User: flenvcenter Topic: Sustainability-Regional
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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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Leaked natural gas, oil-price ripple effects and a live HCN forum on public lands management. 22.6.2015 Current Issue news in brief.
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New state marijuana survey sheds light on adult use and raises questions regarding youth exposure 22.6.2015 Steamboat Pilot
The Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment released its first survey on adult marijuana use since the passage of Amendment 64, finding that 13.6 percent of Colorado adults ages 18 and older have used marijuana in the past 30 days. The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, or BRFSS, reported data on usage by region, race, education completed, sexual orientation, income and age of first use. Regional usage spanned from 18.5 percent in Region 20 (Denver County) to 1.4 percent in Region 5 (Cheyenne, Lincoln, Elbert and Kit Carson counties). Adult usage in Region 11 (Routt, Moffat, Jackson, and Rio Blanco counties) was below the state average at 11 percent. In comparing the BRFSS results with that of the National Survey of Drug Use and Health’s, or NSDUH, in 2013, the department found no significant changes in usage, with adult use increasing only 0.7 percent since NSDUH’s report. According to the department’s executive director and chief medical officer, Dr. Larry Wolk, this survey marks ...
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Meyer: Wasting food in the face of hunger 20.6.2015 Denver Post: Opinion
Decades from now it is possible that Americans will look back and be appalled at how we waste food today.
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Funding for Interior, EPA clears Senate 19.6.2015 Durango Herald
WASHINGTON – The Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday passed a $30.01 billion bill to fund the Interior Department, Environmental Protection Agency and related agencies. The measure, which passed 16-14, also blocks implementation of the EPA’s plan to address climate change.It’s the first appropriations bill to...
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Local pot use higher than state average 16.6.2015 Durango Herald
Though La Plata County trails behind the state in many important measures of collective well-being such as median income, we’re blazing ahead of the rest of Colorado in other areas.A new report from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment shows that in Region 9 – which includes Dolores, San Juan, Montezuma...
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Pope's stance on climate change leaks; calls for environmental action 16.6.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
A draft copy of Pope Francis' eagerly awaited encyclical on the environment calls for urgent action to protect the Earth and fight global warming, which the pope says is "mostly" due to human activity and the burning of fossil fuels.
Pope's stance leaks; calls for urgent action on environment 16.6.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
VATICAN CITY (AP) — A draft copy of Pope Francis' eagerly awaited encyclical on the environment calls for urgent action to protect the Earth and fight global warming, which the pope says is "mostly" due to human activity and the burning of fossil fuels.
Rawlings: College isn't a commodity. Stop treating it like one. 16.6.2015 Denver Post: Opinion
Pick up any newspaper or magazine, and you're likely to see some lament about the economics of college: "Too many degrees are a waste of money," says the Economist; an education spawns "crippling" debt, says Salon; it "isn't worth the money," says USA Today.
Denver's northeast neighborhoods get $75,000 to study children's health 9.6.2015 Headlines: All Headlines
The BUILD Health Challenge is awarding $75,000 to the Northeast Denver community to improve health opportunities for low-income urban neighborhoods.
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San Francisco considers health warning on soda advertising 9.6.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco officials are deciding whether to impose a warning on ads for a favorite drink of children and a bane of public health advocates: Sugary soda pop.
First gay couple to marry in US territory ties knot in Guam 9.6.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — There were no flowers. There was no music. The onlookers witnessing Guam's first wedding of a gay couple were mostly members of the media.
Grid Alternatives and Denver get solar panels for low-income families 6.6.2015 Denver Post: News: Local
Mary Martinez always wanted solar panels on her home to help with her electric bill, but she could never afford ...
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Aspen-area poor having trouble with accessing health care 25.5.2015 Headlines: All Headlines
About 4,500 county residents in the Aspen area live at or below the federal poverty level, and Pitkin County health officials are trying to find options to help the area's low-income families receive the care they need because many doctors are not accepting public health insurance.
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A cleaner coal 24.5.2015 Steamboat Pilot
A piece of Routt County’s coal industry is undergoing a major addition. Parts were trucked into the Hayden Station power plant, and it took more than a month to assemble a massive crane, the top of which is higher than the largest smoke stack. A state environmental official says new emissions controls at Colorado’s power plants will both reduce haze and improve public health. Michael Silverstein, with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, helped negotiate the plan with the state’s power plants aimed at reducing regional haze. “It was designed to be measurable by the human eye,” Silverstein said. Silverstein said Hayden Station was a “very key facility” during negotiations of the regional haze plan because of its proximity to national parks and wilderness areas. Craig Station, which generates 1,303 megawatts of electricity, was also part of the plan. Silverstein said the emissions controls will reduce both nitrogen oxide and sulphur dioxide, the two pollutants that contribute the most ...
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Malhotra: Forget the Fitbit. Focus on lunch. 23.5.2015 Denver Post: Opinion
The fitness industry has never been stronger. Health clubs in the United States brought in $22.
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Three Colorado oil and gas workers killed by little-known hazard 18.5.2015 Denver Post: Local
Joe Ray Sherman's death on a Weld County oil patch last year was tragic but not entirely ...
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