User: flenvcenter Topic: Sustainability-Regional
Category: Environmental Justice :: Impacts
Last updated: Feb 12 2016 22:32 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Colorado preschools push to get chickens back after ban 12.2.2016 Denver Post: Local
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Colorado preschools are fighting to get their chickens back after the state Department of Public Health and Environment banned children younger than 5 from ...
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New Year's fireworks a little quieter in Chinese capital 7.2.2016 Durango Herald
Much of China's population can expect sub-standard sleep after the country starts ringing in the Year of the Monkey
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Colo. bill aims to curb radon deaths, but some in Boulder County say it's not enough 7.2.2016 Denver Post: All Political News
On Tuesday, the state House committee on Health, Insurance and Environment will hear a newly introduced bill aimed at curbing deaths from exposure to radon. The invisible, odorless gas kills an estimated 500 Coloradans annually — more than drunk driving, drowning, fires and carbon monoxide combined.
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Rum maker distills plan for cheap, light, indoor cookstoves 6.2.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
CRESTED BUTTE — It worked for sleds. It worked for rum. Now Brice Hoskin is hoping his entrepreneurial flair works for cook stoves.
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New England digs out from first big snowfall of season 6.2.2016 Durango Herald
New England is digging out from its first big snowfall of the season
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Michigan officials warned of water, Legionnaires' link 5.2.2016 Denver Post: National News Headlines
High-ranking officials in Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's administration were aware of a surge in Legionnaires' disease potentially linked to Flint's water long before the governor reported the increase to the public last month, internal e-mails show.
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WHO declares global emergency over Zika virus spread 2.2.2016 Denver Post: National News Headlines
The World Health Organization designated the Zika virus a public health emergency of international concern Monday, an action it has taken only three times before and which paves the way for more funding and manpower to fight the pathogen spreading "explosively" through the Americas.
Flam: Squeezed between Zika panic and complacency 2.2.2016 Denver Post: Opinion
No matter how things play out with the fast-spreading Zika virus, people are likely to end up angry at public health authorities.
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Athletes in Rio stay inside, lather on repellent for Zika 31.1.2016 Durango Herald
Athletes in Rio de Janeiro stay inside, lather on mosquito repellent to avoid Zika virus
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Life at Zika epicenter a struggle for afflicted family 29.1.2016 Durango Herald
In Recife, at the epicenter of Brazil's Zika outbreak, authorities strain to control the mosquitoes that spread the virus while families struggle with birth defects that may be linked to the disease
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WHO: Zika virus 'spreading explosively,' 'level of alarm extremely high' 28.1.2016 Durango Herald
(c) 2016, The Washington Post. The World Health Organization announced Thursday that it will convene an emergency meeting to try to find ways to stop the transmission of the Zika virus -- which officials said is "spreading explosively" across the Americas.
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Bret Michaels' childhood home destroyed in fire, 7 escape 28.1.2016 Durango Herald
A fire has destroyed a central Pennsylvania home where Poison lead singer Bret Michaels lived as a child
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Lawmakers consider Arapahoe High School shooting reports 23.1.2016 Denver Post: Local
Reports detailing failures in the handling of the events leading up to the 2013 shooting at Arapahoe High School — and recommendations to close those gaps — were presented to ...
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I-70 expansion plan in Denver huge waste of tax dollars, CoPIRG says 19.1.2016 Denver Post: News: Local
The $1.2 billion widening and tolling parts of Interstate 70 through northeast Denver is one of the 12 most wasteful highway expansion projects in the United States, according to a ...
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Business, individuals honored for sustainability efforts 7.1.2016 Steamboat Pilot
A former Steamboat Springs City Council member, a 10-year-old girl, a lodging company and two teachers were among the recipients of awards presented Wednesday by the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council. “The awards are our way of celebrating in our community those that are doing great things in sustainability,” YVSC Executive Director Sarah Jones said during the group’s monthly meeting. Jay Mogil, owner of Mogil’s on the Mountain camera store, was recognized as recycler of the year. The store now accepts used batteries for recycling. “We thank him for all his effort to keep our landfills free of hazardous material,” YVSC Waste Diversion Director Emilie Rogers said. Samantha Rockford, 10, was given the rising star award for her enthusiasm to learn about sustainability and her eagerness to help. Rockford said she was inspired by the time she has spent with the Yampatika environmental advocacy group and her exposure to the zero-waste initiative at Steamboat’s Free Summer Concert Series. “I thought I could ...
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Beijing says pollution lessened in 2015 despite smog alerts 5.1.2016 Denver Post: National News Headlines
BEIJING (AP) — Environmental authorities in Beijing say air quality improved in 2015, a year in which they issued the city's first two red smog alerts and showed a greater willingness to disrupt industry and ordinary people in search of cleaner air.
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LiveWell Northwest Colorado: Now that's food service 4.1.2016 Steamboat Pilot
Where do you go if you need food in Routt County? Where do you go if you want to learn how to garden at high elevations, how to buy local food, how to eat healthy, how to teach your child where their food comes from, how to make our food economy more sustainable and how to learn about food rescue and what to do with food waste? You may have answers to a few of these questions, but did you know there is one community resource at which you can get answers to all those questions and more? The Northwest Colorado Food Coalition was created in 2011, when a few organizations that deal with some aspect of food decided it was time to learn more about the entire food system in Routt County. Most of us don’t think about a food “system,” per se, rather, we are concerned that there is enough quality, affordable, healthy food at a grocery store close enough we can get to it. A complete food system looks at what we eat, where our food comes from, the process it takes to get to our plates and the social, environmental ...
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Nutrition expert accepts $550,000 from Coca-Cola for obesity campaign 27.12.2015 Denver Post: News: Local
A University of Colorado professor who launched a global campaign to fight obesity accepted $550,000 from the Coca-Cola ...
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AP Interview: Climate deal caps a long quest for UN chief 26.12.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — When international negotiators reached a first-of-its kind climate change agreement in Paris this month, the United Nations' normally low-key leader, Ban Ki-moon, celebrated onstage, arms raised in victory and more exuberant than many had ever seen him before.
Beijing's 2nd smog red alert of the month goes into effect 19.12.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
BEIJING (AP) — Beijing was enveloped in eye-watering, throat-irritating smog on Saturday as the second red alert of the month went into effect in the Chinese capital, forcing many cars off the roads and restricting factory production.
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