User: flenvcenter Topic: Sustainability-Regional
Category: Environmental Justice :: Impacts
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Washington Post Op-ed: Porn isn't a public health hazard 28.5.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Is pornography a public-health crisis? Of course not. While it is not surprising to see the Utah legislature unanimously declare it one — the anti-pornography movement has been quietly building momentum for a state-by-state takeover for some time — what remains shocking is the perceived legitimacy of anti-porn activists, despite the profound unreliability and inconsistency of their hyperbolic claims about porn’s harms to society. How has a movement based on such shaky theoretical ground succeede...
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Coloradans press EPA on fate of emergency Gold King treatment plant 28.5.2016 Denver Post: News: Local
Acid sludge from the Gold King Mine has filled up waste bags at the Environmental Protection Agency's emergency treatment plant on headwaters of the Animas River, forcing the feds to grapple with continued creek-cleaning and disposal.
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Behind the Headlines: Transgender bathroom use, Grand Canyon pollution, UTA meetings, tea-party-group endorsement 27.5.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Utah is suing the federal government over the White House’s transgender bathroom directive. Arizona business owners push for more air pollution controls as Utah’s haze spills into the Grand Canyon. The Utah Transit Authority reopens committee meetings after negative feedback from groups, including the Salt Lake County Council. And gubernatorial candidate Jonathan Johnson receives an endorsement from a national tea party group. On Friday at 9 a.m., Tribune reporters Emma Penrod, Lee Davidson and...
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Revamped chemical safety law gives EPA more power 26.5.2016 High Country News Most Recent
The bipartisan measure represents the most sweeping environmental law to pass Congress in decades.
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Op-ed: Utah leaders' theme-park mentality has us headed off the rails 25.5.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
The children in my family are infatuated with feel good fantasy, imaginary characters and the suspension of reality. They love Disneyland. As such, they are well suited to make Utah’s public policy. If you asked everyone who lives in Utah if they would like to see the Wasatch Front turn into “Cars Land” — more freeways, urban sprawl, big box suburban shopping centers, car dependency and more air pollution — you might approach 100 percent responding, “No!” But UDOT lives in its own bubble where...
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Letter: A few things more important than porn 'crisis' 25.5.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
It seems Todd Weiler wants to decide what I can read on the Internet (“Utah lawmaker wants opt-in requirement for porn,” May 20). What’s next? Having the post office open my mail? Removing books from the library that don’t support Weiler’s views? Preventing theaters from showing movies he doesn’t like? What a waste of time and taxpayer dollars. Todd, if you need something to do, here are a few things you can take a look at. And this is just the short list. Child suicide: In 2014, suicide was the...
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Utah lawmaker wants porn filtered from Internet, anti-porn software installed on all cellphones 23.5.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
A Utah lawmaker who succeeded in having pornography declared a public health crisis intends to continue his crusade through a bill that could require porn filters to be placed on the Internet. Republican Sen. Todd Weiler said his resolution declaring pornography a public health crisis, which sailed through the 2016 session, was only the first step. He plans to introduce at least three new proposals next session including one that could require Internet service providers add filters so everyone i... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Utah lawmaker wants opt-in requirement for porn 21.5.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
A Utah lawmaker who succeeded in having pornography declared a public health crisis intends to continue his crusade through a bill that could require porn filters to be placed on the Internet. Republican Sen. Todd Weiler said his resolution declaring pornography a public health crisis, which sailed through the 2016 session, was only the first step. He plans to introduce at least three new proposals next session including one that could require Internet service providers add filters so everyone i...
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New Mexico pushes for remedies in wake of mine waste spill 20.5.2016 Denver Post: National News Headlines
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The federal government and Colorado have made little progress in remedying damage from the release of millions of gallons of wastewater from a southern Colorado mine last year, New Mexico's top prosecutor charged in a pair of scathing letters sent to officials this week.
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Colorado scientists: global warming taking human toll 20.5.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
Global warming may be taking a toll on human lives, such as low-income farmers in hot, rural tropical regions, Colorado-based scientists have found.
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Congress OKs overhaul of chemical regulations 20.5.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • A bipartisan agreement reached by House and Senate negotiators would set new safety standards for asbestos and other dangerous chemicals, including tens of thousands that have gone unregulated for decades. A bill to be voted on as soon as next week would offer new protections for pregnant women, children, workers and others vulnerable to the effects of chemicals such as formaldehyde and styrene used in homes and businesses every day. If enacted into law, the bill would be the first ...
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Denver seeks gentrification without displacing residents 19.5.2016 Denver Post: Business
Gentrification represents a double-edged sword — revitalizing older neighborhoods but also often shredding the social fabric of those communities in the ...
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Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association: Program educates teens about unplanned pregnancy 15.5.2016 Steamboat Pilot
If and when to become pregnant is one of the most important decisions a woman or couple will make. But becoming pregnant is not always a conscious decision. About 45 percent of pregnancies in the U.S. are unintended, including three out of four teen pregnancies. Access to birth control and sexual health education has a major influence on choices that can result in unplanned pregnancy. Consequences for women, their families and society are significant. Colorado spends more than $160 million in Medicaid funds on unintended pregnancy costs every year, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The federal and state governments have worked for decades to provide young and low-income women and men better access to family planning services. The Title X Family Planning program, enacted in 1970, helps fund this effort, providing support to states, which channel support to local organizations, such as the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association’s family planning program at ...
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Pitkin County confirms 3 mumps cases in past 6 months 14.5.2016 Denver Post: News: Local
After at least a decade with no reported cases of the mumps, Pitkin County has confirmed three cases of the serious disease in the past six months, a county health official ...
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Colorado expert, activist to testify before Congress on concussions 13.5.2016 Denver Post: Local
Dawn Comstock is an epidemiologist who specializes in concussions and youth sports.
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Canadian professor: Olympics should be postponed due to Zika 11.5.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
London • With the opening ceremony in Rio de Janeiro less than three months away, a Canadian professor has called for the Olympics to be postponed or moved because of the Zika outbreak, warning the influx of visitors to Brazil will result in the avoidable birth of malformed babies. “But for the games, would anyone recommend sending an extra half a million visitors into Brazil right now?” University of Ottawa professor Amir Attaran, who specializes in public health, said in an article published t...
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House bill would curb new regulation of e-cigarettes, cigars 5.5.2016 Denver Post: All Political News
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vape away. Increasingly popular e-cigarettes and cigar varieties could be exempt from new Food and Drug Administration rules if House Republicans have their way.
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House bill would curb regulation of e-cigarettes, cigars 5.5.2016 Denver Post: National News Headlines
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vape away. Increasingly popular e-cigarettes and cigar varieties could be exempt from some government safety regulations if House Republicans have their way.
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Gaza sewage poisons coastline, threatens Israel 3.5.2016 Denver Post: National News Headlines
SHATI REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip (AP) — Each day, millions of gallons of raw sewage pour into the Gaza Strip's Mediterranean beachfront, spewing out of a metal pipe and turning miles of once-scenic coastline into a stagnant dead zone.
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Silverton’s Gold King reckoning 2.5.2016 High Country News Most Recent
How the Animas River disaster forced Silverton to face its pollution problem — and its destiny.
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