User: flenvcenter Topic: Environmental Health-Regional
Category: Environmental Health
Last updated: Sep 17 2019 07:27 IST RSS 2.0
 
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“It’s Russian roulette”: State authorities concerned by street drug in some CBD vapes 17.9.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Jay Jenkins says he hesitated when a buddy suggested they vape CBD.
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Colorado ramps up response to toxic “forever chemicals” after discovery of hot spots across metro Denver 10.9.2019 Denver Post: Local
Tests have measured PFAS contamination of groundwater in metro Denver at levels up to 2,928 times higher than a federal health advisory limit, officials at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment told The Denver Post.
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EPA mulls whether to downgrade Colorado to a “serious” violator of air quality standards — a move the state favors 7.9.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday held a public hearing in Denver ahead of its decision on whether to reclassify Colorado as a "serious" violator of federal health standards -- a move that would force stricter state control of pollution at oil and gas operations and other industrial sites.
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While ‘zombie’ mines idle, cleanup and workers suffer in limbo 4.9.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Instead of paying to clean up the mess left by mining, companies are warehousing their operations indefinitely.
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The Mormon Church supplied tainted water to its members for years 2.9.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Utah regulators turned a blind eye to faulty water systems at a girls’ summer camp, trusting the LDS Church would eventually fix the problem.
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Guest Commentary: Amid the roar of construction machinery, health officials listened. We thank you. 29.8.2019 Denver Post: Opinion
Everyone needs a quiet night of sleep to function in daily life. A year ago, those of us living in one of the most polluted, abandoned areas of Denver had to deal with something new -- constant noise from drills, tractors and trucks, and manmade earthquakes as our neighborhood became the Central 70 construction zone.
Vaccine opponents accuse Colorado of “running a big phishing scam” with exemption forms 23.8.2019 Denver Post: Local
A group of Colorado parents is fighting a vaccine exemption rule change not because they're opposed to vaccinations -- though they are -- but rather because of concerns about the privacy of their family's personal information.
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Advocates already see fallout from immigration rule change 18.8.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Diabetics skipping regular checkups. Young asthmatics not getting preventive care. A surge in expensive emergency room visits.
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Colorado adopts zero-emission vehicle standard in push to increase adoption of electric cars 17.8.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Colorado air commissioners voted 8-1 on Friday to adopt a zero-emission standard requiring that at least 5% of automakers' vehicles available for sale by 2023 be electric, advancing the shift Gov. Jared Polis ordered toward clean energy and healthier air.
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Colorado revs toward an electric car future, compelled by climate change and air pollution 15.8.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Compelled by climate change and air pollution, Colorado air commissioners are expected to require automakers to offer more electric models starting in 2023.
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Public has been “loud and clear” on push for new oil, gas rules to protect health and environment, regulators say 3.8.2019 Denver Post: Business
State regulators say they have heard "loud and clear" that people want new oil and gas rules to protect public health sooner rather than later, so meetings with different interest groups are starting this month.
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Colorado proposes new controls on oil and gas industry in effort to combat air pollution 30.7.2019 Denver Post: Local
Colorado health officials on Monday proposed a ratcheting of controls on the oil and gas industry to reduce air pollution -- aiming to comply with federal ozone limits, obey lawmakers who ordered a cleanup and sync the state with efforts to contain climate change.
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Suncor oil refinery operators hit by Colorado health department for emitting toxic gas 1.7.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Colorado health officials have taken a first step toward penalizing operators of the Suncor oil refinery for polluting metro air with hydrogen cyanide, a toxic gas.
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The Long Shadow: Families in Elyria-Swansea struggle with asthma amid historic I-70 construction 30.6.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Denver's Elyria-Swansea neighborhood is located in the heart of one of the country’s most polluted urban zip codes and now the Central 70 construction project. There, families cope with chronic health conditions among the swirling activity.
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FDA finds contamination by “forever chemicals” in grocery store meats, seafood and chocolate cake 3.6.2019 Denver Post: Local
The Food and Drug Administration’s first broad testing of food for a worrisome class of nonstick, stain-resistant industrial compounds found substantial levels in some grocery store meats and seafood and in off-the-shelf chocolate cake, according to unreleased findings FDA researchers presented at a scientific conference in Europe.
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See where PFAS pollution has been confirmed in the American West 30.5.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Western states lag behind in both monitoring and regulating the class of ‘forever chemicals.’
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Suncor’s hydrogen-cyanide emissions exceeded permit last year; Colorado now weighing refinery’s request to increase limit 26.5.2019 Denver Post: Local
The pollution from Suncor's Commerce City refinery exemplifies the incremental environmental degradation along Colorado's Front Range that increasingly rankles residents. For decades, people in the largely Latino lower-income north Denver neighborhoods of Globeville and Elyria-Swansea have suffered disproportionately from asthma, cancer and heart-lung ailments --- possibly related to air pollution.
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Letters: Governor’s extra measures; The abortion debate (5/22/19) 22.5.2019 Denver Post: Opinion
Governor’s extra measures Re: “Polis is violating the Clean Air Act and it’ll hurt Colorado’s economy,” May 15 commentary State Sen. John Cooke’s editorial denouncing Gov. Polis for violating the Clean Air Act is deliberately misleading, using ambiguous and inflammatory language to promote an anti- environment agenda. The most troubling premise of his opinion is […]
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To control forest fires, Colorado and other western states light more of their own 18.5.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
The Forest Service and its partners hope over the next decade to carry out a series of prescribed burns in Northern Colorado to protect communities and the river, which supplies water to about 300,000 people.
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We’re destroying the biodiversity we depend on 6.5.2019 High Country News Most Recent
A new U.N. study shows that up to 1 million species risk extinction because humans use up nature much faster than it can be replenished.
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