User: flenvcenter Topic: Sustainability-Regional
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Steamboat briefs: Volunteers are needed for Zero Waste Program today 20.9.2014 Steamboat Pilot
The Yampa Valley Sustainability Council’s Zero Waste Program needs Zero Heroes this weekend. The last Steamboat Farmers Market and Steamboat OctoberWest will take place today along with the DitchFest Art and Music Festival in Oak Creek. Volunteers are needed at all three events to help divert resources while educating the community about zero waste. To volunteer, contact Carol Wilson at 970-819-9398 or carol@yvsc.org.    Plein Air Paint Out this week, sign up today at art museum The Steamboat Art Museum invites Steamboat Springs residents to participate in its Plein Air Paint Out from today to Sept. 27. Artists will meet at the Steamboat Art Museum today to sign in and have their canvas and papers stamped. They will have five days to paint the Steamboat area choosing three of their best works from the week to be displayed in the Steamboat Art Museum and available to be purchased. The entry fee is $25. An opening reception will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. The Paint Out will conclude a Quick Draw event ...
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Benefit at Botanic Gardens supports food-recovery group We Don't Waste 16.9.2014 Denver Post: Food
In 2013, 170 We Don't Waste volunteers put in 6,900 hours collecting leftover food from Denver-area venues, events, caterers, restaurants and other food distributors.
Gilbert Public Schools board: Where candidates stand 16.9.2014 azcentral.com | Arizona Republic Front Page
In one of the most heavily contested school-board races in the state, five candidates are vying for two open spots in the Gilbert Public ...
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U.N. says CO2 pollution levels reached record high in 2013 10.9.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Geneva • Carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere reached a record high in 2013 as increasing levels of man-made pollution transform the planet, the U.N. weather agency said Tuesday. The heat-trapping gas blamed for the largest share of global warming rose to global concentrations of 396 parts per million last year, the biggest year-to-year change in three decades, the World Meteorological Organization said in an annual report. That’s an increase of 2.9 ppm from the previous year and is 42 perce...
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Suicide of Robin Williams highlights local public health problem 6.9.2014 Steamboat Pilot
The suicide of beloved actor and comedian Robin Williams in August released a flood of brokenhearted tributes from his many fans, friends and admirers. It also brought attention to a public health problem that Coloradans suffer at a higher rate than most of the rest of the country. Colorado’s suicide rate consistently tops the national average. In 2011, the state had the ninth highest suicide rate in the nation, according to the latest available Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data. And it’s going up. The suicide rate in the state has jumped about 19 percent during the past decade, taking the lives of 1,004 Colorado residents last year, the state health department reports. Like Williams, many of those who died were middle-aged and older men. In 2013, their suicide rate was roughly twice the statewide average. People who study the trends said the nature of suicide makes it hard to pin down a reason that Coloradans experience more than their fair share of this tragedy. But some of the worst ...
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"The Congress" movie review: Sci-fi animation a waste of Robin Wright 5.9.2014 Denver Post: Entertainment
Two half-realized visions of near-future horrors don't add up to much of a whole in "The Congress," Ari Folman's mixture of live-action and animation that follows his widely praised "Waltz With Bashir."
Rich vs. poor diet gap is expanding 2.9.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
CHICAGO — Americans' eating habits have improved — except among the poor, evidence of a widening wealth gap when it comes to diet.
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Utah woman hopes good comes from her poison tea ordeal 30.8.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Jan Harding — who swallowed tea mixed with lye at a South Jordan restaurant nearly three weeks ago — wants something good to come from the ordeal that nearly killed her. Speaking publicly for the first since she drank the caustic brew, Harding said Friday she hopes the restaurant industry will make changes to keep anything similar from happening again. Meanwhile, prosecutors said Friday they expect to decide next week on what charges to file in connection with the episode, which occurred at the ...
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D.A. expects charges decision in Utah Dickey's poison tea case next week 30.8.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Prosecutors expect to decide next week on what charges to file in connection with the poisoning of a woman’s tea at a South Jordan barbecue restaurant. Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill acknowledged that the case was presenting his screening team some complications. Still, he predicted Friday that he will know by “the middle to end of next week” the nature of the case involving the Dickey’s restaurant at 689 W. South Jordan Parkway. “We met [Thursday] with South Jordan police [detectiv...
