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Environmental regulators announced new grants to help researchers investigate how harmful PFAS affect plants and animals in agricultural environments.   By Liza Gross October 30, 2023   The Environmental Protection Agency announced on Thursday $8 million in new research funding t...
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Print         AIR POLLUTION Nonprofits struggle to roll out programs One turned down a $500,000 EPA grant, calling rules burdensome By Noelle Phillips This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. The Black Parents United Foundation learned in late 2022 that it would receive nearly $475,00...
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             One of longest-running Superfund sites in Colorado still has no radioactive waste cleanup plan   By Elise Schmelzer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. CAÑON CITY>> Jeri Fry was 6 years old when she toured the uranium mill outside town where he...
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ENVIRONMENT   By Remy Tumin The New York Times Over the past decade, the sunflower sea star has gone from a mighty predator of the Pacific Ocean floor to nearing extinction. The Nature Conservancy estimates that 5.75 billion sunflower sea stars died over the span of three years, a 94% globa...
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  The 28th meeting of the International Seabed Authority resumed this July with two weeks of Council meetings and one week of Assembly meetings. The Ocean Foundation was on the ground for all three weeks to raise our topline messages on finance and liability, underwater cultural heritage, tran...
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By Patrick Whittle The Associated Press PORTLAND, Maine>> Whales, dolphins and seals living in U.S. waters face major threats from warming ocean temperatures, rising sea levels and decreasing sea ice volumes associated with climate change, according to a first-of-its-kind assessment. Resear...
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Oregon will provide up to 10 animals this winter, Parks and Wildlife says By Elise Schmelzer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Oregon will provide the first gray wolves for Colorado’s voter-mandated reintroduction of the species, wildlife officials announced Friday after a months-long search for a state ...
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By Edmar Barros The Associated Press MANAUS, Brazil>> Communities dependent on the Amazon rainforest’s waterways are stranded without supply of fuel, food or filtered water. Dozens of river dolphins perished and washed up on shore. And thousands of lifeless fish float on the water’s surface....
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By Judith Kohler This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Larry and Mary Bosaw, who live near Fort Lupton, have something in common with municipal officials and landowners in Frederick and Dacono as well as state regulators: They want K.P. Kauffman Co. to take care of the problems created by its oil and gas operati...
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             By Todd Richmond The Associated Press David Willard has been checking the grounds of Chicago’s lakefront exhibition center for dead birds for 40 years. On Thursday morning he found something horrible: Hundreds of dead songbirds, so thick they look...
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    By Christina Larson The Associated Press The world’s frogs, salamanders, newts and other amphibians remain in serious trouble. A new global assessment has found that 41% of amphibian species that scientists have studied are threatened with extinction, meaning they are either vulne...
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ENVIRONMENT   By Seth Borenstein The Associated Press Far more people are in harm’s way as they move into high flood zones across the globe, adding to an increase in watery disasters from climate change, a new study said. Since 1985, the number of the world’s settlements in the riskiest fl...
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By Ashraf Khalil and Didi Tang The Associated Press WASHINGTON>> Wearing an “I Love Pandas” T-shirt and clutching a panda-covered diary, Kelsey Lambert bubbled with excitement as she glimpsed the real thing. She and her mother, Alison, had made a special trip from San Antonio just to watch t...
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Goats are particularly good at one thing: Eating. Unlike a horse or cow that leaves noxious weeds behind, goats eat the whole menu of pesky weeds, bushes, and small trees. That means goats can be one of the answers to the growing problem of tinder-dry, highly flammable forests. In Durango, former f...
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             By Cara Buckley The New York Times One ship was pulled across the sea with the help of an enormous sail that looked as if it belonged to a kite-surfing giant. Another navigated the oceans between China and Brazil this summer with steel and composi...
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           COLD WAR LEGACY Closed military bases remain a toxic menace By Ralph Vartabedian The New York Times MONTEREY, Calif.>> For much of the 20th century, Fort Ord was one of the largest light infantry training bases in the country, a place where more t...
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Advocates to pursue ballot initiative on management of mountain lions, bobcats By Elise Schmelzer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Three years after a successful ballot initiative push to reintroduce wolves, wildlife advocates will try again to put decisions about managing Colorado’s carnivores in the h...
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By Noelle Phillips This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Environmentalists and public officials who monitor Suncor Energy’s oil refinery in Commerce City are fuming over a recent announcement that the company will contribute money toward a voucher program to help people buy electric lawnmowers after it sold di...
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Posted by on in Energy Efficiency
By Martin Heinrich Guest Commentary Last month, I joined President Joe Biden at a new wind tower manufacturing plant that just opened in Belén, New Mexico. The opening of this $55 million factory will create 250 advanced manufacturing careers for New Mexicans. These are the types of high-quality ...
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