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After a pair of U.S. Senate candidates backed by the Sunrise Movement was defeated by more corporate-friendly centrists in recent Democratic primary races, the youth-led climate group's political director expressed hope Wednesday that the losses would serve as "a moment of reckoning for the progress...
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The New Yorker, By Bill McKibben, June 9, 202,  Most weeks, we talk about how to save the world, which seems the only accurate way to put it, given that we’ve just lived through the hottest May in recorded history and that the carbon-dioxide levels in our atmosphere just hit a new high, unmatc...
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Earth Protect is pleased to announce the appointment of Laurel Manley, 4th year student at Colorado State University who is majoring in Biological Science and Ecosystem Science & Sustainability. Laurel will be with Earth Protect across the summer working on content development, dissemination and...
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Apr 1, 2020 Conservation International  Editor’s note: The COVID-19 pandemic has spread around the world at lightning speed, infecting more than 900,000 people and killing more than 40,000 people to date. Protecting nature will be critical to preventing future pandemics, some scientists say. W...
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Shared from the 2/26/2020 The Denver Post eEdition By Ellen Knickmeyer The Associated Press   WASHINGTON» Describing windows rattled by industrial blasts and windowsills covered in toxic ash, an African-American resident of Texas’ oil hub joined Democratic lawmakers, state offi...
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Shared from the 2/20/2020 The Denver Post eEdition By Bruce Finley
The Denver Post Eighty percent of voters in Colorado and seven other Western states prioritize air, land, water and wildlife issues as key factors in electing leaders, including more than four in 10 who say the environment is v...
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Shared from the 2/11/2020 The Denver Post eEdition By Diana DeGette and Gina McCarthy Given the divisiveness of our politics these days, it may seem hard to believe that protecting our environment hasn’t always been such a highly partisan issue. In fact, just a half a century ago, members of Con...
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Bad driving isn’t just unsafe. It’s expensive. Studies have repeatedly shown that personal driving habits are the single biggest factor that affects vehicle fuel consumption. Adopting new and improved driving behaviors not only makes car travel safer, it can contribute to significant savings at the ...
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The rich and powerful have made their annual descent on a small resort town in Switzerland. They're not going there to ski, but to attend the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF). The event is better known by the name of its host city, Davos. The exclusive four-day event is an opportuni...
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  Shared from the 12/29/2019 The Denver Post eEdition The Associated Press WASHINGTON» Nuclear industry hopes of one day bringing small, factory-built nuclear power plants to communities and industrial sites have cleared a first regulatory hurdle with the Trump administration, over objec...
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  Shared from the 12/29/2019 The Denver Post eEdition By Mari YamaguchiThe Associated Press TOKYO» Japan on Friday revised a roadmap for the cleanup of the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant, further delaying the removal of thousands of spent fuel units that remain in cooling pools ...
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JULY 26, 2019   Washington, D.C. — The Trump Administration released its final management plan today for the 15% of Bears Ears National Monument it didn’t strip of monument status. It allows the “chaining” of thousands of acres of forest, and rights of way for new roads and utility lines thro...
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BY MARIANNE LAVELLE    The Trump administration's Environmental Protection Agency has sidestepped the agency's process for ensuring quality and balance in its advisory committees, and numerous appointees are serving without having undergone the required federal ethics review, the Go...
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Shared from the 6/12/2019 The Denver Post eEdition   By Ellen Knickmeyer
The Associated Press WASHINGTON» Environmental Protection Agency heads under three previous Republican presidents joined their Democratic counterparts Tuesday in telling lawmakers they were concerned by the Trump admini...
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Sustaining Planet Earth’s Life Is in Our Hands, by John H. Fitch, Ph. D., Affiliate Full Professor, Warner College of Natural Resources and Morgan Libraries, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, Colorado, June 4, 2019. The newly released Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiver...
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What is Earth Day, and what is it meant to accomplish? A message from our president, Kathleen Rogers: On April 22, 1970, millions of people took to the streets to protest the negative impacts of 150 years of industrial development. In the U.S. and around the world, smog was becoming deadly and ev...
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 European Union decided to ban plastic consumer items including plates, cutlery and straws as of 2021 to help clean up oceans. The prohibition on single-use plastics approved by the European Parliament on Wednesday in Strasbourg, France, also applies to beverage cups, food containers and cotto...
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Hanukkah is over, Christmas is right around the corner, and the calendar is about to flip a digit to bring us into 2019. Which means it’s time for Sierra magazine’s annual roundup of the most important environmental stories of the past year.  “Most important” doesn’t necessarily mean...
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The Clean Energy Bill approved by the Legislature on Tuesday adopted the go-slow approach favored by many of the state’s business groups and utilities, leaving a price on carbon and stronger support for solar and wind on the cutting room floor while greenlighting a number of less flashy provisions d...
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July 13, 2018 from Weekly Climate Review, MacArthur Foundation  President Donald Trump's pick to fill the vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court generated a lot of consternation among environmentalists and Democrats this week, but no one talked about the potential downside for the Nominator-in-Chie...
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