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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 Sameer Yasir © The New York Times Co. CHENNAI, INDIA » Amul Vasudevan, a vegetable hawker in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, thought she was going to go out of business. The state had forbidden retailers to use disposable plastic bags, which were critical for her livelihood because th...
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“It’s good busıness to be kind” Inmate-turned-developer breaking ground in RiNo says he’s putting kindness over profits By Elizabeth Hernandez The Denver Post In his younger years, 66-year-old Bernard Hurley spent $120 a month at the prison canteen. Last month, the Denver inmate-turned-developer d...
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  By Sydney McDonald Broomfield Enterprise This year, a well-known symbol for Child Abuse Awareness Prevention Month is going sustainable. The Broomfield Early Childhood Council announced it is purchasing large metal blue pinwheels to plant in partner locations, as opposed to the normal sma...
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By Brady McCombs and Mead Gruver The Associated Press KEMMERER, WYO. » In this sleepy Wyoming town that has relied on coal for over a century, a company founded by the man who revolutionized personal computing is launching an ambitious project to counter climate change: a nationwide reboot of nucl...
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  By Cara Buckley © The New York Times Co. WADING RIVER, N.Y. » If Bill Jacobs were a petty man, or a less religious one, he might look through the thicket of flowers, bushes and brambles that encircle his home and see enemies all around. For to the north, and to the south, and to the west a...
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  Climate change threatens Smithsonian, artifacts By Christopher Flavelle © The New York Times Co. WASHINGTON » President Warren Harding’s blue silk pajamas. Muhammad Ali’s boxing gloves. The Star-Spangled Banner. Scripts from the television show “M*A*S*H.” Nearly 2 million irrep...
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Businesses, partners working to restore nature to RiNo, Five Points In Denver, CO  By Judith Kohler The Denver Post Jevon Taylor’s goal as a clothes designer and retailer goes beyond selling shirts and sweatshorts, just as his reasons for promoting the “greening” of the Five Points neighborh...
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By Heather Murphy © The New York Times Co. Will civilization as we know it end in the next 100 years? Will there be any functioning places left? These questions might sound like the stuff of dystopian fiction. But if recent headlines about extreme weather, climate change, the ongoing pandemic and ...
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By Agya K. Aning August 1, 2021 InsideClimatenews.org Decades after emerging from the broader civil rights movement, setting itself apart from traditional environmentalism, flourishing in academia and wending through public discourse, the environmental justice movement has now achieved unprecedent...
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    By Richard Fausset and Christopher Flavelle © The New York Times Co. CHARLESTON, S.C. » Over the course of 150 years, the generations who lived in the handsome house at 17 Logan St. shared a similar experience when walking out of the front door: There were four or five st...
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  WASHINGTON (June 24, 2021) ­–  “The Growing Climate Solutions Act recognizes the critical role that our working lands play in storing carbon and helping slow the effects of climate change,” said Melinda Cep, vice president of natural solutions and working lands at the National Audubon S...
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  By Daisy Nguyen The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO » When a wildfire tore through Briceburg nearly two years ago, the tiny community on the edge of Yosemite National Park lost the only power line connecting it to the electrical grid. Rather than rebuilding poles and wires over i...
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  Some residents are wary of the $1.45 billion system of seawalls and floodgates that will elevate the East River Park and protect 110,000 New Yorkers from coastal storms and flooding.  By Brahmjot Kaur June 25, 2021 Carlos Jusino has lived in the Lower East Side of Manhattan for over 35 ...
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  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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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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By Judith Kohler The Denver Post After seeing jobs plunge by more than 600,000 at one point in 2020, the clean energy industry, which had been on a fast incline before the pandemic hit, surged 11% by year’s end, fueling optimism in Colorado and nationally that the trend is up. Last year was t...
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By Jonathan Lemire, Kevin Freking and Zeke Miller The Associated Press PITTSBURGH » President Joe Biden wants $2 trillion to reengineer America’s infrastructure and expects the nation’s corporations to pay for it. The president landed in Pittsburgh on Wednesday to unveil what would be a hard-hatte...
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The Greek Island Where Renewable Energy and Hybrid Cars Rule Islands, which usually lack fossil fuel resources, have become places for experimentation with new energy sources. Tilos is now the first island in southern Europe to build a hybrid power station with battery storage. By Kerin Hope Marc...
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By Ali C.M. Watkins Biz West/Prairie Mountain Publishing Boulder County companies are weaving sustainable practices into their business models and paving avenues for their customers to do the same. City and county resources and a common love for recreation that characterizes the area are propellin...
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