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Climate bankruptcy Fair Bluff is a small North Carolina town in an idyllic setting, amid cornfields and tobacco fields and alongside the verdant Lumber River. But Fair Bluff’s setting may also be dooming the town. Like much of eastern North Carolina, it sits on a coastal plain, one that is increas...
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Posted by on in Green Design
    State wants to reduce emissions from homes, businesses By Ivan Penn © The New York Times Co. California has led the nation in fighting climate change by encouraging the use of renewable energy and electric cars. Now the state is taking on an even harder challenge — reducing emissi...
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By Sam Metz and Janie Har The Associated Press SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CALIF. » A popular vacation haven normally filled with tens of thousands of summer tourists was clogged with fleeing vehicles Monday after the entire resort city of South Lake Tahoe was ordered to leave as a ferocious wildf...
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Posted by on in Clean Water
The Denver Post  WASHINGTON » A federal judge on Monday struck down a Trump-era environmental rule that drastically limited federal restrictions against pollution of millions of streams, wetlands and marshes across the country. The Biden administration had already begun the lengthy process of ...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
    Conservation bank to aid Preble’s meadow jumping mouse By Judith Kohler The Denver Post A first-of-its-kind venture in Colorado is bringing public and private entities together to sustain a tiny mouse whose habitat has shrunk as development, livestock grazing and mining have incre...
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Posted by on in Water Conservation
  By Soumya Karlamangla © The New York Times Co. HEALDSBURG, CALIF. » Take a drive through this picture-perfect wine country town and you’ll start to spot them, unsubtle symbols of the state’s extreme drought. Peeking out from side yards of cottages and behind fences of grand mult...
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Posted by on in Energy Efficiency
    EFFICIENCY Colorado State University-Pueblo became the first campus in the state to reach net-zero efficiency last week when the school switched on its 23-acre solar array project. The solar scheme allows the campus to generate excess energy and put it back into the grid. “One of ...
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      By Sam Metz and Brian Melley The Associated Press SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CALIF. » A California fire that gutted hundreds of homes advanced toward Lake Tahoe on Wednesday as thousands of firefighters tried to box in the flames and tourists who hoped to boat or s...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
By Judith Kohler The Denver Post A Denver oil and gas company is facing about $1.8 million in penalties and the possibility of losing its ability to operate in Colorado after state regulators decided it violated several state regulations. Next the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission will...
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Posted by on in Green Products/Services
Boulder, CO is now offering a shared electric vehicle at its 1500 Pearl parking garage through a partnership with Colorado CarShare. Colorado CarShare, a nonprofit carshare organization, will pay the costs to charge the vehicle. The city and the nonprofit will split the cost of the vehicle’s annual...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
    Something extraordinary happened Aug. 14 at the frigid high point of the Greenland ice sheet, 2 miles in the sky and more than 500 miles above the Arctic Circle: It rained for the first time. The rain at a research station — not just a few drops or a drizzle but a stream for several...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
  Amid the haze and despair over the planet’s future, Colorado experts offer hope By Elizabeth Hernandez The Denver Post The more Andrés Better studied climate change and its worsening impact on the environment, the more discouraged he became. The Colorado State University freshman abso...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Climate pledges—a step in the right direction for the private sector—too often fall short of transformative change. In his recent Drawdown Insights piece, Executive Director Jonathan Foley offers a new way forward for climate leadership, asking companies to:  1. Cut emissions towards zero, not...
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Posted by on in Food
By Kathleen Merrigan The Conversation Organic food once was viewed as a niche category for health nuts and hippies, but today it’s a routine choice for millions of Americans. For years following passage of the Organic Foods Production Act of 1990, which established national organic standards, ...
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Posted by on in Energy Efficiency
Who created the renewable-energy miracle?   By Paul Krugman © The New York Times Co. As terrible as many things in the world are, climate is unique in posing an existential threat to civilization. And it’s horrifying that so many political figures are dead set against any serious action to ...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
    Companies work to be force of nature on confronting climate change By Judith Kohler The Denver Post Stretches of Colorado rivers closed to fishing because of low water flows and warm temperatures. A decrease in the number of warmer, down-filled jackets sold because of shorter wint...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By The Associated Press PLACERVILLE, CALIF. » A wildfire burning for a week in Northern California continued to grow out of control, one of about a dozen big blazes in the droughtstricken state that have destroyed hundreds of homes and forced thousands of people to evacuate. There was ze...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
    By Matthew Brown The Associated Press BILLINGS, MONT. » U.S. officials launched a review Thursday of climate damage and other impacts from coal mining on public lands as the Biden administration expands its scrutiny of government fossil fuel sales that contribute to greenhouse gas ...
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Posted by on in Human Health
    By Coral Davenport © The New York Times Co. WASHINGTON » The Biden administration announced Wednesday that it is banning a common pesticide, widely used since 1965 on fruits and vegetables, from use on food crops because it has been linked to neurological damage in childr...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
    By Paul Krugman © The New York Times Co. Global warming is fake news. Anyway, it isn’t man-made. And doing anything about it would destroy the economy. Opponents of action against climate change have always relied on multiple lines of defense: If one argument for doing nothing bec...
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