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Shared from the 4/20/2020 The Denver Post eEdition DEEPWATER HORIZON By Kevin McGill and Matthew Brown
The Associated Press NEW ORLEANS» Ten years after an oil rig explosion killed 11 workers and unleashed an environmental nightmare in the Gulf of Mexico, companies are drilling into deeper an...
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Shared from the 4/20/2020 The Denver Post eEditionBy Ellen Knickmeyer
The Associated Press HOUSTON» Danielle Nelson’s best monitor for the emissions billowing out of the oil refineries and chemical plants surrounding her home: The heaving chest of her 9-year-old asthmatic son. On some nights, the ...
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Posted by on in Forestry
The Denver Post, April 10 The destruction of forests into fragmented patches is increasing the likelihood that viruses and other pathogens will jump from wild animals to humans, according to a study from Stanford University published this month. The research, which focused on contact between huma...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
SHERYL DEVORE LAKE COUNTY NEWS-SUN APR 16, 2020 The pandemic and climate change During the coronavirus pandemic, people are using their cars and flying in planes less, and that translates to less-polluted skies and healthier air. Indeed, copious photos can be found showing skies before the pandemic...
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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
By SHERYL DEVORE LAKE COUNTY NEWS-SUN APR 16, 2020 | April 22 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. But there will be no large gatherings across the nation as there were last year and years before that. Though some environmental leaders think a sea change at corporate and political levels is req...
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Posted by on in Food
Good Afternoon, On behalf of our colleagues a the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) we would like to share the below message.   Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic: Purchase and Distribution of Food Eligible for Public Assistance Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, it may be n...
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Posted by on in Solar
April 14th, 2020 by Tina Casey The National Renewable Laboratory just nailed down bragging rights to the world’s most efficient solar cell to date. The new PV device sails past the theoretical limit of 33% and gets pretty close to the 50% range, clocking in at an impressive 47.1%. The downside ...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
BY BOB BERWYN, INSIDECLIMATE NEWS APR 13, 2020  For the third time in the last five years, the Great Barrier Reef off the Australian coast underwent brutal bleaching. A warming climate is responsible for the destruction of the largest coral reef on Earth. Credit: Rick Loomis/Los Angeles Times vi...
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Posted by on in Human Health
Shared from the 4/13/2020 The Denver Post eEdition By John Flesher and Seth Borenstein The Associated Press As the coronavirus rampages, the public increasingly is turning to experts in academia and government — the educated, experienced “elites” that many Americans had tuned out. Ridicu...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
New study concludes that "banked" CFCs have greenhouse gas impacts equal to all registered U.S. cars and slow the shrinking of the ozone hole. BY PHIL MCKENNA MAR 17, 2020Starting decades ago, international governments phased out a class of chemical refrigerants that harmed the ozone layer and fuel...
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Posted by on in Air Quality
Air pollution makes people more vulnerable to respiratory infections; climate change brings people in closer contact with animals that can spread disease. BY NEELA BANERJEE  MAR 12, 2020 Doctors and public health researchers are getting an increasingly accurate and nuanced picture o...
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Posted by on in Air Quality
Shared from the 4/5/2020 The Denver Post eEdition Scientists study the impact as coronavirus pandemic results in less driving and industrial activity By Bruce Finley  
The Denver Post So long, sulfur dioxide. Goodbye, carbon monoxide. At least temporarily, air pollution that hurts ...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
THE NYT By Somini Sengupta April 1, 2020, 4:33 p.m. ET This year’s United Nations-sponsored climate talks, widely regarded as the most important climate meeting of the past four years, were postponed on Wednesday because of the coronavirus pandemic. The session, known as the Conference o...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
The coal sector has been in decline for a long time—year upon year—and 2020 will be no different. Indeed, this may be the year in which an array of market forces in combination may simply overwhelm the industry. Five problems persist: • Long-term low gas prices and capacity expansion by both the so...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
Even while the country is in the midst of the unprecedented COVID-19 health emergency, the Trump administration has taken the time to roll back vehicle emission standards, throwing out critical public health and environmental protections that were meant to benefit all of us. Unfortunately, General ...
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Shared from the 4/1/2020 The Denver Post eEdition By Ellen Knickmeyer and Tom Krisher
The Associated Press WASHINGTON» The Trump administration’s rollback of mileage standards Tuesday marks a win for Americans who like their SUVs and pickup trucks, but the government’s own estimates show big c...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
By SUSANNE RUST, ROSANNA XIA MARCH 28, 20207:53 AM As gray whales began their northern migration along the Pacific coast, earlier this month — after a year of unusually heavy die-offs — scientists were poised to watch, ready to collect information that could help them learn what was killing them. ...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
  Daniel Rothberg March 30th, 2020 - 12:10pm The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service denied Endangered Species Act protection for the bi-state sage grouse, an iconic bird that roams western Nevada and eastern California, according to a document filed on the Federal Register website Monday.  ...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Shared from the 3/31/2020 The Denver Post eEdition By Coral Davenport © The New York Times Co. WASHINGTON»The Trump administration is expected Tuesday to announce its final rule to roll back Obama-era automobile fuel efficiency standards, relaxing efforts to limit climate-warming tailpipe poll...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
SB. Sustainable Business Updates, March 30, 2020 While the government stalls under pressure to provide necessary aid to the millions affected by COVID-19, a silver lining to this pandemic is being revealed as more and more businesses exemplify efforts to put people before profit. Businesses large ...
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