User: flenvcenter Topic: Sustainability-Regional
Category: Environmental Justice :: Impacts
Last updated: Jul 25 2017 03:41 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Democrats waste time with new slogan; how about a winning plan for U.S.? 25.7.2017 Denver Post: Opinion
Instead of working feverishly on the substance of a contrast with the imploding Trump administration, Democrats decided it was most important to publicly unveil a new slogan first.
“It’s raining needles”: National drug crisis creates pollution threat 18.7.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
They hide in weeds along hiking trails and in playground grass. They wash into rivers and float downstream to land on beaches. They pepper baseball dugouts, sidewalks and streets. Syringes left by drug users amid the heroin crisis are turning up everywhere.
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Ditch the delay on Interstate 70 expansion 18.7.2017 Denver Post: Opinion
The Colorado Department of Transportation is doing things right as it prepares to expand Interstate 70 and drop it below grade so a cap can reunite communities.
Retailers, brands see green for back-to-school shopping 18.7.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
New York • For the back-to-school season, many parents and their kids are thinking green. Concerns about the environment have them looking for secondhand clothing or fashions made from reused material — but price still rules. Shoppers want quality and style in backpacks, jeans and the like without spending a lot more money. Retailers like H&M, Target and J.C. Penney are coming out with more clothes that use waste from all sorts of sources, like recycled denim or leather, nylon waste, remnants of...
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What to do if you or your child finds a syringe 17.7.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Syringes left by drug users are increasingly turning up in public places, and authorities offer this advice if you or your children should encounter any: ——— DON’T PICK THEM UP You could get exposed to drugs or disease, or unwittingly dispose of them improperly. ——— CALL SOMEONE TO PICK THEM UP Check with your local information hotline or health department, which can take care of it or direct you to people who can. Don’t call 911 unless directed, or unless there is imminent danger or an emergenc...
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Ozone alert issued for Front Range due to warm weather, sunshine 16.7.2017 Denver Post: Local
The haze will continue along the Front Range as another ozone action alert was issued starting at 4 p.m. on Saturday for the Front Range urban corridor, which spans El Paso County north to Larimer and Weld counties, including the Denver-Boulder area, Colorado Springs, Fort Collins and Greeley.
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Drought in High Plains the worst some farmers have ever seen 16.7.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Beulah, N.D. • Drought in North Dakota is laying waste to fields of normally bountiful food and hay crops and searing pastures that typically would be home to multitudes of grazing cattle. Some longtime farmers and ranchers say it’s the worst conditions they’ve seen in decades — possibly their lifetimes — and simple survival has become their goal as a dry summer drags on without a raincloud in sight. “We’ve never been in this sort of boat, honestly,” said Dawn Martin, who raises beef cattle with...
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Human Rights Watch says Brazil is risking new Zika surge 14.7.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Sao Paulo • Poor sanitation and water conditions that contributed to an outbreak of Zika persist in Brazil and leave the country vulnerable to a resurgence of the virus, a rights group said Thursday. Brazil declared an end to the public health emergency over the mosquito-borne disease in May, 18 months after a surge in cases of the virus, which has been linked to birth defects. But Human Rights Watch is warning of the threat of a new outbreak, saying Brazil has done too little to help the millio...
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This is why two black pastors are suing Coca-Cola 14.7.2017 Denver Post: Business
William Lamar, the senior pastor at D.C.'s historic Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church, is tired of presiding over funerals for parishioners who died of heart disease, diabetes and stroke.
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Denver neighborhoods sue over highway expansion 13.7.2017 High Country News Most Recent
Residents say the $1.2 billion project would increase pollution and health problems.
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Utah physicians group alarmed by studies linking more deaths to air pollution 13.7.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
An association of Utah doctors is calling for more stringent limits on air pollution in light of new evidence they say shows air quality is more critical to human health than once thought. Denni Cawley, executive director of Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment, said her group would like to see state leaders reconsider their plans for growth in light of recent studies. The advocacy group had scheduled an early-afternoon news conference on Wednesday to highlight the issue. The physicians po... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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How severe, ongoing stress can affect a child’s brain 12.7.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Asheville, N.C. • A quiet, unsmiling little girl with big brown eyes crawls inside a carpeted cubicle, hugs a stuffed teddy bear tight, and turns her head away from the noisy classroom. The safe spaces, quiet times and breathing exercises for her and the other preschoolers at the Verner Center for Early Learning are designed to help kids cope with intense stress so they can learn. But experts hope there’s an even bigger benefit — protecting young bodies and brains from stress so persistent that ...
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Five Points proves diverse communities are strong; the rest of Denver should follow suit 7.7.2017 Denver Post: Opinion
Five Points has shown that a mixed use, economically and culturally diverse community is a strong community. Let’s welcome economic and cultural diversity across Denver.
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George Pyle: You’ve heard of bringing a knife to a gunfight? Somebody wants to bring bayonets to fight an epidemic 7.7.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
In 1831, England’s first known case of Indian cholera (so called because anything so horrid could not possibly be British) tortured and killed a sailor in the port of Sunderland. His Majesty’s Army surrounded the town to stop the dread disease from spreading. Yeah. Right. Pathogens respect neither national borders nor armed detachments. The disease first made its way north, to Scotland, then back south, to London. Before the epidemic ran its course, it had killed at least 52,000 people. Thus was... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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George Pyle: Hughes wants to bring bayonets to fight an epidemic 7.7.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
In 1831, England’s first known case of Indian cholera (so called because anything so horrid could not possibly be British) tortured and killed a sailor in the port of Sunderland. The response was immediate. His Majesty’s Army surrounded the town to stop the dread disease from spreading. Yeah. Right. Pathogens respect neither national borders nor armed detachments. The disease first made its way north, to Scotland, then back south, to London. Before the epidemic ran its course, it had killed at l... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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The California drought isn’t over, it just went underground 6.7.2017 High Country News Most Recent
The race to dig deeper wells is a losing game for small rural communities.
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Why 1 million Californians lack safe drinking water 6.7.2017 High Country News Most Recent
Rural, cash-strapped communities don’t have the means to treat contaminated water.
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2 children dead in apparent E. coli outbreak in Hildale 2.7.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
The Southwest Utah Public Health Department is investigating an E. coli outbreak in Hildale after the deaths of at least two children in the past couple of weeks. The two children, both of Hildale, were at a hospital when they died, Deputy Marshal Daniel Musser said, but others in the town may have been exposed. David Heaton, of the Southwest Utah Public Health Department, confirmed Saturday that his organization is investigating the outbreak, though the exact number of cases was not available. ...
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Health department investigating E. coli ‘outbreak’ in Hildale after two children die 2.7.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
The Southwest Utah Public Health Department is investigating an E. coli outbreak in Hildale after the deaths of at least two children in the past couple of weeks. The two children, both of Hildale, were at a hospital when they died, Deputy Marshal Daniel Musser said, but others in the town may have been exposed. David Heaton, of the Southwest Utah Public Health Department, confirmed Saturday that his organization is investigating the outbreak, though the exact number of cases was not available. ... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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‘Zion Curtain,’ begone ­— Utah restaurants waste no time ripping down booze barriers 1.7.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
More than two dozen restaurants across the state rushed to tear down their much-maligned “Zion Curtain” barriers Saturday, the same day a new law took effect that loosened Utah’s controversial liquor-dispensing requirement. As of midday Friday, 26 restaurants had been inspected and approved by the Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to be barrier-free, said spokesman Terry Wood. Current Fish and Oyster, Stoneground Kitchen and Rye Diner and Drinks, all in Salt Lake City, as well as ...
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