User: flenvcenter Topic: Sustainability-Regional
Category: Environmental Justice :: Impacts
Last updated: May 02 2016 23:05 IST RSS 2.0
 
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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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Could the ouster of California environmental agency leaders imperil clean air and beach access? 2.5.2016 High Country News Most Recent
High-profile turnover at state agencies reflect a culture split between grassroots demands and developer interests.
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Mayak's radioactive tale 1.5.2016 Denver Post: National News Headlines
Russia says its waste-processing system poses no danger to people.
Study: U.S. oil field is source of air pollution 30.4.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • An oil and natural gas field in the western United States is largely responsible for a global uptick of the air pollutant ethane, according to a new study. The team led by researchers at the University of Michigan found that fossil fuel production at the Bakken Formation in North Dakota and Montana is emitting roughly 2 percent of the ethane detected in the Earth’s atmosphere. Along with its chemical cousin methane, ethane is a hydrocarbon that is a significant component of natural ... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Washington Post: No time to waste for homeless families 25.4.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
“Spend a little bit more for dignity and safety. What is wrong with us?” That was the impassioned plea last fall from Washington, D.C., Council member Mary M. Cheh during a debate over features of the homeless shelters that are envisioned to replace the notorious facility at D.C. General. Cheh’s words bear repeating these days as the city’s ambitious plans to locate sites and build the replacement shelters have come under attack from critics who have seized on their cost as a weapon. And not onl...
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Op-ed: S.L. County libraries respect First Amendment, but they don't let patrons view porn 24.4.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
A Salt Lake Tribune article with the headline “Utah ceremonially declares porn a ‘public health crisis’” refers to a bill by the Utah Legislature, sponsored by Sen. Todd Weiler and Rep. Curtis Oda and adopted during the recent session. The resolution (SCR9) recognizes pornography as “a public health hazard leading to a broad spectrum of individual and public health impacts and societal harms.” In the article, Weiler is quoted as saying, “Kids as young as 12 are being exposed to porn in places su...
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Bad week on the Autobahn: Costs, probes 23.4.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Wolfsburg, Germany • It’s been a bad week for German automakers. Volkswagen said Friday that a diesel emissions-cheating scandal would cost it an astounding $18.2 billion just for 2015, while Daimler revealed that U.S. authorities are sniffing around its tailpipes. Both companies saw a niche with U.S. buyers who wanted performance, gas mileage and clean air. So they marketed their diesels as alternatives to boring hybrids. But there is growing evidence that neither was able to back up the claims...
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Moench: Legislature dawdles while our children absorb lead and other toxins 23.4.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
While Utahns can be relieved to not be drinking the water in Flint, Mich., Emma Penrod’s Tribune report April 17 did not evoke confidence that our public schools are paying much attention to lead pipes. Despite strong evidence that should be peeling back our complacency, so far no one else in Utah is paying much attention, either — to lead, or to the many other well known neurotoxins our children are exposed to. A national investigation found 2,000 water systems in all 50 states, including Utah,...
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Steamboat groups celebrate Earth Day 21.4.2016 Steamboat Pilot
The first Earth Day was observed April 22, 1970, and 20 million Americans took to the streets, parks and auditoriums in celebration of the planet. Today, the 46th Earth Day will be celebrated in 182 countries, according to Earth Day Network. In Steamboat Springs however, “Every Day is Earth Day.” April 22: YVSC Reusable Shopping Bag Giveaway City Market and Safeway, noon to 1 p.m. April 25: Community Agriculture Alliance Water Forum 5:30 p.m. at Centennial Hall April 26: YVSC Talking Green: How Green is Your Sweater? 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Aurum Food and Wine, April 29: National Arbor Day April 30: YVSC Residential Electronics and CFL Recycling Collection 9 a.m. to noon at Alpine Bank April 30: April Stools Day noon at Pet Kare Clinic May 1 through 31: National Historic Preservation Month May 2 through 6: YVSC Second annual School Waste-Free Lunch Challenge May 5: YVSC Recycling Guidelines published in Spanish May 6: First Friday Open House - Sequoyah Club Nonprofits 5 to 8 p.m. at Sequoyah Club Building ...
