posted by on in Lakes/Rivers/Wetlands
Biggest reservoirs at just 36% capacity; negotiators race toward long-term fix   By Elise Schmelzer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Federal officials on Tuesday temporarily eased Colorado River water use restrictions due to a “lucky” year of increased precipitation, but drought and overuse remain a...
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Posted by on in Green Products/Services
Back to school time does not have to mean more plastic. Below are our top 5 tips for starting the school year with as little plastic and waste as possible, Beyond Plastics    1. Invest in Reusable Foodware For Plastic-Free, Zero-Waste Snacks and Lunches   Plastic sandwich bags, pa...
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By Christopher Flavelle and Manuela Andreoni The New York Times The fires in Hawaii would be shocking anywhere — killing at least 89 people, in one of the deadliest wildfires in the United States in modern history. But the devastation is especially striking because of where it happened: in a state...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
Suncor Energy’s pollution permits in Colorado for both air and water are outdated and out of touch with modern expectations for environmental protection. For unknown or perhaps inexplicable reasons, updating the expired permits for the Commerce City refinery has been elusive for the Colorado Depart...
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Posted by on in Transportation
By Mark Walker The New York Times WASHINGTON>> After a freight train carrying toxic chemicals derailed in East Palestine, Ohio, in February, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg secured what seemed like a significant victory. After years of resistance, the nation’s largest freight railroa...
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             By Elise Schmelzer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Colorado wildlife officials have a 261-page wolf management plan, a voter-mandated Dec. 31 deadline to bring the canine to the state and an area designated for their release. But they don’t have any wo...
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Posted by on in Solar
             By Olivia Doak Daily Camera An electric motorcycle with a 100-mile range, four-pane glass windows and a remote-controlled water recirculation pump are just a few of the latest energy- efficient technologies that were on display at the University of ...
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By Anita Snow and Kendria Lafleur The Associated Press PHOENIX>> Postal worker Eugene Gates Jr. was delivering mail in the suffocating Dallas heat this summer when he collapsed in a homeowner’s yard and was taken to a hospital, where he died. Carla Gates said she’s sure heat was a factor in...
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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
The Maui Strong Fund is providing financial resources that can be deployed quickly, with a focus on rapid response and recovery for the devastating wildfires on Maui. HCF will not be collecting a fee for donations to the Maui Strong Fund; 100 percent of the funds will be distributed for community n...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
           UTAH OIL TRAIN Proposal chugs along amid environmental concerns By Sam Metz The Associated Press DUCHESNE, Utah>> On plateaus overlooking the Uinta Basin’s hills of sandstone and sagebrush, pumpjacks bob their heads as they lift viscous black and ...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
              By Fabiola Sánchez The Associated Press MEXICO CITY>> Gently holding a baby hummingbird between her hands, Catia Lattouf says, “Hello, cute little guy. Are you very hungry?” It’s the newest patient at her apartment in a toney section of Mex...
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Posted by on in Agriculture
  By Mitch Smith The New York Times SYRACUSE, Kan.>> This single field, just 160 acres of Kansas dirt, tells the story of a torturous wheat season. One side is a drought-scorched graveyard for grain that never made it to harvest. Near the center, combines plod through chest-high weed...
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