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  By Conrad Swanson The Denver Post State health officials say they don’t have enough guidance from the Environmental Protection Agency to know when to estimate whether smaller polluters in Colorado exceed air quality limits on particulates, sulfur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide. That lack of...
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By Simon Romero © The New York Times Co. SALT LAKE CITY » Kevin Perry had just begun his morning routine, stepping outside to get the newspaper, when he noticed something was wrong with the sky. “Within 30 seconds, I was coughing, and my throat hurt,” Perry, an atmospheric scientist at the Univer...
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    By Bruce Finley The Denver Post One of Colorado health officials’ recommendations for enduring the noxious air pollution that’s enveloped residents this summer, included on the state’s air quality website until Wednesday evening, was to “try to move to a place with cleaner air.” T...
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      By Concepción de León © The New York Times Co. Part of what Katherine Lee loves about Moscow, Idaho, where she lives, are the trails 10 minutes away. She visits with family or friends several days a week to hike or mountain bike, or to have walking meetings with colleagues....
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  State regulators wrestle with EPA haze-reduction rule By Bruce Finley The Denver Post Coloradans long have escaped smoggy Front Range cities by bolting to national parks and mountain wilderness — such as the Maroon Bells or the Great Sand Dunes — where, traditionally, the air and views we...
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    By Bruce Finley The Denver Post One of Colorado health officials’ recommendations for enduring the noxious air pollution that’s enveloped residents this summer, included on the state’s air quality website until Wednesday evening, was to “try to move to a place with cleaner air.” T...
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Bad air this summer may be common along CO Front Range in the future By Bruce Finley The Denver Post Along Colorado’s Front Range, bad air is becoming the summer norm. And while this year’s pollution, which data shows is some of the worst in decades, may bother you now, it is relatively benign co...
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The Denver Post, 8-11-2021 Smoke-filled skies, burning lungs, and advisories to keep children indoors have marred the past two Colorado summers, and according to the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, these nasty effects of a warming climate will only increase in freq...
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  By Katie Langford Daily Camera BOULDER » A new study by University of Colorado and Boulder researchers found that ozone pollution in Antarctica has been rising over the past three decades, raising concerns that it could have a “profound impact” on the climate of the region. Three scientis...
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By Bruce Finley The Denver Post Metro Denver and Fort Collins rank increasingly high on a notorious list that comes out each year — the worst U.S. cities for air pollution. Only the Los Angeles area and parts of California’s Central Valley now consistently outperform Colorado’s Front Range ci...
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By Bruce Finley The Denver Post Federal officials have proposed expanding the area along Colorado’s Front Range where air quality violates national health standards for ground-level ozone pollution, saying Wednesday they want to add the northern half of Weld County. This Environmental Protect...
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By Stephen McGrath The Associated Press VIDRA, ROMANIA » In the trash-strewn slums of Sintesti, less than 10 miles from Romania’s capital, Mihai Bratu scrapes a dangerous living for his Roma family amid the foul reek of burning plastic that cloys the air day and night. Like many in this community...
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  “Electronic noses” helping Denver to purge foul odors By Bruce Finley The Denver Post Odor-detecting “electronic noses” deployed this past month mark Denver’s latest push to purge its olfactory environment as foul fumes again waft into neighborhoods, intensifying with spring as the weather ...
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  By The Associated Press CORTEZ » Mesa Verde National Park, known for preserving ancient cultural sites, has been designated the 100th International Dark Sky Park, park officials said. In a statement Monday, the park said the certification would help foster astronomy- based recreation and to...
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  Complaint: Pollution measures relaxed by CDPHE leadership By Bruce Finley The Denver Post Colorado officials responsible for controlling air pollution this month ordered employees to stop measuring surges of harmful sulfur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide and particulates, according to a whistle...
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By Aman Azhar March 15, 2021 For Vicki Cruz, a social worker who lives in the Magnolia Park section of Houston, her health situation couldn’t have gotten a whole lot worse since she came down with Covid-19 over Christmas.  And then it did, when a hard freeze and snowstorm hit Texas last ...
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By Bruce Finley The Denver Post Colorado leaders on Thursday unveiled a plan two years in the making to cut heat-trapping air pollution in the state by 90% — a reduction of more than 100 tons a year — before 2050 to improve public health and help contain climate warming. “This is an issue for all...
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By Aniruddha Ghosal The Associated Press NEW DELHI » India is facing two public health emergencies simultaneously: badly polluted air and the pandemic. And Surinder Singh, a bus driver in the capital New Delhi, is trapped between them both. In previous years, the government encouraged more pe...
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By Somini Sengupta TNYT I grew up in the age of smog in Southern California. I lived for a few years in one of the world’s most polluted cities, Delhi. I once took my daughter on vacation to the city where I was born, Calcutta, only to rush her to the emergency room because she couldn’t breathe; th...
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  By Tom Krisher The Associated Press DETROIT » General Motors is switching sides in the legal fight against California’s right to set its own clean-air standards, abandoning the Trump administration as the president’s term nears its close. CEO Mary Barra said in a letter Monday to envi...
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