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    By Shelly Bradbury The Denver Post and © The New York Times Co. Despite federal protections, wild horses across the West are ending up in slaughterhouses under a new Bureau of Land Management adoption program, according to a lawsuit filed Monday in U.S. District Court for the Dist...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
  By Michael R. Strain Bloomberg Opinion Even if negotiators in Washington reach an agreement on a package to improve the nation’s infrastructure, paying for it will prove a major obstacle. This week, a bipartisan group of 10 moderate senators has advanced a $1.2 trillion, eight-year spendin...
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Posted by on in Green Products/Services
Returnable bottles cut down on waste, and combat climate change By Eric Asimov © The New York Times Co. Last month, a 24,000-liter hermetically sealed plastic container, or flexitank, carrying organically grown pinot grigio from Sicily arrived in a cargo container at Filling Station East, a w...
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Posted by on in Air Quality
By Bruce Finley The Denver Post Metro Denver and Fort Collins rank increasingly high on a notorious list that comes out each year — the worst U.S. cities for air pollution. Only the Los Angeles area and parts of California’s Central Valley now consistently outperform Colorado’s Front Range ci...
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By Annie Mehl Boulder Daily Camera Boulder recently began a new subscription-based “Green Bag Giveaway” program to provide businesses with a free supply of compostable garbage bin liners each month for a year. The city recognized the added expense compostable bags can pose for businesses and bega...
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Posted by on in Human Health
By Matthew Daly The Associated Press WASHINGTON » More than half the cosmetics sold in the United States and Canada are awash with a toxic industrial compound associated with serious health conditions, including cancer and reduced birth weight, according to a new study. Researchers at the Uni...
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Posted by on in Wind
    Denver’s Keystone Tower gets grants from U.S. to develop offshore projects By Judith Kohler The Denver Post A Denver company has tapped a construction technique used in the oil and gas industry to make bigger and cheaper wind-turbine towers faster, setting the stage to help expand...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By Mark Chediak, Naureen S. Malif and Will Wade Bloomberg News Heat waves in Texas and California are threatening to push electrical grids to the brink, prompting the specter of blackouts yet again in the two most populous U.S. states. Texas officials are asking customers to conserve power as gen...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
      By Nadja Popovich © The New York Times Co. An intense drought is gripping the American West. Extreme conditions are more widespread than at any point in at least 20 years, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor, the government’s official droughttracking service. And the hott...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By Deborah Swearingen Boulder Daily Camera In light of the urgency of climate change, Boulder City Council is on board with city staff’s plans to adopt more aggressive climate goals and targets and to shift the way the city thinks about its overall approach. In addition to adjusting its goals, Bo...
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    By Lisa Friedman © The New York Times Co. WASHINGTON » The Biden administration Friday announced that it would begin the formal process of selling leases to develop offshore wind farms in shallow waters between Long Island, New York, and New Jersey as part of its push to transition...
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Posted by on in Recycling
    By Deborah Swearingen Daily Camera BOULDER » Eco-Cycle is joining forces with three other recyclers to form the Alliance of Mission-Based Recyclers, an organization that hopes to advocate for recycling policies and solutions that aid in promoting an economy that eliminate...
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Posted by on in Forestry
By Coral Davenport © The New York Times Co. WASHINGTON » The Biden administration plans to restore environmental protections to the Tongass National Forest in Alaska, one of the world’s largest intact temperate rainforests, that had been stripped away by former President Donald Trump. The adm...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
    By Michael Brune Guest Commentary Last year, Coloradans suffered in the face of an exceptionally dry summer that birthed the worst fires in the state’s history. For millennia, natural wildfires have played a role in balancing the landscape, but climate change has created the condi...
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Posted by on in Human Health
Denver Water removes decades-old toxic service lines faster than expected By Conrad Swanson The Denver Post Tens of thousands of Denver residents drink, bathe in and cook with water that comes in through lead service lines. Denver Water crews are moving as fast as a public utility that serves 1....
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Article from: Denver Post - June 11, 2021   THE OPEN FORUM  Dan Danbom, Denver   The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reports that carbon dioxide levels were above 419 parts per million in May, never this high in our lifetimes. Climate scientists t...
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Posted by on in Agriculture
  A new study finds that if all parts of the food system are included, food production is responsible for as much as 40 percent of global emissions. By Georgina Gustin, Inside Climate News  June 10, 2021     Emissions from food production, already considered one of the ...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
Inside Clean Energy:  National lab wraps up groundbreaking project on electrifying the economy By Dan Gearino June 3, 2021 Many scenarios for averting the worst effects of climate change involve electrifying just about everything that now runs on fossil fuels, and shifting to an electricity...
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The company was built on gasoline engines but it’s highlighting the ways in which its new EV is a better option.   By Dan Gearino, Inside Climate News  May 26, 2021 Accompanied by throbbing electronic music and the requisite fog machines, the electric Ford F-150 Lightning made its...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
    By Catrin Einhorn © The New York Times Co. The engineers were used to building overpasses for vehicles, not wildlife. But every spring and fall, collisions with mule deer and pronghorn spiked in the Pinedale region of Wyoming, where Route 191 disrupted their age-old migration paths....
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