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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 Matt Phillips © The New York Times Co. Living on the South Carolina coast means living under the threat of dangerous weather during storm season. But the added peril of the pandemic made Ann Freeman nervous. “What do I do if there’s an evacuation or there’s a storm, and you have all this coron...
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    By Jon Murray The Denver Post City leaders aim to make Denver International Airport “one of the greenest airports in the world,” but dozens of oil and gas wells that dot its sprawling landscape stand as clear contradictions of that goal. Now DIA says it will permanently plug those...
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  By Henry Fountain © The New York Times Co. Sea ice in the Arctic Ocean has reached its minimum extent following the summer melt season, and coverage is not as low as it has been in recent years, scientists said Wednesday. The National Snow and Ice Data Center, at the University of Colorad...
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  By Mike Ives © The New York Times Co. Chef Tsang Chiu King is preparing a subtle-but-significant change to his menu: He’s replacing the fish in some dishes with a plant-based alternative. “Its flavor is light and bland and the texture, like grouper, is a bit tougher,” Tsang said, referrin...
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  By Jennie Erin Smith © The New York Times Co. FLORENCIA, COLOMBIA » In June 1912, Leo Miller, a collector with the American Museum of Natural History, arrived in the Caquetá region of Colombia, where the eastern foothills of the Andes melt into the forested lowlands of the Amazon basin. M...
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  By Lisa Friedman The Associated Press WASHINGTON » In what officials call a key step to combat climate change, the Environmental Protection Agency is sharply limiting domestic production and use of hydrofluorocarbons, highly potent greenhouse gases commonly used in refrigerators and air co...
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\“I could not have predicted this,” says Vernice Miller-Travis, who gathered data for a seminal 1987 study, “Toxic Wastes and Race in the United States.By Agya K. Aning August 1, 2021   Decades after emerging from the broader civil rights movement, setting itself apart from traditional ...
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2021 Global Climate Strike: March with Sunrise SD! September 24, 2021 at 1:00 PM Waterfront Park San Diego, CA 92101 Less info  Did you hear about the worldwide #GlobalClimateStrike taking place on Friday September 24, 2021? Young people are leading a #GlobalClimateStrike for action on the...
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2019’s protests were unprecedented, driven by passion. The pandemic dampened activism and showed the importance of mass events in spurring political change. Is a comeback at hand? By Bob Berwyn, Delger Erdenesanaa September 24, 2021 The first global Fridays For Future climate strike of 2021 will ...
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Posted by on in Recycling
  Author: Shannon Bergstrom is a LEED Green Associate, TRUE waste advisor, September 23, 2021  At this point, it’s safe to say that most people know enough about recycling to hold a conversation about the subject. Still, the quality of that conversation may come into question once the pa...
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By Judith Kohler The Denver Post Regulators imposed a $2 million penalty on a Denver oil and gas company Tuesday for a series of violations to state rules. The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission decided there was a pattern of violations by the family-owned K.P. Kauffman Co., causing the...
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Posted by on in Forestry
  By The Associated Press THREE RIVERS, CALIF. » California wildfires have burned into at least four groves of gigantic ancient sequoias in national parks and forests, though cooler weather on Friday helped crews trying to keep the flames away from a famous cluster containing the wo...
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By Josh Boak and Aamer Madhani The Associated Press UNITED NATIONS » President Joe Biden summoned the world’s nations to forcefully address the festering global issues of the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change and human rights abuses in his first address before the U.N. General Assembly o...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
  This wildfire season so far in California has been extraordinary, producing thousands of fires — including one that, at nearly 1 million acres burned, is the largest single fire in state history — and spewing so much smoke that air quality has been affected thousands of miles away. Wildfire...
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  By Andy Stein Special to The Denver Post In a normal year, Denver will see an average of 43 days of 90-degree heat. That number has been ever- increasing as Front Range summers have been getting warmer and warmer over the years. When talking about heat in Denver, it’s usually customary to...
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Inside Climate News, 9/22/21 The agreement requires China and other signatory nations to slash the production and use of powerful greenhouse gases known as hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) over the coming decades, and to immediately stop emitting the most potent, HFC-23, a greenhouse gas that is 14,600 ti...
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  By Coral Murphy Marcos © The New York Times Co. When megafires burn in unison and harsh droughts parch the West, local governments, utilities and companies struggle with how to prevent outbreaks, especially as each year brings record destruction. Carrying an unconventional weapon, Lani Ma...
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  By Andrew Selsky The Associated Press LA PINE, ORE. » Jack Dwyer pursued a dream of getting back to the land by moving in 1972 to an idyllic, tree studded parcel in Oregon with a creek running through it. “We were going to grow our own food. We were going to live righteously. We were goin...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
  Experts blame warming temps, less rain, plus thefts By Conrad Swanson The Denver Post About this time every year, southeastern Colorado towns like La Junta see more visitors looking to glimpse saucer-sized Texas brown tarantulas as they scurry out of their burrows and across fields and ro...
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