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By Kyle McCabe Sky-Hi News In June, the East Grand School District board approved the $193,860 purchase of a new activity bus. During that meeting, then-Superintendent Frank Reeves said one way to make the steep purchase (the district bought a bus for $129,690 in 2021) “more acceptable” would be t...
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Posted by on in General Environment
By Jim Tankersley and Alan Rappeport The New York Times BALI,INDONESIA>> World leaders gathered Tuesday at a moment of severe geopolitical turmoil as the global economy slinks toward recession, weighed down by high inflation, a growing scarcity of food and the side-by side threats of oil sho...
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Posted by on in Population
By Daniel Victor The New York Times Until 1804, fewer than 1 billion people roamed our planet. More than a century later, in 1927, we crossed 2 billion. Since then, the world population has shot up in the shape of a hockey stick, boosted by the triumphs of modern medicine and public health. The ...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By Frank Jordans, Seth Borenstein and Kelvin Chan The Associated Press SHARM EL-SHEIKH, EGYPT>> U.S. climate envoy John Kerrymet Tuesday with his Chinese counterpart at the annual United Nations climate negotiations in Egypt in a further hint of improving relations between the world’s top t...
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Posted by on in Recycling
COLORADO Recycling rate lags; new laws could up participation State diverted 16% of its municipal solid waste away from landfills during 2021 By John Aguilar This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Colorado’s anemic recycling rate is beginning to look a lot like the Denver Broncos’ last few seasons — a terribl...
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Posted by on in Lakes/Rivers/Wetlands
By Becca Lawton Writers on the Range An old river-running motto says, “Old boaters never die, they just get a little dinghy.” And some never lose their passion for keeping rivers wild. Consider California’s Stanislaus River. In the 1970s, people of all ages and abilities reveled in running its 13...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
  By Megan Rowling | Just Transition Editor As the COP27 climate summit kicked off, U.N. boss António Guterres didn't mince his words. "We are on a highway to climate hell with our foot on the accelerator,” he warned the 120 or so assembled world leaders. And just in case they dared to think...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By Kelvin Chan The Associated Press SHARM EL-SHEIKH, EGYPT>> Hydrogen cars and vehicles that capture their tailpipe pollutants. Computer mice made from recycled ocean waste plastic. Hundreds of millions of trees planted in the desert. Saudi Arabia’s vision of an environmentally friendly fut...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
By Lynsey Chutel and John Eligon The New York Times PHOLA, SOUTH AFRICA >> Dozens of cattle farmers swarmed the excavator clawing into a green pasture in South Africa’s coal belt, shouting a threat to the man behind the controls: Stop digging, or they would topple the machine. They were de...
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  By Debra Kamin The New York Times Americans bought piles of furniture during the pandemic, with sales on desks, chairs and patio equipment jumping by more than $4 billion from 2019 to 2021, according to a market data company. And a lot of it won’t survive the decade. Fast furniture, which...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By Vivian Yee The New York Times LUXOR,EGYPT>> When Howard Carter discovered Tutankhamun’s glittering tomb in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings 100 years ago, he was living in a mud-brick house surrounded by desert so dry that it had preserved the tombs, mummies and towering temples for more than ...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By Mike Schneider and Freida Frisaro The Associated Press WILBUR-BY-THE-SEA,FLA.>> Tropical Storm Nicole weakened to a tropical depression Thursday night as it crossed the Florida Panhandle on its way north into Georgia. The storm had sent Florida homes toppling into the Atlantic Ocean earl...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By Frank Jordans The Associated Press SHARMEL-SHEIKH,EGYPT>> Egypt’s foreign minister said Thursday that the focus of the UN climate talks being hosted in his country should be efforts to tackle global warming and not a jailed Egyptian activist who is on a hunger strike. Prison authorities ...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
  PROVIDENCE, R.I. >> Swimming in two plastic bins inside a brightly lit and sterile quarantine room at a Rhode Island zoo, 16 quarter-sized turtle hatchlings represent a growing worry for conservationist Lou Perrotti. These eastern musk turtles, known for spending much of their lives i...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Gore announces fossil fuel emissions inventory By SamyMagdy The Associated Press SHARM EL-SHEIKH, EGYPT>> A detailed inventory of the top known sources of greenhouse gas emitters launched by former U.S. Vice President Al Gore at the U.N. climate summit in Egypt on Wednesday found that the ...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By Brad Plumer and Raymond Zhong   The New York Times   WASHINGTON>> The effects of climate change are already “far-reaching and worsening” throughout all regions in the United States, posing profound risks to virtually every aspect of society, whether it’s drinking water supplie...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Climate. Change. News from the ground, in a warming world By Megan Rowling | Just Transition Editor As the COP27 climate summit kicked off, U.N. boss António Guterres didn't mince his words. "We are on a highway to climate hell with our foot on the accelerator,” he warned the 120 or so assembled ...
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Posted by on in Energy Efficiency
By Eric A. Taub The New York Times In the 19th century, major cities faced their own emissions problem: horse manure. With horse-drawn carriages clogging major thoroughfares, cities were burdened with noxious, smelly manure that drew flies and spread disease. The issue started to resolve itself ...
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Posted by on in Water Conservation
By Rick Bowmer and Sam Metz The Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY — The Bonneville Salt Flats sit just off of a highway in a state nowhere near the ocean, but in parts they glimmer as white as a Caribbean beach. Truck drivers, selfie-stick wielding tourists and gamblers driving to the casinos of Wes...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
At just 57% recovery, Greeley is only metro area that has yet to bounce back By Judith Kohler This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Nearly three years after the start of the pandemic, Greeley is the only one of Colorado’s metro areas whose economy hasn’t fully recovered, and the reason might be the same one for...
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