User: flenvcenter Topic: Sustainability-Regional
Category: Environmental Justice :: Impacts
Last updated: May 21 2017 03:43 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Op-ed: Building energy efficiency to improve air quality 21.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
In the Utah Foundation’s 2016 Utah Priorities Project survey, Utah voters statewide ranked air quality as the second most important issue in 2016, and voters along the Wasatch Front ranked air quality as the number one most important issue. This won’t be news to anyone. In fact, the American Lung Association’s State of the Air 2017 report ranks the Salt Lake City-Provo-Orem area as the seventh worst in the U.S. for shorter-term spikes in particle pollution, a regular occurrence during wintertime...
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After drinking a latte, a Mountain Dew and an energy drink, teen dies of “cardiac event” 17.5.2017 Denver Post: National News Headlines
Davis Cripe left home April 26 an active and healthy teenage boy, but in art class that afternoon he fell to his knees and told worried classmates that he felt lightheaded.
The danger of urban ‘heat islands’ 16.5.2017 High Country News Most Recent
How built-up cities and higher temperatures threaten human health.
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In South Sudan, peace requires justice 12.5.2017 Denver Post: Opinion
Current perpetrators and those responsible at all levels cannot be blamed for thinking “no one has ever stopped this or been held accountable before, why will it be any different this time?” The South Sudanese people have simply never seen a government official or military officer held accountable.
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9 months after toxic spill, American Fork deemed no longer dangerous 12.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
The Utah County Health Department has lifted an advisory warning residents away from recreating in the American Fork River, which was polluted by lead-laden sediment from an incident last summer on Tibble Fork. Aislynn Tolman-Hill, a spokeswoman for the Health Department, said Wednesday that the advisory was put in place in August after the spill, out of concern that elevated levels of lead could be present in the river’s sediment, posing a potential threat to residents — especially children — ...
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Lead advisory lifted for American Fork River 12.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
The Utah County Health Department has lifted an advisory warning residents away from recreating in the American Fork River, which was polluted by lead-laden sediment from an incident last summer on Tibble Fork. Aislynn Tolman-Hill, a spokeswoman for the Health Department, said Wednesday that the advisory was put in place in August after the spill, out of concern that elevated levels of lead could be present in the river’s sediment, posing a potential threat to residents — especially children — ... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Lawmakers approve bill to test Colorado schools for lead 11.5.2017 Denver Post: Local
A measure providing funds for Colorado schools to voluntarily test for lead in their drinking water will soon become state law. House Bill 1306 provides funding for schools that opt to test for the substance
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PHOTOS: The day in pictures May 9,2017 10.5.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
PHOTOS: The day in pictures May 9,2017
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Two Utah lawmakers could profit due to West Davis Corridor they've championed 8.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
The following story was researched and reported by The Utah Investigative Journalism Project in partnership with The Salt Lake Tribune. The West Davis Corridor, a roughly 20-mile stretch of planned new freeway in northern Utah, has been around for more than a decade as a blueprint for planners, a priority for road builders and a protest cause for some residents. The $600 million-plus highway, now just a series of lines, is close to becoming a reality with a final environmental impact statement... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Driving Development: Legislative leaders stand to profit from developments along West Davis Corridor road they've championed 7.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
The following story was researched and reported by The Utah Investigative Journalism Project in partnership with The Salt Lake Tribune. The West Davis Corridor, a roughly 20-mile stretch of planned new freeway in northern Utah, has been around for more than a decade as a blueprint for planners, a priority for road builders and a protest cause for some residents. The $600 million-plus highway, now just a series of lines, is close to becoming a reality with a final environmental impact statemen... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Washington Post Editorial: The wrong choice for an important job 6.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
President Donald Trump appointed an energy secretary who wanted to abolish the Energy Department and an Environmental Protection Agency chief who opposed much of what the EPA does. Even so, the selection of someone who doesn’t believe in contraception to take charge of federal family planning efforts strains all credulity. It is a cynical appointment that underscores the dangers this administration poses to women’s health. Teresa Manning, a former lobbyist with the National Right to Life Committ...
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Fraternity, 18 members charged in Penn State student's death 6.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Bellefonte, Pa. • Eighteen Penn State fraternity brothers have been charged with crimes ranging up to involuntary manslaughter in the case of a pledge who authorities say repeatedly fell down a flight of stairs after he and others were made to run a gantlet of drinking stations where they guzzled vodka, beer and wine. Fraternity members at Beta Theta Pi resisted getting help for 19-year-old Timothy Piazza, causing him to suffer for hours and possibly making his injuries worse, a prosecutor said ...
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Cutting $1 billion from Colorado Medicaid would hurt, especially in rural Colorado 4.5.2017 Denver Post: Opinion
The more than 57,000 rural Coloradans who rely on Colorado’s Medicaid expansion would be at risk of losing their coverage and living less healthy lives.
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Advocates urge public action on Utah air quality 4.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
More Utah residents and community leaders need to speak out against air pollution, advocates said Tuesday. Air-quality campaigners are enlivened after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency labeled two Utah communities as “serious” nonattainment areas — a decision that essentially censures the state for failing to meet a 2015 deadline on complying with federal rules for small particulate pollution. The Salt Lake City and Provo metro areas, including Davis and Weber counties and parts of Tooel...
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Boulder adds port-a-potties, increases sweeps of Civic Area homeless camps 29.4.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
Under pressure to address the abundance of human waste and trash along Boulder Creek downtown, the city is installing temporary bathrooms, adding overtime police patrols and performing more frequent sweeps of homeless encampments.
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100 days: Pollution threatens marginalized communities 28.4.2017 High Country News Most Recent
Environmental justice concerns may not get the attention they deserve.
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100 days: Inside the agency Trump aims to dismantle 28.4.2017 High Country News Most Recent
A look back at the first 100 days of the Environmental Protection Agency.
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In Mexico, could new plant kill wastewater farming? 25.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Tepatepec, Mexico • For more than 100 years, most of what gets flushed down Mexico City’s toilets has resurfaced two hours to the north in the rivers and reservoirs of the rural Mezquital Valley. A massive new water treatment plant is about to change this. But rather than welcoming the prospect of cleaner water, angry farmers are demanding the government honor an 1895 presidential decree granting them the right to the capital’s untreated sewage, which they see as fertilizer-rich, if foul, irriga...
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Pass legislation to protect Colorado children from lead poisoning 24.4.2017 Denver Post: Opinion
House Bill 1306 is a common-sense bill that will help protect Colorado children from lead poisoning. It introduces an opportunity to catch sources of lead contamination before children are harmed.
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Study: National medical marijuana laws would save lives — and a billion taxpayer dollars 22.4.2017 Denver Post: Local
A fascinating study in Health Affairs last year by a father-daughter pair of public policy researchers found that Medicare prescriptions for things like painkillers, antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications dropped sharply in states that introduced a medical marijuana program.
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