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Category: Water Quality :: Stormwater Management
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Environmentalists again flag E.coli concerns in Boulder Creek 26.7.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Environmental advocates concerned about the presence of E.coli in Boulder Creek are renewing the call for greater attention to the issue, and this time their focus is aimed more directly at the University of Colorado Boulder.
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Thornton company to pay 2 former Latino employees $82,500 to settle discrimination and retaliation lawsuit 24.7.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
AMI Mechanical Inc., a commercial mechanical and plumbing contract company in Thornton, plans to pay $82,500 to settle a discrimination and retaliation lawsuit brought by two former Latino employees.
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This Year’s Wild, Wet Spring Is Feeding Massive Blobs of Toxic Algae 12.7.2019 Mother Jones
In Midwestern farm country, this year’s wet, wild spring—which is likely tied to climate change—has already severely delayed planting and led to massive amounts of soil erosion. Now the downstream effects are coming into focus.  In June, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration projected a Massachusetts-sized dead zone would alight upon the Gulf of Mexico, […]
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'Sewer salmon' and the secrets of the L.A. River 11.7.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

At 6 a.m. on a recent Saturday, I donned a borrowed pair of waders with a hole just above the butt, wrestled some waterproof boots over my feet and stepped into the muck of a particularly deep patch of the Los Angeles River.

I came in search of Cyprinus carpio, the common carp, a.k.a. sewer salmon,...

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Beach closed? Blame it on the rain 11.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Several beaches around the Twin Cities metro are closed because bacterial contamination poses a health risk for swimmers.
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P&G hopes to develop recyclable diapers in battle against waste 3.7.2019 LA Times: Business

Procter & Gamble Co., facing an industrywide backlash against consumer waste, is seeking a patent that would help it develop recyclable versions of absorbent products including diapers, sanitary products and even cleaning wipes.

Because many absorbent products today use multiple kinds of plastic...

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Beach pollution spikes after massive wildfires and heavy rains, report finds 26.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

An exceptionally wet winter on the heels of the worst fire year in the state’s history led to diminished water quality at popular beaches across Southern California, according to Heal the Bay’s Beach Report Card.

The annual survey of roughly 500 California beaches, released Wednesday, showed that...

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Death toll on Colorado rivers is rising because of heavy spring snowmelt 25.6.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
The deaths of two women in the Gunnison River on Friday brought the death toll in state waterways to five, and officials across the state are warning people to take caution when in the water because of heavy spring runoff.
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Firefighter uses YouTube duck calls to rescue ducklings in Littleton 22.6.2019 Denver Post: Local
A flock of ducklings is safe in suburban Denver after a firefighter used a recording of duck calls to coax some of them from a storm drain.
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Former Denver mayor candidate Jamie Giellis undergoes throat surgery 18.6.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
Jamie Giellis, who recently challenged Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, is having surgery for a rare medical condition.
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Guatemalan election headed for runoff in August 18.6.2019 L.A. Times - World News

Guatemala’s presidential election appeared headed for a runoff between a former first lady and a former prisons chief after none of the 19 candidates won a majority of votes in Sunday’s balloting.

With 98% of the ballots counted, the country’s electoral tribunal reported Monday that former first...

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There’s now a clear winner in the Denver clerk and recorder’s race — with no recount 14.6.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Denver City Councilman Paul López has won the clerk and recorder's race outright after final ballot-counting increased his narrow margin past automatic recount territory.
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Denver weather: Sunny skies and warmer temperatures continue with possibility of more rain showers 13.6.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Temperatures in Denver are expected to continue to remain high the rest of this week, bringing along mostly sunny skies with some chance for rain, according to the National Weather Service.
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Jamie Giellis needed “unity ticket” allies’ voters to topple Mayor Michael Hancock. But he won most of their precincts 7.6.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Denver mayoral challenger Jamie Giellis gained the support of two of her rivals after last month's first-round election, but she failed to win many of their precincts against Michael Hancock in Tuesday's runoff.
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Colorado counties, towns and state agencies prepare for potential flooding 7.6.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Colorado's high snowpack and recent avalanche activity coupled with heavy rains have caused some cities, counties and towns to begin preparing for potential flooding.
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The Spot: What the heck does “local control” even mean? 7.6.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
I first heard the term “local control” as an education reporter at Chalkbeat. I was told early on that to understand education in Colorado, that was one of two things to understand, the other being the state’s school funding formula. Local control has long been a buzzword around the Capitol, not just among education officials. […]
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Denver voters kept Mayor Michael Hancock, but sent his council allies packing — setting the table for more conflict 6.6.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
Denver Mayor Michael Hancock survived to serve a third term -- even as some of his top allies on the City Council fell in Tuesday's runoff elections.
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A San Fernando Valley runoff pits a scientist against a former City Hall aide 6.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

He is a Republican with the kind of City Hall pedigree that has long been a path to winning this seat on the Los Angeles City Council.

She is a Democrat with an unconventional political resume: an astrophysicist who turned her focus to climate change.

John Lee and Loraine Lundquist, the two candidates...

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Colorado Rep. Ken Buck taken to hospital with chest pains in Washington, D.C. 6.6.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
U.S. Rep. Ken Buck was reportedly taken to a Washington, D.C.-area hospital Wednesday after reporting chest pains, but is believed to be all right.
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Super-tight runoff for Denver clerk and recorder may not have a clear winner for a week — or longer 5.6.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
Denver's tightest race in Tuesday's runoff could end up giving the two candidates seeking to oversee future elections a crash course in recounts.
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