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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
  WASHINGTON » With climate change threatening the sea ice habitat of Emperor penguins, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Tuesday announced a proposal to list the species as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. “The lifecycle of Emperor penguins is tied to having stable ...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Mudslides stranded more than 100 people overnight-closure of highway from mud slides continues  By Noelle Phillips The Denver Post Interstate 70 through Glenwood Canyon is expected to remain closed through the weekend after a fast-moving storm blew through the area, causing flash floods and ...
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Posted by on in Forestry
  By Katie Langford Daily Camera The rate at which trees die in Colorado’s subalpine forests tripled over the past four decades and is linked to rising temperatures and less moisture, according to a study by University of Colorado Boulder researchers. Researchers studied more than 5,000 tre...
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Posted by on in General Environment
By Coral Davenport, Lisa Friedman and Christopher Flavelle © The New York Times Co. WASHINGTON » Juliette Hart quit her job last summer as an oceanographer for the U.S. Geological Survey, where she used climate models to help coastal communities plan for rising seas. She said she was demoralized af...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
By Agya K. Aning August 1, 2021 InsideClimatenews.org Decades after emerging from the broader civil rights movement, setting itself apart from traditional environmentalism, flourishing in academia and wending through public discourse, the environmental justice movement has now achieved unprecedent...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By Denise Chow For decades, Earth’s energy system has been out of whack. Stability in Earth's climate hinges on a delicate balance between the amount of energy the planet absorbs from the sun and the amount of energy Earth emits back into space. But that equilibrium has been thrown off in rec...
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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
Gabriela Aoun  /  5 Min Read  /  Surfing Seasoned waterman, master woodworker and Patagonia Surf Ambassador Ben Wilkinson channels his skills toward a new environmental calling. ben leads with his instincts when salvaging wood to create furniture, sculptures and surfboards ...
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Posted by on in Water Conservation
By Gillian Flaccus and Nathan Howard The Associated Press MALIN, ORE. » Judy and Jim Shanks know the exact date their home’s well went dry — June 24. Since then, their life has been an endless cycle of imposing on relatives for showers and laundry, hauling water to feed a small herd of cattle and...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
  By Scott Sonner The Associated Press RENO, NEV. » Federal officials who are trying to adopt out wild horses captured on public land say they are tightening protections to guard against the illegal resale of the animals for slaughter, but advocates say the government needs to do m...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By Shelly Bradbury The Denver Post It’s a record-breaking scorcher, Denver. Afternoon temperatures soared to 100 degrees Wednesday, shattering the previous daily high record for July 28. That record was set July 28, 1876 — just days before Colorado became a state. The thermometers topped out at ...
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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
    By Kelli Duncan The Vail Daily After opting out of an updated Climate Action Plan prepared by the Climate Action Collaborative, the town of Eagle on Tuesday came out with its own, seemingly more ambitious sustainability goals. The Town Council passed a resolution Tuesday evening a...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
  By Cathy Bussewitz and Martha Irvine The Associated Press CRANE, TEXAS » Rusted pipes litter the sandy fields of Ashley Williams Watt’s cattle ranch in windswept West Texas. The corroded skeletons are all that remain of hundreds of abandoned oil wells that were drilled long before her fami...
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Posted by on in Agriculture
By Brittany Peterson The Associated Press STEAMBOAT SPRINGS » CO With his cattle ranch threatened by a deepening drought, Jim Stanko isn’t cheered by the coming storm signaled by the sound of thunder. “Thunder means lightning, and lightning can cause fires,” said Stanko, who fears he’ll have to s...
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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland is touring Colorado this weekend to promote our public lands, celebrate needed additions to our recreational economy, promote water conservation and explore the possibility of moving the Bureau of Land Management out of Colorado and back to Washington D.C. We e...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
    By Maureen Dowd © The New York Times Co. Holy smokes. It feels like we are living through the first vertiginous 15 minutes of a disaster movie, maybe one called “The Day After Tomorrow Was Yesterday.” Heat waves are getting hotter. Forests are ablaze. Floods are obliterating...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
    By Richard Fausset and Christopher Flavelle © The New York Times Co. CHARLESTON, S.C. » Over the course of 150 years, the generations who lived in the handsome house at 17 Logan St. shared a similar experience when walking out of the front door: There were four or five st...
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Posted by on in Fishing
      By Jim Robbins © The New York Times Co. HELENA, MONT. » Few places in the world rival Montana’s fly fishing. The state’s cold, clear mountain streams are renowned for their large populations of trout, especially the rainbow and brown. But this is a drought year, ...
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Posted by on in Fishing
  By Daisy Nguyen The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO » Baby salmon are dying by the thousands in one California river, and an entire run of endangered salmon could be wiped out in another. Fishermen who make their living off adult salmon, once they enter the Pacific Ocean, are sounding the a...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
    The Biden administration will revise a Trump-era rule that allowed many coal-fired power plants to avoid or delay installing equipment that could prevent lead, selenium and other toxic pollutants from seeping into rivers and streams, the Environmental Protection Agency announced Mond...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By Sergio Olmos © The New York Times Co. PAISLEY, ORE. » At the eastern edge of the Bootleg fire on Friday afternoon, there was a surreal sign of the life that once existed in a patch of Oregon forest now turned to ash, smoke and leafless burnt trees: the murmurs of cattle. Cows wandere...
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