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Posted by on in Lakes/Rivers/Wetlands
The guidelines Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, California, Utah, Wyoming and Nevada use and a drought contingency plan will expire in 2026. By Felicia Fonseca, The Associated Press, from The Denver Post eEdition, June 28th, 2020 FLAGSTAFF, ARIZ.» Arizona is getting a jump start on what will be ...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
By Tom Udall and Michael Bennet, The Denver Post eEdition, June 28th, 2020 Westerners have a special connection to the land. We are blessed with millions of acres of gorgeous and untamed beauty—snow-covered peaks, alpine lakes, mountain streams, wide open rural landscapes, and abundant wildlife. Th...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By, Kiley Price, Conservation International, Jan 15, 2020 The top five risks to the global economy in the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report, published today, are environmental — a first in the survey’s history. And with “economic and political polarization” set to increase in 2020, the onu...
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Posted by on in General Environment
After a pair of U.S. Senate candidates backed by the Sunrise Movement was defeated by more corporate-friendly centrists in recent Democratic primary races, the youth-led climate group's political director expressed hope Wednesday that the losses would serve as "a moment of reckoning for the progress...
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Posted by on in Oil Spill
Shared from the 6/27/2020 The Denver Post eEdition By Maggie Michael 
The Associated Press The United Nations said an abandoned oil tanker moored off the coast of Yemen loaded with more than 1 million barrels of crude oil is at risk of rupture or explosion, causing massive environmental d...
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Posted by on in Water Conservation
Shared from the 6/28/2020 The Denver Post eEdition By Jim Robbins
© The New York Times Co. CUT BANK, MONT.» A century ago, one of the first of the ambitious federal water projects that helped build the West was constructed to carry water from the mountains of Glacier National Park hundreds of ...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
  Shared from the 6/24/2020 The Denver Post eEdition CLIMATE CHANGE Amazon’s carbon footprint grew 15%  However, company says rate fell 5% per $1 spent on website By Joseph Pisani The Associated Press NEW YORK»Amazon said Tuesday that its carbon footprint rose 15% last y...
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Posted by on in Human Health
Shared from the 6/19/2020 The Denver Post eEdition PREMATURE BIRTHS By Christopher Flavelle © The New York Times Co. WASHINGTON» Pregnant women exposed to high temperatures or air pollution are more likely to have children who are premature, underweight or stillborn, and African-American...
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Posted by on in Human Health
The Denver Post eEdition, By Gillian Friedman, June 20, 2020 © The New York Times Co. Friday was a paid company holiday for employees at Nike. The same goes for workers at Twitter, Target, General Motors, the National Football League and a variety of other businesses. JPMorgan Chase, Capital O...
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Posted by on in Human Health
The Lancet, Planetary Health Volume 4, Issue 6, E212-E216, Published June 01, 2020 By Evan A Eskew and Colin J Carlson The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic will be among the most significant global health crises of several generations. The causative virus, severe acute respiratory syndrome coron...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
The Denver Post eEdition, Judith Kohler, June 17, 2020 Colorado and the country continue to lose clean energy jobs by the thousands since the coronavirus began spreading, a national industry group said Monday. A new analysis by E2, Environmental Entrepreneurs, said the industry lost 27,000 job...
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Posted by on in General Environment
The New Yorker, By Bill McKibben, June 9, 202,  Most weeks, we talk about how to save the world, which seems the only accurate way to put it, given that we’ve just lived through the hottest May in recorded history and that the carbon-dioxide levels in our atmosphere just hit a new high, unmatc...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
The Denver Post eEdition, By The Associated Press, June 17, 2020 HELENA, MONT.» The Trump administration has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to revive a permit program that would allow the disputed Keystone XL pipeline and other new oil and gas pipelines to cross waterways with little review. Ear...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Women exposed to high temperatures or air pollution are more likely to have premature, underweight or stillborn babies, a look at 32 million U.S. births found. The New York Times, By Christopher Flavelle, June 18, 2020 WASHINGTON — Pregnant women exposed to high temperatures or air pollution a...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
By Judith Kohler
The Denver Post, 6-18-2020 The Platte River Power Authority said Tuesday that it will retire a coal-fired power plant by 2030, 16 years earlier than planned. The closure of the Rawhide Unit 1 northwest of Wellington and the end of Platte River’s ownership interest when a power pla...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
Shared by The Denver Post, 6-18-2020 By Michael Liedtke
The Associated Press The families of some of the 85 people killed by a horrific Northern California wildfire ignited by Pacific Gas & Electric’s long-neglected equipment vilified the company Wednesday as greedy, corrupt and reckless, telli...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
By Judith Kohler
The Denver Post, 6-18-2020 PDC Energy Inc. has agreed to pay $688,500 to resolve allegations that it drilled and produced publicly owned oil and gas in Weld County without obtaining a lease and permit, the U.S. attorney’s office said. A federal investigation focused on allegations...
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Posted by on in Energy Efficiency
Shared from the 6/18/2020 The Denver Post eEdition By Justin Wingerter The U.S. Senate on Wednesday passed the Great American Outdoors Act, a public lands bill that will fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund and end a massive maintenance backlog at national parks, including those in ...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
A new report from the International Agency details what it will take to lock in this year’s drop in emissions.  Bloomberg By Eric Roston and Akshat Rathi June 17, 2020, 10:00 PM MDT Plummeting carbon emissions and big government spending—two of the defining narratives of 2020 so far—could cre...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
 After a drastic decline this spring, global greenhouse gas emissions are now rebounding sharply, scientists reported, as countries relax their coronavirus lockdowns and traffic surges back onto roads. It’s a stark reminder that, even as the pandemic rages, the world is still far from getting g...
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