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Posted by on in Buy Local
Most produce in the US is picked 4 to 7 days before being placed on supermarket shelves, and is shipped for an average of 1500 miles before being sold. And this is when taking into account only US grown products! Those distances are substantially longer when we take into consideration produce import...
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Colorado's wind industry is thriving but far-flung By John Young   A windmill near the Pawnee Buttes at Pawnee National Grasslands. (Denver Post file) PEETZ — A tumbleweed darts across the highway. By most definitions, this heralds one's arrival at nowhere. Instead, in this case, ...
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Posted by on in Water Conservation
Colorado's water demands conflict with efforts to preserve the Yampa River By Susan Bruce  The Tiger Wall above Warm Springs Rapids on the Yampa River got its stripes by trickling water and oxidation. It's tradition for boaters to kiss the wall for good luck before entering the rapids downstr...
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Posted by on in General Environment
Companies in Colorado are using dead trees and wood waste to energy By Steve Raabe The Denver Post Xcel Energy wants to pursue a demonstration project that would deliver electricity made from forest waste, according to a filing made Monday to the Colorado Public Utilities Commission. The demonstr...
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Posted by on in Animals
American Environmental groups get involved to make sure Canada enforces its own laws against hunting of polar bears. MONTREAL, Quebec, Canada, November 30, 2012 (ENS) – A petition from an American environmental group alleging Canada’s failure to protect polar bears under Canadian law will move...
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Posted by on in Air Quality
Read about how Colorado is regulating oil and gas emissions.  By Bruce FinleyThe Denver Post Weld County is leading a state boom in oil and gas drilling. Colorado now has more than 50,000 oil and gas wells. (RJ Sangosti, The Denver Post file) State health officials rolled out groundbreaking ...
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Posted by on in Animals
As elephants become endangered, I am proud of Denver for getting involved and making a difference in this international cause! Please read more about this issue. As feds crush ivory in Denver to curb poaching, Kerry offers $1M reward to stop elephant killing By Bruce FinleyThe Denver Post U.S. au...
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Posted by on in Energy Efficiency
Xcel Energy seeks power from forest waste in Colorado By Steve Raabe The Denver Post Xcel Energy wants to pursue a demonstration project that would deliver electricity made from forest waste, according to a filing made Monday to the Colorado Public Utilities Commission. The demonstration-scale b...
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Posted by on in Green Design
What if we could turn food into minerals?  Could it be enough to stop mining?  Colorado School of the Mines thinks they may have found that solution!  Check it out! By Bruce Finley The Denver Post Colorado School of Mines engineers have found an alternative to digging into mountain...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By JUSTIN GILLISPublished in the New York TimesSeptember 27, 2013 STOCKHOLM — The world’s top climate scientists on Friday formally embraced an upper limit on greenhouse gases for the first time, establishing a target level at which humanity must stop spewing them into the atmosphere or face i...
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Posted by on in Air Quality
The US Clean Air act was last amended in 1990.  Are the current imposed standards enough to keep us safe considering the announcement on Thursday from The World Health Organization that air pollution causes lung cancer? What can you do to personally reduce air pollution or encourage our legisl...
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