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By Liam Denning Bloomberg Opinion Modern society depends on long, complex systems that tap deposits of fuel, often in unstable or inhospitable parts of the world, and carry it across deserts, mountains and high seas eventually to flow from spigots everywhere — even Antarctica. Power grids in much...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
    By Noelle Phillips The Denver Post The Louisville City Council on Tuesday night decided to allow people who lost homes in the Marshall fire to opt out of new green building codes after hundreds of residents voiced fears that the requirements would increase the cost of rebuilding in...
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  By Hiroko Tabuchi © The New York Times Co. With the bang of a gavel made of recycled plastic and a standing ovation, representatives of 175 nations agreed Wednesday to begin writing a global treaty that would restrict the explosive growth of plastic pollution. The agreement commits nation...
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Posted by on in Food
  By Carolyn Sackariason Aspen Times ASPEN » The City Council agreed on Monday to implement a program that will prohibit food in landfill trash and recycling centers, as well as spending as much as $700,000 to carry out the new law and directing staff members to pursue new funding sources to...
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Posted by on in Green Products/Services
  By Michelle Chapman The Associated Press Ford will split its electric vehicle and internal combustion operations into two businesses to accelerate its adaptation of new technology and the Detroit automaker said Wednesday that its transformation into an EV company is accelerating. Ford pla...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
  By Victoria Milko and Julie Watson The Associated Press JAKARTA, INDONESIA » The walls of Saifullah’s home in northern Jakarta are lined like tree rings, marking how high the floodwaters have reached each year — some more than 4 feet from the damp dirt floor. When the water gets too high...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By John Aguilar The Denver Post As electric cars become an increasingly common sight on Colorado’s roads, the state is ready to target a chunk of the transportation sector that largely has escaped electrification so far — the thousands of buses, trucks and delivery vehicles that belch greenhouse g...
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Posted by on in Clean Water
  By Ella Cobb Daily Camera More than two months after the Marshall fire, Superior residents are experiencing some unexpected fallout from the disaster with the taste and smell of residual smoke in their water. Complaints of the smoky taste and odor from residents began immediately after th...
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Posted by on in General Environment
    Project could bring 10 trains, two miles long, through Denver daily By Conrad Swanson The Denver Post A railroad project out of Utah that would bring up to 10 oil trains, each two miles long, through Denver daily has federal approval but no clear picture of the environmental damag...
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Posted by on in Air Quality
  By Kevin Freking The Associated Press WASHINGTON » A bill that would boost health care services and disability benefits dramatically for veterans exposed to toxic burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan won approval Thursday in the House. The measure has the backing of the nation’s major vetera...
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Posted by on in Human Health
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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Posted by on in Water Conservation
Firm says proposal a win for area; critics call it a “buy and dry” scheme By Conrad Swanson The Denver Post ALAMOSA » Trouble swirls above the aquifers of Colorado’s San Luis Valley, where farmers and ranchers raise and grow much of the region’s cattle, potatoes, alfalfa and barley. Those aquife...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By Coral Davenport © The New York Times Co. WASHINGTON » In the most important environmental case in more than a decade, the Supreme Court on Monday will hear arguments in a dispute that could restrict or even eliminate the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to control the pollution that ...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
  By David Biller The Associated Press PETROPOLIS, BRAZIL » Every day, Alex Sandro Condé leaves the shelter where he has been staying since deadly landslides devastated his poor, mountainside neighborhood and seeks out others who have suffered loss. He doesn’t have to look hard. C...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
3.3 billion people’s daily lives “are highly vulnerable” to extreme weather By Seth Borenstein The Associated Press Deadly with extreme weather now, climate change is about to get so much worse. It is likely going to make the world sicker, hungrier, poorer, gloomier and way more dangerous in the ...
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Posted by on in Clean Water
  By Conrad Swanson The Denver Post Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser on Wednesday sued companies that produce PFAS, or “forever chemicals,” which are linked to cancer and birth defects and likely seeping into hundreds of water sources across the state. Weiser filed the lawsuit in state...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By Noelle Phillips The Denver Post Colorado will join three other Rocky Mountain states to apply for federal money to create a hydrogen hub that would help Colorado meet its goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions over the next 28 years. Gov. Jared Polis joined the governors of New Mexico, Ut...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
  Wildlife biologist traces markings to man-made snares By Rachel Nuwer © The New York Times Co. Paula White, a wildlife biologist, was examining lion skulls to estimate the animals’ ages when she noticed something strange about their teeth. Instead of just showing the normal, gradual wear ...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
  By Emily Anthes © The New York Times Co. The mountain gorillas that live in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park have frequent encounters with humans. On any given day, the animals might come across smartphone-toting tourists, fecal-sampleswiping biologists or antibiotic-administering veterina...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
    By Conrad Swanson The Denver Post Millions of dollars are headed to Colorado State University to study wildfire prevention, mitigation and recovery, after years of drought and record-setting wildfires across the state. The $20 million grant will be split between CSU’s Colorado For...
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