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  As the West gets drier, Colorado tries to get every drop of moisture it can out of winter snowstorms By Conrad Swanson The Denver Post All across Colorado, teams of cloud seeders keep watch over the winter months, looking for the right conditions to make water. Snow, to be precise. But t...
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Posted by on in Energy Efficiency
    By Ivan Penn © The New York Times Co. NEVADA CITY, CALIF. » In the Gold Rush, Northern California attracted prospectors looking for financial independence. Now, this area is at the vanguard of a new movement — people seeking to use only the energy they produce themselves....
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Posted by on in Green Design
  By Jack Ewing and Eric Lipton © The New York Times Co. WOBURN, MASS. » Already far behind Asian manufacturers in building electric car batteries, U.S. automakers and their suppliers are racing to develop a new generation of batteries that are cheaper, can pack in more energy and charge fas...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
    By Frank Jordans The Associated Press BERLIN » The world must take “radical action” to shift away from fossil fuels, including investing $5.7 trillion annually in solar, wind and other forms of clean power this decade to ensure that global warming doesn’t pass dangerous thresholds,...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
    By Maggie Astor © The New York Times Co. Startlingly large amounts of methane are leaking from wells and pipelines in New Mexico, according to a new analysis of aerial data, suggesting that the oil and gas industry may be contributing more to climate change than previously was know...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
  By Ved Nanda Columnist for The Denver Post Unlike the wide denunciation of Russia’s unprovoked and unjustified invasion of Ukraine, the impact of the war on the future of the Arctic region has gone mostly unnoticed. The immediate concern is that the Arctic Council, the intergovernmental bo...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
  By Christopher Flavelle, Julie Tate and Erin Schaff © The New York Times Co. GRANT TOWN, W.VA. » On a hilltop overlooking Paw Paw Creek, 15 miles south of the Pennsylvania border, looms a fortresslike structure with a single smokestack, the only viable business in a dying Appalachian town....
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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
  By Deborah Swearingen Daily Camera Community Foundation Boulder County is preparing to distribute $28.5 million of the money collected in the Boulder County Wildfire Fund, with up to $20 million earmarked specifically for Marshall fire rebuilding efforts. However, though talks are ongoing...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Crow’s $1.2 billion proposal would help states, tribes better prepare for disasters By Conrad Swanson The Denver Post Inspired by an office that launched in Colorado nearly a decade ago, U.S. Rep. Jason Crow wants to set aside more than $1 billion to help states and Native American tribes prepare...
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Posted by on in Animals
  By John Wenzel The Denver Post Denver Zoo on Wednesday launched an emergency fundraising drive to raise money for zoos in Ukraine that have been devastated by the country’s brutal, ongoing invasion by Russian forces. “I’ve seen the reports that many of the zookeepers in Ukraine are sleepi...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By Sabrina Valle HOUSTON, March 23 (Reuters) - Occidental Petroleum (OXY.N) on Wednesday outlined plans to advance its clean energy transition business, including spending between $800 million and $1 billion on a facility to remove carbon dioxide (CO2) from the air.The proposed facility, the world'...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
    By Dylan Anderson Steamboat Pilot & Today A federal court ruling in February relisting gray wolves as an endangered species across much of the United States could complicate Colorado’s wolf reintroduction effort. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service indicated its latest intentio...
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Posted by on in Air Quality
  By Adeel Hassan © The New York Times Co. With the pandemic entering a new phase in the United States marked by fewer precautions and the rise of the even more transmissible omicron subvariant BA.2, the Biden administration has begun stressing the importance of mitigating the risk of indoor...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
    By Marcy Gordon The Associated Press WASHINGTON » Companies would be required to disclose the greenhouse gas emissions they produce and how climate risk affects their business under new rules proposed Monday by the Securities and Exchange Commission as part of a drive across the go...
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Posted by on in Human Health
    By Laura Ungar The Associated Press GRAND PORTAGE, MINN. » To administer this COVID test, Todd Kautz had to lie on his belly in the snow and worm his upper body into the narrow den of a hibernating black bear. Training a light on its snout, Kautz carefully slipped a long cotton swa...
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Posted by on in Air Quality
  WASHINGTON » The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing a plan that would restrict smokestack emissions from power plants and other industrial sources that burden downwind areas with smog-causing pollution they can’t control. The federal plan announced Friday is intended to help more ...
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Posted by on in General Environment
  By Susan Montoya Bryan The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE » National Park Service Director Chuck Sams said Tuesday he and other officials are committed to boosting the role Native American tribes can play in managing public lands around the U.S. He told members of a congressional committee ...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
    New pollution permit to bring more challenges for company; nearby residents still skeptical By Noelle Phillips The Denver Post After years of spewing toxic pollutants, Suncor’s aging Commerce City oil refinery now will be the focus of three separate air quality monitoring programs...
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Posted by on in Fishing
  By Franklin Briceño The Associated Press CIUDAD PACHACUTEC, PERÚ » Walter de la Cruz scrambled down a large sand dune in the fog to reach a rock overlooking the Pacific Ocean, where he has fished for three decades. He cast a hook into the waters off Peru’s coast several times, with no luck...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
  By Brittany Peterson and Matthew Brown The Associated Press DECKERS » Dripping flaming fuel, a line of workers slowly descends a steep, snow-covered hillside above central Colorado’s South Platte River, torching piles of woody debris that erupt into flames shooting two stories high. It’s ...
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