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D.A. expects charges decision in Utah Dickey’s poison tea case next week 29.8.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Prosecutors expect to decide next week on what charges to file in connection with the poisoning of a woman’s tea at a South Jordan barbecue restaurant. Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill acknowledged that the case was presenting his screening team some complications. Still, he predicted Friday that he will know by “the middle to end of next week” the nature of the case involving the Dickey’s restaurant at 689 W. South Jordan Parkway. “We met [Thursday] with South Jordan police [detectiv...
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D.A. expects charges decision in poison tea case next week 29.8.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Prosecutors expect to decide next week on what charges to file in connection with the poisoning of a woman’s tea at a South Jordan barbecue restaurant. Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill acknowledged that the case was presenting his screening team some complications. Still, he predicted Friday that he will know by “the middle to end of next week” the nature of the case involving the Dickey’s restaurant at 689 W. South Jordan Parkway. “We met [Thursday] with Unified Police [detectives] f...
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The Latest: Ruptured tailings pond spills waste in Canada 28.8.2014 Current Issue
The Mount Polley breach may harm salmon.
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Letter: Utah Division of Air Quality bows to industry 27.8.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
The Utah DAQ has it backwards. When Bryce Bird stated in a Salt Lake Tribune article (“Utah Grapples with Toxic Water…” Aug. 24), “Until we asked questions and started pressing the issue with Danish Flats, maybe they didn’t know the full extent of their emissions.” He apologized for their ignorance of toxic issues. “Maybe they didn’t know”? The responsibility of industry is always to know before any activity. But the Herbert administration is historically industry friendly at the expense of the ...
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UN health agency urges crackdown on e-cigarettes 26.8.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
GENEVA (AP) — Governments should have tougher rules for electronic cigarettes — banning their use indoors and putting them off limits for minors — until more evidence can be gathered about their risks, the U.
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Woman who drank poison tea released from hospital 24.8.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Jan Harding, who swallowed tea made with lye at a South Jordan barbecue restaurant, was released from the hospital on Saturday. University Hospital spokeswoman Marissa Villasenor confirmed Harding was discharged Saturday morning. Harding’s attorney, Paxton Guymon, said in an email: “She still has a lot of tests and procedures to go through, but she is doing much better.” On Aug. 10, Harding, 67, and her husband went to lunch at Dickey’s Barbecue, 689 W. South Jordan Parkway. She filled her c...
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Utah woman expected to survive poison tea episode 22.8.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Jan Harding’s life is no longer threatened by burns caused by a cleaning chemical mixed into her iced tea. But late at night, her mind slips back to the caustic drink she took Aug. 10 at a South Jordan barbecue joint. “Her memory is taking that sip and her mouth and her throat being on fire,” her husband, Jim Harding, said at a press conference Thursday. “When she goes to sleep at night, that’s the thing that her mind surfaces.” For the first time since Jan Harding swallowed the lye solution in ...
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Poisoned tea traced to sugar mixup; Utah victim critical 15.8.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
A woman remained in critical condition Thursday after drinking sweet tea that contained a toxic industrial cleaning chemical — which was apparently mistaken by an employee for sugar — at a South Jordan restaurant. The attorney representing the 67-year-old woman’s family, Paxton Guymon, identified the woman as Jan Harding. In four days, the retired school teacher has not improved, Guymon said. Guymon said in a statement that preliminary investigations indicate that a large quantity of “a power...
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Utah woman critically injured by toxic tea at Dickey’s Barbecue Pit 14.8.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
A woman is in critical condition after drinking sweet tea that contained a toxic industrial cleaning chemical at a South Jordan restaurant. The woman, 67, was eating at Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, 689 W. South Jordan Parkway, about 1 p.m. Sunday when she poured a glass of sweet tea from the self-service beverage bar, said South Jordan Police Cpl. Sam Winkler. “She takes a sip, and her mouth instantly starts burning,” Winkler said. She tried to spit out the tea, but her mouth and throat suffered sever...
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Is Canada's massive mine waste spill a sign of things to come? 11.8.2014 From the Blogs
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Uranium from mines still a threat to Navajos 10.8.2014 azcentral.com | Arizona Elections
Decades after America's Cold War, the Colorado Plateau remains scarred, poisoning and frightening a people who still live with the radioactive residue of 521 abandoned mines scattered across their reservation's 17.2 million ...
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