User: flenvcenter Topic: Water-National
Category: Water Quality :: Pollution
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Op-Ed: One water district is trying to make sure agriculture cleans up its own mess 24.9.2020 LA Times: Opinion

In the Salinas and Santa Maria valleys, farmers may finally be fined if they don't restrict the nitrate seeping into the region's groundwater.

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Colorado testing fish in new push to prevent health harm from toxic “forever chemicals” 20.9.2020 Denver Post: Local
The fish testing begun this month reflects an intensified scramble by Colorado public health officials to minimize human health and environmental harm as PFAS chemicals that don't easily break down spread worldwide, with U.S. airports and military bases, where workers used toxic firefighting foam, standing out among the hot spots.
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Here’s How Big Farms Got a Big Government Pass on Air Pollution 16.9.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published by the Center for Public Integrity.  On nice days, Elsie Herring can sink back into her porch rocking chair, enjoying the rural property that’s been in her family since 1891. Other days, the wind carries a foul-smelling mist that chokes Herring and coats the pink siding of her home. It’s […]
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Environmental remediation and infrastructure policies offer crucial opportunities for fossil fuel communities in transition 16.9.2020 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
This second report in a joint research series by Environmental Defense Fund and Resources for the Future examines U.S. federal environmental remediation and infrastructure policies that can create jobs and restore communities that have been historically reliant on fossil fuels. Daniel Raimi of RFF authored the report described in this blog post. All views expressed […]
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Trump EPA guts tough standards for toxic metals dumped into U.S. waterways by coal-fired power plants, including biggest polluter on Lake Michigan 9.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Benefits for energy companies would come at the expense of more than 20 million Americans who drink water and eat fish from lakes and rivers polluted by coal plant discharges, documents show.
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The threat to drinking water from abandoned mines in the West remains unknown 30.8.2020 Denver Post: Local
There are hundreds of thousands of abandoned hard rock mining sites or features scattered throughout the West, and federal and state officials are nowhere close to identifying those that potentially pose a hazard to drinking water.
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Western Climate Initiative auction strengthens as state has opportunity to increase its climate ambition 26.8.2020 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
The results of the latest Western Climate Initiative cap-and-trade auction were announced today and showed stronger demand for allowances than in the May auction. This meant significantly higher revenue for California’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund. While the auction was still undersubscribed for the second quarter in a row, this is not a surprising outcome due […]
Thousands allowed to bypass environmental rules in pandemic 24.8.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
Thousands of oil and gas operations, government facilities and other sites won permission to stop monitoring for hazardous emissions or otherwise bypass rules intended to protect health and the environment because of the coronavirus outbreak, The Associated Press has found.
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Microplastic Particles Now Discoverable in Human Organs 20.8.2020 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

Microplastic and nanoplastic particles are now discoverable in human organs thanks to a new technique.Microplastics have polluted the entire planet, from Arctic snow and Alpine soils to the deepest oceans. People are also known to consume them via food and water, and to breathe them in, but the potential impact on human health is not yet known.

Suncor boiler fails, causing spike in air pollution at Commerce City oil refinery 14.8.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Hours before a community meeting to mull the best use of money from Suncor Energy's $9 million legal settlement for air pollution problems at its oil refinery north of Denver, a boiler inside the refinery failed Thursday, leading to flaring and elevated emissions that prompted an emergency response.
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How Did a Lawyer Who Took on Big Oil and Won End up Under House Arrest? 10.8.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Canada’s National Observer and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Last September, I travelled from Western Canada to New York City to see the human rights lawyer Steven Donziger. Donziger cannot travel. He cannot even stroll the hallway of his Upper West Side apartment building on 104th […]
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Nearly 60 different types of fish found in Chicago waterways, study shows. 30 years ago, there were fewer than 10. 3.8.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Since 2001, biologists also have found 19 species in the waterways for the first time, only one of which wasn’t native to the area, the study found.
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As crews dig up lead-poisoned dirt, accelerated cleanup of Pueblo Superfund site cast as EPA model 2.8.2020 Denver Post: Local
It took 106 years for the government to address the toxic contamination from the smelters that turned mined rock into metals, but poisoned workers' neighborhoods on Pueblo's south side. The smelting to extract silver and lead between 1893 and 1908 left a legacy of arsenic, cadmium and lead in soil.
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Denver District Court Dismisses Challenge to 2019 Methane and Air Pollution Rules 30.7.2020 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Denver District Court Dismisses Challenge to 2019 Methane and Air Pollution Rules
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Trump Holds Events in Highest Polluting Oil & Gas Region to Boast About Environmental Rollbacks 29.7.2020 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Trump Holds Events in Highest Polluting Oil & Gas Region to Boast About Environmental Rollbacks
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Trump Just Slashed a Major Environmental Rule. That’s Just the Beginning. 16.7.2020 Mother Jones
On Wednesday, President Trump achieved a longstanding goal in weakening environmental protection: The administration significantly narrowed the 50-year-old National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), a law that requires the government to study the impact of federal projects on the communities and wild areas around them. By skipping steps and shortening deadlines, these changes help to fast-track […]
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Colorado coronavirus cases increase by 175 infections, 9 deaths 13.6.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Colorado health officials on Friday reported 175 new infections of COVID-19, as hospitalizations for the respiratory disease remain flat. 
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Carried by wind and rain, plastics pollution is contaminating Rocky Mountain National Park and other western wildernesses 11.6.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
New research finds plastics pollution is spiraling, spreading thousands of miles in wind as well as through rainwater, with the heaviest deposition of inhalable particles measured at high-elevation Colorado sites such as Rocky Mountain National Park.
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6 Ways to Remove Carbon Pollution from the Sky 10.6.2020 WRI Stories
6 Ways to Remove Carbon Pollution from the Sky Comments|Add Comment|PrintExpanding forests, restoring existing forests and managing forests can help remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Photo by Andrew Coelho/Unsplash Since the Industrial Revolution, humans have emitted more than 2,000 gigatons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. (A gigaton is one billion metric tons.) This thickening blanket of heat-trapping greenhouse gases causes the global warming we experience today. If nothing... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Suncor reports chemical sheen on Sand Creek, breach of containment area at refinery north of Denver 27.5.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Contaminated water has been flowing into Sand Creek and the South Platte River from the Suncor Energy oil refinery north of Denver, and company officials on Wednesday said they were monitoring conditions and "will make any necessary repairs" to a containment area that has been failing.
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