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  By Roni Caryn Rabin © The New York Times Co. Ingredients in many baby foods, including some organic fare, are contaminated with heavy metals such as arsenic, lead and cadmium at levels that are far higher than those allowed in products such as bottled water, congressional investigators sai...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
By Matthew Brown The Associated Press BILLINGS, MONT. » The Biden administration said Thursday it was delaying a rule finalized in former President Donald Trump’s last days in office that drastically would have weakened the government’s power to enforce a century-old law protecting m...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
By Patrick Whittle The Associated Press BATH, MAINE » The commercial fishery for herring has suffered in recent years because of new restrictions, but those same rules could benefit some of Maine’s most beloved birds — puffins. Atlantic puffins, known for their colorful beaks and waddling walks, ...
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  By Hiroko Tabuchi © The New York Times Co. Every day at work for 15 years, Sean Mitchell, a captain in the Nantucket Fire Department in Massachusetts, has put on the bulky suit that protects him from the heat and flames he faces on the job. But last year, he and his team came across un...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
By Judith Kohler The Denver Post President Joe Biden’s order issued Wednesday to pause new oil and gas leasing on public lands was praised by Coloradans who see the move as crucial to fighting climate change but was immediately met with a lawsuit by a Colorado- based industry group. The order mak...
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Posted by on in General Environment
A federal court on Monday overturned the Trump administration’s signature environmental policy, a regulation that critics said was aimed at crippling the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to enact new clean air and water protections. The order by Judge Brian Morris of the U.S. District Cour...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By Matthew Daly and Ellen Knickmeyer The Associated Press WASHINGTON » In the most ambitious U.S. effort to stave off the worst of climate change, President Joe Biden signed executive orders Wednesday to transform the nation’s heavily fossil-fuelpowered economy into a cleanburning on...
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Posted by on in Green Design
53-unit building in Snowmass expected to open in 2023 By Joe Rubino The Denver Post Developers soon will break ground on a 53-unit condo building at the base of the Snowmass Ski Area that will run entirely on renewable, electric power. It’s the latest example of a growing trend in new co...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
PBy Catrin Einhorn © The New York Times Co. In just the last half-century, humans have caused a staggering worldwide drop in the number of sharks and rays that swim the open oceans, scientists have found in the first global assessment of its kind, published Wednesday in the journal Nature. Oc...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
By Matthew Daly The Associated Press WASHINGTON » President Joe Biden is set to announce a wide-ranging moratorium on new oil and gas leasing on U.S. lands and waters, as his administration moves quickly to reverse Trump administration policies on energy and the environment and address c...
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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
Biden, who ran on the most progressive and comprehensive climate plan of any presidential candidate in history, took the oath of office just before noon outside a Capitol building ransacked two weeks ago by a Trump-supporting mob, and Wednesday evening signed executive orders aimed at aggressively f...
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Posted by on in Green Products/Services
    By Auden Schendler and Ted White Writers on the Range Thirteen-year-olds can AirDrop Simpsons memes from across the room, and artificial intelligence made chess masters like Garry Kasparov obsolete. But for all our technological advances, at home, we’re still cavemen. Just as earl...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
By Matthew Brown The Associated Press BILLINGS, MONT. » The Biden administration announced Thursday the suspension of new oil and gas leasing and drilling permits for U.S. lands and waters for 60 days, as officials moved quickly to reverse Trump administration policies on energy and the enviro...
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Posted by on in Fishing
By Marie Fazio © The New York Times Co. A Washington state report put it bluntly: Because of the devastating effects of climate change and deteriorating habitats, several species of salmon in the Pacific Northwest are “on the brink of extinction.” Of the 14 species of salmon and steelhead trout i...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
    By Tom Krisher The Associated Press DETROIT » A new government report says gas mileage for new vehicles dropped and pollution increased in model year 2019 for the first time in five years. The mileage decrease comes as Americans continue to buy SUVs and trucks, and shift...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
  The Earth’s rising fever hit or neared record hot temperature levels in 2020, global weather groups reported Thursday. While NASA and a couple of other measurement groups said 2020 passed or essentially tied 2016 as the hottest year on record, more agencies, including the National Oceanic A...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
By The Associated Press BERLIN » The International Energy Agency says oil and gas companies aren’t doing enough to reduce the release of methane, a potent source of planet-heating emissions, that is seeping out of pipelines and production plants.   A report published Monday by ...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
  By John Schwartz © The New York Times Co. A majority of registered voters of both parties in the United States support initiatives to fight climate change, including many that are outlined in the climate plans announced by President-elect Joe Biden, according to a new survey. The survey, ...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
  By Sylvie Corbet The Associated Press PARIS » French oil and gas company Total said it has decided to withdraw from energy association American Petroleum Institute because it disagrees on climate- related policies. Total said in a statement Friday it would not renew its membership for 202...
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Posted by on in Air Quality
By Bruce Finley The Denver Post Colorado leaders on Thursday unveiled a plan two years in the making to cut heat-trapping air pollution in the state by 90% — a reduction of more than 100 tons a year — before 2050 to improve public health and help contain climate warming. “This is an issue for all...
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