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Task force proposes measures for cutting emissions   By Eric Heinz BusinessDen A Denver task force has created a series of recommendations for existing commercial and multifamily residential buildings to significantly reduce their greenhouse gas emissions over the next two decades. Members...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Biden’s visit a chance to commit to climate action on public lands   By Jennifer Rokala Guest Commentary As President Joe Biden visits Colorado and the West, he’ll come face-to-face with the reality of climate change. Massive wildfires, accelerated by a century of unchecked oil, gas, and co...
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Posted by on in Green Products/Services
    The Earth (and your neighbors) will thank you By Stephen Treffinger © The New York Times Co. It’s not easy being green. When you envisioned a meticulously nonchalant drought-resistant front yard, you were thinking “High Line,” the Manhattan green space. Your neighbors, however, pe...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By Justin Wingerter The Denver Post America cannot wait any longer to make large investments in clean energy and combat climate change, President Joe Biden said Tuesday in Jefferson County. “Climate change is here today, not next year or 10 years from now. We have to make changes to slow climate ...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
    By William J. Broad © The New York Times Co. The ocean has always glowed. The Greeks and Romans knew of luminous sea creatures as well as the more general phenomenon of seawater that can light up in bluish-green colors. Charles Darwin, as he sailed near South America on a dark ni...
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Posted by on in Recycling
  The triangular “chasing arrows” recycling symbol is everywhere: On disposable cups. On shower curtains. On children’s toys. What a lot of shoppers might not know is that any product can display the sign, even if it isn’t recyclable. It’s false advertising, critics say, and as a result, coun...
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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
By Conrad Swanson The Denver Post Marcus Luscher’s 30-acre property northeast of Nederland was still smoking when he bought it about five years ago, after the Cold Spring fire swept through. As his dog, Local, gnawed a leftover piece of charred wood late Friday morning, Luscher pointed out where ...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
    By John Meyer The Denver Post Last month, I visited Yellowstone National Park and several of the 10,000 geothermal features — geysers, hot springs, mudpots and steam vents — for which it is world-famous. One of them, the Grand Prismatic Spring, is especially enchanting. It takes i...
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Posted by on in Animals
By Cara Giaimo © The New York Times Co. Adult paper wasps are capable builders, painstakingly mouth-crafting nests out of plant matter and spit. But they start out as larvae that carry out construction projects of their own. Just before these youngsters begin a metamorphosis into maturity, most p...
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Posted by on in Transportation
  By Niraj Chokshi, Noam Scheiber and Lauren Hirsch © The New York Times Co. Rivian, a promising and wellfunded electric truck maker, plans to sell shares through an initial public offering, the company said Friday, just weeks before it expects to deliver its first electric pickups to cu...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
    By Jesse McKinley, Dana Rubinstein and Jeffery C. Mays © The New York Times Co. NEW YORK » The warnings and maps seemed clear. On Tuesday evening, the National Weather Service issued a prediction that a wide swath of the Ohio Valley and the Eastern Seaboard soon woul...
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Posted by on in Recycling
  Denver considers higher trash fees, better packaging to spur recycling By Bruce Finley The Denver Post Nearly every family in Denver participates in the city’s recycling program, and yet last year about 500 pounds of trash per person — a total of 193,988 tons — arrived in a landfill, up m...
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Posted by on in Lakes/Rivers/Wetlands
  By Mead Gruver The Associated Press SARATOGA, WYO. » The North Platte River in southern Wyoming has been so low in places lately that a toddler could easily wade across and thick mats of olive-green algae grow in the lazy current. Just more than two years ago, workers stack...
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Posted by on in Forestry
    By Annie Mehl Daily Camera Between the freshly cut pine trees near Shanahan Ridge, a crew of foresters and volunteers took turns chipping away at tall, dense trees Aug. 23. While crew members and volunteers with Boulder Open Space & Mountain Parks started thinning the trees in...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
    By Christopher Flavelle © The New York Times Co. FAIR BLUFF, N.C. » It has been almost five years since Hurricane Matthew flooded the small town of Fair Bluff, on the coastal plain of North Carolina. But somehow, the damage keeps getting worse. The storm submerged Main S...
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Posted by on in Energy Efficiency
      By Judith Kohler The Denver Post The state’s largest electric cooperative has filed a lawsuit, claiming it lost tens of millions of dollars because Xcel Energy- Colorado’s chronically malfunctioning Comanche 3 coal plant couldn’t deliver as promised. CORE Electric Cooperat...
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Posted by on in Ecotourism
    By Lindsey Toomer Summit Daily Rep. Joe Neguse proposed legislation directing the U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management to work together to finish the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail in time for the trail’s 50th anniversary in 2028. The trail spans 3,100 m...
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Posted by on in Water Conservation
  Re: “The Colorado River is sending us a message,” Aug. 29 commentary Gary Wockner’s column on the Colorado River focuses on Lake Powell and how climate change necessitates a reassessment of how that reservoir should be managed. Clearly some very difficult decisions need to be made in view ...
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Posted by on in Mining
      By Lisa Friedman © The New York Times Co. WASHINGTON » The Biden administration Thursday took the first steps that would allow it to begin the process of protecting Alaska’s pristine Bristol Bay, one of the world’s most valuable sockeye salmon fisheries that also sits atop ...
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Posted by on in Solar
    By Ivan Penn © The New York Times Co. The Biden administration on Wednesday released a blueprint for producing almost half of the nation’s electricity from the sun by 2050 — something that would require the country to double the amount of solar energy installed every year over the ...
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