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    By Michael Brune Guest Commentary Last year, Coloradans suffered in the face of an exceptionally dry summer that birthed the worst fires in the state’s history. For millennia, natural wildfires have played a role in balancing the landscape, but climate change has created the condi...
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Posted by on in Human Health
Denver Water removes decades-old toxic service lines faster than expected By Conrad Swanson The Denver Post Tens of thousands of Denver residents drink, bathe in and cook with water that comes in through lead service lines. Denver Water crews are moving as fast as a public utility that serves 1....
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Article from: Denver Post - June 11, 2021   THE OPEN FORUM  Dan Danbom, Denver   The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reports that carbon dioxide levels were above 419 parts per million in May, never this high in our lifetimes. Climate scientists t...
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Posted by on in Agriculture
  A new study finds that if all parts of the food system are included, food production is responsible for as much as 40 percent of global emissions. By Georgina Gustin, Inside Climate News  June 10, 2021     Emissions from food production, already considered one of the ...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
Inside Clean Energy:  National lab wraps up groundbreaking project on electrifying the economy By Dan Gearino June 3, 2021 Many scenarios for averting the worst effects of climate change involve electrifying just about everything that now runs on fossil fuels, and shifting to an electricity...
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Posted by on in Green Products/Services
The company was built on gasoline engines but it’s highlighting the ways in which its new EV is a better option.   By Dan Gearino, Inside Climate News  May 26, 2021 Accompanied by throbbing electronic music and the requisite fog machines, the electric Ford F-150 Lightning made its...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
    By Catrin Einhorn © The New York Times Co. The engineers were used to building overpasses for vehicles, not wildlife. But every spring and fall, collisions with mule deer and pronghorn spiked in the Pinedale region of Wyoming, where Route 191 disrupted their age-old migration paths....
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
By Julie Marshall Boulder Daily Camera Mountain lions of Colorado have been in the news a bit lately. And the news is not so good. Last month we heard one cougar was shot and killed with a .357 Magnum handgun at an undisclosed Colorado state park by Patrick Montgomery of Littleton, a professional...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
CEO Note: Chile protects the oceans from single-use plastic pollution and mandates the sale and use of refillable bottles BY ANDY SHARPLESS   MAY 28, 2021Last week, Chile’s government enacted a law to reduce single-use plastics thanks to campaigning by Oceana and allies. The law is the fi...
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Posted by on in General Environment
 By Elizabeth Williamson © The New York Times Co. PARAJE, N.M. » Six members of the Laguna Pueblo community gathered last week in the cool, fragrant kitchen of an adobe house, discussing their hopes for “Sister Deb” — Deb Haaland, a Laguna citizen, former congresswoman from New Mexico and now...
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Posted by on in Animals
NORTH ATLANTIC RIGHT WHALES ARE SHRINKING One of the giants of the deep is shrinking before our eyes, a new study says. The younger generation of critically endangered North Atlantic right whales are on average about three feet shorter than whales were 20 years, drone and aircraft data show in...
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Posted by on in Human Health
  Gov. Jay Inslee Signs Bill to Reduce Unnecessary Plastic and Address Growing Plastic Pollution Crisis Press Release Date Monday, May 17, 2021 Location: Seattle, WA Contacts:Ben Enticknap: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 503.329.4465 Jamie Karnik: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 907.586.4050 Today, Go...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
Scientists recently discovered the extent of toxic DDT contamination occurring in the deep ocean off Los Angeles, California from historic dumping is far greater than previously thought, with new estimates of hundreds of thousands of barrels and documentation that many are degraded and leaking. Hund...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
    By Coral Davenport, Henry Fountain and Lisa Friedman © The New York Times WASHINGTON » The Biden administration on Tuesday suspended oil drilling leases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, unspooling a signature achievement of the Trump presidency and delivering on a promise by...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
By Lisa Friedman © The New York Times Co. WASHINGTON » Despite President Joe Biden’s pledge to cut the pollution from fossil fuels that is driving climate change, his administration quietly has taken actions this month that will guarantee the drilling and burning of oil and gas for decad...
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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
By Bruce Finley The Denver Post Colorado’s push to combat light pollution so more residents can see stars at night has gained momentum, with four more towns — including Naturita, Nucla and Crestone — winning dark sky designations and others expanding their efforts. The advocates of also establish...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
  By Matthew Brown The Associated Press BILLINGS, MONT. » Wildlife advocates pressed the Biden administration on Wednesday to revive federal protections for gray wolves across the Northern Rockies after Republican lawmakers in Idaho and Montana made it much easier to kill the predators. The...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
By Cathy Bussewitz Associated Press NEW YORK » Exxon Mobil’s shareholders have voted to replace at least two of the company’s 12 board members with directors who are seen as better suited to fight climate change, bolster Exxon’s finances and guide it through a transition to cleaner energy. The re...
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By Andrew Selsky The Associated Press SALEM, ORE. » Wearing soot-smudged, fire-resistant clothing and helmets, several wildland firefighters armed with hoes moved through a stand of ponderosa pines as flames tore through the underbrush. The firefighters weren’t there to extinguish the fire. T...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
Lululemon is making yoga pants to accompany our mindful habits with dirty coal powered electricity in Vietnam, Cambodia, and China. While the yoga pants maker is busy encouraging its customers to “live like your life depends on it,” Lululemon is putting the lives of its factory workers and the heal...
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