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The Associated Press, The Denver Post eEdition, July 4, 2020 BERLIN» German lawmakers have finalized the country’s long-awaited phase-out of coal as an energy source, backing a plan that environmental groups say isn’t ambitious enough and free marketeers criticize as a waste of taxpayers’ money. Bi...
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by Hip Hop Caucus | Jan 27, 2020 | Press  A comedy special and documentary show relevance of climate crisis for communities of color, inspiring media makers and creatives of color to tell more climate stories PARK CITY, UTAH – Hip Hop Caucus Think 100% FILMS is providing the first look of its...
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BALI By Richard C. Paddock, © The New York Times Co., The Denver Post eEdition, July 5, 2020 SEMINYAK, INDONESIA» It was trash season on Bali, the time of year when monsoon storms wash up tons of plastic debris onto the island’s beaches. It was also the time for two teenage sisters, Melati and...
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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
Vail Daily, from The Denver Post eEdition, July 3, 2020 Vail Resorts reports the company has taken a major step toward its goal of 100% renewable electricity as a new large-scale wind farm, enabled by the company, has gone online. Vail Resorts has committed to purchase 310,000 megawatt hours of win...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By Joe Neguse, Guest Commentary, The Denver Post eEdition, July 1, 2020 Last summer, Washington heard directly from Coloradans when the U.S. House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis traveled to Colorado for the committee’s first — and only — official bipartisan field hearing. Committee members ...
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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
By Matthew Daly, The Associated Press, The Denver Post eEdition, July 1, 2020 WASHINGTON» House Democrats on Tuesday unveiled a plan to address climate change that would set a goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, while pushing renewable energy such as wind and solar power and addressi...
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Posted by on in Food
The Associated Press, The Denver Post eEdition, July 6, 2020 NAIROBI, KENYA»The crunch of young locusts comes with nearly every step. The worst outbreak of the voracious insects in Kenya in 70 years is far from over, and their newest generation is now finding its wings for proper flight. The li...
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By Dave Kolpack, AP News, July 6, 2020 FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A judge on Monday ordered the Dakota Access pipeline shut down for additional environmental review more than three years after it began pumping oil — handing a victory to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and delivering a blow to President Donal...
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Posted by on in Lakes/Rivers/Wetlands
The guidelines Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, California, Utah, Wyoming and Nevada use and a drought contingency plan will expire in 2026. By Felicia Fonseca, The Associated Press, from The Denver Post eEdition, June 28th, 2020 FLAGSTAFF, ARIZ.» Arizona is getting a jump start on what will be ...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
By Tom Udall and Michael Bennet, The Denver Post eEdition, June 28th, 2020 Westerners have a special connection to the land. We are blessed with millions of acres of gorgeous and untamed beauty—snow-covered peaks, alpine lakes, mountain streams, wide open rural landscapes, and abundant wildlife. Th...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By, Kiley Price, Conservation International, Jan 15, 2020 The top five risks to the global economy in the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report, published today, are environmental — a first in the survey’s history. And with “economic and political polarization” set to increase in 2020, the onu...
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Posted by on in General Environment
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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Posted by on in Oil Spill
Shared from the 6/27/2020 The Denver Post eEdition By Maggie Michael 
The Associated Press The United Nations said an abandoned oil tanker moored off the coast of Yemen loaded with more than 1 million barrels of crude oil is at risk of rupture or explosion, causing massive environmental d...
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Posted by on in Water Conservation
Shared from the 6/28/2020 The Denver Post eEdition By Jim Robbins
© The New York Times Co. CUT BANK, MONT.» A century ago, one of the first of the ambitious federal water projects that helped build the West was constructed to carry water from the mountains of Glacier National Park hundreds of ...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
  Shared from the 6/24/2020 The Denver Post eEdition CLIMATE CHANGE Amazon’s carbon footprint grew 15%  However, company says rate fell 5% per $1 spent on website By Joseph Pisani The Associated Press NEW YORK»Amazon said Tuesday that its carbon footprint rose 15% last y...
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Posted by on in Human Health
Shared from the 6/19/2020 The Denver Post eEdition PREMATURE BIRTHS By Christopher Flavelle © The New York Times Co. WASHINGTON» Pregnant women exposed to high temperatures or air pollution are more likely to have children who are premature, underweight or stillborn, and African-American...
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Posted by on in Human Health
The Denver Post eEdition, By Gillian Friedman, June 20, 2020 © The New York Times Co. Friday was a paid company holiday for employees at Nike. The same goes for workers at Twitter, Target, General Motors, the National Football League and a variety of other businesses. JPMorgan Chase, Capital O...
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Posted by on in Human Health
The Lancet, Planetary Health Volume 4, Issue 6, E212-E216, Published June 01, 2020 By Evan A Eskew and Colin J Carlson The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic will be among the most significant global health crises of several generations. The causative virus, severe acute respiratory syndrome coron...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
The Denver Post eEdition, Judith Kohler, June 17, 2020 Colorado and the country continue to lose clean energy jobs by the thousands since the coronavirus began spreading, a national industry group said Monday. A new analysis by E2, Environmental Entrepreneurs, said the industry lost 27,000 job...
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Posted by on in General Environment
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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