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By Drew Costley The Associated Press The White House’s top official on environmental justice is stepping down a year after President Joe Biden took office with an ambitious plan to help disadvantaged communities and overhaul policies that historically have hurt them. The departure Friday of Cecil...
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By Rebecca Reynolds The Associated Press Near the Tidal Basin in Washington, crews have cleaned grime off the white marble exterior of the Jefferson Memorial and fixed cracked stone to prevent falling debris. At the Statue of Liberty, plans are in the works to waterproof the exterior of the massiv...
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    By Matthew Daly The Associated Press RESERVE, LA. » Michael Coleman’s house is the last one standing on his tiny street, squeezed between a sprawling oil refinery whose sounds and smells keep him up at night and a massive grain elevator that covers his pickup in dust and,...
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    By Sabrina Imbler © The New York Times Co. As the pandemic put a spotlight on scientific research, people around the world gained trust in science and scientists, according to a survey released Monday. Results from the public opinion poll, in a report published by the Wellcome Tru...
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  By Michael D. Shear © The New York Times Co. WASHINGTON » A decision by the Trump administration to move the headquarters of the Bureau of Land Management to Grand Junction from Washington left the agency with high vacancy rates as veteran employees — especially African-Americans — quit ra...
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  By Susan Montoya Bryan The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE » U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland on Friday formally declared “squaw” a derogatory term and said she is taking steps to remove it from federal government use and to replace other derogatory place names. Haaland is ordering a fede...
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  President Joe Biden has chosen Boulder’s KC Becker, the recent speaker of the Colorado House of Representatives, for a top job in the Environmental Protection Agency. In a news release Thursday, the White House announced Biden intends to appoint Becker to be administrator of the EPA’s Regio...
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The Denver Post editorial  Congress has produced a fairly good package of infrastructure investment. The $1 trillion bill will be signed into law Monday by President Joe Biden and it could do great things for this nation. Of course, much will depend on how the money is spent, but we know Color...
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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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From Martin Ogle
 Board Member at Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education



 At 6:30 pm on the evening of September 30, there will be a statewide (virtual) watch party for the student-produced video entitled "Making a Living and a Life; Empowering young people with an ALL careers approach." ...
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By Coral Davenport, Lisa Friedman and Christopher Flavelle © The New York Times Co. WASHINGTON » Juliette Hart quit her job last summer as an oceanographer for the U.S. Geological Survey, where she used climate models to help coastal communities plan for rising seas. She said she was demoralized af...
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  Town joined a national movement when it voted to give its watershed a voice in decisions By Bruce Finley The Denver Post Leaders of the Colorado mountain town Nederland just gave their surrounding 448-square mile watershed “fundamental and inalienable rights,” like those conferred on peop...
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 By Elizabeth Williamson © The New York Times Co. PARAJE, N.M. » Six members of the Laguna Pueblo community gathered last week in the cool, fragrant kitchen of an adobe house, discussing their hopes for “Sister Deb” — Deb Haaland, a Laguna citizen, former congresswoman from New Mexico and now...
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The Denver Post’s editorial board  America is finally on the right trajectory when it comes to adding, protecting, and utilizing our public lands. In 2019 an epic lands deal was signed into law by President Donald Trump with bipartisan support that added protections to 1.3 million acres of lan...
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  By Sophia Eppolito The Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY » For decades, a public lands tug-of-war has played out over a vast expanse of southern Utah where red rocks reveal petroglyphs and cliff dwellings and distinctive twin buttes bulge from a grassy valley. A string of U.S. officials...
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By Patty Limerick, Luis Benitez and Alison Rose Jefferson Columnist for The Denver Post The Department of the Interior has been nicknamed “the department of everything else.” Since so many secretaries have come from the American West, we Westerners understand where that nickname comes from. Try to...
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By Lisa Friedman © The New York Times Co. The Denver Post  WASHINGTON » The Biden administration is taking the unusual step of making a public accounting of the Trump administration’s political interference in science, drawing up a list of dozens of regulatory decisions that may...
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By Timothy Egan © The New York Times Co. Shared in The Denver Post  Over the pandemic year, people took to appreciating the renewable delights of this ragged and tortured planet like never before. In this country, many national parks saw record crowds in 2020, and 8 million more Americans...
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  By Seth Borenstein The Associated Press Humans are making Earth a broken and increasingly unlivable planet through climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution. So the world must make dramatic changes to society, economics and daily life, a new United Nations report says. Unlike past U...
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Western voters agree on many concerns, including wildfires, loss of pollinators By Bruce Finley The Denver Post A 61% majority of voters across Colorado and seven other states in the West are more worried than hopeful about nature, pointing to climate change impacts, and 57% plan to get outdoors ...
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