User: flenvcenter Topic: Air and Climate-Regional
Category: Air :: Air Pollution
Last updated: Oct 21 2017 09:56 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Colorado health officials mull tougher rule for oil and gas facilities to cut smog 21.10.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
Colorado officials under pressure to cut Front Range air pollution weigh tougher rules for oil and gas industry.
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Pollution kills 9 million people each year, new study finds 20.10.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Pollution around the globe now contributes to an estimated 9 million deaths annually - or roughly one in six - according to an in-depth new study published Thursday in the Lancet.
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Oil and gas producers face more stringent air-quality rules on Front Range 20.10.2017 Denver Post: Local
Oil and gas operators in the Front Range would have to retrofit equipment and conduct more frequent inspections to detect leaks, if state regulators on Friday approve proposed rules aimed at helping alleviate smog concerns.
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Wildfires worsen housing crunch in famously costly Bay Area 19.10.2017 Denver Post: Business
Even before fire wiped out the home she rented for 17 years, Suzanne Finzell had thought about leaving this city on the edge of the San Francisco Bay Area because of rising prices. A spike in housing and other living costs had driven her friends to Nevada and Oregon.
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Californians head back home to altered lives, communities 18.10.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Some have lost loved ones. Many have survived near-death experiences. Others have lost their homes and a lifetime of possessions.
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Berthoud fire department sending crew to California to fight wildfires 18.10.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
A four-man crew of Berthoud Fire Protection District firefighters was deployed to California on Monday to assist in the response to the massive wildland fires burning in the Golden State.
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Lighter winds help crews gain on California wildfires 16.10.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Firefighters kept gaining on the California wildfires Monday with help from lighter winds that made it easier to attack the flames that have killed at least 40 people and destroyed thousands of homes and businesses.
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Colorado sending 20 fire engines to California wildfires 16.10.2017 Denver Post: Local
Colorado is sending 20 fire engines to California to help fight the wildfires that have been devastating the state.
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California firefighters say they finally “turned a corner” in fight against deadly wildfires 16.10.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
With the winds dying down, fire officials said Sunday they have apparently "turned a corner" against the wildfires that have devastated California wine country and other parts of the state over the past week, and thousands of people got the all-clear to return home. While the danger from the deadliest, most destructive cluster of blazes in California history was far from over, the smoky skies started to clear in some places. "A week ago this started as a nightmare, and the day we dreamed of has arrived," Napa County Supervisor Belia Ramos said. People were being allowed to go back home in areas no longer in harm's way, and the number of those under evacuation orders was down to 75,000 from nearly 100,000 the day before. Fire crews were able to gain ground because the winds that had fanned the flames did not kick up overnight as much as feared. "Conditions have drastically changed from just 24 hours ago, and that is definitely a very good sign," said Daniel Berlant, spokesman for California Department of ...
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Family dog emerges alive and happy from California wildfire aftermath 15.10.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Two men who hiked for miles through Northern California wildfire territory expecting a grim discovery were met with a joyful one instead.
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California wildfires, now up to 100 miles wide, threaten more wineries 15.10.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
The California wildfires raced toward wineries and the historic town of Sonoma on Saturday, chasing hundreds more people from their homes and threatening to roll back firefighters' modest gains against the cluster of blazes that was as wide as 100 miles.
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“Peanuts” creator Charles Schulz’s home burns down in Santa Rosa fire 15.10.2017 Denver Post: Entertainment
Charles Schulz once drew his iconic dog Snoopy losing everything in a house fire. This week, for Schulz's widow, that scenario became all too real.
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More Californians ordered to flee as gusting winds spread wildfires 14.10.2017 Denver Post: National News Headlines
Northern California officials ordered a new round of mandatory evacuations overnight for parts of the Sonoma Valley and eastern Santa Rosa, as gusty winds returned, reviving dangerous fire conditions in a region that has been devastated by ongoing blazes since last week.
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Death toll in California wildfires reaches historically grim heights 14.10.2017 Denver Post: National News Headlines
The horrific scale of death and destruction is coming into focus, even as wildfires continue to rage throughout Northern California.
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Boy dies, man survives California wildfire “nuclear blast” 14.10.2017 Denver Post: National News Headlines
When flames swept over the mountain like a "nuclear blast," Paul Hanssen ran from his burning home, a water-soaked towel around his head and dog by his side, and took shelter in a trailer. He waited nervously for two long hours as winds howled and embers flew by.
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Winds expected to drive next wave of deadly California fires 12.10.2017 Denver Post: National News Headlines
Gusting winds and dry air forecast for Thursday could drive the next wave of devastating wildfires that are already well on their way to becoming the deadliest and most destructive in California history.
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Winds whip new terror into deadly California wildfires 12.10.2017 Denver Post: National News Headlines
Fueled by the return of strong winds, the wildfires tearing through California wine country exploded in size and number Wednesday as authorities ordered new evacuations and the death toll climbed to 23 — a figure expected to rise.
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El Paso County water contamination shows need for statewide limits 29.9.2017 Denver Post: Opinion
Colorado health officials should set a limit for the allowable concentration of unhealthy chemicals, like those found in drinking water in southern El Paso County.
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Coal. Guns. Freedom? 21.9.2017 High Country News Most Recent
How the Trump administration has seized mythologies around coal.
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Colorado mulls state limit for groundwater contamination from PFCs 18.9.2017 Denver Post: Local
Colorado health officials grappling with groundwater contamination from firefighting foam — containing a toxic chemical the federal government allows — have proposed to set a state limit to prevent more problems.
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