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  Residents can expect 12% premium rise for home insurance By Aldo Svaldi The Denver Post Colorado over the past 20 years has suffered more major natural disasters than Florida and is among nine states where the number of events causing $1 billion or more in damage has more than tripled ove...
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By Richard Rood The Conversation Global warming doesn’t stop on a dime. If people everywhere stopped burning fossil fuels tomorrow, stored heat would still continue to warm the atmosphere. Picture how a radiator heats a home. Water is heated by a boiler, and the hot water circulates through pipes...
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  By Sarah Jensen Guest Commentary If we are going to achieve net-zero by 2050 and mitigate the worst effects of climate change, we need to be open to any and all solutions. We do not have the luxury to rule out technologies simply because they do not “feel good.” Across the nation, governm...
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    By Seth Borenstein The Associated Press The one-two punch of nasty wildfires followed by heavy downpours, triggering flooding and mudslides, will strike the U.S. West far more often in a warming world, becoming a frequent occurrence, a new study said. That fire-flood combination, ...
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  By Frank Jordans and Seth Borenstein The Associated Press BERLIN » Temperatures on Earth will shoot past a key danger point unless greenhouse gas emissions fall faster than countries have committed, the world’s top body of climate scientists said Monday, warning of the consequences of inac...
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By Emma Marris Since 2016, more than 50,000 structures in California have been destroyed by wildfire. During fire season in the West, when the sky is dim with smoke and the sun’s an eerie red, you might find yourself breathing in tiny carbonized particles of what used to be someone’s front-porch sw...
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    By Frank Jordans The Associated Press BERLIN » The world must take “radical action” to shift away from fossil fuels, including investing $5.7 trillion annually in solar, wind and other forms of clean power this decade to ensure that global warming doesn’t pass dangerous thresholds,...
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    By Maggie Astor © The New York Times Co. Startlingly large amounts of methane are leaking from wells and pipelines in New Mexico, according to a new analysis of aerial data, suggesting that the oil and gas industry may be contributing more to climate change than previously was know...
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  By Ved Nanda Columnist for The Denver Post Unlike the wide denunciation of Russia’s unprovoked and unjustified invasion of Ukraine, the impact of the war on the future of the Arctic region has gone mostly unnoticed. The immediate concern is that the Arctic Council, the intergovernmental bo...
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Crow’s $1.2 billion proposal would help states, tribes better prepare for disasters By Conrad Swanson The Denver Post Inspired by an office that launched in Colorado nearly a decade ago, U.S. Rep. Jason Crow wants to set aside more than $1 billion to help states and Native American tribes prepare...
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By Sabrina Valle HOUSTON, March 23 (Reuters) - Occidental Petroleum (OXY.N) on Wednesday outlined plans to advance its clean energy transition business, including spending between $800 million and $1 billion on a facility to remove carbon dioxide (CO2) from the air.The proposed facility, the world'...
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    By Marcy Gordon The Associated Press WASHINGTON » Companies would be required to disclose the greenhouse gas emissions they produce and how climate risk affects their business under new rules proposed Monday by the Securities and Exchange Commission as part of a drive across the go...
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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 ...
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  Legislators consider plan that would pay businesses, homeowners to install climate-friendly landscapes By Conrad Swanson The Denver Post Facing a historic megadrought across the West with no end in sight, Colorado lawmakers, looking for easy and effective ways to conserve water, set their...
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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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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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  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 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 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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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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