User: flenvcenter Topic: Sustainability-Regional
Category: Environmental Justice :: Impacts
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Experts gathered in Nepal a week ago to ready for earthquake 26.4.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
Nepal's devastating earthquake was the disaster experts knew was coming. Just a week ago, about 50 earthquake and social scientists from around the world came to Kathmandu, Nepal, to figure out how to get this poor, congested, overdeveloped, shoddily built area to prepare better for the big one, a repeat of the 1934 temblor that leveled this
Guam attorney general orders territory to allow gay marriage 15.4.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — Guam's attorney general on Wednesday directed officials to immediately begin processing same-sex-marriage applications, putting the island on course to be the first U.
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Report: Evidence suggests Syrian troops used toxic chemicals 14.4.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
BEIRUT (AP) — An international human rights group says evidence "strongly suggests" that Syrian government forces used toxic chemicals in several barrel bomb attacks in northwestern Syria last month.
AP Interview: UNCF president seeks new generation of donors 11.4.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Lomax, head of the United Negro College Fund, isn't shy about ruffling feathers for his cause.
Budget talks begin 9.4.2015 Durango Herald
DENVER – The Colorado House on Wednesday debated several amendments to the $25 billion state budget, revisiting issues such as birth control and education. The budget still must receive a final vote by the House – expected Thursday – before likely heading to a conference committee to work on a compromise between the...
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Push for cleaner stoves in poor countries to cut pollution 8.4.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
NEW DELHI (AP) — Every evening, hundreds of millions of Indian women hover over crude stoves making dinner for their families.
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Denver City Council District 9: Skyscrapers, diverse neighborhoods frame issues 8.4.2015 Denver Post: Local
The hustle, bustle and power of downtown Denver contrasts sharply with the poverty, pollution and stagnation of the city's Elyria-Swansea ...
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Boulder agencies get grant to promote breast-feeding in businesses 6.4.2015 Headlines: All Headlines
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment announced last week it will be supplying Boulder County Public Health and the Boulder County Breastfeeding Coalition with a three-year,
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Health briefs: Dr. Michelle Jimerson becomes partner at YVMA 30.3.2015 Steamboat Pilot
Dr. Michelle Jimerson Becomes Partner at YVMA Michelle Jimerson, MD, MPH, has been named a practice partner at Yampa Valley Medical Associates, PC. Dr. Jimerson is a graduate of Stanford University, New York Medical College, University of Sydney School of Public Health in Australia and the St. Mary's Family Medicine Residency Program in Grand Junction. She has been with YVMA for two years and joins current partners, Drs. Borgerding, Harrington, Kempers, McCaulley, Orton and Petersen. YVMA is a full service family and internal medicine clinic providing one medical home for the entire family, from newborn to geriatric care. Free colonoscopies available for eligible adults The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association has information about free colonoscopies for low-income, eligible adults. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths, but it is one of the most preventable cancers. Screening is the best way to reduce colon cancer risk. The American Cancer Society recommends regular ...
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Routt County fares well in annual health rankings 30.3.2015 Steamboat Pilot
Annual nationwide health rankings released last week place Routt County as fifth highest of Colorado counties in overall health. The ranking is based on data measuring the health behaviors and clinical care habits of residents, as well as socioeconomic factors including the percentage of residents who are high school graduates, have attended some college or are unemployed. Adults who smoke: 10 percent in Routt County, 17 percent in Colorado Adult obesity: 15 percent in Routt County, 20 percent in Colorado Physical inactivity: 10 percent in Routt County, 15 percent in Colorado Uninsured: 15 percent in Routt County, 17 percent in Colorado Children in single-parent households: 23 percent in Routt County, 28 percent in Colorado Full report at The ranking is a big jump for Routt County, which placed 11th of about 60 ranked Colorado counties last year, and 10th place in 2013. “Routt County continues to be a high performing county in most indicators,” said Charity Neal, director of ...
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Girl, 12, accused of trying to poison mom over revoked iPhone charged with attempted murder 26.3.2015 Denver Post: News: Local
The 12-year-old girl accused of trying to kill her mother with bleach in response to having her iPhone privileges stripped was charged Wednesday with felony attempted murder and ...
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Justices to hear arguments over EPA mercury limits 25.3.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is taking up a challenge by industry groups and Republican-led states that want to roll back Obama administration environmental rules aimed at reducing power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants that contribute to respiratory illnesses, birth defects and developmental problems in
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Routt to Work initiative will use new strategies to help families 24.3.2015 Steamboat Pilot
An initiative to increase the economic stability of Routt County families is expanding its approach and debuting a new name this year. The former Routt County Bridges Initiative is becoming Routt to Work, a change that allows the program’s partners to implement more strategies to help low income families. Routt to Work will hold a community seminar on strategies for increasing achievement and stability in the workplace for students and families. The event takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 7 at the Allbright Family Auditorium at Colorado Mountain College, 1330 Bob Adams Drive. The seminar will be useful for employers, social services employees, those working with youth and other professionals, according to Routt to Work coordinator Libby Foster. Speakers will discuss how toxic stress affects the brain and will also teach executive skills, including time management and prioritizing. “It will be about building a vibrant community and a vibrant workforce,” said Vickie Clark, director of ...
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12-year-old allegedly tries to poison mom for taking away iPhone 21.3.2015 Denver Post: Local
A 12-year-old girl was detained in Boulder on Friday for allegedly using bleach to try and kill her mother after she took away the girl's ...
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Study: Fast-food limits didn't cut obesity rate in South LA 19.3.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A much-hailed law that restricted the opening of new stand-alone fast-food restaurants in one of the poorest sections of Los Angeles did not curb obesity or improve diets, a new study found.
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Colorado woman acknowledges feeding daughters rat poison smoothies 10.3.2015 Denver Post: News: Local
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A Carbondale woman accused of mixing an entire box of rat poison into smoothies for herself and her two daughters has pleaded ...
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IUD bill is a go 25.2.2015 Durango Herald
DENVER – Lawmakers on Tuesday advanced a measure sponsored by Rep. Don Coram that would set aside money for a popular program that provides intrauterine devices, or IUDs, to low-income young women.The Colorado House Public Health Care and Human Services Committee backed Coram’s bill by a vote of 8-5, with Rep. Lois...
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Monday Medical: measles is very contagious and preventable 23.2.2015 Steamboat Pilot
Considered the most contagious virus today, measles can live on a surface or in the air for up to two hours. That means that if an infected person coughs in a room then leaves, a susceptible person could walk in that room an hour later and catch the virus. And, about 90 percent of non-immune people who are exposed to the virus will become infected. Those facts highlight the importance of being vaccinated for the virus, said Janice Poirot, public health nurse with the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association. All children should receive two doses of the MMR vaccine: one at 12 to 15 months and one at 4 to 6 years old. College students who do not have evidence of immunity should have two doses of the MMR vaccine, separated by at least 28 days. Adults who do not have evidence of immunity should have at least one dose of the MMR vaccine. Health care workers should receive two doses of the MMR vaccine, separated by at least 28 days. For international travelers: Infants 6 to11 months old should receive one ...
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Achenbach: The fierce opposition to scientific reality 21.2.2015 Denver Post: Opinion
We live in an age when all manner of scientific knowledge — from the safety of fluoride and vaccines to the reality of climate change — faces organized and often furious opposition.
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Noack: Five countries where police officers do not carry guns 20.2.2015 Denver Post: Opinion
In the United States, it seems obvious that police officers carry guns and are allowed to use them. That's not the case in other places.
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