User: flenvcenter Topic: Sustainability-Regional
Category: Environmental Justice :: Impacts
Last updated: Aug 27 2015 22:59 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Senate Indian Affairs Committee to hold Colorado mine spill hearing 27.8.2015 Denver Post: News: Local
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs announced Wednesday it will "demand answers from the Environmental Protection Agency" at a hearing on the Gold King Mine spill that happened earlier this month above ...
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Energy choices affect public health 27.8.2015 Durango Herald
As the Gold King Mine disaster cuts a gold swathe through our Four Corners communities, we are left uncertain of the health impacts of the contamination of the Animas River. We do know that heavy-metal levels – iron, lead, mercury and others – reached hundreds of times over their safe thresholds. What is less clear is how long these...
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Wildlife officials survey Animas River fish in wake of Gold King Mine spill 27.8.2015 Durango Herald
Animas River fish populations were already on the decline when an estimated 3 million gallons of mine runoff contaminated its waters earlier this month. Now, wildlife officials are trying to determine if the Gold King Mine spill further exacerbated a decades-old problem.This week, aquatic specialists for Colorado Parks and Wildlife have...
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Guest Commentary: Finding the orange lining in Gold King Mine spill 26.8.2015 Denver Post: Opinion
Unless you live on a mountaintop, we all live downstream. And we all need timely notice of dangerous spills and emergencies.
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Smoke from fires expected to bring more bad air to Colorado on Monday 24.8.2015 Headlines: All Headlines
The smoke and haze drifting from Pacific Northwest wildfires that has plagued northern Colorado is expected to continue at least through Monday, according to the National Weather Service.
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We deserve better science about Animas 20.8.2015 Durango Herald
If emotions were assigned a color, along the banks of the Animas and San Juan rivers, the color of fear is muddled orange. In the turbulent wake of the Gold King Mine accident, it is hard to miss the signs of community trauma.Friday evening, I watched kids playing with a soccer ball at Rotary Park. An errant kick sent the ball...
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Burlington cited for high levels of nitrate in water , nondisclosure 12.8.2015 Denver Post: Local
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has cited Burlington with 2,109 violations of state drinking water regulations and warned residents that the city's drinking water ...
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Disaster response 10.8.2015 Durango Herald
A region-wide disaster occurred when an estimated 3 million gallons of water began gushing out of the collapsed portal into the Gold King Mine on Wednesday morning. That the Environmental Protection Agency, whose exploratory work triggered the spill, has struggled to assess and communicate the event and its magnitude is one in a series of ironies...
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Guest Commentary: Climate change and the Latino community 6.8.2015 Denver Post: Opinion
Climate change and its components adversely affect the Latino community. For example, the 2010 census data show that Latinos became the majority in 191 U.S. metropolitan districts, especially in areas with high vehicle traffic and power plant activity.
Obama slashes greenhouse gas emissions from power plants 4.8.2015 High Country News Most Recent
The EPA's historic Clean Power Plan makes a big push for renewables.
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With less money, Colorado's birth control program feels the pain 3.8.2015 Headlines: All Headlines
JoAnna Hibberd reaches for the inside of her left bicep and kneads the skin until she finds it. The birth control implant is impossible to see, and the insertion mark is less visible than a freckle. But she calls it a godsend.
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Researchers secure $1M grant from epa to study impact of wildfires 27.7.2015 Denver Post: News: Local
A team of researchers at the University of Colorado has secured a $1 million grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to study the impacts of climate change, including increased wildfires, on indoor air quality and health in low-income Denver-area ...
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In the middle of nowhere, a Promised Land 24.7.2015 High Country News Most Recent
A group with chemical sensitivities makes a community in the Arizona desert.
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Pierre-Louis: We don't trust drinking fountains anymore, and that's bad for our health 21.7.2015 Denver Post: Opinion
One sultry day in 2012, a handful of New Yorkers laid out a rich red carpet in Union Square Park.
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Jim Webster: Green needs support 15.7.2015 Steamboat Pilot
I read with amusement the recent letter to the editor about “Environmental Religion.” I thought it was very creative writing but, unfortunately, lacked substantive points to contribute to the debate about climate change or sustainability of the planet. The writer pointed out that “environmentalism has become the religion of choice for modern atheists,” which is surprising as the Pope recently put his views clearly behind policies that promote planet sustainability. Here, the Pope is particularly concerned with the affect of climate change on the world’s poor. Putting religion aside, it appears to me that it is not yet universally “cool” to recycle, reduce waste, conserve water and reduce pollution. Why? Perhaps the benefits are too far in the future or seem cerebral in nature. It also takes effort to think and act green, as we have not grown up with these practices ingrained. For instance, we still do not all universally buckle up when we get in the car, yet we read all the time about people who are ...
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Celestial News: See the magnificent Milky Way 13.7.2015 Steamboat Pilot
Faint and misty, soft as silk, Some say you are made of milk. Road to heaven, river of light, Glowing star clouds fill the night. — Jimmy Westlake, 2010 When the bright moon is not in the sky, the dark summer night reveals one of its most spectacular treasures — the soft, misty glow of the Via Lactea, or the Milky Way. Contrary to what the ancient Romans believed, the Milky Way is not made from the milk of queen goddess Juno, but is the combined light of billions of distant suns unresolved by the human eye. If you look through a pair of binoculars and sweep slowly across the Milky Way, you will rediscover what Galileo did in 1610 — a multitude of faint stars. The situation is analogous to soaring high over a sandy beach and seeing the white sand stretch for miles in both directions, and yet, you cannot see the individual sand grains that make up the beach from that height. In the case of the Milky Way, the grains of sand are the myriad stars that populate our galaxy. Our Sun is but one grain of sand on ...
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Airports commission recommends expanding Heathrow 1.7.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
LONDON (AP) — Britain's Airports Commission unanimously recommended the construction of a third runway at London's Heathrow Airport on Wednesday in a long-awaited report on how to best expand the country's aviation capacity.
High court sets back mercury rules 30.6.2015 Durango Herald
WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court ruled Monday against the Obama administration’s attempt to limit power-plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants, but it may be only a temporary setback for regulators.The justices split 5-4 along ideological lines to rule that the Environmental Protection Agency did not...
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Justices rule against EPA power plant mercury limits 29.6.2015 Headlines: All Headlines
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Monday against the Obama administration's attempt to limit power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants, but it may only be a temporary setback for regulators.
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Lindeman: Down syndrome screening isn't about public health. It's about eliminating a group of people. 27.6.2015 Denver Post: Opinion
Upon delivering my first child 11 years ago, I heard the words "Down syndrome," and my world collapsed.
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