User: flenvcenter Topic: Environmental Health-Regional
Category: Toxics
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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Uneven response to coronavirus in Colorado courts leads to confusion, differing outcomes for defendants 21.3.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
“With 22 judicial districts spread across the state, you’re going to get 22 remedies for the judicial process."
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Colorado parks and trails fill up as coronavirus leads to cabin fever 21.3.2020 Denver Post: Outdoors
With almost all schools, entertainment venues and some workplaces now closed in Colorado, restless residents are heading to one of the few places they can still go: the great outdoors.
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“Bigger than any one of us”: Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders take on pandemic 16.3.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders sought in Sunday's Democratic debate to cast themselves as best-positioned to lead the nation through a global pandemic, with Biden pledging to deploy the military to help with recovery efforts and Sanders using the crisis to pitch his long-sought overhaul of the country's health care system.
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Thirsty crops and vulnerable families vie for California’s precious water 4.3.2020 High Country News Most Recent
Farmers are pumping until residential wells run dry in the Central Valley.
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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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FACT CHECK: There has been an outbreak of coronavirus-related misinformation 1.3.2020 Denver Post: Local
In this week's roundup of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week, we focus on false and misleading reports spreading online around the new coronavirus outbreak, a situation the World Health Organization has dubbed an “infodemic.”
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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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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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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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Health care, tax relief lead Colorado Gov. Jared Polis’ State of the State 10.1.2020 Denver Post: All Political News
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis called for income tax relief, a renewed effort for increased transportation funding and a public health insurance option during his annual State of the State address.
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U.S. leads in cannabis innovation, but cedes global market to Canada 6.1.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
American marijuana has a reputation for being the best in the world. But the federal prohibition on marijuana makes shipments across state lines or overseas a pipe dream.
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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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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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Denver Water gets go-ahead to replace lead pipes 20.12.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
Denver Water’s 15-year plan to replace all lead service pipes connecting homes to water mains can begin on a trial basis, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials decided this week.
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Health officials warn Denver airport travelers of potential measles exposure after 3 children hospitalized 17.12.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Three children visiting Colorado have been hospitalized with measles, leading health officials to warn that people who traveled through Denver International Airport earlier this week are at risk for the highly contagious disease.
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EPA to scale back federal rules restricting waste from coal-fired power plants 4.11.2019 Denver Post: Local
The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday plans to relax rules that govern how power plants store waste from burning coal and release water containing toxic metals into nearby waterways, according to agency officials.
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Thirty months after fatal Firestone blast, Colorado’s widening web of underground pipelines still not fully mapped 27.10.2019 Denver Post: Local
Colorado leaders promised back in 2017 that they'd do all they could to make sure a tragedy like the Firestone home explosion never happens again. They promised comprehensive public pipeline maps and better inspections to detect leaks along underground lines. But that still hasn't been done.
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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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Contaminant found in vaping products linked to deadly lung illnesses, tests show 6.9.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
WASHINGTON - State and federal health officials investigating mysterious lung illnesses linked to vaping have found the same chemical in samples of marijuana products used by people sickened in different parts of the country and who used different brands of products in recent weeks.
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