User: flenvcenter Topic: Sustainability-Regional
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Esther Cepeda: Standardized testing is imperfect -- but necessary 28.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
CHICAGO — A recent column about my return to the teaching profession pleased many readers who wrote to congratulate me. One longtime reader good-naturedly ribbed me for past columns in which I had expressed support for standardized testing: “Please contact me the moment you have the ‘standardized tests are a waste of time’ epiphany. It will be life changing for you. I will wait by the computer.” “Not happening,” I replied with a smiley. I have multiple years of teaching in public ... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Orlando shootings brought deluge of dubious online charity-seekers 28.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
The more than 430 fundraisers posted on the GoFundMe website after the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando have exposed weaknesses inherent in these popular do-it-yourself charity campaigns: waste, questionable intentions and little oversight. The fundraisers — an average of more than four for each of the 49 killed and 53 wounded — include travelers asking for cash, a practitioner of ancient healing, a personal safety instructor who sells quick loaders for assault rifles, and even convic... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Shooting victim in northeast Denver taken to hospital 24.8.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
A shooting victim in northeast Denver was taken Tuesday night to a local hospital.
Tennis: Kerber wastes shot at No. 1, Murray's long streak ends, too 22.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Mason, Ohio • The final step up to No. 1 was simply too big for Angelique Kerber — this time, anyway. The world’s second-ranked player wasted a chance to end Serena Williams’ long run at the top. She fell behind at the outset, repeatedly missed routine shots and fell to Karolina Pliskova 6-3, 6-1 in the championship match Sunday at the Western & Southern Open. On the men’s side, Andy Murray also ran out of steam in the title match. He fell to Marin Cilic 6-4, 7-5, ending his career-best winning ...
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Congress must stop playing politics with Zika funding 21.8.2016 Denver Post: Opinion
For months, public health experts and scientists have been sounding the alarm over the Zika virus. Lawmakers have an obligation to provide the means to battle this epidemic.
Bloomberg View Editorial: Congress should give Puerto Rico a shot at growth 20.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
The recent declaration of a public health emergency on Puerto Rico is a reminder of just how badly the commonwealth still needs federal help. The unchecked outbreak of Zika — more than 10,000 reported cases — will potentially cost Puerto Rico millions of dollars it doesn’t have and make restoring economic growth that much harder. To be sure, Congress deserves bipartisan credit for passing a bill that enables the orderly restructuring of Puerto Rico’s staggering $70 billion in debt and creates a ...
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Shuttered dog park spurs cleanup call among Riverfront residents 20.8.2016 Denver Post: Local
Officials close popular off-leash dog park in River North Neighborhood when users fail to clean up after their dogs.
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Renowned chef feeds Rio’s homeless with Olympic leftovers 17.8.2016 Denver Post: National News Headlines
Homeless men living in Rio de Janerio during the Olympics are now feasting on a three-course meal courtesy of one of the world's top chefs.
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Navajo Nation sues feds over mine waste spill 17.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Leaders of one of the nation’s largest American Indian tribes blasted the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as their attorneys sued Tuesday, claiming negligence in the cleanup of a massive mine waste spill that tainted rivers in three Western states. Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye stood on the bank of the San Juan River in northwestern New Mexico and explained his people’s link to the water and the economic, cultural and psychological damage inflicted in the wake of the August 2015 sp...
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At a school in Rio’s slums, kids surf in toxic waters 14.8.2016 Denver Post: National News Headlines
The children in Rio de Janeiro's biggest slum, Rocinha, have little. But they border the water. And so while some of the world's top Olympic athletes compete in nearby Guanabara Bay, they attend a surfing school in the heavily polluted waves and dream that maybe, they'll be good enough to compete on their sport's biggest stage one day.
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Toxicologist faults North Carolina over coal ash 11.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Raleigh, N.C. • Officials in North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory’s administration are telling a string of misleading half-truths about the safety of well water containing a cancer-causing chemical near Duke Energy coal ash pits, a veteran state toxicologist said Wednesday, and he charged that they are the ones responsible for any resulting fear and confusion. Toxicologist Ken Rudo’s comments in a statement issued through his attorney came a day after high-ranking state environmental and health offic...
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Chevron's victory opens door for other polluters? 10.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Chevron wasn’t the only winner in Monday’s ruling by a federal appeals court over its long-running Ecuadorian pollution litigation. The victory, in which the court affirmed that a victims’ lawyer engaged in wrongdoing to secure a $9.5 billion verdict in the South American country, may benefit other corporations seeking to avoid enforcement of foreign judgments they contend are based on corrupt proceedings. Or, if you’re an anti-corporate activist, you can put it this way: “The decision hands wel...
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At clinic in Miami 'hot zone,' Clinton joins Democrats' call for special congressional action on Zika 10.8.2016 Durango Herald
(c) 2016, The Washington Post. MIAMI - Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton challenged Republican leaders in Congress on Tuesday to take emergency action to combat the spread of the Zika virus in the United States and accused Republican opponent Donald Trump of dismissing a growing public health crisis.
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Don’t let Bears Ears go the way of Moab 9.8.2016 High Country News Most Recent
Industrial tourism has transformed the town. Bears Ears doesn’t have to suffer the same fate.
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Gold King Mine spill recovery better in some areas than others 5.8.2016 Durango Herald
The full impact of the Gold King Mine spill on Aug. 5, 2015, may not be known for years on any front, and recovery is far from over. And some of that isn’t environmental, governmental or economic – it’s healing invisible trauma in the people and communities affected.When 3 million gallons of toxic sludge poured out...
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Gold King Mine spill’s economic impact fleeting in Durango, lasting in the Navajo Nation 5.8.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
one year after the breach of the Gold King Mine spilled millions of gallons of toxic-metals-laced runoff into the Animas, businesses in Durango say things are back to normal.
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Photos: A look back at the Gold King Mine Spill 5.8.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
When the orange water of the contaminated Animas River surged into town a year ago, many in Durango worried it would leave behind a slime of not just pollutants but also stigma. But today, one year after the breach of the Gold King Mine spilled millions of gallons of toxic-metals-laced runoff into the Animas, businesses in Durango […]
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Water near Duke's dumps deemed undrinkable 3.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • North Carolina’s top public health official acted unethically and possibly illegally by telling residents living near Duke Energy coal ash pits that their well water is safe to drink when it’s contaminated with a chemical known to cause cancer, a state toxicologist said in sworn testimony. The Associated Press obtained a copy of the 220-page deposition given last month by toxicologist Ken Rudo as part of a lawsuit filed against Duke by a coalition of environmental groups. The nation...
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Penthouse goes after Utah governor, Mormon church on anti-porn resolution 3.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Gov. Gary Herbert made the cover of Penthouse, the latest move by major pornographers to retaliate against a new state resolution calling porn a “public health crisis.” The July/August edition of the magazine is labeled “The Shameless Issue,” and its biggest headline is “Utah’s governor wants to handle your penis.” Herbert’s face isn’t on the cover — instead it is an image of model Noelle Monique in front of an American flag. The magazine’s editor, Raphie Aronowitz, sent copies of the magazine t... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Expert to Rio athletes: 'Don't put your head under water' 1.8.2016 Durango Herald
AP Investigation: Popular beaches, where thousands of tourists coming for the Olympics are likely to swim, have dangerously high levels of bacteria
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