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43 Percent of Americans Exposed to Unhealthy Air 25.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The study noted that more than 6.2 million people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and 2.5 million children with asthma lived in counties with unhealthy air.
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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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Scientists dig into hard questions about the fluorinated pollutants known as PFAS 22.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
PFAS are a family of chemicals accumulating in the soil, rivers, drinking water and the human body. How much exposure to these substances in clothes, firefighting foam and food wrap is too much?
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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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Colorado House Overwhelmingly Passes Science-Based Climate Safety Bill 16.4.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Colorado House Overwhelmingly Passes Science-Based Climate Safety Bill
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Rocky Mountain Arsenal continues to leak contaminants into groundwater, Colorado health department lawsuit says 16.4.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has sued the U.S. Army claiming that dangerous chemicals including pesticides continue to leach into groundwater at Rocky Mountain Arsenal.
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Some 3M money now up for grabs for local water projects 15.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
State agencies are making $25 million available for accelerated projects that tackle long-term drinking water solutions in the east Twin Cities metro.
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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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Checkup Denver: Youth suicide, oil and gas pollution and other health news 12.4.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
It's been a tough two weeks covering health. Many of my stories lately have focused on teen suicides, which are on the rise across the state. It's a topic The Denver Post cares about and will continue to cover deeply. But to do so we need to hear from our readers about how the mental health crisis is affecting them.
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Astronaut's Telomeres Aged Faster In Space: Twin Study 12.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Before sending humans to Mars or the moon, scientists need to understand what long-term space living does to the human body. Now results are coming in from the Kelly brothers in the TWINS Study.
Pollution still drifting into Rocky Mountain National Park, according to government report 12.4.2019 Denver Post: Local
Harmful nitrogen pollution is still drifting onto fragile, high-elevation ecosystems in Rocky Mountain National Park from Colorado highways, power plants and livestock operations, state and federal agencies said.
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Report: New Mexico’s Methane Problem Worsens as Permian Production Soars 11.4.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Report: New Mexico’s Methane Problem Worsens as Permian Production Soars
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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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Congress Should Raise Budget Caps to Avoid Draconian Cuts to Environment and Public Health Programs 9.4.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Congress Should Raise Budget Caps to Avoid Draconian Cuts to Environment and Public Health Programs
Climate Activists Have Their Next Target: The DNC Debates 8.4.2019 Mother Jones
No city better embodies the challenges of climate change than the setting for the first Democratic debate in June. At least 10 candidates who meet the DNC’s set of polling and grassroots fundraising criteria will take the stage in Miami, a city that will face the threat of encroaching seas on a daily basis in the […]
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Bill overhauling how oil, gas is regulated in Colorado clears legislature: Now the action really begins 8.4.2019 Denver Post: Local
Now that a bill overhauling how oil and gas are regulated in Colorado has cleared the legislature, state agencies will start writing rules to implement the changes once Gov. Jared Polis signs the bill. And Coloradans are bracing for the on-the-ground impacts.
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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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EDF Applauds Colorado House Committee Passage of Landmark Climate Safety Bill 6.4.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
EDF Applauds Colorado House Committee Passage of Landmark Climate Safety Bill
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