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Stress built up over weeks is fatiguing. Do not “push through” it. By Dani Blum © The New York Times Co. Nearly two years into a drudging, dragging pandemic, each crumb of news about the Omicron variant can feel like too much to process. Burnout, the psychological term for an all-consuming exhau...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
Feeders allowed only in winter; officials expect bear to hibernate when it runs out of easy meals By Kaya Williams Aspen Times Snowmass Village residents Michael Rusinek and Nancy Goeres found an unexpected ursine visitor on their lower deck recently when they spotted a bear cub making himself at...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By Andrew Travers Aspen Times You can’t miss it or its message. As you step out of the Silver Queen Gondola at 11,212 or so feet above sea level atop Aspen Mountain, you see a gondola car beside the Sundeck, on a perch above the Castle Creek Valley that is usually the most popular spot for touris...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
    By Jessica Seaman The Denver Post Becky Bolinger and the team at the Colorado Climate Center have kept watch over the dry and warm conditions that have blanketed the Front Range since the summer, knowing that they provided the perfect recipe for a wildfire. For them, it was a matt...
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By Frank Jordans The Associated Press BERLIN » Germany on Friday shut down half of the six nuclear plants it still has in operation, a year before the country draws the final curtain on its decadeslong use of atomic power. The decision to phase out nuclear power and shift from fossil fuels to ren...
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Posted by on in General Environment
By Drew Costley The Associated Press The White House’s top official on environmental justice is stepping down a year after President Joe Biden took office with an ambitious plan to help disadvantaged communities and overhaul policies that historically have hurt them. The departure Friday of Cecil...
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Posted by on in Energy Efficiency
  By Jane Margolies © The New York Times Co. In the three years that Nicole Rae and Brian Mastenbrook lived in the San Francisco Bay Area, they grew increasingly concerned about California’s wildfires. The skies would turn orange, ash would settle on plants and porch railings, and Rae, a 30-...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
  
By Matthew Brown The Associated Press 
BILLINGS, MONT. » Twenty of Yellowstone National Park’s renowned gray wolves roamed from the park and were shot by hunters in recent months — the most killed by hunting in a single season since the predators were reintroduced to the region more t...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
Rules target gas emissions     Policy to shift dollars from road projects to alternate modes of transit By Noelle Phillips and Jon Murray The Denver Post The Colorado Transportation Commission approved new rules Thursday that aim to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases spewed into t...
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Posted by on in Green Products/Services
Dear Friends,   The historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Law signed into law by President Biden last month will make a major investment to upgrade America's electric vehicle charging infrastructure. The plan will invest $7.5 billion nationwide, with a goal of building a nationwide network of 50...
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Posted by on in Clean Water
    By Suman Naishadham and Michael Phillis The Associated Press WASHINGTON » The Biden administration took steps Thursday aimed at reducing lead in drinking water, announcing plans to release $2.9 billion in infrastructure bill funds next year for lead pipe removal and to impose stric...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By Paul Krugman © The New York Times Co. Build Back Better — the Biden administration’s effort to create a better future for America — is resting on a political knife edge. It’s anyone’s guess whether it will become law. What we do know is that to make it through Congress, it will have to weather ...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Facing a deadline, panel considers tougher rules on oil, gas operations By Judith Kohler The Denver Post For about five years, Von Bortz and Amy Smith have lived in rural Larimer County on property where they run a sanctuary for farm animals. The location is good: It’s close to Fort Collins and C...
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    By Brad Plumer and Hiroko Tabuchi © The New York Times Co. In a nation that is deeply split along partisan lines over the pandemic response, racial equity and abortion, add this: gas stoves and furnaces. This week New York City moved to ban gas hookups in new buildings, joining ci...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
    By Damien Cave © The New York Times Co. WEE WAA, AUSTRALIA » Two years ago, the fields outside Christina Southwell’s family home near the cotton capital of Australia looked like a dusty, brown desert as drought-fueled wildfires burned to the north and south. Last week, a...
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Posted by on in Energy Efficiency
    By Judith Kohler The Denver Post Doug Campbell, CEO and cofounder of Solid Power, and about 30 employees were at the Nasdaq MarketSite on Thursday to ring the bell to mark the company going public. The Louisville-based startup has developed solid-state battery technology for elect...
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Posted by on in Transportation
By Vail Daily The Interstate 70 corridor has two new carpool apps designed to reduce traffic congestion by connecting drivers and riders headed to Colorado’s ski resorts. The community-oriented platforms feature downloadable apps connecting drivers headed to resorts and various mountain locations w...
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Posted by on in General Environment
By Rebecca Reynolds The Associated Press Near the Tidal Basin in Washington, crews have cleaned grime off the white marble exterior of the Jefferson Memorial and fixed cracked stone to prevent falling debris. At the Statue of Liberty, plans are in the works to waterproof the exterior of the massiv...
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Posted by on in Food
  By Kathleen Ronayne The Associated Press DAVIS, CALIF. » Banana peels, chicken bones and leftover veggies won’t have a place in California trash cans under the nation’s largest mandatory residential food waste recycling program that’s set to take effect in January. The effort is designed ...
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