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What’s polluting Colorado’s air? 125 million tons a year of heat-trapping and hazardous gases 19.1.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
The air pollution that people in Colorado inhale each day comes from myriad sources: factories, cars, buildings and homes, fossil fuel facilities, cattle feedlots.
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Metro Denver residents drive more despite rise of transit services — hampering efforts to cut air pollution 17.1.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Metro Denver residents have been driving more, pumping tons of heat-trapping pollution into air that already violates health standards -- despite multiplying options over the past decade to ride trains, buses, bicycles, scooters and other alternatives.
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A surge of new plastic production is on the way 17.1.2020 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Major oil companies, facing the prospect of reduced demand for their fuels, are ramping up their plastics output.
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How 2019 laid the groundwork for change in the chemical industry 15.1.2020 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
There's a movement to regulate toxics such as Chlorpyrifos and PFAS.
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Climate change has led to more temperature inversions and the rise of 'super pollution events' 15.1.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
This is why the air was unsafe to breathe and reeked of "hospital waste" in a Pennsylvania community in late December.
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Policy News: January 13, 2020 14.1.2020 EcoTone
In This Issue: Congress Increases Funding for Ecological Science in FY2020 Appropriations NSF receives a 2.5% increase, USGS funding boosted by nearly 10%. EPA’s Science Advisory Board Criticizes the “Transparency Rule,” Waters of the U.S repeal and more ESA, aquatic science societies resubmit comments ahead of January SAB meetings. NSF Issues Solicitation for NEON Operations ...
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Woodbury takes emergency action to tackle water contamination 11.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The southeast Twin Cities suburb will build a temporary treatment plant to remove the chemicals known as PFAS, to ensure it has enough clean water to meet summertime demand.
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America Needs Serious National Leadership to Reduce Pollution from Heavy Duty Trucks 6.1.2020 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
America Needs Serious National Leadership to Reduce Pollution from Heavy Duty Trucks
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Port ships are becoming L.A.'s biggest polluters. Will California force a cleanup? 3.1.2020 LA Times: Environment

Regulators are mulling tougher pollution restrictions on docked ships, set to become the biggest source of smog-forming pollution in Southern California.

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How to prevent city climate action from becoming 'green gentrification' 3.1.2020 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Why it's important for cities tackling climate change to engage with frontline communities.
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Weld County launches “marijuana is not harmless” campaign. But how accurate are its numbers? 27.12.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Weld County on Thursday launched a new campaign to warn the community against some of the ill effects of marijuana but drew criticism for citing an annual report that critics have called biased and off-base.
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Why Is This Federal Pollution Tracker Shutting Down? 24.12.2019 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Undark and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Fifteen years ago, the US National Library of Medicine launched Toxmap, a free, interactive online application that combines pollution data from at least a dozen US government sources. A Toxmap user could pan and zoom across a map […]
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Notre Dame fire wakes the world up to dangers of lead dust 23.12.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
It took a blaze that nearly destroyed Paris’ most famous cathedral to reveal a gap in global safety regulations for lead, a toxic building material found across many historic cities.
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Colorado Adopts Stronger Rules to Protect Health and Climate from Oil and Gas Pollution 19.12.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Colorado Adopts Stronger Rules to Protect Health and Climate from Oil and Gas Pollution
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We’re Underestimating How Many People Lack Sanitation – and Ignoring the Best Solution for Many Cities 18.12.2019 THE CITY FIX
In the urban neighborhood known as Kosovo Village in Nairobi, Kenya, 95% of residents defecate in communal or shared facilities where untreated human waste drains directly into a nearby river. During a storm, fetid and polluted waters flood the riverbanks, ...
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Debate over emission controls on oil and gas reveals divides across Colorado 18.12.2019 Denver Post: Local
Proposals for more frequent inspections of oil and gas sites are highlighting differences of opinion not only between urban and rural parts of the state but also differences within rural Colorado itself.
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Testing for ‘forever chemicals’ widens as cities wait for solutions 17.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Nearly two years after Minnesota settled a lawsuit with 3M over water contamination in the eastern Twin Cities metro area, residents of the affected communities have been waiting on a plan outlining how the settlement money will be spent to provide safe drinking water for the long term.
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EPA declares Colorado a “serious” violator of federal air quality standards, forcing stricter efforts to reduce pollution 17.12.2019 Denver Post: Local
The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday reclassified Colorado as a "serious" violator of federal air quality laws, forcing stricter state efforts to reduce air pollution from multiple sources.
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EPA Watchdog Finds Fault with Agency’s Response to Hurricane Harvey Air Pollution 16.12.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
EPA Watchdog Finds Fault with Agency’s Response to Hurricane Harvey Air Pollution
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How to Prevent City Climate Action from Becoming “Green Gentrification” 14.12.2019 THE CITY FIX
When Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans 14 years ago, hundreds of thousands of people lost their jobs, homes and possessions. But some people were hit harder than others. Nearly two-thirds of jobs lost after the hurricane were lost by women, and ...
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