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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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How to Reduce Plastic and Other Ocean Pollution Simultaneously 27.5.2020 WRI Stories
How to Reduce Plastic and Other Ocean Pollution Simultaneously Comments|Add Comment|PrintUp to 13 million metric tons of plastic enter the ocean every year. Photo by pxfuel Plastic has gone from the greatest invention of the modern era to one of the most challenging materials to manage. Each year, up to 13 million metric tons of plastic enter the ocean, the equivalent of one garbage truck of waste every minute. The world has responded with countless intiatives, campaigns and agreements to ban... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Policy News: May 4, 2020 5.5.2020 EcoTone
In This Issue: National Science Board to Convene, Discuss NSF’s COVID-19 Response Agencies release guidance for grantees and grant opportunities for COVID-19-related research. Congress Senate Environment and Public Works Committee introduces draft water infrastructure bill. Executive Branch EPA finalizes WOTUS rule, Science Advisory Board finalizes review of “Transparency in Science” rule Courts Supreme Court creates ...
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Letters to the Editor: Use plastic bags or catch coronavirus is a false choice 1.5.2020 LA Times: Health

There's no evidence that the use of plastic bags prevents exposure to the coronavirus, so why use them instead of reusable bags?

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California must defend rules to protect health, especially now 30.4.2020 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
This post was coauthored by Katelyn Roedner Sutter, Pablo Garza and Lauren Navarro. A public health emergency is precisely the wrong time to undermine measures meant to improve air quality, address environmental health disparities, or ensure the sustainability of our common resources. In fact, the COVID-19 public health crisis makes it more essential that California […]
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L.A. coronavirus clean air streak has already come to an end. Here's why 28.4.2020 LA Times: Environment

Coronavirus: L.A. clean air miracle has already come to an end. Here's why

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This Month in Climate Science, February-March 2020: Carbon Sinks Shrink, Bumble Bees Decline, Nightingale Wings Shorten – and Ecosystems Could Collapse Faster 27.4.2020 WRI Stories
This Month in Climate Science, February-March 2020: Carbon Sinks Shrink, Bumble Bees Decline, Nightingale Wings Shorten – and Ecosystems Could Collapse Faster Comments|Add Comment|PrintBumble bee species are declining. Photo by Matt/Flickr Every month, climate scientists make new discoveries that advance our understanding of climate change's causes and impacts. The research gives a clearer picture of the threats we already face and explores what's to come if we don't reduce emissions at a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Coronavirus Is Not Just a Health Crisis—It’s an Environmental Justice Crisis 25.4.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Grist and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. More than 50 years ago, despite a storm that was brewing in Memphis, an overflow crowd of hundreds gathered to hear a rousing speech from Martin Luther King, Jr., who encouraged the city’s striking sanitation workers not to […]
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Column: Coronavirus lockdown is letting nature make a comeback. We can’t let the earth win. 23.4.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Our country is facing a serious problem: The environment seems to be getting cleaner and animals are prospering. With much of the world sheltering in place during the coronavirus pandemic, so-called “scientists” have noticed a pronounced drop in air pollution. Various forms of wildlife have been spotted venturing into areas previously occupied by people. This is, of course, an outrage.
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How the next coronavirus stimulus could be a win-win for cruise lines and the environment 7.4.2020 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
As the federal government seeks to bail out the industry, environmental advocacy organizations urged Congress to ensure that any financial aid for cruise lines come with strings attached.
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The growing movement to help farmers reduce pollution and make a profit 2.4.2020 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
In Pennsylvania, an innovative program is showing farmers how to plant cash crops in buffer zones to help stabilize stream banks and clean up waterways.
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Court of Appeals sends PolyMet's air permits back to MPCA 23.3.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The air permits are the latest PolyMet permit requiring further review by the agency that awarded it.
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If we’re not careful, EPA’s new water reuse plan could lead to more pollution 11.3.2020 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
If we’re not careful, EPA’s new water reuse plan could lead to more pollution
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Trump administration doubles down on its effort to restrict EPA’s use of critical science 4.3.2020 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Trump administration doubles down on its effort to restrict EPA’s use of critical science
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Denver Water raising pH of water supply for 1.4 million residents in effort to reduce lead contamination 3.3.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Denver Water chemists this week will adjust the water supply delivered to 1.4 million residents, lowering the acidity, part of an effort to reduce the lead contamination from old pipelines that afflicts millions of homes nationwide.
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Scientists gather to study risk from microplastic pollution 24.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Scientists say "microplastics" are turning up everywhere in oceans, from the water itself to the guts of fish and the poop of sea otters and giant killer whales. Research into the impact of these tiny bits of broken-down plastic is just getting underway.
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Latinos Are Super Green. When Will Environmental Groups Realize? 23.2.2020 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Adelina walked briskly everywhere—and never more so than on her daily errands to the open-air mercado near my aunt’s house in Mexico City. My 8-year-old self would try to keep up, braids flying, as I watched our housekeeper’s shopping bags swing on […]
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