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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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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
  By Henry Fountain © The New York Times Co. Adélie penguins have had a rough time of it on the western side of the Antarctic Peninsula, where warming linked to climate change has occurred faster than almost anywhere else on the planet. That and other factors have led to sharp declines in Ad...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
  Reclassification as a “severe” violator would mean higher gas prices, more emissions permits By Noelle Phillips The Denver Post After years of failing to improve air quality, the Denver region is on the verge of receiving another downgrade by the Environmental Protection Agency that would...
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Posted by on in Water Conservation
  Federal officials weigh emergency actions to reduce flow into Colorado River By Felicia Fonseca The Associated Press FLAGSTAFF, ARIZ. » Federal officials say it may be necessary to reduce water deliveries to users on the Colorado River to prevent the shutdown of a huge dam that supplies h...
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Posted by on in Human Health
  By Tammy Webber The Associated Press Minority neighborhoods where residents were long denied home loans have twice as many oil and gas wells as mostly white neighborhoods, according to a new study that suggests ongoing health risks in vulnerable communities are at least partly tied to hist...
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Posted by on in Clean Water
By Jennifer McDermott The Associated Press One million gallons of radioactive water is inside a former nuclear power plant along Cape Cod Bay, and it has got to go. But where, is the vexing question, and will the state intervene as the company dismantling the plant decides? Holtec International ...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By Richard Rood The Conversation Global warming doesn’t stop on a dime. If people everywhere stopped burning fossil fuels tomorrow, stored heat would still continue to warm the atmosphere. Picture how a radiator heats a home. Water is heated by a boiler, and the hot water circulates through pipes...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
  By Sarah Jensen Guest Commentary If we are going to achieve net-zero by 2050 and mitigate the worst effects of climate change, we need to be open to any and all solutions. We do not have the luxury to rule out technologies simply because they do not “feel good.” Across the nation, governm...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
    By The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE » It will be illegal to use wildlife traps, snares and poison on public lands across New Mexico under a ban that took effect Friday. New Mexico is joining a handful of Western states that have limited trapping on public lands, with supporters say...
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Posted by on in Energy Efficiency
  By Sue McMillin Columnist for The Denver Post Climate change and the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is now rapidly driving energy policy — and finally, investment in renewable energy sources. ¶ According to the International Renewable Energy Agency, worldwide investment in renewabl...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
  WASHINGTON » Scientists have figured out why vampire bats are the only mammals that can survive on a diet of just blood. They compared the genome of common vampire bats to 26 other bat species and identified 13 genes that are missing or no longer work in vampire bats. Over the years, those ...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
  By Sydney McDonald Broomfield Enterprise This year, a well-known symbol for Child Abuse Awareness Prevention Month is going sustainable. The Broomfield Early Childhood Council announced it is purchasing large metal blue pinwheels to plant in partner locations, as opposed to the normal sma...
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Posted by on in Energy Efficiency
    By Tom Krisher The Associated Press DETROIT » New vehicles sold in the U.S. will have to average at least 40 mpg of gasoline in 2026, up from about 28 mpg, under new federal rules unveiled Friday that undo a rollback of standards enacted under President Donald Trump. The National ...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
By Sydney McDonald Broomfield Enterprise Broomfield officials have issued a notice of a potential breach to Extraction Oil & Gas regarding a March 12 fire at Interchange Pad A. An email from City and County Manager Jennifer Hoffman, which was sent Monday and released three days later on Broom...
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Posted by on in Human Health
Attorney General Phil Weiser sued companies producing PFAS By Conrad Swanson The Denver Post Carpeting, furniture, cosmetics, cookware and other products containing PFAS — or forever chemicals linked to cancer and birth defects — would be banned for sale in Colorado under a new proposal from stat...
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Posted by on in Air Quality
  By Jamey Keaten The Associated Press GENEVA » The U.N. health agency says nearly everybody in the world breathes air that doesn’t meet its standards for air quality, calling for more action to reduce fossil-fuel use, which generates pollutants that cause respiratory and blood-flow problems...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
    By Seth Borenstein The Associated Press The one-two punch of nasty wildfires followed by heavy downpours, triggering flooding and mudslides, will strike the U.S. West far more often in a warming world, becoming a frequent occurrence, a new study said. That fire-flood combination, ...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
  By Frank Jordans and Seth Borenstein The Associated Press BERLIN » Temperatures on Earth will shoot past a key danger point unless greenhouse gas emissions fall faster than countries have committed, the world’s top body of climate scientists said Monday, warning of the consequences of inac...
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