User: flenvcenter Topic: Sustainability-Regional
Category: Environmental Justice :: Impacts
Last updated: Aug 13 2020 19:37 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Thousands forced from their homes despite California’s eviction moratorium 13.8.2020 High Country News Most Recent
Without clear state orders, a loophole in the law allows sheriff departments decide whether to evict.
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Bosselman: Denver doesn’t want to know how much housing it needs — and it needs a lot 8.8.2020 Denver Post: Opinion
To anyone with a clear mind, it is obvious that a vast amount of new housing is needed. But the inebriation of the ruling class keeps the city stammering and stumbling toward a worsening housing crisis.
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As crews dig up lead-poisoned dirt, accelerated cleanup of Pueblo Superfund site cast as EPA model 2.8.2020 Denver Post: Local
It took 106 years for the government to address the toxic contamination from the smelters that turned mined rock into metals, but poisoned workers' neighborhoods on Pueblo's south side. The smelting to extract silver and lead between 1893 and 1908 left a legacy of arsenic, cadmium and lead in soil.
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Colorado to declare racism a public health crisis after push by agency staffers to respond to protests, pandemic 31.7.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Colorado will declare racism a public health crisis following a push by staffers inside the state's health department to respond to ongoing social-justice protests and the inequities highlighted by the coronavirus pandemic.
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How big oil funds big brother 30.7.2020 High Country News Most Recent
Some of the largest fossil fuel companies in the nation back police foundations that raise money for weapons, equipment and surveillance technology.
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Lauren Boebert beat a Colorado congressman. Is she the next GOP star? 26.7.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Boebert has made it this far, in defiance of history and conventional wisdom, with a potent political strategy that weaves social media savviness and profuse praise for President Donald Trump with more traditional tactics, such as a strong volunteer base and improving oratory skill.
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2 children have died in Colorado of MISC-C, rare syndrome tied to COVID-19 24.7.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Seven children in Colorado have contracted a rare new syndrome believed to be associated with COVID-19 and two have died from the condition, state public health officials said Thursday.
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Denver Public Schools sues Betsy DeVos over federal coronavirus aid to private schools 22.7.2020 Denver Post: Local
Denver Public Schools filed a federal lawsuit against Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Wednesday, claiming that the U.S. Department of Education illegally diverted federal coronavirus relief funds to private schools.
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Rich people in Colorado, U.S. spew more carbon pollution at home than poor 21.7.2020 Denver Post: Local
Rich Americans produce nearly 25% more heat-trapping gases than poorer people at home, according to a comprehensive study of U.S. residential carbon footprints.
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Kids and COVID-19: What experts do (and do not) know about how the virus affects children 20.7.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
As the debate about reopening schools rages at the local, state and national levels, infectious disease and engineering experts are trying to keep up with the ever-evolving situation with the coronavirus pandemic so they can advise administrators considering -- and reconsidering -- whether and when to open facilities for the year.
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Trump admin erodes landmark law protecting communities and the environment 17.7.2020 High Country News Most Recent
New National Environmental Policy Act rules limit public input and allow federal agencies to ignore climate impacts of infrastructure projects.
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With cases rising, Denver pauses new requests to ease state’s COVID-19 rules 15.7.2020 Denver Post: Local
Mayor Michael Hancock said Friday that he could order some businesses to close again if hospitals reach 90% of their capacity, but officials may not wait that long if COVID-19 cases rise unsustainably.
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Trump looks to scale back environmental reviews for projects 15.7.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
President Donald Trump is ready to roll back a foundational Nixon-era environmental law that he says stifles major infrastructure projects, but that environmentalists say has served for decades as a safeguard for low-income and minority communities.
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Squirrel in Jefferson County tests positive for bubonic plague 15.7.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Both humans and household animals can become infected with the plague without proper precautions.
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Colorado to staff state lab around the clock to speed up COVID-19 test results 15.7.2020 Denver Post: Local
Turnaround times for out-of-state private labs have risen, and the state has very little control over that, Polis said at a news conference. But, he said, it can and will improve its own processes.
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Douglas County commissioners hear pushback from residents over split from Tri-County over masks 15.7.2020 Denver Post: Local
It's still unclear how much it might cost Douglas County to set up its own health department, or what the next steps are in separating. The county has been of Tri-County for more than 50 years.
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Natural gas as clean energy choice, efforts to short circuit electrifying buildings criticized by new report 15.7.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
As Colorado's largest electric utility considers adding renewable natural gas to its arsenal of anti-climate-change tactics, the Sierra Club and Earthjustice have released a new report saying the fuel would be a costly diversion from the state's clean-energy goals.
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Man’s aggressive cough toward woman on Aspen trail prompts misdemeanor charge 14.7.2020 Denver Post: Outdoors
After an older woman asked the man to step aside on the trail, the man got in her face and coughed.
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Man’s aggressive cough toward woman on Aspen trail prompts misdemeanor charge 14.7.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
After an older woman asked the man to step aside on the trail, the man got in her face and coughed.
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Biden proposes overhauling nation’s energy sector by 2035 14.7.2020 Denver Post: All Political News
Joe Biden released a plan Tuesday aimed at combating climate change and spurring economic growth in part by overhauling America’s energy industry, with a proposal to achieve entirely carbon pollution-free power by 2035.
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