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The fight to save vaquitas from extinction 23.9.2017 High Country News Most Recent
Through a tangle of corruption and overfishing, a marine species hangs in the balance.
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PHOTOS: Coal industry around the world 28.6.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
The world's biggest coal users -- China, the United States and India -- have boosted coal mining in 2017 in an abrupt departure from last year's record global decline for the heavily polluting fuel and a setback to efforts to rein in climate change emissions.
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Op-ed: It’s just false to say environmental rules kill jobs 25.6.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Amid fierce debate, the federal Environmental Protection Agency strengthened national ozone pollution standards in 2015. The move was billed by industry as one of the most expensive environmental regulations ever proposed, while public health and environmental advocacy groups argued that the new standard of 70 parts per billion wasn’t protective enough of human health. EPA science advisors had advocated for a standard between 60 and 70 parts per billion, preferring the lower end of that spectrum...
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Small businesses in clean energy sector still hope for best 8.6.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
BC-US--SmallBiz-Small Talk-Climate Accord, 1st Ld-Writethru,947 Small businesses in clean energy sector still hope for best AP Photo CABM301, CABM302, LA301, LA302 (Eds: Updates with details, comment. With AP Photos.) By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG AP Business Writer NEW YORK • Small business owners who install solar panels or help customers use clean energy don’t seem fazed by President Donald Trump’s plan to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate accord, saying they expect demand for their services w...
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Vietnamese PM nixes major steel mill project 17.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Hanoi, Vietnam • Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has ordered a halt to work on a major steel plant, citing environmental and other concerns. The Vietnam-based Hoa Sen Group last year announced plans to build a $10.6 billion complex with an annual capacity of 16 million tons of steel. But a government statement Monday called for further studies on the potential environmental impact of the project, and its economic feasibility. It cited risks of a disaster like the chemical spill last year during ...
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Trump administration approves Keystone XL pipeline 24.3.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
The Trump administration issued a permit Friday to build the Keystone XL pipeline, reversing the Obama administration and clearing the way for the $8 billion project to finally be completed.
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EPA says it can't pay economic damages from massive mine spill that sent tainted water into Utah 14.1.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Denver • The Environmental Protection Agency said Friday it will not repay claims totaling more than $1.2 billion for economic damages from a mine waste spill the agency accidentally triggered in Colorado, saying the law prohibits it. The EPA said the claims could be refiled in federal court, or Congress could authorize payments. But attorneys for the EPA and the Justice Department concluded the EPA is barred from paying the claims because of sovereign immunity, which prohibits most lawsuits aga... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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India businesses: Currency swap painful, needed 10.11.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
New Delhi • Delivering one of India’s biggest-ever economic upsets, Prime Minister Narendra Modi this week declared the bulk of Indian currency notes no longer held any value and told anyone holding those bills to take them to banks. Only those holding huge stashes of untaxed “black money” need worry, Modi said. But in India, many are deeply worried. About 80 percent of India’s financial transactions are conducted in cash, often to evade taxes. While some of that activity is illegal, hundreds of...
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Letter: Does Trump threaten environmental regulations? 17.9.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
There’s been essentially no discussion in the news about candidate Donald Trump’s intentions toward, much less effect on, regulations and the regulatory environment were he to be elected. Aside from threatened chaos in nuclear weapons proliferation, it appears to me that environmental, economic/financial and social regulations may be the arena in which the executive branch can have the maximum impact, considering that only a fairly small proportion of regulations are administered by Congress an...
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Gold King Mine spill’s economic impact fleeting in Durango, lasting in the Navajo Nation 5.8.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
one year after the breach of the Gold King Mine spilled millions of gallons of toxic-metals-laced runoff into the Animas, businesses in Durango say things are back to normal.
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Industry trumpets support for Bears Ears monument at Outdoor Retailer 5.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Casting wildlands as the backbone of Utah’s economic future, outdoor industry leaders Thursday joined a chorus of groups calling on President Barack Obama to designate Bears Ears National Monument. The move is required to protect tens of thousands of archaeological sites hidden in a 1.9 million-acre network of canyons and mesas in southeast Utah, according to Peter Metcalf, founder of Salt Lake City-based Black Diamond Equipment. “Companies like ours depend on wild, scenic and untrammeled landsc... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Imported forest pests cause $2 billion in damage annually 17.5.2016 Durango Herald
A new study says imported forest pests are causing $2 billion dollars in damage each year in the United States
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Silverton’s Gold King reckoning 2.5.2016 High Country News Most Recent
How the Animas River disaster forced Silverton to face its pollution problem — and its destiny.
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Community Agriculture Alliance: Why we need to talk about food waste 22.4.2016 Steamboat Pilot
We all eat. Unfortunately, we all throw away food. Every year, 40 percent of food produced in the United States is thrown away. When one in eight Colorado residents are food insecure, there needs to be more awareness about how food waste can be diverted to the people who need it. Food waste has major environmental, social and economic implications. Food waste is the No. 1 item in landfills, which creates massive amounts of methane emissions from rotting foods. With 8 percent of Routt County residents living below the poverty line, all of the perfectly good food that goes to waste in landfills should be rerouted to families in need. In addition to the environmental and social impacts of food waste, there is also an economic impact of throwing away food. All the water used to grow it, fuel used to transport it, and other resources that go into food production go straight into the landfills and not to hungry people. No one wants to waste food, yet every day, businesses, restaurants, schools and homes toss ...
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Soundtable: Who will feel the pinch as energy economies shift? 20.11.2015 High Country News Most Recent
Experts discuss transitioning communities and changing climate policies in a live radio Tweet-in.
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Sens. Bennet, Gardner, Rep. Tipton urge EPA chief to visit disaster 11.8.2015 Headlines: All Headlines
Colorado's senators and the congressman representing Durango area residents on Tuesday urged the Obama administration's EPA chief to visit the scene of the Animas River disaster and commit to a
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Moffat County facing fate of the changing West 28.6.2015 Denver Post: Business
CRAIG — This tiny town was built on mining the rolling hills of northwest Colorado that surround it for coal and burning it to make electricity. Now, the community feels both its economic pillars under ...
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Pope Francis urges environmental action 19.6.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
In a sweeping environmental manifesto aimed at spurring action, Pope Francis called Thursday for a bold cultural revolution to correct what he said was a "structurally perverse" economic system in which the rich exploited the poor, turning Earth into an "immense pile of filth."
Kevin Copeland: Goal will destroy area 16.6.2015 Steamboat Pilot
The propaganda blitzkrieg that Washington and their lock step cronies have created, has morphed into more than a laughable distraction. Our way of life is seriously under threat from a radical environmental agenda, that, if left unchecked and allowed to come to fruition, will cause social and economic chaos for everyone. Northwest Colorado is likely to be ground zero if President Barack Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency and the environmental group, Wild Earth Guardians (who by the way, receive money from the Obama administration) achieve their goal to eliminate thermal coal electrical generation. The ramifications of this will affect us all (conservatives, liberals, rich, and especially, the poor).  If Clarence Page really feels compelled to write about the social injustices heaped upon minorities, he should read the National Black Chamber of Commerce’s (nationalbcc.org) report on the threat of the EPA regulations to low-income groups and minorities, stating that the EPA’s so-called “Clean Power ...
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G-7 climate vision requires dramatic shift 9.6.2015 Durango Herald
STOCKHOLM – When leaders of the Group of Seven wealthy countries pledge to “decarbonize” the global economy, they’re talking about a shift so dramatic that one analyst described it as a new Apollo mission.Like putting a man on the moon, it would require overcoming major hurdles related to technology and money...
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