User: flenvcenter Topic: Air and Climate-Regional
Category: Air :: Air Pollution
Last updated: Dec 22 2018 02:45 IST RSS 2.0
 
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“The Cadillac ride of scooters”: Lime’s new fleet features bigger wheels, front wheel suspension 5.11.2019 Denver Post: Local
Lime has rolled out Gen 3 in Denver -- a new scooter fleet with bigger wheels, front-wheel suspension similar to a mountain bike and three forms of braking, in addition to other improvements, according to a Monday news release from the transit company.
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Judge: Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood shooter still incompetent 5.11.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
A judge has ruled that a man who killed three people and injured nine others at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood clinic remains mentally incompetent to stand trial.
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Wearable air pollution monitors to record what workers are breathing to be developed at CSU 5.11.2019 Denver Post: Local
Small, wearable air pollution monitors intended to collect data on workers' exposure to potential occupational health hazards are going to be developed by a team of Colorado State University engineers and social scientists, according to a CSU news release on Monday.
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Smog and smoke: The West’s air is the dirtiest it’s been since 2009 4.11.2019 High Country News Most Recent
A growing economy, looser regulations and uptick in fires are all factors.
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Thirty months after fatal Firestone blast, Colorado’s widening web of underground pipelines still not fully mapped 27.10.2019 Denver Post: Local
Colorado leaders promised back in 2017 that they'd do all they could to make sure a tragedy like the Firestone home explosion never happens again. They promised comprehensive public pipeline maps and better inspections to detect leaks along underground lines. But that still hasn't been done.
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No relief from fracking industry on Colorado’s Front Range 15.10.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Advocates hope new laws will bring changes, but they aren’t seeing much yet.
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Decker fire flares despite cold night temps, forcing federal forest officials to pull back 755 firefighters 14.10.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
A 7,326-acre wildfire sparked by lightning in the Sangre de Cristo Wilderness more than a month ago flared up Sunday, spreading despite freezing night temperatures, forcing new evacuations near towns along the Arkansas River and emitting smoky particulate plumes that raised health concerns.
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Decker fire’s heavy smoke raises air quality and health concerns, blaze at more than 6,300 acres 8.10.2019 Denver Post: Local
The Decker fire, south of Salida, has grown to more than 6,300 acres and heavy smoke from the fire continues to impact the area especially near the Freemont and Chafee County line and in valleys.
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National politics put California’s air quality in the crosshairs 7.10.2019 High Country News Most Recent
On the ground, one teen deploys pollution monitors to make his community safer.
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World War II-era bomber crashes; at least 5 reported dead 3.10.2019 Denver Post: National News Headlines
A World War II-era B-17 bomber carrying 13 people crashed and burned at the Hartford airport in an aborted takeoff attempt Wednesday, and a state official said at least five people were killed.
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Wind-driven smoke from the Decker wildfire, south of Salida, prompts health warning 1.10.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
An air quality health advisory has been issued for southeastern Chaffe and northwestern Fremont counties, including Salida and Poncha Springs, because of wind-driven smoke from the Decker wildfire.
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How the Trump administration is silencing science 18.9.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Six ex-government scientists explain how they were made to bury climate science and why they decided to blow the whistle.
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Guest Commentary: I was in the Pentagon on 9/11, today I help train the next generation of airmen who will keep us safe 11.9.2019 Denver Post: Opinion
Eighteen years after being at the literal ground zero of what precipitated our global war on terror, I’m proud to have served as an airman on this joint warfighting team.  But, I’m also reminded of the motto adopted immediately following the 9/11 attack -- never forget.
Colorado ramps up response to toxic “forever chemicals” after discovery of hot spots across metro Denver 10.9.2019 Denver Post: Local
Tests have measured PFAS contamination of groundwater in metro Denver at levels up to 2,928 times higher than a federal health advisory limit, officials at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment told The Denver Post.
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Hunt fire in northwest Colorado grows to 2,300 acres 8.9.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
A wildfire in northwest Colorado, about 26 miles west of Meeker, has grown to 2,300 acres, officials said Sunday.
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EPA mulls whether to downgrade Colorado to a “serious” violator of air quality standards — a move the state favors 7.9.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday held a public hearing in Denver ahead of its decision on whether to reclassify Colorado as a "serious" violator of federal health standards -- a move that would force stricter state control of pollution at oil and gas operations and other industrial sites.
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Air Force Academy discovers contamination in water 23.8.2019 Denver Post: Local
The U.S. Air Force Academy says unsafe levels of chemicals were found in groundwater at four sites on the Colorado campus.
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Colorado adopts zero-emission vehicle standard in push to increase adoption of electric cars 17.8.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Colorado air commissioners voted 8-1 on Friday to adopt a zero-emission standard requiring that at least 5% of automakers' vehicles available for sale by 2023 be electric, advancing the shift Gov. Jared Polis ordered toward clean energy and healthier air.
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Colorado revs toward an electric car future, compelled by climate change and air pollution 15.8.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Compelled by climate change and air pollution, Colorado air commissioners are expected to require automakers to offer more electric models starting in 2023.
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Fed land managers reviewing Colorado’s protest letter over Trump admin’s plan for public lands, sage grouse 30.7.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Federal land managers say they're reviewing a protest letter from the Colorado Department of Natural Resources over the Trump administration's management plan for public lands in the southwest corner of the state.
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