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By Terence Chea The Associated Press FIREBAUGH, CALIF. » As temperatures recently reached triple digits, farmer Joe Del Bosque inspected the almonds in his parched orchard in California’s agriculture-rich San Joaquin Valley, where a deepening drought threatens one of the state’s most profitable cr...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
Kauffman allegedly failed to report spills By Judith Kohler The Denver Post In a preliminary decision, state regulators have determined that K.P. Kauffman Co. violated several oil and gas rules, a finding that brings with it roughly $1.2 million in recommended penalties. The penalty amount could...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By Terence Chea, Ethan Swope and John Antczak The Associated Press GRIZZLY FLATS, CALIF. » A wildfire raged through a small Northern California forest town Tuesday, burning dozens of homes as dangerously dry and windy weather also continued to fuel other massive blazes and prompted the nation’s la...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
This book offers so much information on the deep ocean, life in it and threats that imperil it. Every chapter had information  new to me a long time student and lover of the ocean. 
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Posted by on in Climate Change
    By Jennifer O’Mahony The Associated Press MADRID » Spain set a new provisional heat record of 116.96 Fahrenheit on Saturday as Southern Europe sweltered under a relentless summer sun. Italy put 16 cities on red alert for health risks, and Portugal warned 75% of its region...
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Posted by on in Green Products/Services
Aspen wants to create a revolution with solar bicycles By Sarah Kuta Special to The Denver Post Aspen’s abundant sunshine is part of what makes this Colorado mountain town so appealing to skiers, foodies, mountain bikers, hikers, music lovers and other visitors. Now, that same sunshine is helping...
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Posted by on in Transportation
    A 191-mile rail corridor between Pueblo and Fort Collins is still an idea, but a Midwestern rail line shows what it could become By Jon Murray The Denver Post CHICAGO » When Lily Trienens boarded a train in downtown Milwaukee that would take her more than 70 mile...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
    A new IPCC science assessment, coming before COP26 in November, called for immediate action and showed that this summer’s extremes are only a mild preview of the decades ahead.  By Bob Berwyn August 9, 2021 Amidst a summer of fires, floods and heat waves, scientists on Monday de...
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Posted by on in Green Products/Services
By Annie Mehl Daily Camera BOULDER » A coalition soon will release its new e-scooter pilot program in East Boulder with hopes of reducing vehicular travel through shared rides. The program is part of a collaboration between Boulder, Lime, BCycle, the University of Colorado, Boulder Coun...
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Posted by on in Water Conservation
  By Suman Naishadham The Associated Press WASHINGTON » U.S. officials on Monday declared the first-ever water shortage from a river that serves 40 million people in the West, triggering cuts to some Arizona farmers next year amid a gripping drought. Water levels at the largest re...
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Posted by on in Wind
  Texas company launches site in Broomfield to teach workers By Judith Kohler The Denver Post The demand for wind-energy workers is expected to surge in the next few years, and Colorado could be a major training ground for an industry looking to meet the need. Workrise, a workforce manageme...
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Posted by on in Water Conservation
  Drought, changing climate, high demand force government to act By Felicia Fonseca The Associated Press CASA GRANDE, ARIZ. » A harvester rumbles through the fields in the morning light, mowing down rows of corn and chopping up ears, husks and stalks into mulch for feed at a local dairy. T...
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Posted by on in Air Quality
    By Bruce Finley The Denver Post One of Colorado health officials’ recommendations for enduring the noxious air pollution that’s enveloped residents this summer, included on the state’s air quality website until Wednesday evening, was to “try to move to a place with cleaner air.” T...
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Posted by on in Water Conservation
By Suman Naishadham The Associated Press WASHINGTON » Included in the sweeping $1 trillion infrastructure bill approved by the Senate is funding for Western water projects that farmers, water providers and environmentalists say are badly needed across the parched region. The Senate voted last wee...
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Posted by on in Air Quality
      By Concepción de León © The New York Times Co. Part of what Katherine Lee loves about Moscow, Idaho, where she lives, are the trails 10 minutes away. She visits with family or friends several days a week to hike or mountain bike, or to have walking meetings with colleagues....
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Posted by on in Air Quality
  State regulators wrestle with EPA haze-reduction rule By Bruce Finley The Denver Post Coloradans long have escaped smoggy Front Range cities by bolting to national parks and mountain wilderness — such as the Maroon Bells or the Great Sand Dunes — where, traditionally, the air and views we...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By The Associated Press GREENVILLE, CALIF. » California’s largest single wildfire in recorded history continued to grow Wednesday after destroying more than 1,000 buildings, nearly half of them homes, while authorities in Montana ordered evacuations as a wind-driven blaze roared toward several remo...
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Posted by on in Solar
      By Ivan Penn © The New York Times Co. California regulators voted Wednesday to require solar power and battery storage in new commercial buildings and high-rise multifamily dwellings, the latest front in the state’s efforts to hasten a transition from fossil fuels to altern...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By The Associated Press GREENVILLE, CALIF. » California’s largest single wildfire in recorded history continued to grow Wednesday after destroying more than 1,000 buildings, nearly half of them homes, while authorities in Montana ordered evacuations as a wind-driven blaze roared toward se...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
  By Ken Amundson BizWest WELD COUNTY » The federal government and Noble Energy Inc. have agreed to a settlement in connection with the lawsuit filed Tuesday that will result in a $1 million fine and promises to remedy shortcomings in the oil company’s operation of oil tank batteries in floo...
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