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Cameron turns to Earth before “Avatar” release By Mark Kennedy Associated Press NEW YORK » There’s a new nature documentary series that promises to show viewers incredible animal behavior in vibrant clarity. Heard that all before? Well, this one is on steroids. “Super/Natural,” a sixpart series ...
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CLIMATE CHANGE Wildfires’ smoke in West erasing clean air progress By Mira Rojanasakul © The New York Times Co. Smoke from wildfires has worsened over the past decade, potentially reversing decades of improvements in Western air quality made under the Clean Air Act, according to research publish...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Wake Americans up to climate change By Nicholas Goldberg Los Angeles Times Why is the greatest threat to the planet of so little concern to most Americans? It’s shocking, frankly, that global warming ranks 24th on a list of 29 issues that voters say they will think about when deciding whom to vo...
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Posted by on in Animals
Why cross-border animal treatment standards are constitutional By Krista Kafer Columnist for The Denver Post Search online images for “sow in gestation crate” to see the abject misery of an animal confined to a pen, typically 7 feet by 2 feet in size. These pens confine gestating sows for the du...
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  The Associated Press AMALIA, N.M. » Biologist Bryan Bakevich unscrewed the top of a plastic bucket and removed a Rio Grande cutthroat trout that squirmed from his grasp and plopped onto the grassy bank of Middle Ponil Creek. “He wants to go home,” Bakevich said, easing the fish into the ch...
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Posted by on in Transportation
Climate law a “game changer” for highways, bridges By Jane Margolies © The New York Times Co. The manufacturing of the concrete and asphalt needed to build the nation’s bridges and highways is a dirty business. Companies that make those materials produce a lot of the emissions that are heating th...
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Posted by on in General Environment
EPA to make racial equality a bigger factor in environmental rules By Coral Davenport © The New York Times Co. WASHINGTON » The Environmental Protection Agency will establish a new national office of environmental justice, the Biden administration’s latest effort to rectify the disproportionate h...
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While you sleep, millions of birds will migrate over Colorado By John Meyer The Denver Post While you slept one night this week, more than 30 million migratory birds flew over Colorado, almost five times the number that were aloft the night before, at an average speed of 28 mph and an average alt...
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Posted by on in Green Products/Services
ELECTRIC CARS Lithium mine may help with a ffordability By Jack Ewing © The New York Times Co. About 350 miles northwest of Montreal, amid a vast pine forest, is a deep mining pit with walls of mottled rock. The pit has changed hands repeatedly and been mired in bankruptcy, but now it could hel...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
  By Aniruddha Ghosal and Sibi Arasu The Associated Press NEW DELHI » Seven decades after cheetahs died out in India, they’re back. Eight big cats from Namibia made the long trek Saturday in a chartered cargo flight to the northern Indian city of Gwalior, part of an ambitious and hotly cont...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
  By Nadja Popovich and Brad Plumer © The New York Times Co. Across the Western United States, wildfires are growing larger and more severe as global warming intensifies. At the same time, new data shows, more Americans than ever are moving to parts of the country more likely to burn, raisin...
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  By Elena Shao and Maddie McGarvey © The New York Times Co. WEST LAFAYETTE, OHIO » Michael French trudged through a thicket of prickly bramble, unfazed by the branches he had to swat away on occasion to arrive at a quiet spot of hilly land that once was mined for coal. Now, however, it is p...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
By Judith Kohler The Denver Post A former homestead will be the site of a residential community in northeast Aurora that the developers say will incorporate the elements of the high prairie and such forward-looking features as energy-efficient buildings and native, more environmentally sustainable...
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By David Gelles © The New York Times Co. A half-century after founding outdoor apparel maker Patagonia, Yvon Chouinard, the eccentric rock climber who became a reluctant billionaire with his unconventional spin on capitalism, has given the company away. Rather than selling the company or taking i...
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Posted by on in Water Conservation
By Saja Hindi The Denver Post The Aurora City Council tackled several water issues Monday night, giving the final stamp of approval to the mayor’s proposal that would prohibit cool-weather grass for new golf courses and reduce the amount of grass in new developments. The City Council had to vote ...
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Inside the Colorado-based campaign to save insects from extinction By Bruce Finley The Denver Post ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK » At a high alpine lake here, researchers with clipboards and pens are conducting painstaking surveys that may be essential for saving butterflies and other insects from ...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By The Associated Press FORESTHILL, CALIF. » Firefighters made progress against a huge Northern California wildfire that was still growing and threatening thousands of mountain homes on Sunday, while crews also battled major blazes that blanketed large swaths of Oregon and Washington in smoke. The...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
OIL, GAS LEASES Climate damage will get new look Settlement involves government land in N.D., Montana By Matthew Brown The Associated Press BILLINGS, MONT. » The Biden administration reached a legal settlement Tuesday that requires the government to reexamine potential climate damages from oil ...
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Posted by on in Human Health
  By Lisa Jarvis Bloomberg Opinion You might not have heard of “forever chemicals,” but you’ve certainly been exposed to them. This large family of molecules can be found in everything from the wrapper on your take-out burger to the stainresistant fabric on your couch. You might unwittingly ...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
SCIENCE & NATURE Scientists are using machine learning to eavesdrop on various animals By Emily Anthes © The New York Times Co. The naked mole rat may not be much to look at, but it has much to say. The wrinkled, whiskered rodents, which live, as many ants do, in large, underground colonies,...
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