User: flenvcenter Topic: Environmental Health-Regional
Category: Toxics
Last updated: Jan 10 2020 03:26 IST RSS 2.0
 
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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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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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Colorado Alzheimer’s researchers shift focus after failures; begin testing leukemia medicine as treatment 7.7.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
A health-care startup called Partner Therapeutics began last year with a single product: a leukemia medicine approved in 1991 that doctors rarely prescribe anymore. The drug, Leukine, made so little money that its previous owner did not even bother to disclose sales. It just dumped them on revenue reports under "other."
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Researchers track elk’s 250-mile journey across Colorado to give birth 3.7.2019 Denver Post: Local
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS -- Wildlife researchers say an elk traveled more than 250 miles across Colorado to give birth.
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Denver Water proposing $500 million solution to lead pipes 1.7.2019 Denver Post: Local
Denver Water will propose the removal of lead service pipes from homes across the metro area, an action rarely seen in the United States that could cost roughly $500 million and take 15 years.
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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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Have a healthy, middle-aged dog? CSU wants to enroll your pup in a cancer prevention clinical trial to help develop a vaccine for humans 19.6.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
If you've got a healthy, middle-aged dog curled up in a dog bed near you, the University of Colorado wants to enroll your pup in a study to test the effectiveness of a new cancer prevention vaccine that, if successful, could lead to a vaccine for humans.
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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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The hidden consequences of New Mexico’s latest oil boom 22.5.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Carlsbad residents are experiencing health impacts, but the science behind their woes lags behind the pace of drilling.
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States allege generic drug manufacturers conspired to artificially inflate prices in lawsuit 12.5.2019 Denver Post: Local
Teva Pharmaceuticals was sued by 43 states and Puerto Rico with Connecticut taking the lead in the probe, alleging they conspired to artificially inflate and manipulate prices for more than 100 different generic drugs, including treatments for diabetes, cancer, arthritis and other medical conditions.
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How vulnerable is Colorado to a measles outbreak due to its low vaccination rate? Experts weigh in. 30.4.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Measles outbreaks continue to pop up across the United States, with the number of confirmed cases of the once-eradicated disease now exceeding 700 in 22 states — but so far, only one person in Colorado has become ill with the highly contagious virus.
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