User: flenvcenter Topic: Sustainability-Regional
Category: Environmental Justice :: Impacts
Last updated: Jul 30 2014 11:59 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Denver residents rally over emission standards 30.7.2014 Durango Herald
DENVER – Environmentalists and coal advocates lined up in downtown Denver on Tuesday for the first of two hearings to address proposed federal carbon-pollution standards.The emotionally charged and polarizing issue brought stakeholders and citizens from across the nation, though the majority of speakers represented the...
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Washington’s new clean-water plan is a mixed bag 19.7.2014 From the Blogs
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Jamie Siebrase: Are doctors making us apprehensive about immunizations? 17.7.2014 Denver Post: Opinion
We are currently in the midst of a vaccine crisis as nearly epidemic proportions of folks in left-minded cities like Denver opt out of vaccinating their children.
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Study: US Alzheimer's rate seems to be dropping 15.7.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
The rate of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias is falling in the United States and some other rich countries — good news about an epidemic that is still growing simply because more people are living to an old age, new studies show.
Colorado's teen pregnancy rate plummets as Routt County maintains 1 of lowest rates in state 14.7.2014 Steamboat Pilot
Colorado's teenage birth rate dropped significantly during the past five years, an achievement state health officials and the governor are attributing to an ambitious contraception program. At a press conference earlier this month, Gov. John Hickenlooper had much praise for the Colorado Family Planning Initiative. He and state health officials said it was behind a 40 percent drop in the state's teenage birth rate from 2009 to 2013. The initiative, funded since 2009 by a grant from a private donor, provided low-income women across the state with more than 30,000 intrauterine contraceptive devices at low or no cost. Colorado improved from having the 29th-lowest teenage birth rate in 2008 to having the 19th-lowest in 2012, according to the governor's office. Here in Routt County, the teenage pregnancy rate remains one of the lowest in the state. Routt saw 8.9 girls per every 1,000 ages 15 to 19 give birth in 2012, compared to the state's rate of 24 girls per every 1,000, according to state health ...
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Two rabid bats found in Eagle County 11.7.2014 Denver Post: Local
Eagle County health officials reported finding two cases of rabid bats in the past week.
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Steamboat briefs: Zero Waste program is seeking volunteers 6.7.2014 Steamboat Pilot
The Zero Waste program is looking for volunteers to help out at events to sort resources and educate the community about zero waste. Throughout the course of the summer, Steamboat offers numerous events, many of which are free.  As a thank you to the community, you can give back by volunteering with Yampa Valley Sustainability Council and the Zero Waste program.  To become a Zero Hero for this summer season, sign up at zero@yvsc.org to get connected with our volunteer spot calendar. Here is a list of events and reoccurring events throughout the summer: ■ Saturday Farmers Markets, every Saturday through Sept. 13 With set-up and breakdown, markets run from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and four to eight volunteers are needed at each market (14 Saturdays total throughout the summer season). ■ Free Concert Series on July 18, July 26 and Aug. 8 With set-up and breakdown, concerts run roughly from 4:30 to 10:30 p.m. Eight to 16 volunteers are needed at each concert. Art Council is seeking Art in the Park ...
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Carbondale woman said she fed daughters, herself rat poison 4.7.2014 Denver Post: Local
Maria Alvarado Gomez, 32, of Carbondale, told her doctor she mixed an entire box of rat poison into smoothies for herself and her two daughters, 8 and 11, her arrest affidavit ...
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Vaccination outreach tries to curb Amish measles outbreak 2.7.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
More than 360 cases of measles in Ohio's Amish country is the nation's largest in two decades, officials say.
Men: Pay more attention to your health 26.6.2014 Denver Post: Opinion
Are women really healthier than men? Generally speaking, yes. Men die on average more than five years earlier than women.
UN: Number of world's displaced over 50 million 20.6.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
BEIRUT (AP) — For the first time since World War II, the number of people forced from their homes worldwide has surged past 50 million, the United Nations refugee agency said Friday.
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In NC hamlet, residents worry over coal ash ponds 17.6.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
DUKEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The sweet tea served in the tidy kitchen of Joanne Thomas' antebellum home comes with an ominous warning.
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Arizona's Super Bowl includes green efforts 9.6.2014 azcentral.com | news
The tens of thousands of football fanatics that descend on Arizona for the 2015 Super Bowl will leave a carbon footprint on the road and in the skies, but the National Football League endeavors to scrub that upon ...
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Arizona's Super Bowl includes environmental efforts 9.6.2014 azcentral.com | news
The tens of thousands of football fanatics that descend on Arizona for the 2015 Super Bowl will leave a carbon footprint on the road and in the skies, but the National Football League endeavors to scrub that upon ...
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Green Team and Eco Club at local schools put students in active role with environmental issues 6.6.2014 Steamboat Pilot
As the state of the environment becomes a more pressing issue, students of Steamboat Springs Middle School and Steamboat Springs High School have taken an active role in working to raise awareness and decrease waste within the schools and community. The middle school's Green Team has implemented a school-wide recycling policy and has refocused a variety of subjects in order to reduce waste and raise awareness of environmental issues. Carly Ziegler, the main coordinator, said the group have changed the purpose to be more student-driven. “They decide what we do," she said about the students. Their new ideas have included projects such as local food development, upcycling and recycling campaigns, hikes, recycling school supplies through Clean Out the Classroom and environmental film series, with every sort of project in between. In the Take Charge Challenge, students were motivated to conserve energy by student energy ninjas. Members of the club were involved with education and outreach to teachers and ...
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Death penalty sought in Casa Grande child killing 4.6.2014 azcentral.com | news
The Pinal County Attorney's Office will seek the death penalty in the state's case against a Casa Grande woman accused of killing her teenage daughter and attempting to poison three other children on Christmas Day.
EPA plan would cut power plant carbon dioxide by one third 2.6.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
The Obama administration on Monday will roll out a plan to cut earth-warming pollution from power plants by 30 percent by 2030, setting in motion one of the most significant actions to address global warming in U.S. history.
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Neighbors fret over scant science on oil, gas drilling health impacts 1.6.2014 Denver Post: Business
When Noble Energy started drilling a well about 650 feet from Eric Ewing's rural Weld County home in March, the noise was fierce and the house shook — but that's not what worries ...
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Feds raided Rocky Flats 25 years ago, signaling the end of an era 1.6.2014 Denver Post: News: Local
In 1989, Germans tore down the Berlin Wall. The anti-Soviet Solidarity movement pushed for power in ...
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Steamboat briefs: Hunter Education classes offered in Routt County 31.5.2014 Steamboat Pilot
Colorado Parks and Wildlife is offering a variety of Hunter Education Classes this summer in Routt County. The first class will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Sunday, both days at the Colorado Parks and Wildlife office, inside the USFS building at 925 Weiss Drive. To register for this class or to find another class, visit www.cpw.state.co.us/learn/pages/huntereducation.aspx . Zero Waste program is looking for volunteers Zero Waste program is looking for volunteers to help out at events to sort resources and educate the community about zero waste. Throughout the course of the summer, Steamboat offers numerous events, many of which are free. As a thank you to the community, you can give back by volunteering with Yampa Valley Sustainability Council and the Zero Waste program.  To become a Zero Hero for this summer season, sign up at zero@yvsc.org to get connected with our volunteer spot calendar. Here is a list of June events and reoccurring events throughout the summer: ■ Marathon Day, June 1 With ...
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