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Colorado has new, stronger oil and gas regulations. Now what? 24.4.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
State health officials will write new rules to regulate oil and gas emissions "from cradle to grave" under a law revamping how the oil and gas industry is regulated in Colorado.
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Trump Celebrates Earth Day With a Proclamation About How Capitalism Is Good 22.4.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by the Guardian and is shared here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  Donald Trump issued on Monday an Earth Day proclamation that omitted any mention of climate change or the cavalcade of environmental threats posed by deforestation, species loss and plastic pollution. The president chose instead to praise the benefits of […]
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EPA, Colorado target oil and gas company HighPoint in federal court, accusing company of failing to control air pollution at storage tanks 22.4.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Environmental Protection Agency and Colorado attorneys have filed a lawsuit in federal court seeking millions in damages and a court order to stop polluting against an oil and gas company they accuse of violating requirements to minimize toxic emissions from storage tanks.
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Post Premium: Our best stories for the week of April 15-21 21.4.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
The Denver Post's most important stories from the past week, with a special focus on the story we've decided should lead our Sunday newspaper.
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Colorado’s unannounced air-pollution inspections at oil and gas sites are showing results — yet emissions are up as production increases 21.4.2019 Denver Post: Business
State health inspectors equipped with infrared cameras dropped in unannounced on about 2,000 oil and gas operations across Colorado last year and found leaks of heat-trapping methane and volatile organic gas at 13 percent of those sites -- half the frequency of leaks they detected five years ago.
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SpaceX suffers an accident during ground test of Crew Dragon astronaut capsule 21.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

SpaceX suffered a setback Saturday when an accident of some kind sent a plume of orange smoke rising from the pad where its Crew Dragon astronaut capsule’s escape system engines were being tested.

In a statement on Twitter, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said the anomaly happened during part...

Pennsylvania Takes Important Step Toward Limit on Climate Pollution 16.4.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Pennsylvania Takes Important Step Toward Limit on Climate Pollution
Microplastic found even in the air in France's Pyrenees mountains 16.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Tiny fragments broken down from larger pieces of plastic have already been found in rivers, lakes, oceans and in agricultural soil. But very few studies of wind-borne microplastic have ever been done.
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Airborne Microplastics Pollute Remotest Parts of Earth 15.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"Plastic pollution is not just a city, river or sea problem," the study's co-author told Newsweek.
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Coachella Valley smog has gotten worse, and climate change could be to blame 13.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Air quality officials will miss a 2019 federal deadline to clean smog in the Coachella Valley, saying the challenges of “hotter summer weather and the threat of climate change” are hampering efforts to slash health-damaging ozone.

The South Coast Air Quality Management District said Friday that...

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Trump Admin Wants to Put Mercury Back in Our Air and Water 12.4.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Trump Admin Wants to Put Mercury Back in Our Air and Water
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U.S. Named Third Worst in Child Asthma Pollution Study 11.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Around 4 million children develop asthma each year because they breathe in polluted air, scientists have warned.
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From ruined bridges to dirty air, EPA scientists price out the cost of climate change 8.4.2019 LA Times: Science

By the end of the century, the manifold consequences of unchecked climate change will cost the U.S. hundreds of billions of dollars per year, according to a new study by scientists at the Environmental Protection Agency.

Those costs will come in the form of water shortages, crippled infrastructure...

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Colorado lets oil and gas companies pollute for 90 days without federally required permits that limit emissions 7.4.2019 Denver Post: Local
Colorado public health officials have let oil and gas companies begin drilling and fracking for fossil fuels at nearly 200 industrial sites across the state without first obtaining federally required permits that limit how much toxic pollution they can spew into the air.
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In an era of extreme wildfires, some say firefighting aircraft are ‘increasingly ineffective’ 7.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The flames erupted just after sunrise on a high canyon wall, far beyond the reach of earthbound firefighters.

As powerful winds sent embers rocketing through the Sierra Nevada foothills, and closer to the towns of Magalia, Concow and Paradise, fire crews radioed anxiously for aircraft.

“Any news...

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As Trump makes border visit, leaders from California and Mexico will discuss pollution 5.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

As President Trump makes his third visit to California on Friday to tour the border in Calexico, state lawmakers and Mexican leaders will meet at another end of the state’s southern boundary to discuss what they see as a crisis in the border region: high levels of air and water pollution.

The inaugural...

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Bikes, EVs and LNG trucks: How delivery giant UPS is steering 'beyond diesel' 2.4.2019 GreenBiz.com
Bikes, EVs and LNG trucks: How delivery giant UPS is steering 'beyond diesel'
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Growing corn is a major contributor to air pollution, study finds 2.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A study ties an estimated 4,300 premature deaths a year to the air pollution caused by corn production in the U.S. In some regions, the per-bushel health costs exceed the corn's market price.
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D.C. Circuit Hears Argument Today in Lawsuit Challenging EPA Loophole for Toxic Air Pollution 1.4.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
D.C. Circuit Hears Argument Today in Lawsuit Challenging EPA Loophole for Toxic Air Pollution
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EDF, Allies Ask Two Appeals Courts to Protect Americans from Smog 1.4.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
EDF, Allies Ask Two Appeals Courts to Protect Americans from Smog
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