User: flenvcenter Topic: Sustainability-Regional
Category: Environmental Justice :: Impacts
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Researchers secure $1M grant from epa to study impact of wildfires 27.7.2015 Denver Post: News: Local
A team of researchers at the University of Colorado has secured a $1 million grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to study the impacts of climate change, including increased wildfires, on indoor air quality and health in low-income Denver-area ...
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In the middle of nowhere, a Promised Land 24.7.2015 High Country News Most Recent
A group with chemical sensitivities makes a community in the Arizona desert.
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Pierre-Louis: We don't trust drinking fountains anymore, and that's bad for our health 21.7.2015 Denver Post: Opinion
One sultry day in 2012, a handful of New Yorkers laid out a rich red carpet in Union Square Park.
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Jim Webster: Green needs support 15.7.2015 Steamboat Pilot
I read with amusement the recent letter to the editor about “Environmental Religion.” I thought it was very creative writing but, unfortunately, lacked substantive points to contribute to the debate about climate change or sustainability of the planet. The writer pointed out that “environmentalism has become the religion of choice for modern atheists,” which is surprising as the Pope recently put his views clearly behind policies that promote planet sustainability. Here, the Pope is particularly concerned with the affect of climate change on the world’s poor. Putting religion aside, it appears to me that it is not yet universally “cool” to recycle, reduce waste, conserve water and reduce pollution. Why? Perhaps the benefits are too far in the future or seem cerebral in nature. It also takes effort to think and act green, as we have not grown up with these practices ingrained. For instance, we still do not all universally buckle up when we get in the car, yet we read all the time about people who are ...
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Celestial News: See the magnificent Milky Way 13.7.2015 Steamboat Pilot
Faint and misty, soft as silk, Some say you are made of milk. Road to heaven, river of light, Glowing star clouds fill the night. — Jimmy Westlake, 2010 When the bright moon is not in the sky, the dark summer night reveals one of its most spectacular treasures — the soft, misty glow of the Via Lactea, or the Milky Way. Contrary to what the ancient Romans believed, the Milky Way is not made from the milk of queen goddess Juno, but is the combined light of billions of distant suns unresolved by the human eye. If you look through a pair of binoculars and sweep slowly across the Milky Way, you will rediscover what Galileo did in 1610 — a multitude of faint stars. The situation is analogous to soaring high over a sandy beach and seeing the white sand stretch for miles in both directions, and yet, you cannot see the individual sand grains that make up the beach from that height. In the case of the Milky Way, the grains of sand are the myriad stars that populate our galaxy. Our Sun is but one grain of sand on ...
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Airports commission recommends expanding Heathrow 1.7.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
LONDON (AP) — Britain's Airports Commission unanimously recommended the construction of a third runway at London's Heathrow Airport on Wednesday in a long-awaited report on how to best expand the country's aviation capacity.
High court sets back mercury rules 30.6.2015 Durango Herald
WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court ruled Monday against the Obama administration’s attempt to limit power-plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants, but it may be only a temporary setback for regulators.The justices split 5-4 along ideological lines to rule that the Environmental Protection Agency did not...
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Justices rule against EPA power plant mercury limits 29.6.2015 Headlines: All Headlines
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Monday against the Obama administration's attempt to limit power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants, but it may only be a temporary setback for regulators.
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Lindeman: Down syndrome screening isn't about public health. It's about eliminating a group of people. 27.6.2015 Denver Post: Opinion
Upon delivering my first child 11 years ago, I heard the words "Down syndrome," and my world collapsed.
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Leaked natural gas, oil-price ripple effects and a live HCN forum on public lands management. 22.6.2015 Current Issue news in brief.
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New state marijuana survey sheds light on adult use and raises questions regarding youth exposure 22.6.2015 Steamboat Pilot
The Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment released its first survey on adult marijuana use since the passage of Amendment 64, finding that 13.6 percent of Colorado adults ages 18 and older have used marijuana in the past 30 days. The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, or BRFSS, reported data on usage by region, race, education completed, sexual orientation, income and age of first use. Regional usage spanned from 18.5 percent in Region 20 (Denver County) to 1.4 percent in Region 5 (Cheyenne, Lincoln, Elbert and Kit Carson counties). Adult usage in Region 11 (Routt, Moffat, Jackson, and Rio Blanco counties) was below the state average at 11 percent. In comparing the BRFSS results with that of the National Survey of Drug Use and Health’s, or NSDUH, in 2013, the department found no significant changes in usage, with adult use increasing only 0.7 percent since NSDUH’s report. According to the department’s executive director and chief medical officer, Dr. Larry Wolk, this survey marks ...
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Meyer: Wasting food in the face of hunger 20.6.2015 Denver Post: Opinion
Decades from now it is possible that Americans will look back and be appalled at how we waste food today.
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Funding for Interior, EPA clears Senate 19.6.2015 Durango Herald
WASHINGTON – The Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday passed a $30.01 billion bill to fund the Interior Department, Environmental Protection Agency and related agencies. The measure, which passed 16-14, also blocks implementation of the EPA’s plan to address climate change.It’s the first appropriations bill to...
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Local pot use higher than state average 16.6.2015 Durango Herald
Though La Plata County trails behind the state in many important measures of collective well-being such as median income, we’re blazing ahead of the rest of Colorado in other areas.A new report from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment shows that in Region 9 – which includes Dolores, San Juan, Montezuma...
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Pope's stance on climate change leaks; calls for environmental action 16.6.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
A draft copy of Pope Francis' eagerly awaited encyclical on the environment calls for urgent action to protect the Earth and fight global warming, which the pope says is "mostly" due to human activity and the burning of fossil fuels.
Pope's stance leaks; calls for urgent action on environment 16.6.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
VATICAN CITY (AP) — A draft copy of Pope Francis' eagerly awaited encyclical on the environment calls for urgent action to protect the Earth and fight global warming, which the pope says is "mostly" due to human activity and the burning of fossil fuels.
Rawlings: College isn't a commodity. Stop treating it like one. 16.6.2015 Denver Post: Opinion
Pick up any newspaper or magazine, and you're likely to see some lament about the economics of college: "Too many degrees are a waste of money," says the Economist; an education spawns "crippling" debt, says Salon; it "isn't worth the money," says USA Today.
Denver's northeast neighborhoods get $75,000 to study children's health 9.6.2015 Headlines: All Headlines
The BUILD Health Challenge is awarding $75,000 to the Northeast Denver community to improve health opportunities for low-income urban neighborhoods.
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San Francisco considers health warning on soda advertising 9.6.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco officials are deciding whether to impose a warning on ads for a favorite drink of children and a bane of public health advocates: Sugary soda pop.
First gay couple to marry in US territory ties knot in Guam 9.6.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — There were no flowers. There was no music. The onlookers witnessing Guam's first wedding of a gay couple were mostly members of the media.
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