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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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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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Posted by on in Lakes/Rivers/Wetlands
Michael Hirtzer and Diego Lasarte Bloomberg The logjam of thousands of barges and boats backed up along the Mississippi River because of extremely low water levels showed some signs of easing Monday. The U.S. Coast Guard said an entire queue of vessels that was stuck at Stack Island after ships s...
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Posted by on in Green Products/Services
By Daisuke Wakabayashi and Claire Fu © The New York Times Co. Zhang Youping, a Chinese retiree, purchased an all-electric, small SUV from BYD — China’s largest electric vehicle maker — at an auto show for around $20,000 in August, Her family has bought three gas-powered cars in the last decade, bu...
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Posted by on in Energy Efficiency
By Ivan Penn © The New York Times Co. California finds itself on edge more than ever with a lingering fear: the threat of rolling blackouts for years to come. Despite adding new power plants, building huge battery storage systems and restarting some shuttered fossil fuel generators over the past ...
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Posted by on in Human Health
By Patrick Whittle The Associated Press PORTLAND, MAINE » Wildlife agencies in the U.S. are finding elevated levels of a class of toxic chemicals in game animals such as deer — and that’s prompting health advisories in some places where hunting and fishing are ways of life and key pieces of the ec...
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Posted by on in Human Health
By Lisa Rathke The Associated Press RICHMOND, VT. » Residents of a small community in Vermont were blindsided last month by news that one official in their water department quietly lowered fluoride levels nearly four years ago, giving rise to worries about their children’s dental health and transp...
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Posted by on in Forestry
By Soumya Karlamangla © The New York Times Co. BISHOP, CALIF. » Before the Egyptians built the pyramids, before Jesus Christ was born, before the Roman Empire formed or collapsed, the trees were here. Ten thousand feet up in the White Mountains of central California, in a harsh alpine desert wher...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
WILDLIFE Icon under pressure World-class elk herd in bull’s-eye of outdoor recreation boom, report warns By Judith Kohler The Denver Post Along with heading to the mountains to see the gold aspen leaves, a must-do for a lot of Coloradans in the fall is to hear bull elk bugle. The male elk’s hig...
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Posted by on in Food
By Dee-Ann Durbin The Associated Press As awareness grows around the world about the problem of food waste, one culprit in particular is drawing scrutiny: “best before” labels. Manufacturers have used the labels for decades to estimate peak freshness. Unlike “use by” labels, which are found on pe...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
By John Flesher and Brittany Peterson The Associated Press AMALIA, N.M. » Biologist Bryan Bakevich unscrewed the top of a plastic bucket and removed a Rio Grande cutthroat trout that squirmed from his grasp and plopped onto the grassy bank of Middle Ponil Creek. “He wants to go home,” Bakevich sa...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
By Susan Montoya Bryan The Associated Press KIRTLAND, N.M. » The clamor of second-graders breaking away from lessons to form lunch lines has gotten quieter in a rural New Mexico community, where families losing coal jobs have been forced to pack up and leave in search of work.At Judy Nelson El...
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Posted by on in Agriculture
By Scott McFetridge The Associated Press CHURDAN, IOWA » In the 1970s when George Naylor said he wanted to grow organic crops, the idea didn’t go over well. Back then organic crops were an oddity, destined for health food stores or maybe a few farmers markets. “I told my dad I wanted to be an or...
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Posted by on in Arts and Entertainment
Cameron turns to Earth before “Avatar” release By Mark Kennedy Associated Press NEW YORK » There’s a new nature documentary series that promises to show viewers incredible animal behavior in vibrant clarity. Heard that all before? Well, this one is on steroids. “Super/Natural,” a sixpart series ...
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Posted by on in Air Quality
CLIMATE CHANGE Wildfires’ smoke in West erasing clean air progress By Mira Rojanasakul © The New York Times Co. Smoke from wildfires has worsened over the past decade, potentially reversing decades of improvements in Western air quality made under the Clean Air Act, according to research publish...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Wake Americans up to climate change By Nicholas Goldberg Los Angeles Times Why is the greatest threat to the planet of so little concern to most Americans? It’s shocking, frankly, that global warming ranks 24th on a list of 29 issues that voters say they will think about when deciding whom to vo...
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Posted by on in Animals
Why cross-border animal treatment standards are constitutional By Krista Kafer Columnist for The Denver Post Search online images for “sow in gestation crate” to see the abject misery of an animal confined to a pen, typically 7 feet by 2 feet in size. These pens confine gestating sows for the du...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
  The Associated Press AMALIA, N.M. » Biologist Bryan Bakevich unscrewed the top of a plastic bucket and removed a Rio Grande cutthroat trout that squirmed from his grasp and plopped onto the grassy bank of Middle Ponil Creek. “He wants to go home,” Bakevich said, easing the fish into the ch...
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Posted by on in Transportation
Climate law a “game changer” for highways, bridges By Jane Margolies © The New York Times Co. The manufacturing of the concrete and asphalt needed to build the nation’s bridges and highways is a dirty business. Companies that make those materials produce a lot of the emissions that are heating th...
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Posted by on in General Environment
EPA to make racial equality a bigger factor in environmental rules By Coral Davenport © The New York Times Co. WASHINGTON » The Environmental Protection Agency will establish a new national office of environmental justice, the Biden administration’s latest effort to rectify the disproportionate h...
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