User: flenvcenter Topic: Environmental Health-Regional
Category: Environmental Health
Last updated: Jul 01 2020 05:28 IST RSS 2.0
 
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House Democrats’ climate plan would end greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 1.7.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
House Democrats on Tuesday unveiled a plan to address climate change that would set a goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, while pushing renewable energy such as wind and solar power and addressing environmental contamination that disproportionately harms low-income and minority communities.
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Guest commentary: Colorado should do more to control PFAS contamination 26.6.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
The incredible persistence and mobility of PFAS chemicals in the environment also means that even small amounts can effectively contaminate large quantities of ground and surface waters.
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Carried by wind and rain, plastics pollution is contaminating Rocky Mountain National Park and other western wildernesses 11.6.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
New research finds plastics pollution is spiraling, spreading thousands of miles in wind as well as through rainwater, with the heaviest deposition of inhalable particles measured at high-elevation Colorado sites such as Rocky Mountain National Park.
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No evidence Colorado health department illegally altered COVID-19 death certificates, DA finds 9.6.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
A Colorado district attorney announced Tuesday that he found no evidence that the state's health department illegally altered or falsified the death certificates of COVID-19 patients at a Centennial nursing home.
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Here’s how Colorado’s Democratic U.S. Senate candidates differ on the issues as primary ballots drop 8.6.2020 Denver Post: Local
One is a teetotaler, the other a beer-drinking brewery founder. One is a former legislator, the other a former executive. And, perhaps most importantly to voters, one is a liberal and the other a moderate.
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Suncor reports chemical sheen on Sand Creek, breach of containment area at refinery north of Denver 27.5.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Contaminated water has been flowing into Sand Creek and the South Platte River from the Suncor Energy oil refinery north of Denver, and company officials on Wednesday said they were monitoring conditions and "will make any necessary repairs" to a containment area that has been failing.
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As coronavirus deaths become political flashpoint, Colorado changes how COVID-19 fatalities are publicly reported 16.5.2020 Denver Post: All Political News
Colorado’s health department changed the way it publicly reports coronavirus deaths Friday, introducing a second category of fatalities after its methods came under scrutiny -- including by a state representative who’s calling for the agency’s chief to be investigated.
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Trump admin sprints to weaken environmental protections during pandemic 12.5.2020 High Country News Most Recent
‘There’s a lot they want to get done before the election, just in case.’
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Letters: Don’t undo mileage standards (4/22/20) 26.4.2020 Denver Post: Opinion
Don’t undo mileage standards Re: “Trump rollback guts climate change push,” April 1 news story
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EPA officials defend their role amid rollbacks as agency hits 50: “Expect continued improvements” in Colorado 26.4.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
U.S. withdrawal from the international agreement to combat global warming, along with rule rollbacks, have slowed momentum that once inspired emulators abroad.
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How the pandemic will set back environmental science 24.4.2020 High Country News Most Recent
Across the Western U.S., researchers are worried about unmonitored threatened species.
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Guest Commentary: Colorado’s coronavirus recovery could be stronger with less carbon pollution 23.4.2020 Denver Post: Opinion
we must do everything we can to mitigate the impact of carbon pollution in the rebuilding of our societal structures after COVID-19.
Colorado pandemic simulation exposed communication gaps before coronavirus’s arrival, state records show 22.4.2020 Denver Post: Local
A pandemic simulation by Colorado’s public health department in 2017 revealed challenges in communication among state authorities, local officials and the public, including a lack of critical information available to people who don’t speak English -- a problem some have said still exists during the current coronavirus outbreak.
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Are wildland firefighters at a greater risk from COVID-19? 17.4.2020 High Country News Most Recent
New research suggests that the smoke firefighters breathe makes the disease more threatening.
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MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred “to turn over every stone” to play 2020 season 16.4.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Rob Manfred wants Major League Baseball to be in position to take the field whenever government and health officials give the go-ahead.
Colorado orders refrigerator trucks, plans new hospital sites as state prepares for coronavirus toll to increase 9.4.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Colorado health officials have ordered 10 refrigerator trucks and identified five locations to serve as medical sites as part of their preparation for the possibility that the new coronavirus could overrun the state’s hospitals and morgues with patients and bodies.
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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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