User: flenvcenter Topic: Environmental Health-Regional
Category: Alternative Medicine
Last updated: Mar 24 2020 03:28 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Misrepresenting traditional knowledge during COVID-19 is dangerous 23.3.2020 High Country News Most Recent
Indigenous scholars say claims of herbal cures amounts to malpractice.
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Polis activates Colorado’s emergency response to monitor coronavirus 4.3.2020 Denver Post: Local
Gov. Jared Polis announced Tuesday that the state had activated some emergency tools used during natural disasters to deal with the new coronavirus, but he’s holding off on more aggressive actions like ordering gathering places to close.
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Do wilderness therapy programs really work? 31.1.2020 High Country News Most Recent
The expensive treatments for troubled teens have been around for years — but researchers still aren’t sure whether wilderness makes a difference.
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Study finds 26,000 lives were saved by shift from coal to natural gas 8.1.2020 High Country News Most Recent
“When you turn coal units off you see deaths go down.”
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Colorado’s biggest stories of the past decade 31.12.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
A look back at some of the decade's biggest news stories, as selected by the editors of The Denver Post.
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Kafer: Hope for Colorado kids hangs on gene editing 6.12.2019 Denver Post: Opinion
Did you eat genetically modified sweet potatoes at Thanksgiving Dinner? Trick question, all sweet potatoes are genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Some 8,000 years ago, bacterial DNA made its way into the sweet potato plant and it’s been there ever since.
“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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Government will propose banning flavors used in e-cigarettes 12.9.2019 Denver Post: Local
President Donald Trump said Wednesday his administration will propose banning thousands of flavors used in e-cigarettes to combat a recent surge in underage vaping.
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Tips on harvesting herbs for good food and your good health 28.6.2019 Denver Post: Lifestyles
Whether culinary or medicinal herbs, these plants reward gardeners with fresh or dried applications everywhere from the kitchen to the bath.
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Guest Commentary: The value of nature and the nature of value 22.5.2019 Denver Post: Opinion
The notable and bold Colorado oil and gas reform underway is a game changer, shifting Colorado’s focus from energy extraction to public health as the primary concern.  But what remains the same is a system of opposition where there’s always a winner and a loser.  What if we could look at the value of the natural world without pitting economic outcomes against environmental health?
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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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Top Workplaces of 2019: Midsize companies 4-50 5.5.2019 Denver Post: Business
The Denver Post's Top Workplaces of 2019 celebrates Colorado businesses that keep their employees happy.
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Castle Rock steps out front on regulating kratom, the popular but controversial herbal extract 7.4.2019 Denver Post: Local
Castle Rock is one of the first communities in Colorado to look into regulating kratom, an herbal extract that is becoming increasingly popular as a pain management tool. While the federal government considers whether to outlaw the supplement, Castle Rock is taking a far lighter approach to the sale of kratom in town. It is proposing setting a minimum age of 18 to buy kratom but is not proposing a ban on its use for human consumption, as Denver has done.
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78,164 pounds of Butterball turkey recalled 14.3.2019 Denver Post: Local
Butterball Foodservice has recalled 78,164 pounds of its raw ground turkey products out of concern it may contain Salmonella Schwarzengrund, a bacteria that can cause serious illness, the United States Department of Agriculture said in a release on Wednesday.
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Guest Commentary: My husband was killed in a natural gas explosion; help me ask more of the industry 12.3.2019 Denver Post: Opinion
I broke my silence about my family’s story after almost two years because I truly do not want my horrific tragedy to become someone else's reality. Health and safety in the Colorado oil and gas industry needs to be a priority.
AP Fact Check: President Trump’s epic speech is laced with fabrication 4.3.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
President Donald Trump uttered a dizzying number of false statements in his epically long weekend speech, to an audience that didn't seem to mind at all.
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“We are left with the dregs”: Heron Pond’s toxic brew spotlights obstacles in Denver’s push to regain green space 15.1.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
Denver’s willingness to embrace the contaminated Heron Pond and surrounding industrial land as a site for future parkland reflects the increasingly difficult challenge of establishing enough public green space to keep pace with population growth and development. Denver has fallen behind other U.S. cities in urban parks and open space.
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As development eats away at Denver’s green space, the “city within a park” is becoming a concrete metropolis 13.1.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Green space in Denver is disappearing faster than in most other cities, with paved-over cover increasing from 19 percent of the city in 1974 to 48 percent in 2018 (not including Denver International Airport), federal and city data show. Up to 69 percent of the city is expected to be paved or covered by 2040.
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Colorado Gov. Jared Polis names Health and Environment, Natural Resources chiefs 10.1.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
On his second day in office, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis announced four more appointees.
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After natural disasters, workers rebuild — and face exploitation 3.1.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Immigrant workers and day laborers are especially vulnerable to health risks and wage theft.
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