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By Rick Bowmer and Sam Metz The Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY — The Bonneville Salt Flats sit just off of a highway in a state nowhere near the ocean, but in parts they glimmer as white as a Caribbean beach. Truck drivers, selfie-stick wielding tourists and gamblers driving to the casinos of Wes...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
At just 57% recovery, Greeley is only metro area that has yet to bounce back By Judith Kohler This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Nearly three years after the start of the pandemic, Greeley is the only one of Colorado’s metro areas whose economy hasn’t fully recovered, and the reason might be the same one for...
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Posted by on in Clean Water
Ew, that’s gross or oh, that’s a great idea! So which is it? In the near future, the water that flows from your tap could be recycled wastewater. Colorado’s Water Quality Control Commission just gave preliminary approval to regulate the direct potable reuse of water from treated sewage. I, for one...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By Lisa Friedman The New York Times WASHINGTON>> World leaderswill gather in Egypt next week to confront climate change at a moment of colliding crises: a war in Europe that has upended energy markets, rising global inflation, deep political divisions in many countries and tension between th...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By Daniel Cole The Associated Press SAINTES-MARIE DE LA MER, FRANCE>> In a makeshift arena in the French coastal village Aigues-Mortes, young men in dazzling collared shirts come face to face with a raging bull. Surrounded by the city’s medieval walls, the men dodge and duck the animal’s cha...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By Tammy Webber and Martha Irvine The Associated Press SANTA CLARA PUEBLO, N.M.>> This was a land of dense forests. A creek cascading through ponds in a canyon. A valley of sage and juniper with shady cottonwood galleries and many gardens. For thousands of years, the Tewa people o...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
ENVIRONMENT     By Winston Choi-Schagrin   The New York Times   In mid-October, just two weeks after Hurricane Ian struck her state, Bertha Vazquez asked her class of seventh-graders to go online and search for information about climate change. Specifically, she tasked the...
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Posted by on in Transportation
EUROPE A quest to make traveling by train easier, and greener By Erika Solomon The New York Times CZECH-GERMAN BORDER>> The lanky man bent down to examine a rusted railroad track that cut across the empty square of a small, forgotten town, shaking his head at the weeds poking up. “Disappo...
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Posted by on in Animals
By Amber Carlson acarlson @prairiemountainmedia.com For researchers at the University of Colorado, Xray technology has offered a glimpse into a mysterious and elusive world: the inside of a honeybee swarm. Although swarms can contain thousands of bees, the researchers found in a recent study that...
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Posted by on in Lakes/Rivers/Wetlands
ENVIRONMENT Drought snarls river transit By Michael Phillis, Jim Salter and Jeff Roberson The Associated Press ALONG THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER>> Adam Thomas starts harvesting soybeans on his Illinois farm when the dew burns off in the morning. This year, dry weather accelerated the work, allow...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By Frank Jordans and Samy Magdy The Associated Press SHARM EL-SHEIKH, EGYPT>> Envoys from around the globe gathered Sunday in the Egyptian seaside resort of Sharm el-Sheikh for talks on tackling climate change amid a multitude of competing crises, including the war in Ukraine, high inflation...
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Posted by on in Agriculture
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. In Centennial, there are plans afoot to launch what would be Colorado’s largest rooftop greenhouse — a 2-acre operation on top of a to-be-built sports complex that will grow and package nearly 2 tons of leafy greens a day from a perch three stories above Interstate 25. It’s...
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Posted by on in Energy Efficiency
By Sibi Arasu The Associated Press BENGALURU, INDIA>> Spiraling energy costs caused by various economic factors and the Ukraine war could be a turning point toward cleaner energy, the International Energy Agency said in a report Thursday. It found the global demand for fossil fuels, includin...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By Jack Ewing The New York Times Democrats pushed through climate change legislation this year that earmarked tens of billions of dollars to create a U.S. supply chain for electric vehicles. Republicans and the states they represent are poised to cash in on much of the political and economic windf...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Narrative includes gripping tales of heroism, warns as area rebounds so does the fire threat By Noelle Phillips This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. The Marshall fire should serve as a tipping point for the entire state when it comes to mitigating wildfires. And if the December fire that killed two people an...
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Posted by on in Lakes/Rivers/Wetlands
By Felicia Fonseca and Kathleen Ronayne The Associated Press FLAGSTAFF, ARIZ.» The Interior Department announced Friday that it will consider revising a set of guidelines for operating two major dams on the Colorado River in the first sign of what could lead to federal action to protect the once-m...
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Posted by on in Forestry
ByMike Baker The New York Times SEATTLE>> In a high-altitude landscape parched by drought, U.S. Forest Service crews took advantage of some stable weather in eastern Oregon this month and prepared to burn off some thick underbrush and shrubbery at the edge of the Blue Mountains, part of an e...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
State officials lost track of North Park pack after collars stopped working By Conrad Swanson This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Three of Colorado’s few gray wolves might have been killed just across the state line in Wyoming, state wildlife officials confirmed. Travis Duncan, a spokesman for Colorado Park...
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Posted by on in Transportation
By Amy Bounds This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. An ongoing bus driver shortage in Boulder Valley meant Lafayette’s Peak to Peak Charter School no longer had the option to rent buses from the school district to use for field trips and athletics. But the 1,450-student, K-12 school didn’t want to buy diesel b...
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Posted by on in Recycling
By Dee-Ann Durbin The Associated Press Halloween treats have a tricky problem: plastic packaging that’s difficult to recycle. As America loads up on an estimated 600 million pounds of candy for Halloween, a handful of companies are trying to make it easier to recycle all those wrappers. But they ...
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