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By Emily Anthes The New York Times The United States is home to an enormous array of animal industries — including industrial agriculture, fur farming and the exotic pet trade — that pose a significant risk of creating infectious disease outbreaks in humans, according to a new report by experts at...
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Increased moisture this year does not fix state’s water woes By Elise Schmelzer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Colorado is drought-free for the first time since 2019 — a stark change from a year ago, when 98% of the state was under drought conditions. A winter filled with heavy snow and a cooler, wet...
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           ZAMBIA  By Ruth Maclean and Collins Chilumba Sampa The New York Times The hunter heard the helicopter coming. He grabbed his AK-47, he said, and jumped behind a tree. He was on an illegal elephant hunt with a group of men inside North Luangwa National P...
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By Noelle Phillips This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Federal officials this month fined Suncor Energy more than $15,000 for a safety violation that led two employees to be injured in a December fire at the company’s Commerce City oil refinery. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued ...
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By David Koenig The Associated Press When it comes to flying, going green may cost you more. And it’s going to take a while for the strategy to take off. Sustainability was a hot topic last week at the Paris Air Show, the world’s largest event for the aviation industry, which faces pressure to re...
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Upcycling turns would-be trash into ice cream By Haven Daley The Associated Press LOS GATOS, Calif.>> At Tyler Malek’s ice cream parlors, one cook’s trash is another chef’s frosty treat. The head ice cream maker at the Portland, Ore.-based Salt & Straw uses the whey leftover from yogu...
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By Eric Asimov The New York Times Robert Mondavi paved the way for California’s Napa Valley to take a place among the leading wine regions of the world and raised the bar for all American producers. By the force of his charismatic personality, Mondavi, a hard-driving visionary who established the...
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By Michael Phillis and Sam Metz The Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY>> On some parts of the Navajo Nation, where about one-third of the people lack reliable access to clean water, people have to drive for miles on red dirt roads to lug water home. Others rely on unregulated wells or water del...
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           By J. David Goodman The New York Times Strafed by powerful storms and superheated by a dome of hot air, Texas has been enduring a dangerous early heat wave this week that has broken temperature records and strained the state’s independent power grid. But t...
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y Conrad Swanson This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. One way to save massive amounts of water from the drying Colorado River — state and federal officials had hoped — was to effectively buy water this year from farmers and ranchers with a $125 million conservation program. But very few are taking the offer. ...
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By Jim Garcia Guest Commentary As we consider all the ways to make Denver a more equitable home for all our neighbors, there’s likely an issue that hasn’t yet made everyone’s list, though it impacts thousands each summer. The issue is increasing temperatures and a disparate lack of access to effi...
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             By Amy Beth Hanson and Matthew Brown The Associated Press HELENA, Mont.>> An attorney for 16 young plaintiffs urged a judge Tuesday to strike down as unconstitutional a Montana law that prohibits state agencies from considering the environme...
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By Scott Sonner The Associated Press RENO, Nev.>> Water conflicts are nothing new to the arid West, where myriad users long have vied for their share of the precious resource from California’s Central Valley to the Colorado and Missouri rivers. But few have waded into the legal question pla...
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White House says it’s key to renewable energy economy; others call it “green colonialism” By Matthew Daly The Associated Press OROVADA, nev.>> Just 45 miles from the Fort McDermitt Indian Reservation where Daranda Hinkey and her family corral horses and cows, a centerpiece of President Joe ...
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  Developers look for more incentives to aid bottom line; cities, towns employ variety of strategies in face of constrained supplies By Judith Kohler This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. When Greg King starts watering outdoors at his Douglas County home, the meter starts spinning to show him how much wat...
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By Raf Casert and Aleksandar Furtula The Associated Press DELFT, Netherlands>> For those seeking to live in the most sustainable way, there now is an afterlife too. A Dutch intrepid inventor is now “growing” coffins by putting mycelium, the root structure of mushrooms, together with hemp fi...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
         By Ed Komenda The Associated Press SEATTLE>> Telling executives to “strive harder,” hundreds of corporate Amazon workers protested what they decried as the company’s lack of progress on climate goals and an inequitable return-to-office mandate during a lunc...
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 The Denver Post Editorial  Running along Colorado’s western border with Utah is a secret ecosystem on the edge of a vast desert landscape. Red sandstone rocks give way to lush cottonwood valleys, endless plateaus are covered with ancient piñon pines and aspen groves that shelter elk and ...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
One of the most exciting scientific findings of the past half century has been the discovery of widespread trophic cascades. A trophic cascade is an ecological process which starts at the top of the food chain and tumbles all the way down to the bottom. We all know that whales eat fish and krill and...
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Posted by on in Clean Water
24 | 05 | 2023  The new freshwater method will focus on setting science-based targets to reduce impacts on freshwater quality and quantity and align with local boundaries. In brief: •The Science Based Targets Network has released new guidance for setting science-based targets for freshwater in ...
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