User: flenvcenter Topic: Sustainability-Regional
Category: Environmental Justice :: Impacts
Last updated: Jan 12 2017 21:43 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Washington Post Op-ed: How Trump's conspiracy theories about vaccines could harm public health 12.1.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
President-elect Donald Trump met Tuesday with Robert Kennedy Jr., an environmental activist (and Democratic political scion) who opposes mandatory vaccination laws because he believes in discredited conspiracy theories that immunizations are dangerous. Kennedy told reporters that Trump had asked him to lead a commission on vaccines. Though Trump transition aides later said that the decision wasn’t final, the meeting was alarming to doctors, epidemiologists and public health experts such as mysel...
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Coming clean with your 2017 beauty routine: Where and how to do it around Denver 12.1.2017 Denver Post: Lifestyles
Go inside three local beauty businesses that focus on natural ingredients and healthy personal care products, and even get a few tips from Lindsey Vonn's new book.
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Letter: Utah's real slogan should be 'Life Asphyxiated' 11.1.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
On Dec. 29, highly toxic PM 2.5 particle pollution in Salt Lake’s air hit 70.9 micrograms/cubic meter: in the Red Zone, even by the lax standards of our Department of Environmental Quality. A concentration over 3.0 adversely affects health, children’s especially. We are now registering more than 20 times that level. It’s inversion season — little different from those past. Air pollution is now a worldwide problem, worst in countries with brutal political leadership. India, China, Nigeria, etc., ... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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'Don't waste his money': Utah high school assignment on dating draws accusations of gender bias 11.1.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
For many teenagers, getting a date is hard enough — let alone if your high school grades depend on it. School administrators in Salt Lake City went into damage control mode Tuesday after a parent’s complaint about her daughter’s assignment gained attention through social media. Jenn Oxborrow posted a photo of two handouts — one for girls, another for boys — that instructed students at Highland High School to go on a date that costs no more than $5. The handouts included suggestions for appropria... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Steamboat briefs: Lodging barometer predicts more than 14,300 visitors 6.1.2017 Steamboat Pilot
About 14,000 visitors are expected to be in town Saturday, according to the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association’s lodging barometer released Wednesday. The figure represents 91 percent capacity at area lodging properties, with downtown occupancy at 100 percent. On the mountain, hotels are forecast at 90 percent capacity, and condos are expected to be 94 percent full. Lodging is expected to dip to 8,500 visitors by Wednesday. The Chamber’s lodging barometer is based on survey data from local lodging properties. Its primary function is to help businesses determine staffing levels during the winter and summer tourism seasons. Actual lodging occupancy levels tend to increase from the forecast levels as a result of last-minute bookings. Women’s XC ski fitness series begins at Lake Catamount Lake Catamount Touring Center will host a Women’s XC Ski Fitness Series beginning Friday. The clinics are for women who want to improve their cross-country ski technique, gain fitness and have fun.   Session one ...
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One of the worst states for flu deaths? Hawaii, new study shows 4.1.2017 Denver Post: Lifestyles
Health disparities based on race, income and gender tend to draw more notice, but variations related to where people live are prompting public health officials to use the information to craft more-targeted policies.
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Army vet battling hepatitis has Big Pharma help 30.12.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
After shooting meth put her in a Missouri hospital with six days of bleeding, Heather Surface stumbled out into the January cold last year, still drug-addicted, homeless and unaware that she had a dangerous liver infection. Two weeks later at a rehab center, she met Bruce Burkett, a wispy-bearded Army vet who’s part social worker, part public health crusader, and a boon to drugmakers for his work in finding patients who need costly, powerful treatments for the viral liver infection hepatitis C. ...
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Letter: Shelters are a baffling financial waste 24.12.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
First, I would like to commend The Tribune for its comprehensive stories concerning the four homeless shelters announced by Salt Lake City. No other news source has made such an in-depth analysis. Second, as an owner of a residence one block from the Simpson site, I feel the same outrage, disgust and bewilderment as all of the people you interviewed who are seeing their American dream of home ownership explode in all areas affected by this incredible decision. Also, I specifically sympathize wi...
