User: flenvcenter Topic: Environmental Health-Regional
Category: Toxics
Last updated: Jun 24 2020 07:30 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Colorado drinking water tested for “forever chemicals” did not exceed limits, health officials say 24.6.2020 Denver Post: Local
State health officials on Tuesday announced that statewide water sampling found that no treated drinking water tested for toxic fluorochemicals, known as "forever chemicals" because of their resistance to breaking down over time, exceeded the Environmental Protection Agency's health advisory level.
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Parents, educators at Greeley school petition governor to shut down nearby fracking wells 23.6.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Parents and educators from the Bella Romero Academy in Greeley sent a petition to Gov. Jared Polis this week demanding the shutdown of natural gas fracking wells near the school that they say are exposing students to the cancer-causing chemical benzene.
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Trump suggests U.S. slow virus testing to avoid bad statistics 21.6.2020 Denver Post: All Political News
President Donald Trump said Saturday he's asked his administration to slow down coronavirus testing because robust testing turns up too many cases of COVID-19.
Nicholas Kristof: When it works to “defund the police” 12.6.2020 Denver Post: Opinion
“Defund the police” is a catchy phrase, but some Americans hear it and imagine a home invasion, a frantic call to 911 -- and then no one answering the phone.
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“No transparency, no communication”: Inside Colorado’s wild fight for PPE in the pandemic’s early months 8.6.2020 Denver Post: Local
Internal emails obtained by The Denver Post show the state's top emergency officials expressing exasperation at the lack of transparency from their federal partners, as they wondered why their orders kept getting canceled or ripped from their fingertips.
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Air quality near Greeley school found to be in compliance with health standards 4.6.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
An investigation into elevated levels of benzene, a cancer-causing agent, in the air near a Greeley school has found no health risks for students or nearby residents.
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Western states lead the way in vote-by-mail elections 15.5.2020 High Country News Most Recent
As COVID-19 closes most in-person polling locations, will states be able to scale up in time?
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Utah and New Mexico lead the Mountain West in COVID-19 testing 6.5.2020 High Country News Most Recent
Testing czars and local laboratories allowed the states to be more aggressive with testing.
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Most states fall short of coronavirus testing thresholds 3.5.2020 Denver Post: Local
As more states begin to relax their coronavirus lockdowns, most are falling short of the minimum levels of testing suggested by the federal government and recommended by a variety of public health researchers, an Associated Press analysis has found.
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Tipton: U.S. must end reliance on China for critical supplies 1.5.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Having the flexibility and capability to act quickly and decisively is important during a global public health crisis, when even one day lost has significant impacts.
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Who cares for the health care workers? Mental health centers offer help to health care workers responding to pandemic 30.4.2020 Denver Post: Business
Nepes, a Denver-based mental health company that specializes in neurofeedback, is offering free telehealth sessions to local first responders and health care professionals to alleviate some of their added stress.
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Majority of Coloradans think businesses should stay closed until more coronavirus testing available, new survey finds 28.4.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
A majority of Coloradans believe businesses should stay closed until there is more testing available for the new coronavirus, even as nearly half reported that they have lost jobs or income due to the global pandemic.
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Nonprofits work together to pool resources and expand reach 27.4.2020 Denver Post: Local
It was tough enough when the elderly woman in Colorado tested positive for COVID-19; it got downright difficult when her family wouldn’t let her into the house.
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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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Colorado Democrats “cautiously optimistic” about “safer at home,” despite concerns over rollout 26.4.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
When some of Colorado's Democratic lawmakers found out about Gov. Jared Polis's decision not to extend the state's coronavirus stay-at-home order and instead allow certain types of businesses to soon begin reopening, they were frustrated.
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Fear of “COVID hospitals” leads women to pursue home births 21.4.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
As the pandemic has battered hospitals across New York and other parts of the country, there has been a sharp increase in demand for midwives who can deliver babies at home or in facilities that are not part of the traditional health care system.
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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