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    By Susan Montoya Bryan The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE » Tumbleweeds drift along the Rio Grande as sand bars within its banks widen. Smoke from distant wildfires and dust kicked up by intense spring winds fill the valley, exacerbating the feeling of distress that is beginning to w...
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Posted by on in Animals
    By Molly Burke The Denver Post U.S. Department of Agriculture inspectors confirmed the first case of avian flu in a backyard chicken flock in Colorado on Saturday. The highly pathogenic avian influenza, known as HPAI, was detected in a non-commercial flock in Pitkin County, accord...
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Posted by on in Animals
  By Jason Bittel © The New York Times Co. In 1890, a mustachioed eccentric named Eugene Schieffelin released a few dozen European starlings into New York City. His supposed goal? Introduce all the bird species mentioned in William Shakespeare’s plays to America. More than a century later, ...
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Posted by on in Green Products/Services
    By Jesus Jiménez © The New York Times Co. The plastic rings ubiquitous with six-packs of beer and soda are gradually becoming a thing of the past as more companies switch to greener packaging. The changes are taking different forms — from cardboard to six-pack rings made with left...
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Posted by on in General Environment
By Sabrina Parys NerdWallet Many Americans have woven green practices into their everyday lives — from recycling to going paperless and even cutting back on meat consumption. Switching to clean energy or purchasing an electric vehicle are additional ways to go green, but large-scale upgrades also...
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Posted by on in Green Design
  By Thomas Fuller © The New York Times Co. SALEM, ORE. » A giant earthquake. A huge flood. Wildfires followed by choking smoke. An ice storm that knocks out power for days. Four years ago, a group of employees at the Oregon State Treasury sat down and compiled a list of every conceivable d...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
By Coral Davenport © The New York Times Co. WASHINGTON » The Biden administration announced Friday that it would resume selling leases for new oil and gas drilling on public lands but also would raise the federal royalties that companies must pay to drill, which would be the first increase in thos...
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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
One of Earth Protect’s founding Advisory Council Members, Dr Hugh Lavery AM, has published a sequel to the baseline account of environmental management set out in 1978 in his Exploration North: Australia’s Wildlife from Desert to Reef.   Again using Queensland as an illustrative focus, Conser...
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Posted by on in Peace
  By Emily Anthes © The New York Times Co. The Black Sea Biosphere Reserve, on the southern coast of Ukraine, is a haven for migrating birds. More than 120,000 birds spend the winter flitting about its shores, and a multicolored spectrum of rare species — the whitetailed eagle, red-breasted ...
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Posted by on in Human Health
  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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Posted by on in Earth Violators
  Chemicals dumped into Sand Creek, South Platte River By Conrad Swanson The Denver Post A substantial portion of PFAS — or forever chemicals linked to cancer and birth defects — found last year in Sand Creek and the South Platte River can be traced to the Suncor Energy oil refinery, a new ...
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Posted by on in Human Health
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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Posted by on in Climate Change
  Residents can expect 12% premium rise for home insurance By Aldo Svaldi The Denver Post Colorado over the past 20 years has suffered more major natural disasters than Florida and is among nine states where the number of events causing $1 billion or more in damage has more than tripled ove...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
  By Judith Kohler The Denver Post Xcel Energy’s chronically troubled Comanche 3 coalfired power plant might be closed earlier than the 2034 retirement date in the utility’s proposed energy resource plan. The fate of Comanche 3 is one of the issues Xcel Energy hopes to resolve with organiza...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
  By Conrad Swanson The Denver Post Colorado’s U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert and 23 other Republican members of Congress wrote federal officials this month, asking that they remove the gray wolves from the federal endangered species list. A northern California judge’s February ruling placed the ...
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Posted by on in Green Design
    By Jack Ewing © The New York Times Co. Even before war in Ukraine sent fuel prices through the roof, the trucking industry was under intense pressure to kick its addiction to diesel, a major contributor to climate change and urban air pollution. But it still has to figure out which...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
“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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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
Hurrah to all the Earth Protectors out there who day by day live their lives at home, at work and in their communities  in ways that lead to a sustainable life on Earth. We honor you and celebrate you and this amazing and beautiful Earth. 
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Posted by on in Water Conservation
    By The Associated Press LINCOLN, NEB. » Nebraska lawmakers gave final approval Tuesday to a bill that would let the state build a canal in Colorado to divert water out of the South Platte River, a project steeped in fears about the Denver area’s growing water consumption. Lawmakers...
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Posted by on in Air Quality
  By Noelle Phillips The Denver Post With the threat of missing another benchmark for improving air quality hovering like a blanket of summer smog, Colorado’s top environmental officials are asking the legislature for $47 million to hire more people and build better technology for monitoring...
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