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  SYDNEY » The Australian government on Friday declared the koala an endangered species, as drought, bush fires, disease and habitat loss drastically have reduced the numbers of an animal that is an emblem of the country’s unique wildlife. The announcement, by the country’s environment minist...
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U.S, ruling applies only to those outside of northern Rockies By Conrad Swanson The Denver Post Gray wolves once more are on the federal endangered species list, a northern California judge ruled Thursday. The ruling prohibits the hunting and trapping of wolves in states outside the northern Roc...
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  By Matthew Brown, Matthew Daly and Kevin McGill The Associated Press WASHINGTON » A federal judge on Friday blocked the Biden administration’s attempt to put greater emphasis on potential damage from greenhouse gas emissions when creating rules for polluting industries. U.S. District Judge...
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By Conrad Swanson The Denver Post The long-standing lawsuit, in which three Colorado governments argue that the energy corporations Suncor and ExxonMobil “knowingly and substantially contributed to the climate crisis,” must remain in state court, a federal judge ruled Tuesday. The ruling marks th...
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    By John Aguilar The Denver Post December’s Marshall fire spared the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge, an expanse of grasslands between Superior and Arvada that, had winds shifted, could have provided 6,200 acres of additional droughtstricken fuel to the destructive blaze. What...
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  By Cathy Bussewitz The Associated Press NEW YORK » Many of the world’s largest companies are failing to take significant enough steps to meet their pledges to vastly reduce the impact of their greenhouse gas emissions in the decades ahead. That’s the conclusion of a new report by the NewC...
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    By Ellen Barry © The New York Times Co. PORTLAND, ORE. » It would hit Alina Black in the snack aisle at Trader Joe’s, a wave of guilt and shame that made her skin crawl. Something as simple as nuts. They came wrapped in plastic, often in layers of it, that she imagined leaving her...
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  By J. David Goodman © The New York Times Co. MISSION, TEXAS » For nearly two decades, the National Butterfly Center has provided a place of wonder along the banks of the Rio Grande, attracting curious visitors and nature enthusiasts from around the country to watch delicate creatures like...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
Who can blame the residents of Walden for feeling nervous – and a little bitter – about the gray wolf who moved into their community in 2019 and had a litter in 2021. So far three cows and two dogs have been killed by the small pack, and the toll on pets and livestock will only get worse as the pac...
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Posted by on in Lakes/Rivers/Wetlands
By Lindsay Whitehurst The Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY » The largest natural lake west of the Mississippi is shrinking past its lowest levels in recorded history, raising fears about toxic dust, ecological collapse and economic consequences. But the Great Salt Lake may have some new a...
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Posted by on in Solar
  By Ana Swanson © The New York Times Co. WASHINGTON » President Joe Biden announced Friday that he would extend tariffs on imported solar products first imposed during the Trump administration but would reduce the scope of products affected by the levies, a decision aimed at balancing his g...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
By Judith Kohler The Denver Post Long-lasting chemicals with links to cancers and other ailments have been used in Colorado to frack oil and gas wells, a national health and environmental organization says in a new report. Physicians for Social Responsibility said an analysis shows that a class o...
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Posted by on in Clean Water
There’s a desire to use federal money to get lead out of drinking water in schools, child care centers By Conrad Swanson The Denver Post Colorado lawmakers want to use millions of dollars of federal money to filter lead out of drinking water in schools and child care centers, not just in Denver, ...
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Posted by on in Transportation
  By Scott Miller Vail Daily Eagle County officials are launching an effort to keep rail cars filled with crude oil off the rail line that runs along the Colorado River through much of western Colorado. The U.S. Surface Transportation Board in December approved an application for a new rail...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By Seth Borenstein The Associated Press Antarctica’s so-called Doomsday Glacier, nicknamed because it is huge and coming apart, is mostly thwarting an international effort to figure out how dangerously vulnerable it is. A large iceberg broke off the deteriorating Thwaites glacier and, along w...
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Fisherman, 80, notches victory in legal battle against AG and landowners By Bruce Finley The Denver Post Colorado’s Court of Appeals has cleared the way for 80-year-old fisherman Roger Hill to fight for his right to fish in peace on his favorite stretch of the Arkansas River as it flows down from...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
CO State commission looks at proposals on getting companies to close or plug wells By Judith Kohler The Denver Post Proposed rules intended to ensure that companies have the money needed to close and clean up oil and gas well sites in Colorado are too weak and won’t protect taxpayers from having ...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
  By Conrad Swanson The Denver Post Colorado can expect tens of millions from the federal government to plug and restore hundreds of orphaned oil and gas wells out of the bipartisan infrastructure bill that Congress passed last year, government officials said. In all, the infrastructure bil...
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  By Bruce Finley The Denver Post As more people leave cities seeking outdoor recreation on public land, Rocky Mountain National Park rangers are preparing, months ahead of the peak summer season, for a surge in visitors and associated strains. Rocky Mountain National Park drew an estimated...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By Christopher Rugaber The Associated Press WASHINGTON » How far the Federal Reserve can go to compel banks to consider the consequences of climate change in their lending policies could take center stage at a Senate hearing Thursday on the nominations of Sarah Bloom Raskin and two economists to t...
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