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  Reuters The Biden administration on Monday said it has approved a major solar energy project in the California desert that will be capable of powering nearly 90,000 homes. The $550 million Crimson Solar Project will be sited on 2,000 acres of federal land west of Blythe, California, the In...
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Energy Reuters 2 minute read The Tennessee Valley Authority, a U.S.-owned utility, confirmed on Monday it plans to shut four remaining coal plants by 2035, the year by when President Joe Biden wants the nation's power grid to be decarbonized to fight climate change. TVA first started using co...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
    By Bruce Finley The Denver Post Metro Denver residents testifying in public hearings demanded closure of the problem plagued Suncor Energy oil refinery, urging Colorado health officials not to renew the refinery’s outdated operating permits that allow air pollution. More than 150 ...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By Matthew Daly The Associated Press   WASHINGTON » In the first Biden administration rule aimed at combating climate change, the Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to phase down production and use of hydrofluorocarbons, highly potent greenhouse gases commonly used in...
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Posted by on in Clean Water
The lopsided vote was a reminder that bipartisan cooperation on public works projects is possible, but lawmakers in both parties said the spirit of compromise could be fleeting.The legislation approved on Thursday would authorize funding to clean up the nation’s water systems. Erin Kirkland for The...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
The largest coal-fired power plants keep on going, even as many smaller ones close. By Dan Gearino May 3, 2021 To survive among the shrinking fleet of U.S. coal-fired power plants, it helps to be extremely big. On April 22, American Electric Power announced that it would close the Rockpo...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
This editorial is excerpted from the Boulder Daily Camera. A snowy mountain lion visiting a Lee Hill home made headlines and popular retweets of the video last week. The large feline was stunningly beautiful, making massive paw prints across the patio while the family and their small dog were safel...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
The Denver Post  Gov. Jared Polis published a comprehensive roadmap, two years in the making, for Colorado to rapidly and significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Now he should support the legislation that will make sure we follow his plan. Senate Bill 200 is not Colorado’s version of t...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
There’s a very good chance of recovery for most species – if their habitat is protected   A female small bronze azure, one of 26 butterfly species at risk of extinction. Photograph: Butterfly Conservation SA   Michael F Braby, Hayley Geyle, Jaana Diel...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
By Judith Kohler The Denver Post A new study that looks at Pennsylvania’s rules for locating oil and wells, and which notes Colorado’s new regulations, found that the distance between buildings and wells didn’t significantly change when the rules were tightened because exemptions were allowed. Th...
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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
By Stanley Reed and Raphael Minder © The New York Times Co. MADRID » In winter 2015, three directors of a Connecticut electric company met with a potential acquirer: a determined Spanish utility executive named José Ignacio Sánchez Galán, who surprised them with a bold vision for America’s uti...
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Posted by on in Human Health
  By Sheila Kaplan © The New York Times Co. a long-sought public health goal of civil rights and anti-tobacco groups that has been beaten back by the tobacco industry for years, according to a federal health official. For decades, menthol cigarettes have been marketed aggressively to Black ...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
    By Coral Davenport © The New York Times Co. WASHINGTON » The Senate voted Wednesday to effectively reinstate an Obama-era regulation designed to clamp down on emissions of methane — a powerful, climate- warming pollutant that will have to be controlled to meet President J...
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Posted by on in Animals
By Emma Bubola © The New York Times Co. ROME » It seemed like just another violation of coronavirus social-distance restrictions when Italian police broke up a luncheon of about 20 people last week near the northern city of Brescia. But then they stumbled onto an illegal massacre on the...
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Posted by on in Food
  By Mariel Garza Los Angeles Times (TNS) Did you hear that President Biden is going to ration hamburgers and steaks and force red-blooded Americans to consume horrible things like Brussel sprouts and tofu in a bid to reduce carbon emissions? No? If you weren’t watching Fox News this weeken...
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Posted by on in Air Quality
By Stephen McGrath The Associated Press VIDRA, ROMANIA » In the trash-strewn slums of Sintesti, less than 10 miles from Romania’s capital, Mihai Bratu scrapes a dangerous living for his Roma family amid the foul reek of burning plastic that cloys the air day and night. Like many in this community...
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  By Paul Krugman © The New York Times Co. “Change is coming, whether we seek it or not.” So declares a remarkable document titled “Preserving Coal Country,” released Monday by the United Mine Workers of America, in which the union — which at its peak represented half a million workers — acc...
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Posted by on in Human Health
By Katie Langford Daily Camera BOULDER »  , according to a new study by University of Colorado researchers. The study by researcher Zhe Peng and Professor Jose-Luis Jimenez of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences builds on previous research to show that when ...
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Posted by on in Animals
By Emily Anthes © The New York Times Co. Male tanagers are meant to be noticed. Many species of the small, tropical bird sport deep black feathers and splashes of eye-catching color — electric yellows, traffic-cone oranges and nearly neon scarlets. To achieve this flashiness, the birds must spend...
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