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  By Susan Montoya Bryan The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE>> New Mexico, Texas and Colorado have negotiated a proposed settlement that they say will end a years-long battle over management of one of the longest rivers in North America, but the federal government and two irriga...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Most in U.S. want more action ByMatthewDaly andNuha Dolby The Associated Press WASHINGTON>> Nearly twothirds of Americans think the federal government is not doing enough to fight climate change, according to a new poll that shows limited public awareness about a sweeping new law that commi...
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Posted by on in Transportation
By Matthew Daly The Associated Press WASHINGTON>> Nearly 400 school districts spanning all 50 states and Washington, D.C., along with several tribes and U.S. territories, are receiving about $1 billion in grants to purchase about 2,500 “clean” school buses under a new federal program. The B...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By Kelvin Chan The Associated Press LONDON>> This year’s United Nations climate summit is brought to you by Coke. Soft drink giant Coca-Cola Co.’s sponsorship of the flagship U.N. climate conference, known as COP27, sparked an online backlash and highlighted broader concerns about corporate...
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Posted by on in Recycling
PLASTICS By Jennifer McDermott The Associated Press PROVIDENCE, R.I.>> The plastics industry says there is a way to help solve the crisis of plastic waste plaguing the planet’s oceans, beaches and lands— recycle it, chemically. Chemical recycling typically uses heat or chemical solvent...
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Posted by on in Peace
THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN Putin Is Onto Us Oct. 25, 2022, The New York Times  As the Russian Army continues to falter in Ukraine, the world is worrying that Vladimir Putin could use a tactical nuclear weapon. Maybe — but for now, I think Putin is assembling a different weapon. It’s an oil and gas b...
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Posted by on in Clean Water
By Elena Shao The New York Times Virginia doesn’t have a megadrought like some parts of the United States, but it has water problems all the same: Homes and businesses in the Hampton Roads region, in the southeastern corner of the state, are drawing groundwater out faster than it can be replenishe...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
A year of floods, drought and other events linked to global warming have galvanized developing nations to demand redress for their losses. After years of frustration, they will also seek stronger commitments from colossal polluters to slash fossil fuel emissions and avert further damage.  By Mari...
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Posted by on in Mining
Mining done right seen as possible counterbalance against tourism boom By Bruce Finley This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ALMA>> Colorado mountain residents got so frustrated by the gold and gravel mining churning through wetlands along headwaters of the South Platte River they took oversight into thei...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
By Frank Jordans The Associated Press BERLIN>> Insurance companies that have long said they will cover anything at the right price increasingly are ruling out fossil fuel projects because of climate change — to cheers from environmental campaigners. More than a dozen groups that track what ...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. The tiny round-bodied, yellow-bellied bird in Meredith McBurney’s hands looked delicate, a creature to be handled with a lot of TLC. “They’re long-distance migrants. They’re tough birds,” McBurney said of the Wilson’s warbler, squirming and trying to flutter away. “But boy, ...
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Posted by on in Transportation
E-bikes coming quicker than the infrastructure for them Advocates say time of the essence to build more comfortable bike lanes in Mile High City By Joe Rubino This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Denver is making progress on its bike infrastructure goals. But the exploding popularity of e-bikes, particularly...
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  Project turns to technology to protect animal from climate change By Kiara Demare The Denver Post Above 8,000 feet in Colorado, pikas — a tiny, furry animal with large mouse-like ears — can be seen and heard on hiking and rock-climbing trails. “When I’m up in the mountains, one of my fav...
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  2nd area municipality clamps down on lawns, a month after Aurora passed similar measure By John Aguilar This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Coming to a yard near you — everything but the lawn. Castle Rock this week became the second metro-area municipality in as many months to pass a measure severel...
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Posted by on in Agriculture
FOOD SAFETY   By David Pitt The Associated Press DESMOINES,IOWA>> The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Friday proposed sweeping changes in the way chicken and turkey meat is processed that are intended to reduce illnesses from food contamination but could require meat companies to ma...
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Posted by on in Air Quality
The Antarctic ozone hole last week peaked at a moderately large size for the third straight year — bigger than the size of North America — but experts say it’s still generally shrinking despite recent blips because of high-altitude cold weather. The ozone hole hit its peak size of more than 10 mill...
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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
President also extends pause on oil and gas leasing at Thompson Divide By Bruce Finley  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. TENNESSEE PASS>> President Biden stood at ruins of a World War II winter warfare training camp high in the Colorado mountains Wednesday, formally designating a new, 84-squa...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
By The Associated Press BILLINGS, MONT.>> An environmental group filed a lawsuit against U.S. Forest Service officials on Tuesday for allegedly polluting waterways during their battles against wildfires by inadvertently dropping large volumes of chemical flame retardant into streams. Governm...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By Deborah Swearingen This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Local governments are joining forces to pool resources and fund carbon dioxide removal projects in the West. The partnership, called the 4 Corners Carbon Coalition, was established by Boulder County and Flagstaff, Ariz. Salt Lake City and...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
By Amanda Wight Writers on the Range The story of a Montana woman who recently killed and skinned a domestic dog then proudly posted photos on her social media pages has sparked a flood of public outrage. It should. The woman allegedly mistook the dog for a wolf, saying she was excited to share t...
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