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  By Michael D. Shear © The New York Times Co. WASHINGTON » A decision by the Trump administration to move the headquarters of the Bureau of Land Management to Grand Junction from Washington left the agency with high vacancy rates as veteran employees — especially African-Americans — quit ra...
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By Brian Melley The Associated Press LOS ANGELES » Lightning-sparked wildfires killed thousands of giant sequoias this year, leading to a staggering two-year death toll that accounts for up to nearly a fifth of Earth’s largest trees, officials said Friday. Fires in Sequoia National Park...
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    By Daniel Craig McCool The Conversation The Colorado River is a vital lifeline for the arid U.S. Southwest. It supplies water to seven states, Mexico, 29 Indian reservations and millions of acres of irrigated farmland. The river and its tributaries support 16 million jobs and provi...
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    By Hannah Reyes Morales © The New York Times Co. TAN-AWAN, PHILIPPINES » In the predawn light, Lorene de Guzman paddles out to sea in his tiny wooden outrigger to hand-feed the giants living in the water. One of the behemoths, a whale shark known as 180, swims up, its enormous mou...
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  By David Williams and Chris Brown Guest Commentary The 2021 wildfire season continues to wreak havoc on the Western United States with more than 48,725 wildfires that have burned 6,619,632 acres across the region. These fires, in addition to devastating the states, make affected areas more...
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  By Susan Montoya Bryan The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE » U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland on Friday formally declared “squaw” a derogatory term and said she is taking steps to remove it from federal government use and to replace other derogatory place names. Haaland is ordering a fede...
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By Ian Austen © The New York Times Co. TALGONQUIN PROVINCIAL PARK, ONTARIO » The beaver may be one of Canada’s official national symbols, as iconic as the maple leaf, but Canadians have a love-hate relationship with the creature, with the emphasis for many more on the second emotion. Some commun...
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By John Surico © The New York Times Co. There is a joke told in transit circles about people who ride electric bicycles: How do you know if someone has an e-bike? They’ll tell you. The idea, of course, is that users of the battery- powered two-wheelers tend to be proselytizers for the te...
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  By Alan Fram The Associated Press WASHINGTON » A fractious House handed President Joe Biden a marquee victory Friday by approving an approximately $2 trillion social and environment bill, as Democrats cast aside disputes that for months had stalled the measure and hampered efforts to sell ...
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By Matthew Brown The Associated Press BILLINGS, MONT. » The Biden administration on Friday said it will consider new measures to protect greater sage grouse, a bird species once found across much of the U.S. West that has suffered drastic declines in recent decades because of oil and gas...
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    By Ellen Knickmeyer The Associated Press WASHINGTON » After talking the climate talk at U.N. negotiations in Scotland, the Biden administration now tests whether a divided United States can walk the climate walk and push a massive investment for a new era of clean energy through th...
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  By Débora Álvares The Associated Press BRASILIA, BRAZIL » President Jair Bolsonaro and Environment Minister Joaquim Leite knew the Amazon region’s annual deforestation rate had surged before the U.N. climate talks in Glasgow, Scotland, but kept results quiet to avoid hampering negotiations...
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    By Dionne Searcey, Michael Forsythe and Eric Lipton © The New York Times Co. KISANFU, CONGO » Just up a red dirt road, across an expanse of tall, dew-soaked weeds, bulldozers are hollowing out a yawning new canyon that is central to the world’s urgent race against global warming. F...
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  By Brian Melley The Associated Press LOS ANGELES » Lightning-sparked wildfires killed thousands of giant sequoias this year, leading to a staggering two-year death toll that accounts for up to nearly a fifth of Earth’s largest trees, officials said Friday. Fires in Sequoia National Park a...
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As cities grow, wastewater recycling gets another look   By Brittany Peterson and Sam Metz The Associated Press Around the U.S., cities increasingly are warming to an idea that once induced gags: Sterilize wastewater from toilets, sinks and factories, and eventually pipe it back into homes ...
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  Critics of proposed reforms fear bills could fall to taxpayers By Judith Kohler The Denver Post Proposed reforms meant to ensure taxpayers don’t get stuck paying to clean up oil and gas sites could leave the public open to eventually covering billions of dollars in costs, environmentalist...
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    By James Anderson The Associated Press As gray wolves are under pressure from a federal delisting and increased hunting in some Rocky Mountain states, Colorado wildlife officials heard detailed options Thursday for implementing a voter-approved reintroduction of the species west of...
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  By David A. Lieb The Associated Press JEFFERSON CITY, MO. » States will soon be flooded with federal money to address a pent-up need to repair, improve or remove thousands of aging dams across the U.S., including some that could inundate towns or neighborhoods if they fail. The roughly $3...
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Posted by on in General Environment
  President Joe Biden has chosen Boulder’s KC Becker, the recent speaker of the Colorado House of Representatives, for a top job in the Environmental Protection Agency. In a news release Thursday, the White House announced Biden intends to appoint Becker to be administrator of the EPA’s Regio...
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Posted by on in Energy Efficiency
  By Ann Carrns © The New York Times Co. Home heating bills are expected to be significantly higher this winter, but there’s still time to take steps to make your living space more energy efficient and hold down costs. The recent spurt of inflation is being driven, in part, by spikes in the...
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