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By Judith Kohler The Denver Post Newly confirmed Interior Secretary Deb Haaland kicked off a forum Thursday on a review of energy development on public lands and waters by saying that “fossil fuels will continue to play a major role in America for years to come.” However, Haaland, who signed ...
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By Derrick Bryson Taylor © The New York Times Co. The bald eagle population in the lower 48 states has quadrupled since 2009, researchers said this week, underscoring decades of efforts to protect a species that was once on the brink of extinction. There were an estimated 316,700 bald eagles ...
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By Kevin McGill The Associated Press NEW ORLEANS » Thirteen states sued the Biden administration Wednesday to end a suspension of new oil and gas leases on federal land and water and to reschedule canceled sales of leases in the Gulf of Mexico, Alaska waters and Western states. The ...
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Ad agencies are walking away from industry By Tiffany Hsu © The New York Times Co. It is night. A little boy opens the door to his father’s room. “Dad, I’m scared,” he says. The father carries the boy back to his bed, tucks him in and clicks on a night light. “It’s only human to care for thos...
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Posted by on in Agriculture
By Emily Schmall and Karan Deep Singh © The New York Times Co. BHAGWANPURA, INDIA » The farmer sat in the house his grandfather built, contemplating economic ruin. Jaswinder Singh Gill had plowed 20 years of savings from an earlier career as a mechanical engineer into his family’s nearly 40-acre pl...
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By Lisa Friedman © The New York Times Co. The Denver Post  WASHINGTON » The Biden administration is taking the unusual step of making a public accounting of the Trump administration’s political interference in science, drawing up a list of dozens of regulatory decisions that may...
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By Haven Daley The Associated Press,The Denver Post    PACIFICA, CALIF. » Disposable masks, gloves and other types of personal protective equipment are safeguarding untold lives during the pandemic. They’re also creating a worldwide pollution problem, sending an influx of ...
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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
We know that young people who belong to a youth development organization have the best chance of volunteering, voting, and giving on a regular basis now and when they grow up. With that in mind, we encourage every young person to become a member of a youth development or afterschool program, every a...
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  Polis’ “MeatOut” edict draws ire of Nebraska governor, some in Colorado By Marie Fazio © The New York Times Co. Depending on which side of the Colorado-Nebraska state line you’re on, the meat-related significance of March 20 varies drastically. Colorado Gov. Jared Polis recently declared...
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    By Damien Cave © The New York Times Co. WINDSOR, AUSTRALIA » Kelly Miller stood in her doorway Monday, watching the water rise to within a few inches of the century- old home where she runs an alternative medicine business. The bridge nearby had already gone under in some of Austr...
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Shared by The Denver Post, By Harrison Raine Writers on the Range For the 2021 fire season, the writing is on the wall. The West, despite a few days of intense winter, is far drier than it was leading up to last year’s record-breaking fires. As a hotshot crewmember, the reality of what’s to c...
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Posted by on in Animals
    By Christina Larson and Julie Watson The Associated Press shared from The Denver Post   SAN DIEGO » The coughing among the western lowland gorillas at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park in January was the first warning sign. Soon the fears were confirmed: A troop of gorillas b...
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By Timothy Egan © The New York Times Co. Shared in The Denver Post  Over the pandemic year, people took to appreciating the renewable delights of this ragged and tortured planet like never before. In this country, many national parks saw record crowds in 2020, and 8 million more Americans...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
The slowdown in human activity—a period scientists are calling the “anthropause”—was a mixed bag for animals. By Daisy Yuhas Reporter, Audubon Magazine March 09, 2021 Last spring, people opened their windows to a symphony. Swallows burbled, doves cooed, and sparrows chirped—and to many list...
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Posted by on in Fishing
Last Updated on February 24, 2021 by Coty Perry As with many other aspects of government policy, overfishing and other fishing-related environmental issues are a real problem, but it’s not clear that government intervention is the solution. Indeed, it might be one of the main drivers of overfishing...
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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
  The current state of the COVID-19 global pandemic continues to affect many facets of our daily lives. For many, it has resulted in condensed social circles as we continue to try to slow the spread of the virus. For EARTHDAY.ORG and The Great Global Cleanup, it means we have needed to shift f...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Earth Day 2021 5 Top Stories on Environment in 2021  1. COP 26The 26th COP, or the UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties, will be held in Glasgow, UK this November. It will see a gathering of world leaders to convene on the most pressing climate change issues. Most importantly, COP may h...
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    By Tom Krisher and David Mchugh The Associated Press DETROIT » The world’s major automakers have made something abundantly clear: They believe electric vehicles will dominate their industry in the years ahead. Yet for that to happen, they’ll need to sell the idea to people such as...
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By Hope Yen and Tom Krisher The Associated Press WASHINGTON » A coalition of automakers has told the Biden administration it would agree to raise mileage standards to reduce tailpipe emissions but with tradeoffs and at rates lower than those brokered by California with five other car manufacturers...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
  Hydrogen has long been hailed as a potentially revolutionary alternative to fossil fuels, but high costs have been problematic. Now, “low carbon hydrogen” is back on the table. By Nathalie Thomas,  David Sheppard,  Neil Hume, Financial Times   March 17, 2021Inside Clima...
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