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  Shared from the 4/9/2019 The Denver Post eEdition DROUGHT CONTINGENCY PLAN Congress OKs Colorado River agreement By The Associated Press PHOENIX» A plan to address a shrinking supply of water on a river that serves 40 million people in the U.S. West is headed to President Donald Trump. ...
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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
It took four years and a crew over 600 to make this 8 part series narrated by David Attenborough. The opener was April 5 but its Netflix so you can catch it and catch up. Its an astounding and amazing look at the natural wonders of our world and an urgent message that the planet is in our hands. Wat...
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Posted by on in Air Quality
WHO Global Ambient Air Quality Database (update 2018) Air pollution affects all regions of the world. However, populations in low-income cities are the most impacted. According to the latest air quality database, 97% of cities in low- and middle- income countries with more than 100,000 inhabitants ...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By: CNN Newsource Canada is warming up faster than the rest of the world, according to a report commissioned by the Canadian Environment and Climate Change Department. The report -- titled "Canada's Changing Climate Report" -- says, on average, Canada's climate has been and will continue to warm a...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
Shared from the 3/30/2019 The Denver Post eEdition BLM, FOREST SERVICE By Judith Kohler 
The Denver Post A judge has ordered two federal agencies to meet with environmental organizations that sued over oil and gas drilling in western Colorado to sort out questions about the projects’ effects on ...
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Posted by on in General Environment
 European Union decided to ban plastic consumer items including plates, cutlery and straws as of 2021 to help clean up oceans. The prohibition on single-use plastics approved by the European Parliament on Wednesday in Strasbourg, France, also applies to beverage cups, food containers and cotto...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Research: Emissions are higher from alpine tundra By Charlie Brennan Daily Camera John Knowles took a break Friday from his field work in the Sonoran Desert to talk about some disturbing findings concerning what is happening in the mountains west of Boulder — and, likely, in other similar environ...
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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
   NOAH LONG  New Mexico Passes 100% Clean Energy Bill March 13, 2019 Noah Long  New Mexico's legislature passed the Energy Transition Act this week and because it is supported by the state's Governor, it’s expected to become law. This law will put the state on course to lead...
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Posted by on in Solar
A floating island of solar panels is being tested in Chile as a way to generate clean energy and reduce water loss at mine operations, a cornerstone of the Andean country's economy that uses huge amounts of electricity and water. The experimental "Las Tortolas" power-generating island is being run ...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Youth Strike 4 Climate’s global protest on March 15 by an estimated one million students demonstrating against inaction on climate change marks a new generation gap issue. A larger share of youth in 26 countries are concerned about climate change compared to people over 50, according to a Pew s...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
  Shared from the 3/16/2019 The Denver Post eEdition WASHINGTON» The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday banned consumer use of a popular but deadly paint stripper but stopped short of also banning commercial use of the product by tradespeople. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler signed t...
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Posted by on in Air Quality
  Shared from the 3/12/2019 The Denver Post eEdition Blacks, Hispanics breathe more pollution than they make By Seth Borenstein The Associated Press WASHINGTON» African-Americans and Hispanics breathe in far more deadly air pollution than they are responsible for making, a new study said. ...
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Posted by on in Clean Water
Shared from the 3/7/2019 The Denver Post eEdition CHEMICALS IN WATER Costs slow reform Pentagon tells House committee that addressing toxic compounds would cost $2 billion for DOD By Ellen Knickmeyer
The Associated Press WASHINGTON» Cleaning up and protecting U.S. drinking water from a class of...
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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
Its terrific to have sponsors that personify the mission of Earth Protect as we use digital media and film to engage people in a sustainable future. Thanks to the hosts for this web site, Green House Data and Wind Hosting.  Green Data Centers: Green House Data was green before it was cool. (Un...
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Posted by on in Forestry
SCIENTISTS WARN NEW BRAZIL PRESIDENT MAY SMOTHER RAINFOREST. SAO PAULO » Scientists warn that Brazil’s president-elect could push the Amazon rainforest past its tipping point — with severe consequences for global climate and rainfall. Jair Bolsonaro, who takes office Jan. 1, claims a mand...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA FIRE COSTS LIKELY IN BILLIONS.PARADISE, CALIF. » Costs associated with a deadly Northern California wildfire will likely be in the billions, Zinke on Monday. Zinke, who was back in the town of Paradise on Monday, said he has never witnessed such devastation. The Camp Fire killed...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Shared from the 10/13/2018 The Denver Post eEdition Editorial If steps aren’t taken soon to combat climate change, there may be no tomorrow This editorial was written by The Washington Post. If anything, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has a habit of understatement. The U.N....
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Posted by on in Climate Change
    The Earth's climate has changed throughout history. Just in the last 650,000 years there have been seven cycles of glacial advance and retreat, with the abrupt end of the last ice age about 7,000 years ago marking the beginning of the modern climate era — and of human civilization. M...
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Posted by on in General Environment
Hanukkah is over, Christmas is right around the corner, and the calendar is about to flip a digit to bring us into 2019. Which means it’s time for Sierra magazine’s annual roundup of the most important environmental stories of the past year.  “Most important” doesn’t necessarily mean...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
A new survey finds that the region has contributed almost an inch to rising seas since 1971. By Chris Mooney A new scientific survey has found that the glaciers of the Arctic are the world’s biggest contributors to rising seas, shedding ice at an accelerating rate that now adds well over...
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