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Hurricane Ida illustrated how the extremes are getting more extreme By Francis Wilkinson Bloomberg Opinion New York City saw it coming. In May, in the kind of clarifying document that invariably gets noticed when it’s too late, the city mapped out the sort of devastation that Hurricane Ida would ...
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By Lisa Mascaro, Alan Fram and Matthew Daly The Associated Press WASHINGTON » Scaling down his “build back better” plans, President Joe Biden on Tuesday described a more limited vision to Democratic lawmakers of a $2 trillion government- overhaul package with at least $500 billion to tackle climate ...
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Posted by on in Human Health
    By Matthew Daly The Associated Press WASHINGTON » The Biden administration said Monday it is launching a broad strategy to regulate toxic industrial compounds associated with serious health conditions that are used in products ranging from cookware to carpets and firefigh...
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Posted by on in Agriculture
  By Josie Sexton The Denver Post Outside, the temperature in the North Fork Valley is quickly dropping, while inside a 94-year-old cellar tucked into the mountains around Paonia, the air stays cool and constant. Palms open, Brandt Thibodeaux “punches down” grapes as their natural yeasts ge...
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New study lays out opportunities to slash land-based GHG emissions from forests, farming and consumer behavior Climate Focus environmental scientist Stephanie Roe and including Project Drawdown senior director of Drawdown Solutions Chad Frischmann among its authors provides a comprehensive guide to...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
  By William J. Broad © The New York Times Co. The enormousness of the global sea has, over ages of exploration, made the appraisals of prime inhabitants more like rough sketches than detailed portraits. Now scientists have devised a precise way of detecting one of the ocean’s more exotic c...
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Google said it will no longer display advertisements on YouTube videos and other content that promotes inaccurate claims about climate change. The decision by the company’s ads team means that it will no longer permit websites or YouTube creators to earn advertising money via Google for content that...
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Posted by on in Solar
EVRAZ Rocky Mountain Steel hopes to make world’s “greenest steel” By Judith Kohler The Denver Post A steel mill in Pueblo that has been powered by coal during most of its approximately 140year existence now will get most of its electricity from solar energy. EVRAZ Rocky Mountain Steel welcomed s...
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  By Nick Perry The Associated Press WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND » The pandemic has shown that humans are very good at responding to an immediate crisis, says New Zealand’s Climate Change Minister James Shaw. But when it comes to dealing with a slower-moving threat, such as climate change, he sa...
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Posted by on in Wind
  By Coral Davenport © The New York Times Co. WASHINGTON » The Biden administration on Wednesday announced a plan to develop larges cale wind farms along nearly the entire coastline of the United States, the first long-term strategy from the government to produce electricity from offshore tu...
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Posted by on in General Environment
October 14, 2021 Dirce Guerra Q&A with the experts Thanksgiving is a day about harmony and love surrounded by that those that we love. Many people will travel long distances to join family and friends for this joyous celebration. However, many tend to forget a valuable aspect of this day, and...
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“I love it … it’s in my DNA”     Vaughn, Markle study ice cores to learn from past, process present By Conrad Swanson The Denver Post Most people might think ahead to their lunch break, weekend or the end of the year. Bruce Vaughn and Bradley Markle think hundreds of thousands of yea...
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Posted by on in Air Quality
  By Emily Anthes © The New York Times Co. When Lizzie Rothwell, an architect in Philadelphia, sent her son to third grade this fall, she stocked his blue L.L. Bean backpack with pencils, wide-ruled paper — and a portable carbon dioxide monitor. The device gave her a quick way to assess how ...
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Posted by on in Forestry
    By Don Thompson The Associated Press SACRAMENTO, CALIF. » Firefighters and numerous studies credit intensive forest thinning projects with helping save communities such as those recently threatened near Lake Tahoe in California and Nevada, but dissent from some environmen...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
    By Ismail Turay Jr. © The New York Times Co. DAYTON, OHIO » The Federal Aviation Administration is urging the nation’s airports to use firefighting foam that contains socalled “forever chemicals” only during emergencies. The agency wants to cut back on the foam, which is used to f...
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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
  STOCKHOLM » Three scientists won the Nobel Prize in physics Tuesday for work that found order in seeming disorder, helping to explain and predict complex forces of nature, including expanding our understanding of climate change. Syukuro Manabe, originally from Japan, and Klaus Has...
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Posted by on in Human Health
Letter to Editor, The Denver Post, What it is and why you should care Joan Bancroft, Arvada   As a pediatrician my work compels me to advocate for the health of our children. I have come to regard “home electrification” as a critical step to protect the health of children, families and...
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  By Philip Marcelo| and David Porter The Associated Press NEW YORK » When the remnants of Hurricane Ida dumped record breaking rain on the East Coast this month, staircases leading into New York City’s subway tunnels turned into waterfalls. In Philadelphia, a commuter line along ...
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Posted by on in Oil Spill
  By Stefanie Dazio, Matthew Brown and Brian Melley The Associated Press LONG BEACH, CALIF. » Evidence emerged Tuesday that a ship’s anchor snagged and dragged an underwater pipeline that ruptured and spilled tens of thousands of gallons of crude oil off Southern California, an accident the C...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
  An Illinois woman will spend four days in jail and will be barred for a year from Yellowstone National Park for not moving out of the way of a grizzly bear and three cubs while visiting the park in May. The woman, Samantha Dehring, 25, of Carol Stream, Ill., pleaded guilty to “willfully rem...
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