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  By Margaret Roach © The New York Times Co. We sow a first flat of seeds; we gently rake debris from a bed to make way for a winter aconite or snowdrop to poke through and cheer us. And so it begins, again. I was reminded recently to watch for the garden’s intangible but transformative yie...
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Brain benefits could be undermined By Gretchen Reynolds © The New York Times Co. Work out in polluted air and you may miss out on some of the brain benefits of exercise, according to two, large-scale new studies of exercise, air quality and brain health. The studies, which involved tens of thousa...
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  By Tammy Webber The Associated Press Minority neighborhoods where residents were long denied home loans have twice as many oil and gas wells as mostly white neighborhoods, according to a new study that suggests ongoing health risks in vulnerable communities are at least partly tied to hist...
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Attorney General Phil Weiser sued companies producing PFAS By Conrad Swanson The Denver Post Carpeting, furniture, cosmetics, cookware and other products containing PFAS — or forever chemicals linked to cancer and birth defects — would be banned for sale in Colorado under a new proposal from stat...
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    By Laura Ungar The Associated Press GRAND PORTAGE, MINN. » To administer this COVID test, Todd Kautz had to lie on his belly in the snow and worm his upper body into the narrow den of a hibernating black bear. Training a light on its snout, Kautz carefully slipped a long cotton swa...
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    By Drew Costley The Associated Press More than 170 million U.S.-born people who were adults in 2015 were exposed to harmful levels of lead as children, a new study estimates. Researchers used blood-lead level, census and leaded gasoline consumption data to examine how widespread e...
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Scientists released a pair of extensive studies on Saturday that point to a market in Wuhan, China, as the origin of the coronavirus pandemic. The two reports, totaling about 150 pages, have not yet been published in a scientific journal. The researchers analyzed data from a range of sources to loo...
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By Coral Davenport © The New York Times Co. WASHINGTON » The Biden administration Monday reinstated a way of measuring the benefits of reducing air pollution, the first step in a plan that could tighten limits on the amount of mercury that can be discharged from coal-burning power plants. Mercury...
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  By Matthew Daly The Associated Press WASHINGTON » The Environmental Protection Agency announced a series of enforcement actions Wednesday to address air pollution, unsafe drinking water and other problems afflicting minority communities in three Gulf Coast states, after a “Journey to Justi...
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Stress built up over weeks is fatiguing. Do not “push through” it. By Dani Blum © The New York Times Co. Nearly two years into a drudging, dragging pandemic, each crumb of news about the Omicron variant can feel like too much to process. Burnout, the psychological term for an all-consuming exhau...
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By Frank Jordans The Associated Press BERLIN » Germany on Friday shut down half of the six nuclear plants it still has in operation, a year before the country draws the final curtain on its decadeslong use of atomic power. The decision to phase out nuclear power and shift from fossil fuels to ren...
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  By Carla K. Johnson The Associated Press The global death toll from COVID-19 topped 5 million on Monday, less than two years into a crisis that has not only devastated poor countries but also humbled wealthy ones with first-rate health care systems. Together, the United States, the Europe...
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    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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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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\“I could not have predicted this,” says Vernice Miller-Travis, who gathered data for a seminal 1987 study, “Toxic Wastes and Race in the United States.By Agya K. Aning August 1, 2021   Decades after emerging from the broader civil rights movement, setting itself apart from traditional ...
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  By Courtney Rubin © The New York Times Co. Dr. Maria Wei, a professor of dermatology at the University of California San Francisco, was helping a student come up with a project about how the environment affects skin when she looked out her office window and saw the ash falling from the sky...
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    By Coral Davenport © The New York Times Co. WASHINGTON » The Biden administration announced Wednesday that it is banning a common pesticide, widely used since 1965 on fruits and vegetables, from use on food crops because it has been linked to neurological damage in childr...
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By Christopher Flavelle © The New York Times Co. Extreme heat causes many times more workplace injuries than official records capture, and those injuries are concentrated among the poorest workers, new research suggests, the latest evidence of how climate change worsens inequality. Hotter days do...
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By Judith Kohler The Denver Post A showdown that has been building for several years on Colorado’s High Plains could come to a head as cities and counties take aim at trying to make room for two of the state’s major industries: home building and oil and gas. The state recently approved new buffer...
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    By Gretchen Reynolds © The New York Times Co. The summer of 2021 came in sizzling, with June temperatures in many parts of the United States shattering records, baking landscapes and prompting those of us who usually exercise outside to question when, how — and if — we should conti...
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