User: flenvcenter Topic: Sustainability-Regional
Category: Environmental Justice :: Impacts
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Daily Digest: Poison meatballs in a Boulder County park? Plus 9 more stories 15.4.2014 Denver Post: News: Local
Your daily resource for late-breaking news, upcoming events, the Denver weather forecast, Denver traffic information, and the stories that will be talked about today, April 15, ...
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Killing of environmental activists rises globally 15.4.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
BANGKOK (AP) — As head of his village, Prajob Naowa-opas battled to save his community in central Thailand from the illegal dumping of toxic waste by filing petitions and leading villagers to block trucks carrying the stuff — until a gunman in broad daylight fired four shots into him.
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Syria rebels, government blame each other for poison gas attack 13.4.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
Both sides report gas attack • BEIRUT — Syrian government media and rebel forces said Saturday that poison gas had been used in a central village, blaming each other for an attack
Lauren Bell, Victoria Bailey improve health of Jeffco residents 8.4.2014 Denver Post: News: Local
GOLDEN — Roughly 531 kids across Jefferson County can proudly show off their brightest smiles thanks to the help of two registered nurses in ...
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Gay men concerned after LA meningitis deaths 6.4.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
West Hollywood, Calif. • In the heart of this close-knit gay community, Luke Martel reflects the feelings of many when it comes to a strain of meningitis that has killed three gay men this year in Los Angeles County: He’s concerned but not overly so. Martel, a gay bartender who moved to West Hollywood from New York City several months ago, called the deaths from the rare bacterial infection that can be passed by kissing, sharing utensils or coughing “a little scary” but said he doesn’t plan to h...
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Letter: Should children be protected from toxic food habits at home? 31.3.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
First lady Michelle Obama recently laid out restrictions for junk food marketing in schools. “... our classrooms should be healthy places where kids aren’t bombarded with ads for junk food,” she said in a statement. “Because when parents are working hard to teach their kids healthy habits at home, their work shouldn’t be undone by unhealthy messages at school.” But does this effort do any good if healthy habits aren’t taught at home? If our government is making the effort to protect children fro...
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Garfield County jumps in Utah health rankings 29.3.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Garfield County has joined the ranks of Utah’s healthiest counties — a distinction that may show how modest improvements to medical resources can make a difference in the health of rural Utahns. Despite being one of Utah’s most remote counties, with the second-highest unemployment rate, third-lowest median household income and relatively low access to doctors, Garfield cracked the top five counties in Utah for health outcomes, bonking Davis and Summit counties farther down the list in the fifth ...
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CU Boulder team reinvents the toilet for global competition 23.3.2014 Denver Post: Local
CU Boulder team reinvents the toilet for global competition
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Utah company turns plastic waste into oil 19.3.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Sometimes great ideas and inspiration come from unexpected places. Take, for example, the journey of Australian Priyanka Bakaya, a woman of Kashmiri descent, who has developed a way to turn unwanted plastic waste into oil and diesel fuel. Bakaya, whose PK Clean company is based in Utah, offered her and company co-founder Ben Coates’ vision of ending plastic waste forever Tuesday at the Zions Premier Wealth Management Speaker Series. The first part of her story began in Australia where a Bakaya f...
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Clean air activists give Utah politicians mixed grades 19.3.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Air pollution was public enemy No. 1 this legislative session — the subject of polls, petitions, protests and more than two dozen proposals for scrubbing Utah’s smog-laden skies. But, in the end, only a third of those bills passed, and not the real “game changers,” according to a consortium of clean-air advocates who are calling on the public to continue to press policymakers for meaningful change. “Compared to past, recent sessions where [regulatory] funding was cut and bills were passed to ins...
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Letter: Too many Utahns not represented in Legislature 15.3.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Four thousand Utahns gathered at the Capitol in January to plea for a meaningful and effective response from our Legislature to the toxic air pollution issue. The response from legislators has been anemic and mostly symbolic at best. Four thousand Utahns did not clamber for electronic widgets for our students nor to move the state prison. Utah is No. 1 in the country for air pollution, autism, anti-depressant consumption and right-wing hyperbole. For 150 years the Utah Legislature has been cont...
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Ninth-graders want Denver voters to take crack at plastic bag ban 10.3.2014 Denver Post: Local
Ninth-graders want Denver voters to take crack at plastic bag ban
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More than one-third of Utah school buses ‘dirty’ 9.3.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
The oldest school bus in the state sits in a garage near a junior high in scenic Eden. This year, the bus turns 30 — older than some students’ parents. “It doesn’t get used a whole lot,” said Weber School District spokesman Nate Taggart, noting it only traveled 591 miles last year as a spare bus. Still, it’s one tiny part of what many say is a big problem for Utah — an aging fleet of school buses spewing toxic gases into the state’s already-sullied winter air. About 37 percent of all the state’...
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Daybreak’s mission vs. Kennecott’s emissions 7.3.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
South Jordan • Family by family, one of Salt Lake County’s top polluters is building a community model it says could improve air quality along the Wasatch Front. Kennecott Utah Copper is 10 years into an experiment in urban planning and sustainability on a scale unseen elsewhere in the Beehive State, with an intricately laid out mixed-use development in South Jordan’s west end known as Daybreak. Tucked away 25 miles southwest of downtown Salt Lake City at the foot of the Oquirrh Mountains, the ...
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House passes bill to block Obama plan on power plants 7.3.2014 Denver Post: All Political News
WASHINGTON — Aiming at the heart of President Barack Obama's strategy for fighting climate change, the Republican-controlled House voted Thursday to block the administration's plan to
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House passes bill to block Obama climate plan 7.3.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • Aiming at the heart of President Barack Obama’s strategy for fighting climate change, the Republican-controlled House voted Thursday to block the administration’s plan to limit carbon pollution from new power plants. The bill targets Obama’s proposal for the Environmental Protection Agency to set the first national limits on heat-trapping carbon pollution from future power plants. It’s part of the GOP’s election-year strategy to fight back against what Republicans call a “war on co...
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How China is trying to combat pollution 6.3.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
Combatting pollution has shot up the agenda of the ruling Communist Party, which for years pushed for rapid economic development with little concern about the environmental impact.
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Agency-by-agency summary of Obama budget 5.3.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
An agency-by-agency summary of President Barack Obama's proposed budget for fiscal 2015, beginning next Oct.
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Acne plaguing teenage skin? These foods may help 4.3.2014 Denver Post: Lifestyles
My boys love to talk about the biggest bone in their body (the femur) and the largest muscle (the gluteus maximus).
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California's drought is not about "fish versus farmers" 28.2.2014 From the Blogs
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