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More U.S. women are dying in childbirth; California is leading charge to reverse that trend 29.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
The U.S. has the highest maternal mortality rate in the developed world, but California is leading the charge to reverse that trend. Since 2006, the state has cut its rate by more than half.
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Feds back off push to open land near Sangre de Cristo Wilderness, Great Sand Dunes for oil and gas development 11.7.2018 Denver Post: Local
Federal Bureau of Land Management officials on Tuesday delayed a push to open 18,316 acres in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains near the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve for oil and gas development, saying they will first honor a Navajo Nation request for consultation.
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Colorado oil and gas ballot initiative would bar extraction on more than 80 percent of non-federal land, state regulators say 10.7.2018 Denver Post: Business
More than 4 of every 5 acres of non-federal land in Colorado would be off-limits to new oil and gas drilling if voters this fall approve a proposed ballot measure that aims to significantly widen the distance wells have to be from occupied buildings and water sources, according to an analysis released this month by state energy regulators.
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The Spot newsletter: What happened during Colorado’s primary elections, a new Aurora mayor, train horn news, more drilling on public lands? and more 28.6.2018 Denver Post: All Political News
Welcome back to The Spot, where The Denver Post's politics team captures what's happening this week -- from the Colorado legislature to Denver city hall, with a stop through the halls of Congress in Washington, D.C.
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Policy News: June 25, 2018 26.6.2018 EcoTone
ESA Policy News In This Issue: ESA and USGS Hold Capitol Hill Roundtable on Science in the Chesapeake Bay ESA and the U.S. Geological Survey held a roundtable discussion highlighting science used to inform Chesapeake Bay restoration and management. Senate Appropriations Committee Introduces Bills to Fund Interior Agencies, NSF and Others  Senate releases its proposal for ...
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A Big Drilling Company Was Ready to Set up a Mine in This Arizona Town. Then an Endangered Owl Showed Up. 23.6.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by High Country News and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Last October, two field researchers were surveying waterways in southern Arizona’s Patagonia Mountains, when one of them glanced into a tree and said, “Uh-oh.” They saw a Mexican spotted owl, a federally threatened species, near the property where Arizona Mining […]
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How an Ancient Extinction Foreshadowed the Planet’s Future 17.6.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Undark and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  In January, I stood in a ditch in the middle of nowhere in South Africa, and the summer sun beat down as I stared at a heap of grape soda-colored rocks. Bob Gastaldo, the paleontologist whose research team I had been following […]
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Canadian company exits Pebble Mine partnership in Alaska, leaving project in question 27.5.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Opponents of the mine are calling on the state's governor to stop the project. The copper and gold mine would be located on state lands near some of the richest salmon fisheries in the world.
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Navajo Nation, EPA question plan to open land near Great Sand Dunes for oil, gas drilling 25.5.2018 Denver Post: All Political News
A federal push to open some of Colorado's most pristine and delicate high country to oil and gas drilling -- land near two sacred Navajo mountains touching the Sangre de Cristo Wilderness --  faces growing opposition.
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Snowmass elected officials give their successors a pay raise 24.5.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
Even with the pay bump, Snowmass elected officials still would earn less than their Aspen counterparts.
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More Grand Junction-area governments join Mesa County in banning firework sales 24.5.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
More Grand Junction-area governments are joining Mesa County and banning firework sales as a response to ongoing drought conditions.
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The Aliso Canyon gas leak was a disaster. There are 10,000 more storage wells out there just like it 14.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

The blowout at the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage well was one of the worst environmental disasters in U.S history. It went on for 118 days in 2015 and 2016 — 25 days longer than the Deepwater Horizon oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico. More natural gas escaped from that single leaking 10-inch-diameter...

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U.S. Gets a Key Benefit in South Korea: Free Rent 13.5.2018 Wall St. Journal: World
President Donald Trump’s demand that South Korea foot more of the cost for basing U.S. troops on the peninsula reflects calculations that leave out one of Seoul’s biggest contributions: rent-free land.
Two employees electrocuted during drilling operation near Ray Nixon Power Plant south of Fountain 10.5.2018 Denver Post: Local
Two employees working on a drilling operation near the Ray Nixon Power Plant near Fountain hit an electrical line and were electrocuted on Thursday morning, according to Colorado Springs police.
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Former Anadarko employees say safety sacrificed for profits in run up to fatal home explosion in Firestone 9.5.2018 Denver Post: Business
Shareholders contend in the lawsuit that the largest driller in Colorado created a "ticking time bomb" in its Colorado operations by ignoring safety and environmental hazards.
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Interior Department renews leases for Minnesota mine project 3.5.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The U.S. Interior Department has reinstated the mineral rights leases for a company that wants to build a copper-nickel mine near Ely in northeastern Minnesota, renewals that were denied in the closing weeks of the Obama administration.
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Flood risk redefinition delays Crestone’s plans to drill in 10-square-mile swath of Boulder County 28.4.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
Plans by Denver-based Crestone Peak Resources to drill for oil and gas in Boulder County have been delayed yet again, this time by a change in the definition of what land is at risk for flooding.
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Colorado court kills Thornton buffer and pipeline rules that are meant to protect people as oil and gas industry expands 26.4.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
A state judge has rejected Thornton's rules requiring 750-foot buffers and pipeline safety to protect residents from intensifying oil and gas activity inside its boundaries -- declaring these rules illegal because they conflict with more permissive state law.
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Canary in the Coal Pond 23.4.2018 Truthout.com
New reports provide an unprecedented look at contaminants leaking from coal ash ponds and landfills. But the chasm between information and environmental protection may deepen thanks to a proposed Trump administration rollback that would lessen the consequences and weaken requirements for polluting power plants. Coal ash slurry pours into the first of two settling ponds adjacent to the Riverbend Steam Station on Mountain Island Lake in Gaston County, North Carolina, January 23, 2008. (Photo: Jeff Willhelm / Charlotte Observer / MCT via Getty Images) In tests conducted in late 2017, one in three coal-fired power plants nationwide detected "statistically significant" amounts of contaminants, including harmful chemicals like arsenic, in the groundwater around their facilities. This information, which utility companies had to post on their websites in March, became public for the first time under an Obama-era environmental rule regulating coal ash, the waste generated from burning coal. Mixed with water and ...
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The Trump Administration Wants to Make Groundwater Less Safe in Coal Country 21.4.2018 Mother Jones
This story originally appeared on ProPublica. In tests conducted in late 2017, one in three coal-fired power plants nationwide detected “statistically significant” amounts of contaminants, including harmful chemicals like arsenic, in the groundwater around their facilities. This information, which utility companies had to post on their websites in March, became public for the first time under […]
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