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By Judith Kohler The Denver Post For about five years, Von Bortz and Amy Smith have lived in rural Larimer County on property where they run a sanctuary for farm animals. The location is good: It’s close to Fort Collins and Colorado State University, home to one of the country’s top veterinary sch...
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    By Drew Costley The Associated Press Researchers say that thousands of lives and hundreds of billions of dollars have been saved in the United States by recent reductions in emissions from vehicles. Harvard University researchers who study the environment and public health examine...
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  By Aritz Parra and Emilio Morenatti The Associated Press LAS MANCHAS, CANARY ISLANDS » They come with eagle-eyed drones and high-precision instruments. Aided by satellites, they analyze gas emissions and the flows of molten rock. On the ground, they collect samples of the tiniest particles...
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  By Jim Robbins Kaiser Health News The reduction of harmful ground-level ozone across most of the U.S. over the past several decades has been an air pollution success story. But in some parts of the country, especially in the heavily populated mountain valleys of the West, the odorless, col...
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By Sheikh Saaliq The Associated Press NEW DELHI » Sky obscured by thick, gray smog. Monuments and high-rise buildings swallowed by a blanket of haze. People struggling to breathe. In the Indian capital, it is that time of the year again. The city’s air quality index fell into the “very...
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  Proposal includes millions for electric school buses, air quality monitoring, green buildings By Conrad Swanson The Denver Post Facing record levels of ozone pollution along Colorado’s Front Range this summer, and likely in summers moving forward, Gov. Jared Polis wants to spend nearly ha...
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  By Emily Anthes © The New York Times Co. When Lizzie Rothwell, an architect in Philadelphia, sent her son to third grade this fall, she stocked his blue L.L. Bean backpack with pencils, wide-ruled paper — and a portable carbon dioxide monitor. The device gave her a quick way to assess how ...
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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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