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  By J. David Goodman © The New York Times Co. MISSION, TEXAS » For nearly two decades, the National Butterfly Center has provided a place of wonder along the banks of the Rio Grande, attracting curious visitors and nature enthusiasts from around the country to watch delicate creatures like...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
Who can blame the residents of Walden for feeling nervous – and a little bitter – about the gray wolf who moved into their community in 2019 and had a litter in 2021. So far three cows and two dogs have been killed by the small pack, and the toll on pets and livestock will only get worse as the pac...
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Posted by on in Lakes/Rivers/Wetlands
By Lindsay Whitehurst The Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY » The largest natural lake west of the Mississippi is shrinking past its lowest levels in recorded history, raising fears about toxic dust, ecological collapse and economic consequences. But the Great Salt Lake may have some new a...
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Posted by on in Solar
  By Ana Swanson © The New York Times Co. WASHINGTON » President Joe Biden announced Friday that he would extend tariffs on imported solar products first imposed during the Trump administration but would reduce the scope of products affected by the levies, a decision aimed at balancing his g...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
By Judith Kohler The Denver Post Long-lasting chemicals with links to cancers and other ailments have been used in Colorado to frack oil and gas wells, a national health and environmental organization says in a new report. Physicians for Social Responsibility said an analysis shows that a class o...
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Posted by on in Clean Water
There’s a desire to use federal money to get lead out of drinking water in schools, child care centers By Conrad Swanson The Denver Post Colorado lawmakers want to use millions of dollars of federal money to filter lead out of drinking water in schools and child care centers, not just in Denver, ...
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Posted by on in Transportation
  By Scott Miller Vail Daily Eagle County officials are launching an effort to keep rail cars filled with crude oil off the rail line that runs along the Colorado River through much of western Colorado. The U.S. Surface Transportation Board in December approved an application for a new rail...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By Seth Borenstein The Associated Press Antarctica’s so-called Doomsday Glacier, nicknamed because it is huge and coming apart, is mostly thwarting an international effort to figure out how dangerously vulnerable it is. A large iceberg broke off the deteriorating Thwaites glacier and, along w...
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Posted by on in Lakes/Rivers/Wetlands
Fisherman, 80, notches victory in legal battle against AG and landowners By Bruce Finley The Denver Post Colorado’s Court of Appeals has cleared the way for 80-year-old fisherman Roger Hill to fight for his right to fish in peace on his favorite stretch of the Arkansas River as it flows down from...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
CO State commission looks at proposals on getting companies to close or plug wells By Judith Kohler The Denver Post Proposed rules intended to ensure that companies have the money needed to close and clean up oil and gas well sites in Colorado are too weak and won’t protect taxpayers from having ...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
  By Conrad Swanson The Denver Post Colorado can expect tens of millions from the federal government to plug and restore hundreds of orphaned oil and gas wells out of the bipartisan infrastructure bill that Congress passed last year, government officials said. In all, the infrastructure bil...
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  By Bruce Finley The Denver Post As more people leave cities seeking outdoor recreation on public land, Rocky Mountain National Park rangers are preparing, months ahead of the peak summer season, for a surge in visitors and associated strains. Rocky Mountain National Park drew an estimated...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By Christopher Rugaber The Associated Press WASHINGTON » How far the Federal Reserve can go to compel banks to consider the consequences of climate change in their lending policies could take center stage at a Senate hearing Thursday on the nominations of Sarah Bloom Raskin and two economists to t...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
New research finds coral refugia, where reefs are protected from global warming by cool local currents, are disappearing faster than expected. By Bob Berwyn February 1, 2022 A diver checks the coral reefs of the Society Islands in French Polynesia. on May 9, 2019 in Moorea, French Polynesia. Majo...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
  By Noelle Phillips The Denver Post Boulder County officials expect to select a company next week to clean up what’s left of the homes destroyed by the Marshall fire in late December — a job that will take months to complete and cost tens of millions of dollars. Cleanup has been one of the...
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Posted by on in Mining
 An underground coal fire is one of the potential causes investigators are looking into By John Aguilar The Denver Post “It is impossible to extinguish this fire smoke and other gases from the fire emptying themselves through chimneys reaching to the surface in many places, make it look like...
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Posted by on in Animals
  By Annie Roth © The New York Times Co. In March 2019, scientists studying whales near southwestern Australia stumbled on a supersize spectacle that few had seen before — a pod of orcas viciously attacking a blue whale. Over a dozen orcas surrounded the mighty animal. They had bitten off i...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
  By Howard Fendrich and Pat Graham The Associated Press BEAVER CREEK » Ski racers settling into the start gate for Alpine World Cup events in the Rocky Mountains in early December squinted through sunshine that carried the temperature toward 50 degrees and glanced down at a course covered ...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
  By Matthew Brown The Associated Press BILLINGS, MONT. » Montana wildlife commissioners on Friday moved to shut down gray wolf hunting in a portion of the state around Yellowstone National Park, amid mounting criticism over a record number of the animals shot or trapped after roaming across...
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Posted by on in Human Health
By Coral Davenport © The New York Times Co. WASHINGTON » The Biden administration Monday reinstated a way of measuring the benefits of reducing air pollution, the first step in a plan that could tighten limits on the amount of mercury that can be discharged from coal-burning power plants. Mercury...
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