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By Judith Kohler The Denver Post A drilling proposal that was seen as one of the first big tests of recent sweeping changes to state oil and gas rules has failed to earn the approval of state regulators. The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission voted 4-1 Thursday against plans by Kerr-McG...
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By Brittany Peterson and Matthew Brown The Associated Press DECKERS » Dripping flaming fuel, a line of workers slowly descends a steep, snow-covered hillside above central Colorado’s South Platte River, torching piles of woody debris that erupt into flames shooting two stories high. It’s winter i...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
WOODSTOCK, GA. » An annual rattlesnake roundup in south Georgia recently changed the format of this month’s event to celebrate living snakes without skinning and butchering them, earning plaudits from animal rights activists. But no such changes are occurring at a huge rattlesnake roundup beginning...
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Posted by on in Air Quality
By Raymond Zhong and Nadja Popovich © The New York Times Co. Urban neighborhoods that were redlined by federal officials in the 1930s tended to have higher levels of harmful air pollution eight decades later, a new study has found, adding to a body of evidence that reveals how racist policies in t...
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By Noelle Phillips The Denver Post Boulder County’s commissioners hope the process of cleaning up the ash and debris from houses burned in the Marshall fire will begin by the end of March even as a lawsuit over the county’s contract to do the work makes its way through the court system. On Tuesda...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
    By Matthew Brown The Associated Press BILLINGS, MONT. » U.S. wildlife officials reversed their previous finding that a widely used and highly toxic pesticide could jeopardize dozens of plants and animals with extinction, after receiving pledges from chemical manufacturers that they...
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Posted by on in Forestry
  WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND » In an ancient grove in northern New Zealand, the mighty conifer known as Tāne Mahuta, lord of the forest, is threatened by the encroachment of a deadly enemy. It is the largest kauri tree known to be living: 177 feet tall, 53 feet in circumference. Kauri, native to...
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By Todd Wilkinson Writers on the Range Yellowstone National Park turns 150 years old this month — a milestone truly worth celebrating. When Westerners think of Yellowstone, probably what comes to mind are its grizzlies, exploding geysers, wolf packs and bison traffic jams, not to mention bubbling...
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Posted by on in Human Health
    By Drew Costley The Associated Press More than 170 million U.S.-born people who were adults in 2015 were exposed to harmful levels of lead as children, a new study estimates. Researchers used blood-lead level, census and leaded gasoline consumption data to examine how widespread e...
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Posted by on in Air Quality
  WASHINGTON » The Biden administration on Monday proposed strict new limits on pollution from buses, delivery vans, tractor-trailers and other heavy trucks — the first time in more than 20 years that tailpipe standards have been tightened for the biggest polluters on the road. The new draft ...
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By Jennifer Sinco Kelleher The Associated Press HONOLULU » A well-known adage in Hawaiian, “ ola i ka wai,” means “water is life.” Native Hawaiians revere water in all its forms as the embodiment of one of the Hawaiian pantheon’s four principal gods. The resource is so valuable that to have it i...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
  Change has impact on water quality, transportation in remote areas By Brittany Peterson The Associated Press GRAND LAKE » With a backdrop of mountain vistas and a rink of natural ice, the annual hockey tournament at Grand Lake offers a picturesque snapshot of Colorado’s beauty. What’s not...
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  By Amy Bounds Daily Camera St. Vrain Valley high school students on Thursday shared their work on an endangered Colorado native fish project with Boulder County Parks & Open Space employees. The students — four sophomores and one senior — are on the data science team that’s part of th...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
By Liam Denning Bloomberg Opinion Modern society depends on long, complex systems that tap deposits of fuel, often in unstable or inhospitable parts of the world, and carry it across deserts, mountains and high seas eventually to flow from spigots everywhere — even Antarctica. Power grids in much...
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    By Noelle Phillips The Denver Post The Louisville City Council on Tuesday night decided to allow people who lost homes in the Marshall fire to opt out of new green building codes after hundreds of residents voiced fears that the requirements would increase the cost of rebuilding in...
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  By Hiroko Tabuchi © The New York Times Co. With the bang of a gavel made of recycled plastic and a standing ovation, representatives of 175 nations agreed Wednesday to begin writing a global treaty that would restrict the explosive growth of plastic pollution. The agreement commits nation...
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Posted by on in Food
  By Carolyn Sackariason Aspen Times ASPEN » The City Council agreed on Monday to implement a program that will prohibit food in landfill trash and recycling centers, as well as spending as much as $700,000 to carry out the new law and directing staff members to pursue new funding sources to...
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Posted by on in Green Products/Services
  By Michelle Chapman The Associated Press Ford will split its electric vehicle and internal combustion operations into two businesses to accelerate its adaptation of new technology and the Detroit automaker said Wednesday that its transformation into an EV company is accelerating. Ford pla...
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  By Victoria Milko and Julie Watson The Associated Press JAKARTA, INDONESIA » The walls of Saifullah’s home in northern Jakarta are lined like tree rings, marking how high the floodwaters have reached each year — some more than 4 feet from the damp dirt floor. When the water gets too high...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By John Aguilar The Denver Post As electric cars become an increasingly common sight on Colorado’s roads, the state is ready to target a chunk of the transportation sector that largely has escaped electrification so far — the thousands of buses, trucks and delivery vehicles that belch greenhouse g...
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