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By Brittany Peterson and Suman Naishadham The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE » On a recent, scorching afternoon in the city, off-road vehicles cruised up and down a stretch of dry riverbed where normally the Rio Grande flows. The drivers weren’t thrill-seekers, but biologists hoping to save as many ...
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By Michael Phillis The Associated Press ST. LOUIS » The climate deal reached last week by Senate Democrats could reduce the amount of greenhouse gases that American farmers produce by expanding programs that help accumulate carbon in soil, fund climate-focused research and lower the abundant metha...
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By John Leicester and Nicholas Garriga The Associated Press PARIS » Fanning out like urban guerrillas through Paris’ darkened streets well after midnight, the anti-waste activists shinny up walls and drain pipes, reaching for switches to turn off the lights. Click. Click. Click. One by one, the o...
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By Noelle Phillips and Matthew Daly The Denver Post and The Associated Press The Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday said it plans to do outreach to communities where there are elevated cancer risks — including Lakewood — because of medical sterilization facilities that use ethylene oxide...
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By Maria Abi-Habib and Bryan Avelar © The New York Times Co. Mexico, or large parts of it, is running out of water. An extreme drought has seen taps run dry across the country, with nearly twothirds of all municipalities facing a water shortage that is forcing people in some places to line up for...
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By Lee Keath The Associated Press CAIRO » Temperatures in the Middle East have risen far faster than the world’s average in the past three decades. Precipitation has been decreasing, and experts predict droughts will come with greater frequency and severity. The Middle East is one of the most vul...
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By Sameer Yasir © The New York Times Co. CHENNAI, INDIA » Amul Vasudevan, a vegetable hawker in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, thought she was going to go out of business. The state had forbidden retailers to use disposable plastic bags, which were critical for her livelihood because th...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
By John Flesher, Christina Larson and Patrick Whittle The Associated Press GLEN ARBOR, MICH. » Concealed behind trees near Lake Michigan, two scientists remotely manipulated a robotic owl on the forest floor. As the intruder flapped its wings and hooted, a merlin guarding its nest in a nearby pine ...
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Posted by on in Clean Water
By EPA standard, much of state has hazardous levels By Conrad Swanson The Denver Post More than a hundred drinking water sources across Colorado — ranging from cities and counties to elementary schools and campgrounds — contain what are now considered to be potentially hazardous levels of PFAS, t...
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By Lisa Friedman and Brad Plumer © The New York Times Co. WASHINGTON » The $369 billion climate and tax package forged in a surprise deal by Senate Democrats would be the most ambitious action ever taken by the United States to try to stop the planet from catastrophically overheating. The agreeme...
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  By Jack Ewing and Karen Weise © The New York Times Co. Nearly three years ago, Amazon announced that it would buy 100,000 custom-made delivery vehicles from Rivian Automotive, a fledgling maker of electric vehicles. On Thursday, after some delays, the companies said hundreds of the vans we...
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Posted by on in Water Conservation
By Conrad Swanson The Denver Post   Water officials from Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming published a plan this week to appease federal officials wanting to save water from the drying Colorado River but didn’t include any specific, mandatory cuts to save the precious resource. &nb...
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By Matthew Brown The Associated Press BILLINGS, MONT. » The Biden administration on Monday said the government will plant more than one billion trees across millions of acres of burned and dead woodlands in the U.S. West, as officials struggle to counter the increasing toll on the nation’s for...
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Natural gas operator fined $3.25M By Noelle Phillips The Denver Post A Weld County natural gas operator will pay a $3.25 million fine and spend more than $1.5 million to upgrade one of its plants to reduce harmful air emissions in an agreement with the state, the U.S. Department of Justice and th...
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    By Susan Montoya Bryan The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE » Tumbleweeds drift along the Rio Grande as sand bars within its banks widen. Smoke from distant wildfires and dust kicked up by intense spring winds fill the valley, exacerbating the feeling of distress that is beginning to w...
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    By Molly Burke The Denver Post U.S. Department of Agriculture inspectors confirmed the first case of avian flu in a backyard chicken flock in Colorado on Saturday. The highly pathogenic avian influenza, known as HPAI, was detected in a non-commercial flock in Pitkin County, accord...
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  By Jason Bittel © The New York Times Co. In 1890, a mustachioed eccentric named Eugene Schieffelin released a few dozen European starlings into New York City. His supposed goal? Introduce all the bird species mentioned in William Shakespeare’s plays to America. More than a century later, ...
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    By Jesus Jiménez © The New York Times Co. The plastic rings ubiquitous with six-packs of beer and soda are gradually becoming a thing of the past as more companies switch to greener packaging. The changes are taking different forms — from cardboard to six-pack rings made with left...
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Posted by on in General Environment
By Sabrina Parys NerdWallet Many Americans have woven green practices into their everyday lives — from recycling to going paperless and even cutting back on meat consumption. Switching to clean energy or purchasing an electric vehicle are additional ways to go green, but large-scale upgrades also...
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  By Thomas Fuller © The New York Times Co. SALEM, ORE. » A giant earthquake. A huge flood. Wildfires followed by choking smoke. An ice storm that knocks out power for days. Four years ago, a group of employees at the Oregon State Treasury sat down and compiled a list of every conceivable d...
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