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American Lung Association ranks SLC in top 10 for worst air quality 21.4.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Salt Lake City’s air quality has improved, but is still ranked as the sixth worst in the nation, according to the latest State of the Air report from the American Lung Association. The annual report grades U.S. counties and metropolitan areas based on the number of days they’ve exceeded the Environmental Protection Agency’s health-based standards for ozone and particulate pollution. Salt Lake County received an F grade for both ozone and particles. Overall, Utah averaged an F for ozone and a D ...
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SLC ranked as 6th-worst in the nation for air quality 21.4.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Salt Lake City’s air quality has improved, but is still ranked as the sixth worst in the nation, according to the latest State of the Air report from the American Lung Association. The annual State of the Air report grades to U.S. counties and metropolitan areas based on the number of days the area has exceeded the Environmental Protection Agency’s health-based standards for ozone and particle pollution. The Salt Lake County received an F grade for both ozone and particles; overall, Utah average...
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Editorial: Call for research the saving grace of Utah's anti-porn resolution 20.4.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
[Video: Trailer for ‘Deadpool.’ Safe for work. And for DABC.] Utah does not deserve to be “mocked and scorned” for its official declaration that pornography is a “public health crisis.” At least, not yet. With great pomp and ceremony — in a room that might make a good set for a sexy movie set in the 1800s — Gov. Gary Herbert Tuesday signed SCR 9, a measure that declares that “pornography is a public health hazard leading to a broad spectrum of individual and public health impacts and societa... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Utah ceremonially declares porn a 'public health crisis' 20.4.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Utah Gov. Gary Herbert wants the world to know the state’s position on pornography: It’s a public health crisis. “We realize this is a bold assertion and there are some out there who will disagree with us,” Herbert said at a Tuesday news conference. “We’re here to say it is, in fact, the full-fledged truth.” Herbert ceremonially signed the resolution, sponsored by Sen. Todd Weiler, R-Woods Cross, Tuesday at the Utah Capitol. But that resolution has no real or practical effect. It “is nonbinding... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Colorado pot: More adults using drug, not kids 19.4.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
DENVER • Colorado kids are not smoking more pot since the drug became legal — but their older siblings and parents certainly are, according to a long-awaited report giving the most comprehensive data yet on the effects of the state’s 2012 recreational marijuana law. The state released a report Monday detailing changes in everything from pot arrests to tax collections to calls to Poison Control. Surveys given to middle-schoolers and high-schoolers indicate that youth marijuana use didn’t rise sig...
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College student wins award for charge against air pollution 18.4.2016 Durango Herald
(c) 2016, The Washington Post. --- This story is embargoed until 12:01 a.m. EST Monday, April 18. ---
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Lead level in water at Arvada pre-school far exceeds federal limit 16.4.2016 Denver Post: Local
ARVADA — Water tested from a faucet at a Head Start facility in Arvada showed lead levels 12 times higher than the federal government's "action level" for the toxic ...
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Researchers link fast food to dangerous chemicals 15.4.2016 Durango Herald
(c) 2016, The Washington Post.
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Letter: Utah treats its air like Michigan treats Flint's water 15.4.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
One question. How does the state of Utah’s ignorance of our poor air quality (i.e., toxic air) resulting from carbon pollution emitted from all sorts of modern conveniences differ materially from Michigan’s reluctance to accept and acknowledge the facts of Flint’s lead-contaminated drinking water? The role of government is to promote the general welfare of the public, not ignore it. Steven Cornell Millcreek
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Indian capital starts restricting cars to clear air 15.4.2016 Denver Post: National News Headlines
NEW DELHI (AP) — The New Delhi government has begun a second round of a two-week car restriction to reduce air pollution that has made the Indian capital the world's most polluted city.
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Five things businesses could do to fight obesity 14.4.2016 Durango Herald
(c) 2016, Bloomberg. Two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese, putting them at increased risk for diabetes, heart disease, and other health problems. It's a public health problem too big for the public health system to solve.
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