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In its most aggressive move yet to protect federal land from oil and gas exploration, the Biden administration announced Wednesday it would prohibit drilling in 13 million acres of pristine wilderness in the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska and cancel all drilling leases in the Arctic National W...
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BOULDER Have you heard the buzz? University rehomes 80-year-old beehives found in Old Main     By Olivia Doak Daily Camera boulder>> Two beehives believed to be at least 80 years old were rehomed after they were discovered in Old Main at the University of Colorado in August. ...
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U.N. WEATHER AGENCY By Jamey Keaten and Seth Borenstein The Associated Press GENEVA>> Earth has sweltered through its hottest Northern Hemisphere summer ever measured, with a record warm August capping a season of brutal and deadly temperatures, according to the World Meteorological Organiz...
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           By Noelle Phillips This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. For the second time in a month, the Environmental Protection Agency has fined Suncor Energy for violations at its Commerce City oil refinery. Suncor will pay $760,000 after it produced gasoline that did not mee...
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  In a research paper, the scientists say capturing carbon dioxide directly from the oceans could have advantages over direct air capture. By Ananya Chetia September 2, 2023   As human activity and climate change increase the amount of carbon dioxide in the ocean, harming coral reefs ...
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By Mark Harden Columnist for The Denver Post The news out of Hawaii has been deeply tragic. The Maui disaster is already the deadliest U.S. wildfire in more than a century, and the island’s death toll continues to rise, with hundreds still missing. And the cluster of fires that broke out on Aug. ...
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By Mira Rojanasakul, Christopher Flavelle, Blacki Migliozzi and Eli Murray The New York Times Global warming has focused concern on land and sky as soaring temperatures intensify hurricanes, droughts and wildfires. But another climate crisis is unfolding, underfoot and out of view. Many of the aq...
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By Christopher Rugaber The Associated Press JACKSON HOLE, Wyo.>> Rising trade barriers. Aging populations. A broad transition from carbon-spewing fossil fuels to renewable energy. The prevalence of such trends across the world could intensify global inflation pressures in the coming years a...
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OIL AND GAS Panel will broaden scope with new name By Judith Kohler This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. The agency that regulates oil and gas in Colorado has a new name and new duties, which include building a regulatory framework for the growing geothermal energy sector that is a priority for Gov. Jared Pol...
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By Mira Rojanasakul, Christopher Flavelle, Blacki Migliozzi and Eli Murray The New York Times Global warming has focused concern on land and sky as soaring temperatures intensify hurricanes, droughts and wildfires. But another climate crisis is unfolding, underfoot and out of view. Many of the aq...
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By Jack Dura The Associated Press BISMARCK, N.D.>> The beloved wild horses that roam freely in North Dakota’s Theodore Roosevelt National Park could be removed under a National Park Service proposal that worries advocates who say the horses are a cultural link to the past. Visitors who driv...
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STATE REBATE State’s income-restricted program is part of goal to put nearly 1 million electric vehicles on the road By Elise Schmelzer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Coloradans with old cars soon will be able to exchange them for money toward the purchase of an electric vehicle as part of a broader ...
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By Amelia Nierenberg The New York Times Sara Grant was inside her home this month in Sherman, Conn., a small town near the New York state line. Her 2-year-old was upstairs. Her newborn daughter was in her arms. Suddenly, she saw her 4-year-old son, Gavin, running up the driveway, sobbing. A bear ...
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By Jack Ewing, Clifford Krauss and Lisa Friedman The New York Times TETON VILLAGE, Wyo.>> Like many people driving an electric car for the first time, Mikey Marohn had questions: Could he drive hundreds of miles to visit his father without stopping? Where would the chargers be? How did you t...
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All-out effort started to save creatures, habitat   By Tammy Webber The Associated Press POTTER, Neb.>> When Reed Cammack hears the first meadowlark of spring, he knows his family has made it through another cold, snowy winter on the South Dakota prairie. Nothing’s better, he says, th...
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It’s part of a national movement to have universities’ divest all holdings in fossil fuels. The university says its efforts to minimize climate change have been “innovative” and “consistent.”   By Danish Bajwa August 29, 2023   As the fall semester approaches, student groups at C...
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City wants cleaner air, better mobility for cyclists, pedestrians By John Aguilar This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. The venerable American ritual of palming a burger while gripping the steering wheel, as grease and ketchup drip onto shirt and lap, soon could face resistance as thick as honey mustard sauce ...
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Wee woodlands support “all manner of life, both above and below ground”     By Cara Buckley The New York Times The tiny forest lives atop an old landfill in the city of Cambridge, Mass. Although it is still a baby, it’s already acting quite a bit older than its actual age, which is ju...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
n the first moments of the Maui fires, when high winds brought down power poles, slapping electrified wires to the dry grass below, there was a reason the flames erupted all at once in long, neat rows — those wires were bare, uninsulated metal that could spark on contact. Videos and images analyzed...
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The pandemic led to repeated closures in Denver and the U.S. amid poor ventilation     By Apoorva Mandavilli The New York Times On a sunny afternoon in a cluttered music room at East High in Denver, two sophomores practiced violin while their music teacher, Keith Oxman, labored over a...
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