User: flenvcenter Topic: Sustainability-Regional
Category: Environmental Justice :: Impacts
Last updated: Nov 28 2016 09:52 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Thousands of Syrians displaced as armies advance on Aleppo 28.11.2016 Denver Post: National News Headlines
Simultaneous advances by Syrian government and Kurdish-led forces into eastern Aleppo on Sunday set off a tide of displacement inside the divided city, with thousands of residents evacuating their premises, and threatened to cleave the opposition's enclave.
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Lebanese fear resort will wall off sea in Beirut 25.11.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Beirut • The last public beach on Beirut’s heavily developed seaside could soon be squeezed out by yet another luxury resort, raising fears that residents could find themselves living in a coastal city without much of a coast. The fight for Ramlet al-Baida beach has emerged as a new flashpoint between civil society activists and the entrenched political establishment over land management and public services in Lebanon’s capital. It follows last year’s trash crisis, in which mountains of garbage ...
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Average life expectancy in Denver can vary a decade depending on neighborhood 23.11.2016 Denver Post: News: Local
The average life expectancy in Washington Park is 84 years -- an 11-year difference from Valverde. Belcaro, Marston and Stapleton residents can expect to live until 83 or 84, but those in Capitol Hill, East Colfax and West Colfax die about a decade sooner, on average.
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State officials seek EPA sign-off on plan for dirty air that fails to meet federal ozone standards 21.11.2016 Denver Post: News: Local
Colorado officials say it will be 2021 before the state meets the current federal health standard for ozone air pollution — for which metro Denver and the northern Front Range have been out of compliance for more than four years.
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Navajo youths travel 1,000 miles to protest haze 19.11.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Nineteen-year-old Sheldon Natoni worries about the haze hanging over his tribe’s sacred mountains in Arizona and the effect it is having on the health of others in the Navajo Nation. His friend Sebale Tsosie, 21, has the same concerns, saying it’s unfair that a massive coal-fired power plant blamed for the pollution will not have to drastically cut back emissions until a generation from now. Federal rules exempt the Navajo Generating Station in Page, Arizona, from drastically reducing haze-causi...
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Ugandan incident prompts concern for flower farm workers 18.11.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Nsangi, Uganda • Difficulties breathing, abdominal pain and vomiting. These are the symptoms experienced by Ugandan women working at a flower farm who were told to cut flowers in greenhouses that had been fumigated with a toxic chemical a day before. More than 80 Ugandan women accuse a Dutch-owned flower exporter of exposing them to a toxic fumigant, in a case that suggests the difficult conditions faced by African workers at the lowest end of the lucrative international flower industry. The wom... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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For info on toilets, take a seat and get bowled over 17.11.2016 Denver Post: Lifestyles
Most of the time, toilets get a bum rap. People poop in them, dogs drink from them and no one ever wants to clean them.
Southeastern Utah tribe worries about contamination 14.11.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
White Mesa • Concerns about possible water contamination has some residents of a remote Utah town considering relocation. Data suggest that an aquifer located below the White Mesa uranium mill contains multiple contaminants, but there’s disagreement about whether the pollution is related to natural hazards, or coming from the current mill or past mining and industry in southeastern Utah. And regardless the source, residents say, state, federal and even tribal leaders don’t seem concerned about t...
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Revisiting Idaho’s lead-poisoning legacy 14.11.2016 Current Issue
A new book documents a catastrophe in Silver Valley.
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What Colorado can expect from a Donald Trump presidency 13.11.2016 Denver Post: Local
The impacts on Colorado are likely to be felt in key industries in the state such as energy, health care, transportation and recreational marijuana, and on social issues including the environment and immigration.
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Washington rejects carbon tax, but backers are undeterred 12.11.2016 Durango Herald
Washington's carbon tax initiative was billed as a bipartisan approach to curbing carbon emissions, but voters in the progressive state roundly rejected the measure that drew surprising opposition from many environmental and left-leaning groups
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A roundup of the high-stakes climate races 8.11.2016 High Country News Most Recent
For the climate-interested voter, these are the Western races to watch on Tuesday.
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Photos: New health care center opens in West Jordan 4.11.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
With preschool children from West Jordan KinderCare Center singing in celebration, Salt Lake County and West Jordan officials on Thursday dedicated the new South Redwood Public Health Center. County Health Department Executive Director Gary Edwards said the 20,000-square-foot building, planned for five years and built in the last 15 months, “will allow us to serve 50 percent more WIC [Women, Infants and Children] clients and adds capacity to provide as many as 3,000 vaccinations per month.” Desi... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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New health care center opens in West Jordan 4.11.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
With preschool children from West Jordan KinderCare Center singing in celebration, Salt Lake County and West Jordan officials on Thursday dedicated the new South Redwood Public Health Center. County Health Department Executive Director Gary Edwards said the 20,000-square-foot building, planned for five years and built in the last 15 months, “will allow us to serve 50 percent more WIC [Women, Infants and Children] clients and adds capacity to provide as many as 3,000 vaccinations per month.” Desi...
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Westminster police seek 16-year-old boy in shooting during botched pot robbery 3.11.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
Police in Westminster are searching for a 16-year-old boy who allegedly shot a man during a botched marijuana robbery on Saturday afternoon.
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Investigators complete Gold King probe demanded by congressional Republicans 2.11.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
Congressional investigators who a year ago began probing the Environmental Protection Agency’s handling of the Gold King Mine disaster in southwest Colorado have completed their work with an oral briefing rather than a formal report.
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Facebook lied to you about voter registration and more quick Tuesday news 1.11.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
A quiet panic over Colorado's warm weather, one Bronco's stunning Halloween costume and more Tuesday news.
Cornucopia is largest fundraiser for hunger-prevention nonprofit 30.10.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
The start of Denver's largest campaign to reduce food waste was announced at Cornucopia, the signature fundraiser for Colorado's leading nonprofit hunger-prevention and waste mitigation agency, Metro Caring.
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Brazil valley waits for recovery from mine flood 29.10.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Bento Rodrigues, Brazil • Spreading below lush mountains, this valley is rich in mineral wealth, including veins of gold and one of the largest iron ore deposits in the planet, discoveries that turned the area into Brazil’s mining country and the birthplace of one of the world’s top producers of minerals. But to some residents, the industry turned on them a year ago when a dam holding back a giant pond of mine waste broke open, unleashing a tsunami of mud that killed 19 people, buried entire tow...
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A year on, Brazil valley waits for recovery from mine flood 28.10.2016 Durango Herald
One year later, families whose lives were upended by a ravaging flood unleashed by the bursting of a mine-waste basin say they feel betrayed by the company behind it _ Samarco, a joint venture of mining giants Vale of Brazil and BHP Billiton of Australia
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