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By Cathy Bussewitz The Associated Press NEW YORK » Good-paying jobs — many of them. That’s the seductive idea around which President Joe Biden is proposing a vast transformation of the energy sector, with the promise of making it far more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly. A...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
By Chris O’Meara and Adriana Gomez Licon The Associated Press PALMETTO, FLA. » Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said Sunday that crews were working to prevent the collapse of a large wastewater pond in the Tampa Bay area while evacuating the area to avoid a “catastrophic flood.” Manatee Co...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
    By Thomas Covert and Ryan Kellogg Guest Commentary The U.S. federal government owns vast acreage of resource- rich public lands; $25 billion of oil and gas was produced from federal lands in 2019 alone. But thanks to decades of stagnant policies, these resources are being all but g...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
  By Ian Silverii Columnist for The Denver Post Colorado is a national leader in renewable energy and fighting human-caused climate change. In 2004, clean energy advocates and environmentalists took Amendment 37 to the ballot, establishing a 10% renewable energy standard, and won. The amen...
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Posted by on in Food
By Allen Best Writers on the Range Pushback against a “meatless day” proclaimed by Gov. Jared Polis last month was predictably vigorous. It was part of the “war on rural Colorado,” said a state senator who runs a cattle-feeding operation. Twenty-six of Colorado’s 64 counties adopted “meat-in” pro...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
  What’s good for the ocean may also be good for business By Tatiana Schlossberg © The New York Times Co. Marty Odlin, who grew up and lives on the Maine coast, remembers what the ocean used to be like. But now, he said, “It’s like a desert and just within my lifetime.” In the last few year...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
By Matthew Brown The Associated Press BILLINGS, MONT. » Grizzly bears are slowly expanding the turf where they roam in parts of the northern Rocky Mountains but need continued protections, according to government scientists who concluded that no other areas of the country would be suitab...
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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
By Matthew Daly The Associated Press WASHINGTON » President Joe Biden’s $2.3 trillion plan to transform America’s infrastructure includes $16 billion to plug old oil and gas wells and clean up abandoned mines, a longtime priority for Western and rural lawmakers from both parties. Hu...
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Posted by on in Recycling
    Lawmakers deal with competing legislation By Alex Burness The Denver Post Colorado lawmakers have a decision to make: Ban single-use plastic bags and foam takeout containers from many restaurants and retailers, or keep the plastics as an option but have food service packaging...
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Posted by on in Animals
The New York Times, In summer 2019, when joking about omens of the apocalypse still seemed fresh and fun, an endless swarm of grasshoppers descended on the Las Vegas Strip. For weeks, after sunset, their flapping wings filled the Sky Beam shining up from the pyramid of the Luxor casino, and their d...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
By Fabiola Sánchez The Associated Press MEXICO CITY » At a Mexico City university campus, researchers are stringing mesh nets between trees, hoping to capture evidence that a rare bat has begun visiting its favorite plants in this metropolis of 9 million. The National Autonomous University’s botani...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
By Jonathan Lemire, Kevin Freking and Zeke Miller The Associated Press PITTSBURGH » President Joe Biden wants $2 trillion to reengineer America’s infrastructure and expects the nation’s corporations to pay for it. The president landed in Pittsburgh on Wednesday to unveil what would be a hard-hatte...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By Christopher Flavelle © The New York Times Co. WASHGINTON » President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure plan represents an enormous effort to protect Americans from climate change, but it sidesteps one of the most immediate and wrenching dilemmas: Deciding not just where to spend more m...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
By Scott Sonner The Associated Press RENO, NEV. » A federal judge has blocked a Nevada project that would expand livestock grazing across 400 squares miles, of some of the highest-priority sagegrouse habitat in the West and accused the government of deliberately misleading the public by ...
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Posted by on in Air Quality
  Complaint: Pollution measures relaxed by CDPHE leadership By Bruce Finley The Denver Post Colorado officials responsible for controlling air pollution this month ordered employees to stop measuring surges of harmful sulfur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide and particulates, according to a whistle...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
  By Jonathan J. Cooper The Associated Press PHOENIX » As states across the U.S. West beef up their renewable energy requirements, a push to do so in Arizona has been met by fierce resistance from the Republican governor and GOP-dominated Legislature, which are looking to strip ele...
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Posted by on in Energy Efficiency
By Judith Kohler The Denver Post Legislation that’s designed to expand the use of renewable energy in Colorado by steering utilities to join regional transmission networks could also help if a big freeze or other extreme weather strains the state’s energy supply. Sen. Chris Hansen said the bill h...
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Posted by on in Wind
      By Matthew Daly The Associated Press WASHINGTON » The Biden administration is moving to sharply increase offshore wind energy along the East Coast, saying Monday it is taking initial steps toward approving a huge wind farm off the New Jersey coast as part of an ef...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Action to protect people and their homes lags By Michael Taylor Reuters March 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Australia, now battling its worst floods in more than half a century, has failed to adapt fast enough to the growing threats it faces from the impacts of climate change, with its people ...
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Posted by on in Agriculture
By John Flesher The Associated Press MECOSTA, MICH. » For generations, Brian Sackett’s family has farmed potatoes that are made into chips found on grocery shelves in much of the eastern U.S. About 25% of the nation’s potato chips get their start in Michigan, where reliably cool air during Se...
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