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March 09, 2020 David Wallinga, MD The field of public health began more than 160 years ago when a physician named John Snow, who believed the epicenter of a London cholera outbreak was a contaminated public well on Broad Street, acted to change that environment. He took the handle off the Broa...
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Meat companies are now asking: Eat your veggies By Dee-Ann Durbin Shared by The Denver Post. The Associated Press Meat companies are making it easier for you to eat your vegetables by blending them into burgers, meatballs and sausages. Applegate is introducing a line of meat-and-veggie b...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
Shared from the 3/16/2020 The Denver Post eEdition By Ellen Rosen © The New York Times Co. Welcome to the expanding sector of remanufacturing. The practice essentially involves taking products or components, whether in disrepair or at the end of their useful lives, to a like-new condition. Acc...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
Shared from the 3/12/2020 The Denver Post eEdition By Matthew Brown The Associated Press BILLINGS, MONT.» A Canadian company said Wednesday it has started preliminary work along the route of the proposed Keystone XL oil sands pipeline through the U.S. in anticipation of starting construct...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Shared from the 3/12/2020 The Denver Post eEdition EMINENT DOMAIN By Christopher Flavelle © The New York Times Co. WASHINGTON» The federal government is giving local officials nationwide a painful choice: Agree to use eminent domain to force people out of flood-prone homes, or forfeit a shot at fe...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Shared from the 3/11/2020 The Denver Post eEdition By Mark Buchanan Bloomberg Opinion   The biggest cause of global warming is all the carbon dioxide we have expelled into the atmosphere since the beginning of industrial times. The greenhouse gas traps heat in the atmosphere, raising te...
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Shared from the 3/7/2020 The Denver Post eEdition   — The Associated Press CASPER » Peabody Energy has laid off 50 temporary workers at a Wyoming coal mine. Company spokeswoman Charlene Murdock told the Casper Star-Tribune that Thursday’s cuts are in line with Peabody’s practice of mat...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Shared from the 3/8/2020 The Denver Post eEdition Delta burned 4.2 billion gallons of fuel last year — 2.5% more than it burned in 2018. Delta Air Lines said it will invest $1 billion over the next 10 years in measures designed to offset climate-warming carbon emissions from its planes. Delta...
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Posted by on in Air Quality
Shared from the 3/7/2020 The Denver Post eEdition By Conrad Swanson
The Denver Post Suncor Energy will pay up to $9 million as part of a settlement for air pollution violations since 2017 at its oil refinery north of Denver, state health officials announced Friday. Only a bit more than $4 mil...
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by Somini Sengupta, The New  York Times, 3-4-2020 Air pollution is killing more people than war, malaria or cigarettes. That’s the conclusion of a scientific paper published this week that quantified the causes of premature deaths from various sources. It found that, in 2015, the one year inve...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
Shared from the 3/4/2020 The Denver Post eEdition METHANE By Cathy Bussewitz The Associated Press, Share by The Denver Post 3-4-2020  Exxon Mobil on Tuesday outlined how it is reducing the methane its operations release into the atmosphere, detailing its efforts as governments aroun...
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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
shared from The Denver Post, 3-3 2020  ANCHORAGE, ALASKA » Wells Fargo & Co. became the third major U.S. bank to announce that it will not support financing for oil and gas projects in the Arctic. The bank identified the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge on Alaska’s North Slope as an a...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
Shared from the 2/28/2020 The Denver Post eEdition TRUMP ADMINISTRATION By Ellen Knickmeyer
The Associated Press WASHINGTON»The Trump administration moved Thursday on a water-recycling push it says could get good use out of more of the wastewater that industries, cities and farms spew out...
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Posted by on in Energy Efficiency
A federal judge on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019, allowed California's updated light bulb efficiency standards to take effect with the new year Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020. U.S. District Judge Kimberly Mueller of Sacramento rejected a petition from the National Electrical Manufacturers Association and the ...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Shared from the 3/3/2020 The Denver Post eEdition BERLIN » Scientists say that half of the world’s sandy beaches could disappear by the end of the century if climate change continues unchecked. Researchers at the European Union’s Joint Research Center in Ispra, Italy, used satellite images to...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
As people of faith, we are called to care for all of God’s children and to protect God’s creation. The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is an inspiring, wild landscape. It is home to polar bears, wolves, the sacred Porcupine Caribou Herd that is 180,000 strong, and migratory birds tying the Arctic Re...
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The New York Times By Hiroko Tabuchi March 2, 2020 The misleading language appears in at least nine reports, including environmental studies and impact statements on major watersheds in the American West that could be used to justify allocating increasingly scarce water to farmers at the...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
BY REBECCA BEITSCH - 02/26/20 05:34 PM EST  130 Political appointees at the Department of the Interior overruled staff objections to a rule that eased offshore drilling regulations, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday.   The ...
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Posted by on in Air Quality
https://www.inverse.com/science/second-hand-smoke-us-maps Scientists estimate that each year in the U.S., outdoor air pollution shortens the lives of about 100,000 people by one to two decades. As it turns out, much of this pollution originates not in a person’s own neighborhood, but up to hundreds...
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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
The Quardian has an announcement… in service of the escalating climate emergency, we have made an important decision – to renounce fossil fuel advertising, becoming the first major global news organisation to institute an outright ban on taking money from companies that extract fossil fuels. ...
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