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Smoggy North China shut down factories, cars 19.12.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Beijing • Engulfed in choking smog, some northern Chinese cities limited the number of cars on roads and temporarily shut down factories Monday to reduce air pollution during a national “red alert.” More than 700 companies stopped production in Beijing and traffic police were restricting drivers by monitoring their license plate numbers, state media reported. Dozens of cities closed schools and took other emergency measures after a “red alert” was issued from Friday night to Wednesday for much o...
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With population booming, Denver Water looks to exercise Fraser River rights 19.12.2016 Denver Post: News: Local
Denver Water, looking at the booming population and economy in Denver, wants to exercise its rights on the Fraser River.
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Beijing imposes smog emergency measures 19.12.2016 Denver Post: National News Headlines
A smog-shrouded Chinese city canceled airline flights Sunday due to poor visibility and parents took children to hospitals on the second day of a pollution alert across the country's north.
Can Denver quash AIDS by 2030? The city is ahead on international health goals 18.12.2016 Denver Post: Local
Denver -- along with many other cities across the world -- pledged to meet three measures by 2020: 90 percent of people with HIV know they have it, 90 percent of those diagnosed are receiving care, and 90 percent of those in care have no detectable virus in their blood thanks to medication.
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DuPont to pay $50M over mercury releases 16.12.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Richmond, Va. • Chemical giant DuPont will pay more than $50 million but admit no fault under a proposed environmental settlement after releasing toxic mercury for decades into the Shenandoah Valley waterways, authorities announced Thursday. The deal would resolve state and federal litigation over pollution from a company factory in Waynesboro. It amounts to the largest environmental damage settlement in Virginia history and the eighth largest in the nation, officials said. The money would go to... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Utah's Guv seeks $50k from taxpayers for anti-pornography push 13.12.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Tucked into the back pages of Gov. Gary Herbert’s $16 billion budget is a request for $50,000 to fund statewide anti-pornography efforts — the first time in more than a decade that taxpayer money has been directed toward such a purpose. The request, buried on page 92 of the governor’s annual budget request to the Legislature, would grant the money to the Utah Coalition Against Pornography, a private nonprofit group that hosts annual conferences and conducts seminars on preventing children from s... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Plans falter for West Coast coal terminals 12.12.2016 Current Issue
Coal companies look to Asia, but face port challenges.
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Op-ed: We cannot turn from our clean-energy future, and we shouldn't try 11.12.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Despite ongoing denial of climate change and the risks of air pollution by certain politicians, environmental regulation has been essential for states and cities to protect public health. But expanding fossil fuel extraction and weakening environmental regulations — the core of President-elect Donald Trump’s approach to environmental policy — would be disastrous for the communities that house energy infrastructure. If fulfilled, Trump’s campaign promises to scrap the Clean Power Plan and the Par...
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Rats! Paris fights back against rodent infestation 9.12.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Paris • Both Nadine Mahe des Portes and the rat panicked when she inadvertently stepped on it on her walk back from work through Paris. “I heard a terrible squeak,” the property agent recalled with a shudder. “I thought I’d stepped on a child’s toy or something.” When Parisians are literally tripping over rats on the sidewalk, it is clear that the City of Light has a problem. Professional exterminators with decades on the job struggle to recall infestations as impressive — perhaps that should be...
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Missing science, disagreement surrounds fracking report 8.12.2016 High Country News Most Recent
Pavillion, Wyoming is at the center of a fight over fracking’s risks.
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NYC mayor seeks $35 million for Trump-related security costs 6.12.2016 Denver Post: All Political News
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says he's asking the federal government for $35 million to cover costs related to security for President-elect Donald Trump.
Navajo Nation files $160 M claim with EPA over mine spill 6.12.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Window Rock, Ariz. • The Navajo Nation has submitted a claim of more than $160 million in damages to the federal government over last year’s mine waste spill that fouled rivers in three western states. A cleanup team led by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency triggered the August 2015 spill while working at the Gold King Mine near Silverton, Colorado. The 3-million-gallon blowout tainted rivers in Colorado, New Mexico and Utah with tons of toxic heavy metals including arsenic, mercury and l...
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