User: flenvcenter Topic: Air and Climate-Regional
Category: Air :: Air Pollution
Last updated: Dec 08 2016 07:43 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Trump names Scott Pruitt, Oklahoma attorney general suing EPA on climate change, to head the EPA 8.12.2016 Denver Post: All Political News
In a move signaling an intention to dismantle President Obama's climate change and environmental legacy, President-elect Trump will nominate Scott Pruitt, the attorney general of the oil and gas intensive state of Oklahoma, to head the Environmental Protection Agency.
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Donald Trump names Scott Pruitt, Oklahoma attorney general suing EPA on climate change, to head the EPA 8.12.2016 Denver Post: All Political News
In a move signaling an intention to dismantle President Obama's climate change and environmental legacy, President-elect Trump will nominate Scott Pruitt, the attorney general of the oil and gas intensive state of Oklahoma, to head the Environmental Protection Agency.
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Photos: Attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941 7.12.2016 Denver Post: National News Headlines
President Franklin Roosevelt called December 7, 1941, "a date which will live in infamy." On that day, Japanese planes attacked the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Territory. The bombing killed more than 2,300 Americans. It completely destroyed the American battleship U.S.S. Arizona and capsized the U.S.S. Oklahoma. The attack sank or beached a total of twelve ships and damaged nine others. 160 aircraft were destroyed and 150 others damaged. The attack took the country by surprise, especially the ill-prepared Pearl Harbor base. (American library.gov) December 7, 2013 marks the 72nd anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
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Yellow ride, green impact: Douglas County Schools adds 3 alternative fuel buses to fleet 23.11.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
Douglas County Schools last week unveiled three new compressed natural gas-powered buses, that will be be more environmentally friendly and cheaper than their predecessors.
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State officials seek EPA sign-off on plan for dirty air that fails to meet federal ozone standards 21.11.2016 Denver Post: News: Local
Colorado officials say it will be 2021 before the state meets the current federal health standard for ozone air pollution — for which metro Denver and the northern Front Range have been out of compliance for more than four years.
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Dead man found floating in Arkansas River 21.11.2016 Denver Post: News: Local
A dead man's body found floating in the Arkansas River near La Junta on Sunday morning has drawn the attention of three law enforcement agencies.
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Letter: Forget the leaf blowers. Get a rake. 8.11.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
In discussions about dangerous air pollution along the Wasatch Front, one source deserves much more attention: landscaping machines, in particular at this time of year, leaf blowers. Use of leaf blowers rises to epidemic levels in the fall, causing not only invasive, earsplitting noise pollution, but significant amounts of air pollution as well. Emissions tests have shown that two-stroke leaf blower engines emit about 23 times the carbon monoxide and 300 times the hydrocarbons of the 6,200 lb. F...
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Air Force: Missing tainted water likely evaporated from pit 3.11.2016 Durango Herald
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE – The military said Wednesday an Air Force Base in Colorado did not discharge thousands of gallons of water contaminated with toxic chemicals into the wastewater treatment system of Colorado Springs, as it originally feared.Some water tainted with the chemicals – which are used in firefighting foam...
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State patrol seeks public’s help solving hit-and-run of Boulder cyclist 2.11.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
The Colorado State Patrol is seeking information from the public regarding a hit-and-run crash Saturday afternoon that injured a cyclist.
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Denver police seize pickup truck in hit-and-run that killed gifted young lawyer 2.11.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
Police in Denver have taken into custody a Ford pickup truck they say was involved in an early Sunday hit-and-run at the intersection of 13th Avenue and Broadway that left a promising young lawyer dead and another person injured.
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Criminal investigation underway in toxic chemical release 2.11.2016 Denver Post: News: Local
Military and civilian authorities are investigating whether any laws were broken in the unexplained discharge of 150,000 gallons of wastewater tainted with toxic chemicals at an Air Force base in Colorado.
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Iraqi forces begin assault on Mosul district with artillery 1.11.2016 Durango Herald
Iraq's special forces have begun an assault on Mosul, part of operations to drive the Islamic State group from the country's second city
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Suncor refinery accident released 75,600 pounds of sulfur dioxide, 150 times daily limit 29.10.2016 Denver Post: News: Local
The Suncor oil refinery released far more sulfur dioxide than previously known -- 75,600 pounds, 150 times beyond a 24-hour limit that triggers an investigation, according to a company letter obtained Friday.
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Widefield begins tests on tainted groundwater while the Air Force launches $900K effort to destroy chemicals 27.10.2016 Denver Post: Local
While scared residents south of Colorado Springs pay for bottled drinking water, utility crews and the Air Force are looking for ways to destroy the toxic chemicals.
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Rights group: Probe alleged airstrike on Iraq mosque 24.10.2016 Durango Herald
Rights group urges probe in suspected mosque airstrike in northern Iraq that killed at least 13 during battle for Mosul
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Op-ed: Albarran respects science and will address Utah's bad air 23.10.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
We Utahns know that our polluted air is one of the few drawbacks to living here. According to a 2015 report by the American Lung Association (certainly a nonpartisan group), Salt Lake City is the seventh most polluted city in the nation for short-term particulate pollution — the stuff in our inversions. This report award Salt Lake County a grade of “F” on its air quality report card. Some people argue that the air in Salt Lake has been worse before. That’s true, but we once had coal burning pla...
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Letter: Don't re-elect the climate deniers 21.10.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
After reading Karen Jackson’s plea for cleaner air for our kids (and the rest of us) I want to ask the parents of these children: “Do you continue to re-elect the same climate change deniers to Congress?” All of Utah’s congressional delegation deny that we should do anything to forestall climate change that will affect our children’s and future generations lives in a far more negative way than Utah’s toxic air pollution. As a member of the Citizen’s Climate Lobby and the Cache Clean Air Consorti...
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PHOTOS: Iraqi forces operation to retake Mosul from ISIS 18.10.2016 Denver Post: National News Headlines
Iraqi forces have launched their most complex anti-Islamic State operation to date: retaking the country's second-largest city of Mosul. While the country's military has won a string of territorial victories that have pushed the Islamic State group out of more than half the territory the group once held, some Iraqi officials worry that the Mosul fight has been rushed and if the city is retaken without a plan to broker a peace, it could lead to more violence. Mosul fell to IS in June 2014, when the extremist group blitzed across northern and western Iraq, overrunning nearly a third of the country.
Op-ed: How many more kids must gasp for air before we act? 17.10.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
How many kids will I see today in clinic gasping for air with an asthma attack? How many parents will be gasping for reassurance that their child will be okay? How many children will I admit to the hospital causing a sleepless night and missed work for parents? These are the questions I would ask myself as I drove into work on the many red, yellow and orange air days along the Wasatch Front. What is causing the air pollution that makes us cough and wheeze-making us all feel like we are gasping f...
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Global deal reached to limit powerful greenhouse gases 16.10.2016 Denver Post: National News Headlines
Nearly 200 nations have reached a deal, announced Saturday morning, to limit the use of greenhouse gases far more powerful than carbon dioxide in a major effort to fight climate change.
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