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By Becky Bohrer The Associated Press JUNEAU, ALASKA » The U.S. government held its first-ever oil and gas lease sale Wednesday for Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, an event critics labeled a bust, with major oil companies staying on the sidelines and a state corporation emerging...
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By Brad Plumer © The New York Times Co. America’s greenhouse gas emissions from energy and industry plummeted more than 10% in 2020, reaching their lowest levels in at least three decades as the coronavirus pandemic slammed the brakes on the nation’s economy, according to an estimate published Tue...
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Posted by on in Human Health
    By Matthew Brown The Associated Press BILLINGS, MONT. » Wildfire smoke accounted for up to half of all health-damaging small particle air pollution in the Western U.S. in recent years as warming temperatures fueled more destructive blazes, according to a study released Monday. Eve...
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Posted by on in Agriculture
  By Ana Swanson © The New York Times Co. WASHINGTON » The Trump administration Wednesday announced a ban on imports of cotton and tomatoes from the Xinjiang area of China, as well as all products made with those materials, citing human rights violations and the widespread use of f...
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By Rebecca Mitchell Guest Commentary Colorado is headwaters to a hardworking river that provides for 40 million people. The importance of the Colorado River to the state and the nation cannot be overstated, and its recent hydrology serves as a reminder that we must continue to find workable soluti...
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Posted by on in Animals
  In 2018, scientists set out on an expedition to survey the habitat of an endangered bat species in the West African country of Guinea. One night, a trap turned up something unusual: a new species of bat with a fiery orange body strikingly juxtaposed with black wings. “It was kind of a life ...
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By Matthew Brown The Associated Press BILLINGS, MONT. » The Trump administration has completed a review of plans to ease protections for a struggling bird species in seven states in the U.S. West, including Colorado, but there’s little time to put the relaxed rules for industry into...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By Brad Plumer © The New York Times Co. America’s greenhouse gas emissions from energy and industry plummeted more than 10% in 2020, reaching their lowest levels in at least three decades as the coronavirus pandemic slammed the brakes on the nation’s economy, according to an estimate published Tue...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
Traverse City Mich, The interior least terms  whose habitat was destroyed by dams and was hunted for plummage has recovered after 35 years protection. This is a great victory brought about by extensive cooperation across many groups and sectors. The Associated Times 
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
  By Clifford Krauss © The New York Times Co. HOUSTON » Sabrina Burns, a senior at the University of Texas at Austin, had thought she would be launching a lucrative career in the oil and gas industry when she graduated in a few months. But the collapse in the demand for oil and ga...
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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
By William J. Broad © The New York Times Co. Linda Zall played a starring role in U.S. science that led to decades of major advances. But she never described her breakthroughs on television or had books written about her or received high scientific honors. One database of scientific publications l...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has approved for a second time two drilling projects in Colorado after considering a court-ordered greenhouse gas assessment of the development’s environmental impacts. The two upper North Fork Valley drilling projects will total up to 226 wells and result in up ...
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Paris, The Denver Post Wire Service At least 30 countries committed to protecting 30% of the planet, including land and sea, over the next decade to halt species extinction and address climate change issues, during a global summit Monday aimed at protecting the world's biodiversity. About 30 leader...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
By Bruce Finley The Denver Post Denver leaders who for two decades have backed densification, paving over greenspace with concrete and asphalt to accommodate more people in the city, now are turning to trees for relief from worsening heat islands that amplify climate warming. But urban ecologists ...
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New research suggests that manta rays aren’t just solitary ocean wanderers. They’re also shaping the undersea environment in ways we never imagined By Krista Langlois I didn’t really understand the word ‘grace’ until I swam with manta rays. These placid members of the shark family are the embo...
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Posted by on in Water Conservation
Investors “recognize the term ‘valuable,’ and now they’re here” By Ben Ryder Howe © The New York Times Co. There is a myth about water in the West, which is that there is not enough of it. But those who deal closely with water will tell you this is false. There is plenty. It is just in the wr...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
  The nitrous oxide emissions from hundreds of chemical plants globally, 300 times more warming than carbon dioxide, are the greenhouse equivalent of 45 million cars.  By Phil McKenna December 30, 2020  The Navoiyazot chemical plant in Navoiy, Uzbekistan uses a chemical reactor to elimi...
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Posted by on in Green Products/Services
January 7th, 2021 by Tina Casey  With millions of zero emission cars set to hit the streets over the next few years, the race is on to find a formula for lithium-ion electric vehicle batteries that ditches cobalt in favor of more abundant, less expensive materials. A nice boost in performance w...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Annual reports from European and Japanese climate agencies show that last year was yet another marked by extraordinary global heat. By Bob Berwyn European climate scientists have tallied up millions of temperature readings from last year to conclude that 2020 was tied with 2016 as the hottest ...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By Christopher Flavelle © The New York Times Co. WASHINGTON » Hurricanes, wildfires and other disasters across the United States caused $95 billion in damage last year, according to new data, almost double the amount in 2019 and the third-highest losses since 2010. The new figures, ...
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