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Biden urged to set climate goals Businesses, investors ask for big cut to emissions by 2030 By Matthew Daly The Associated Press WASHINGTON » More than 300 businesses and investors — including such giants as Apple, Google, Microsoft and Coca-Cola — are calling on the Biden administration to set an...
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  State sets aside funds to sue others, like Colorado, for their policies on energy By Judith Kohler The Denver Post A new Wyoming law that sets aside money to sue states whose policies hamper the use of Wyoming coal was passed in part with Colorado in mind, the sponsor said. The bill rece...
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Posted by on in Beauty and Fashion
EARTH DAY By Kathleen McCleary The Denver Post Parade, Ever measured on the ocean floor, about 1.9 million pieces in 11 square miles. Even if you’re not glittering your kids’ art projects (colored salt or rice is a good substitute), check your makeup It’s spring and there’s light at the end of the...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
  By Mary Williams Walsh © The New York Times Co. A deep freeze in February left Texas with billions of dollars in damage from cascading power failures that stranded residents in their dark and flooded homes. And insurance companies are hoping they can pass the bill on — just as they did whe...
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Posted by on in Recycling
The Denver Post Parade  11.3 million tons of textiles went into landfills in 2018. “If we can keep the stuff that’s already been made in circulation a little longer, there’s less impact on the planet from production,” says the NRDC’s Hoover. That means, think before you buy. Could you patch t...
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Posted by on in Green Design
By Patrick Sisson © The New York Times Co. Soleil Lofts, an apartment development in suburban Salt Lake City, offers a lot of amenities — pools, three spas, a basketball court, electric appliances, a dog park — to lure potential residents. But the feature that sealed the deal for Maik Kannenb...
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Posted by on in Air Quality
  By The Associated Press CORTEZ » Mesa Verde National Park, known for preserving ancient cultural sites, has been designated the 100th International Dark Sky Park, park officials said. In a statement Monday, the park said the certification would help foster astronomy- based recreation and to...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By Matthew Brown The Associated Press BILLINGS, MONT. » Rainstorms grew more erratic and droughts much longer across most of the U.S. West over the past half century as climate change warmed the planet, according to a sweeping government study released Tuesday that concludes the situation is w...
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Posted by on in Agriculture
  A Colorado county may have a model for the nation’s conservation efforts By Judith Kohler The Denver Post David Kelly has lived his whole life in Colorado’s Upper Arkansas River Valley, where his family has ranched since 1952. The community is committed to helping him and other ranchers the...
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Posted by on in General Environment
The Denver Post’s editorial board  America is finally on the right trajectory when it comes to adding, protecting, and utilizing our public lands. In 2019 an epic lands deal was signed into law by President Donald Trump with bipartisan support that added protections to 1.3 million acres of lan...
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Posted by on in General Environment
  By Sophia Eppolito The Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY » For decades, a public lands tug-of-war has played out over a vast expanse of southern Utah where red rocks reveal petroglyphs and cliff dwellings and distinctive twin buttes bulge from a grassy valley. A string of U.S. officials...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
    By Somini Sengupta © The New York Times Co. How does a country deal with climate disasters when it is drowning in debt? Not very well, it turns out. Especially not when a pandemic clobbers its economy. Take Belize, Fiji and Mozambique. Vastly different countries, they are among do...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
Mike Hattel, Louisville Why return to barbaric hunting in Montana? “Bears, wolves become part of the culture wars,” March 29 news story The Denver Post  The article reports that once again barbaric hunting techniques are being introduced, this time in the Montana state legislature. ...
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Posted by on in Green Products/Services
By Cathy Bussewitz The Associated Press NEW YORK » Good-paying jobs — many of them. That’s the seductive idea around which President Joe Biden is proposing a vast transformation of the energy sector, with the promise of making it far more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly. A...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
By Chris O’Meara and Adriana Gomez Licon The Associated Press PALMETTO, FLA. » Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said Sunday that crews were working to prevent the collapse of a large wastewater pond in the Tampa Bay area while evacuating the area to avoid a “catastrophic flood.” Manatee Co...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
    By Thomas Covert and Ryan Kellogg Guest Commentary The U.S. federal government owns vast acreage of resource- rich public lands; $25 billion of oil and gas was produced from federal lands in 2019 alone. But thanks to decades of stagnant policies, these resources are being all but g...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
  By Ian Silverii Columnist for The Denver Post Colorado is a national leader in renewable energy and fighting human-caused climate change. In 2004, clean energy advocates and environmentalists took Amendment 37 to the ballot, establishing a 10% renewable energy standard, and won. The amen...
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Posted by on in Food
By Allen Best Writers on the Range Pushback against a “meatless day” proclaimed by Gov. Jared Polis last month was predictably vigorous. It was part of the “war on rural Colorado,” said a state senator who runs a cattle-feeding operation. Twenty-six of Colorado’s 64 counties adopted “meat-in” pro...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
  What’s good for the ocean may also be good for business By Tatiana Schlossberg © The New York Times Co. Marty Odlin, who grew up and lives on the Maine coast, remembers what the ocean used to be like. But now, he said, “It’s like a desert and just within my lifetime.” In the last few year...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
By Matthew Brown The Associated Press BILLINGS, MONT. » Grizzly bears are slowly expanding the turf where they roam in parts of the northern Rocky Mountains but need continued protections, according to government scientists who concluded that no other areas of the country would be suitab...
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