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By Edith M. Lederer The Associated Press UNITED NATIONS>> The commitments were far-reaching and ambitious. Among them: End extreme poverty and hunger. Ensure every child on Earth gets a quality secondary education. Achieve gender equality. Make significant inroads in tackling climate change....
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Proposal would change 151-year-old law related to hardrock minerals By Matthew Daly The Associated Press WASHINGTON>> The Biden administration is recommending changes to a 151-year-old law that governs mining for copper, gold and other hardrock minerals on U.S.-owned lands, including making...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
  Harnessing the Power of People to Fight Ocean Trash In partnership with volunteer organizations and individuals around the globe, the International Coastal Cleanup® (ICC) engages people to remove trash from the world’s beaches and waterways. Thanks to millions of volunteers around the world...
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By Sam Metz and Rick Bowmer The Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY>> It’s lunchtime at the Salt Lake City Mosquito Abatement District and a colony of sabethes cyaneus — also known as the paddle-legged beauty for its feathery appendages and iridescent coloring — find their way to Ella Branham. ...
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$1 billion or more events The deadly firestorm in Hawaii and Hurricane Idalia’s watery storm surge helped push the United States to a record for the number of weather disasters that cost $1 billion or more. And there’s still four months to go on what’s looking more like a calendar of calamities. T...
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Posted by on in Water Conservation
By Matt O’Brien and Hannah Fingerhut The Associated Press DES MOINES, Iowa>> The cost of building an artificial intelligence product like ChatGPT can be hard to measure. But one thing Microsoft-backed OpenAI needed for its technology was plenty of water, pulled from the watershed of the Rac...
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Posted by on in Animals
Urban animals can’t take the heat By Emily Anthes The New York Times For many wild animals urban environments are unappealing homes, covered in concrete and carved up by car traffic. As buildings go up and roads are laid down, some species seem to vanish from the landscape, and animal communities...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
UNITED NATIONS By Manuela Andreoni The New York Times Thousands of invasive species introduced to new ecosystems around the world are causing more than $423 billion in estimated losses to the global economy every year by harming nature, damaging food systems and threatening human health, a wide-r...
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  By Alan Henceroth and Geoff Buchheister Guest Commentary Hitting the road before dawn, quietly waiting in the cold to nab one of the first chairs up the mountain, all in the hope of capturing that exhilarating sensation that only skiers and snowboarders know — when the stars and snowpack a...
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By Anthony Ham The New York Times A male saltwater crocodile approached a female saltie — as they’re known in Australia — in the same enclosure at Australia Zoo. He snapped at her aggressively. But then in a change of heart that wasn’t what you’d expect from one of Australia’s most fearsome preda...
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  CLIMATE CHANGE ASSESSMENT By Suzie Romig Pilot & Today When State Climatologist Russ Schumacher presented a preview of the Climate Change in Colorado assessment update to a conference audience in late August in Steamboat Springs, he said the statewide annual temperature has warmed by ...
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    By Jesse Bedayn The Associated Press/ Report for America Utah officials have pushed the Great Salt Lake to the brink of an ecological collapse because they allowed upstream water to be diverted for decades to farmers growing alfalfa, hay and other crops, according to a lawsuit file...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
LONGMONT By Matthew Bennett Prairie Mountain Media On the morning of Sept. 12, 2013, Dale Rademacher departed Vance Brand Airport on a helicopter ride that he remembers as if it were yesterday. Record rainfall was about to generate flooding in Longmont, and Rademacher, who was the city’s directo...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
In its most aggressive move yet to protect federal land from oil and gas exploration, the Biden administration announced Wednesday it would prohibit drilling in 13 million acres of pristine wilderness in the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska and cancel all drilling leases in the Arctic National W...
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BOULDER Have you heard the buzz? University rehomes 80-year-old beehives found in Old Main     By Olivia Doak Daily Camera boulder>> Two beehives believed to be at least 80 years old were rehomed after they were discovered in Old Main at the University of Colorado in August. ...
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U.N. WEATHER AGENCY By Jamey Keaten and Seth Borenstein The Associated Press GENEVA>> Earth has sweltered through its hottest Northern Hemisphere summer ever measured, with a record warm August capping a season of brutal and deadly temperatures, according to the World Meteorological Organiz...
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           By Noelle Phillips This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. For the second time in a month, the Environmental Protection Agency has fined Suncor Energy for violations at its Commerce City oil refinery. Suncor will pay $760,000 after it produced gasoline that did not mee...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
  In a research paper, the scientists say capturing carbon dioxide directly from the oceans could have advantages over direct air capture. By Ananya Chetia September 2, 2023   As human activity and climate change increase the amount of carbon dioxide in the ocean, harming coral reefs ...
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By Mark Harden Columnist for The Denver Post The news out of Hawaii has been deeply tragic. The Maui disaster is already the deadliest U.S. wildfire in more than a century, and the island’s death toll continues to rise, with hundreds still missing. And the cluster of fires that broke out on Aug. ...
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Posted by on in Water Conservation
By Mira Rojanasakul, Christopher Flavelle, Blacki Migliozzi and Eli Murray The New York Times Global warming has focused concern on land and sky as soaring temperatures intensify hurricanes, droughts and wildfires. But another climate crisis is unfolding, underfoot and out of view. Many of the aq...
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