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  By Emily Anthes © The New York Times Co. When Lizzie Rothwell, an architect in Philadelphia, sent her son to third grade this fall, she stocked his blue L.L. Bean backpack with pencils, wide-ruled paper — and a portable carbon dioxide monitor. The device gave her a quick way to assess how ...
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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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  State regulators wrestle with EPA haze-reduction rule By Bruce Finley The Denver Post Coloradans long have escaped smoggy Front Range cities by bolting to national parks and mountain wilderness — such as the Maroon Bells or the Great Sand Dunes — where, traditionally, the air and views we...
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Bad air this summer may be common along CO Front Range in the future By Bruce Finley The Denver Post Along Colorado’s Front Range, bad air is becoming the summer norm. And while this year’s pollution, which data shows is some of the worst in decades, may bother you now, it is relatively benign co...
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By Bruce Finley The Denver Post Federal officials have proposed expanding the area along Colorado’s Front Range where air quality violates national health standards for ground-level ozone pollution, saying Wednesday they want to add the northern half of Weld County. This Environmental Protect...
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  “Electronic noses” helping Denver to purge foul odors By Bruce Finley The Denver Post Odor-detecting “electronic noses” deployed this past month mark Denver’s latest push to purge its olfactory environment as foul fumes again waft into neighborhoods, intensifying with spring as the weather ...
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  By Ian Silverii Columnist for The Denver Post Colorado is a national leader in renewable energy and fighting human-caused climate change. In 2004, clean energy advocates and environmentalists took Amendment 37 to the ballot, establishing a 10% renewable energy standard, and won. The amen...
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    As the Biden administration begins the daunting job of rebuilding U.S. climate policy, it has gotten help from an unexpected, and perhaps unlikely, source—the federal courts. In Biden’s first few weeks in office, federal judges scrapped the Trump administration’s weak power plant pol...
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By Bruce Finley The Denver Post Colorado leaders on Thursday unveiled a plan two years in the making to cut heat-trapping air pollution in the state by 90% — a reduction of more than 100 tons a year — before 2050 to improve public health and help contain climate warming. “This is an issue for all...
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Shared from the 8/25/2020 The Denver Post eEdition Officials recommend constructing “safe rooms” for protection against particulates By Bruce Finley
The Denver Post Beyond wildfire smoke, the air quality in Denver has deteriorated as residents also are barraged with infusions of multiple ...
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Shared from the 6/19/2020 The Denver Post eEdition PREMATURE BIRTHS By Christopher Flavelle © The New York Times Co. WASHINGTON» Pregnant women exposed to high temperatures or air pollution are more likely to have children who are premature, underweight or stillborn, and African-American...
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Women exposed to high temperatures or air pollution are more likely to have premature, underweight or stillborn babies, a look at 32 million U.S. births found. The New York Times, By Christopher Flavelle, June 18, 2020 WASHINGTON — Pregnant women exposed to high temperatures or air pollution a...
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