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      By Gillian Flaccus The Denver Post PORTLAND, ORE. » The monstrous wildfire burning in Oregon has grown to a third the size of Rhode Island and spreads miles each day, but evacuations and property losses have been minimal compared with much smaller blazes in densel...
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      By John Flesher The Associated Press TRAVERSE CITY, MICH. » Minnesota state Sen. Foung Hawj was never a fan of the “Asian carp” label commonly applied to four imported fish species that are wreaking havoc in the U.S. heartland, infesting numerous rivers and bearin...
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    By Philip Marcelo The Associated Press BOSTON » When Boston socialites Minna Hall and Harriet Hemenway sought to end the slaughter of birds in the name of 19th century high fashion, they picked a logical namesake for their cause: John James Audubon, a naturalist celebrate...
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4-H for seniors, farmer mental health, 5G connections part of helping communities By Elizabeth Hernandez The Denver Post BURLINGTON » With the July sun scorching the Eastern Plains, Elaine Wright, Wayne Runge and Ron Hielscher delighted in the dirt beneath their fingers as they watered a ga...
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  By By Somini Sengupta © The New York Times Co. Some of Europe’s richest countries lay in disarray this weekend as raging rivers burst through their banks in Germany and Belgium, submerging towns, slamming parked cars against trees and leaving Europeans shellshocked at the intensity of the ...
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Posted by on in Recycling
  By Alex Edwards Special to The Daily Camera Boulder has a goal of making 85% of its garbage or waste recyclable, and take-out food containers make up a large portion of that waste. That’s what the repEATer app developed by two Boulder residents is seeking to change. Chris Todd and Aushwi...
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  By Gillian Flaccus and Nathan Howard © The New York Times Co. PORTLAND, ORE. » Karuk tribal citizen Troy Hockaday Sr. watched helplessly last fall as a raging wildfire leveled the homes of five of his family members, swallowed acres of forest where his people hunt deer, elk and b...
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  “If we don’t have the forest, we don’t have life” By Anton Troianovski © The New York Times Co. MAGARAS, RUSSIA » For the third year in a row, residents of northeastern Siberia are reeling from the worst wildfires they can remember, and many are left feeling helpless, angry and ...
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By Geir Moulson The Associated Press BERLIN » German Chancellor Angela Merkel surveyed what she called a “surreal, ghostly” scene in a devastated village on Sunday, pledging quick financial aid and a redoubled political focus on curbing climate change as the death toll from floods in Wes...
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Posted by on in Transportation
Even a small increase in remote work can change traffic patterns By Emily Badger © The New York Times Co. There is something uniquely awful about that time of day when there is no good way to get around. The car horns sound nastier as downtown traffic snarls. The elbows feel sharper on a jammed su...
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    By The Associated Press BLY, ORE. » The largest wildfire in the U.S. torched more dry forest landscape in Oregon on Sunday, one of dozens of major blazes burning across the West as critically dangerous fire weather loomed in the coming days. The destructive Bootleg fire j...
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  Portions of the Amazon rainforest are now emitting more carbon dioxide than they absorb — a troubling sign for the fight against climate change, a new study suggests. Deforestation and an accelerating warming trend have contributed to the change in the carbon balance, which is most severe i...
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By Steven Erlanger and Somini Sengupta © The New York Times Co. BRUSSELS » In what may be a seminal moment in the global effort to fight climate change, Europe on Wednesday challenged the rest of the world by laying out an ambitious blueprint to pivot away from fossil fuels over the ...
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CHEMICALS By Bruce Finley The Denver Post Toxic “forever chemicals” likely are used and discharged into water at 501 sites in Colorado and at least 29,900 across the United States, according to a new analysis by an environmental advocacy nonprofit. The Environmental Working Group unveiled th...
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  Colorado has launched a four-year study of bald eagles to determine how the raptors have adapted to population growth along the metropolitan Front Range and identify planning measures that could ensure the bird’s future. Colorado Parks and Wildlife says the study, involving biologists and v...
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Posted by on in Green Products/Services
By Phil McKenna April 6, 2021 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and leading appliance manufacturers have finally released key chemical refrigerant information that makes it easier for consumers to purchase climate-friendly refrigerators.  Until the past few years, it’s been virtually ...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
By Hiroko Tabuchi © The New York Times Co. For much of the past decade, oil companies engaged in drilling and fracking have been allowed to pump into the ground chemicals that, over time, can break down into toxic substances known as PFAS — a class of long-lasting compounds known to pose a threat ...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
  WASHINGTON (June 24, 2021) ­–  “The Growing Climate Solutions Act recognizes the critical role that our working lands play in storing carbon and helping slow the effects of climate change,” said Melinda Cep, vice president of natural solutions and working lands at the National Audubon S...
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**Este artículo se puede encontrar en español**Years of reduced inflows, along with drought and a warming climate, have caused the Sea to shrink, exposing dry lakebed -- or playa -- that sends clouds of irritating dust towards surrounding communities, causing increased rates of respir...
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By Jack Ewing The New York Times Germany’s three largest carmakers colluded illegally to limit the effectiveness of their emissions technology, leading to higher levels of harmful diesel pollution, European antitrust authorities said Thursday. Volkswagen and its Porsche and Audi divisions must pa...
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