User: flenvcenter Topic: Environmental Health-Regional
Category: Environmental Health
Last updated: Apr 05 2020 21:25 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Colorado sees “significant declines” in air pollution as coronavirus ramps down driving, industrial activity 5.4.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
At least temporarily, air pollution that hurts human lungs has decreased sharply along Colorado's Front Range as the novel coronavirus spreads.
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Air pollution and COVID-19 could be a dangerous cocktail 3.4.2020 High Country News Most Recent
Pollution already makes breathing harder for some. Will the pandemic follow similar patterns?
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Trump’s EPA halts environmental law enforcement during coronavirus pandemic 31.3.2020 High Country News Most Recent
The decision has caused an uproar among former agency officials.
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PHOTOS: Colorado confronts coronavirus 21.3.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
As the COVID-19 disease spreads across Colorado, so does uncertainly caused by the fallout from measures to slow its spread.
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Coronavirus frustrations mount as Coloradans struggle to get tested, wait days for results 18.3.2020 Denver Post: Local
Colorado health officials have repeatedly stressed the need to ramp up testing as part of their fight to curtail the swift spread of the new coronavirus. But now, almost two weeks after its presence was confirmed here, the reach of COVID-19 has eclipsed Colorado’s ability to test for it.
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Suncor Energy oil refinery north of Denver emits burst of “clay-like” air pollution 18.3.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
An equipment failure at Suncor Energy's oil refinery north of Denver on Tuesday led to a burst of opaque pollution that triggered a company "vapor release alarm," prompting operators to shut down a problem unit and monitor emissions in surrounding neighborhoods.
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Drive-up COVID-19 testing closes early; state tops 100 cases 15.3.2020 Denver Post: Local
Drive-up testing for the novel coronavirus in Denver closed early on Saturday due to high volume, as the state announced it has pushed past 100 positive cases of the highly contagious respiratory disease.
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PHOTOS: Inside a Colorado public health lab that tests for COVID-19 15.3.2020 Denver Post: Local
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Laboratory Services has the job of analyzing local tests for coronavirus. Here's a look at how they do it.
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Suncor to pay “historic” $9 million settlement for repeated air-pollution violations 7.3.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Suncor Energy will pay a $9 million settlement for multiple air-pollution violations over recent years at its oil refinery north of Denver, Colorado public health officials announced Friday.
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Denver Water raising pH of water supply for 1.4 million residents in effort to reduce lead contamination 3.3.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Denver Water chemists this week will adjust the water supply delivered to 1.4 million residents, lowering the acidity, part of an effort to reduce the lead contamination from old pipelines that afflicts millions of homes nationwide.
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Clearing the air? New study says Colorado likely underestimates emissions from oil, gas wells 28.2.2020 Denver Post: Local
A new study that says the state has likely underestimated the emissions generated by the oil and gas industry along Colorado's Front Range.
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New Mexico grapples with its ‘forever’ chemicals 26.2.2020 High Country News Most Recent
The City of Clovis has a water contamination problem, but no easy way to fix it.
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Environmental groups sue EPA over missed deadline on Colorado plan for oil, gas pollution 20.2.2020 Denver Post: Business
Two environmental groups are suing the Environmental Protection Agency for what it says is a failure to ensure that required plans are in place to protect people along Colorado's Front Range from pollution produced by oil and gas operations.
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Letters: Putting a price on pollution; Critical point for fish species; Higher ed is hurting, let’s look at administration salaries (2/10/20) 11.2.2020 Denver Post: Opinion
Putting a price on pollution Re: “What’s polluting Colorado’s air?” Jan. 19 news story The article was a reminder of the broader costs in a society mostly dependent on fossil fuels. The article rightly points out that despite some efforts toward sustainability, fossil fuels are a drag on the public health and resiliency of Coloradans. […]
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Guest Commentary: Trump’s attack on the environment comes to Denver Tuesday 8.2.2020 Denver Post: Opinion
In another attempt to undermine the environment, attack communities of color, and threaten public health, the Trump administration is trying to weaken the country’s bedrock environmental law, the National Environmental Policy Act. This attack will make it easier for polluters to bypass public health safeguards that ensure that our lands, air and water are safe.
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McMillin: You — yes you — can fight the brown cloud 7.2.2020 Denver Post: Opinion
Recent reports about Colorado’s air quality, particularly in Denver and along the northern Front Range, might prompt you to run out for respirator masks. (And if you do, please actually “run,” bicycle or take the bus and leave any gasoline-burning vehicle at home.)
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Catching the air: Colorado’s mobile monitoring lab goes to the source in fight against pollution 2.2.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
A black-tipped tube protruding like a submarine periscope from an unmarked white government trailer sucked in, with the strength of a shop vac, six liters of air a minute.
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Denver among top 10 worst U.S. cities for hazardous air pollution, 2 new studies say 30.1.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Denver residents have been inhaling hazardous air pollution at elevated levels on more than 260 days a year for the past two years, federal records show, as two new studies released this week ranked metro Denver among the top 10 worst U.S. cities for air quality.
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Trump rollback could leave nation’s waterways vulnerable to pollution 24.1.2020 Denver Post: Local
The Trump rule narrows the 2015 definition of what’s a protected body of water and effectively removes safeguards for some waterways that had been put into place with the 1972 Clean Water Act
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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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