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'Man cannot win against nature': Amid catastrophic floods, China's dams come into question 28.7.2020 LA Times: Nation

Fears are intensifying over the gargantuan Three Gorges Dam, where the reservoir has risen to its highest point since the dam was completed in 2006.

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The Coronavirus Is Bringing Back Aztec-Era “Floating Gardens” 4.7.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Atlas Obscura and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. In the south of Mexico City, about 100 miles of murky canals wind their way through the Xochimilco neighborhood. Here, the urban sprawl of one of the world’s densest cities yields to a lake region where indigenous farmers […]
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Finding the 'invisible' millions who are not on maps 3.7.2020 BBC: Front Page
How open map data is filling in the world's missing maps and helping trace the spread of disease.
Street Photography Awards - before and after lockdown 1.7.2020 BBC: World
Life before and during lockdown is captured by 39 winning photographers.
Building dense cities was California's cure for the housing crisis. Then came the coronavirus 26.4.2020 LA Times: Health

California's push for density, supporting policies to encourage using transit and building housing near job centers, has a new enemy: the coronavirus.

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Fireflies face extinction risk - and tourists are partly to blame 7.2.2020 BBC: World
Tourists love the sight of fireflies glowing at night but it can kill the insects, scientists say.
Grassland hawks driven into Boulder County by heavy snow 4.12.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Heavy snow and cold temperatures have contributed to an influx of grassland hawks in Boulder County.
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Renewable energy: Rise in global wind speed to boost green power 18.11.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
Rising winds could increase energy production from turbines by a third over the next decade.
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After more than a century, agriculture is still alive in Boulder thanks to farm-to-table restaurants 20.10.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
A lot has changed since farms and ranches were flourishing more than a century ago in Boulder County. But amid the ever-expanding urbanization, pockets of agriculture are still alive and thriving.
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Parade float collapses at Colorado School of Mines homecoming, sending 10 people to the hospital 20.10.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
GOLDEN, Colo. – A two-story parade float collapsed in Golden on Saturday morning, sending 10 people to the hospital.
Missing: Nearly 3 billion birds that used to live in North America 20.9.2019 LA Times: Science

North America has lost nearly 3 billion birds since 1970, and the continent has also seen widespread population declines among hundreds of bird species.

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Will Lake Tahoe's invasive shrimp become the next mass-market health supplement? 7.9.2019 LA Times: Environment

UC Davis researchers have devised a new strategy to "Keep Tahoe Blue." They want to rid the lake of tiny invasive shrimp, but many question if the plan will work.

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Denver’s plan for bicycles is moving faster, but it could still take 18 years 2.8.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
The Denver Post reviewed the city's bike and sidewalk plans, its progress so far and the public resistance that some new projects face.
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A run through Colorado’s Yampa whitewater reveals the wildness that remains. But will the West’s rivers survive urban demands? 23.6.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
The rafts carried water-policy professionals who, as governments worldwide increasingly manipulate rivers to get water for growing populations, wanted a natural reference point. Their five-day foray last month was designed to connect them with the wildness that remains and also to forge a meeting of minds as the competition for water among western states increases.
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Road trip: On the trail of olives and oranges in Ojai 21.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

The route: Los Angeles to Interstate 5 north to California 126 west through Piru, Fillmore and Santa Paula to California 150 north to Ojai.

Miles: About 180 miles round trip from Los Angeles

Best time: Fall, winter and spring. Summer temperatures can climb into the 90s. There are festivals and...

Denver development politics: Voters’ questions answered 3.5.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
Here are the answers to some of the biggest development questions raised in Denver's 2019 elections.
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The reckoning of Denver’s boomtown mayor: Can Michael Hancock survive success? 10.4.2019 Denver Post: Local
Mayor Michael Hancock’s ascendant story once enraptured the city. Now, after eight years in office and an unprecedented population boom, he faces his sharpest challenge yet.
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Lyft, Uber, Pinterest: Are internet unicorns really worth billions? 31.3.2019 BBC: Business
Lyft is the first tech company to float this year but the $24bn business is yet to make profit.
In the Philippines, where 'rice is life,' a move to allow more imports signals change 14.2.2019 L.A. Times - World News

The Philippines has long touted the idea of self-sufficiency in rice, an essential staple here at the heart of every breakfast, lunch and dinner.

But rice growers like Efraen Serrano know that dream is falling further out of reach. The country’s geography doesn’t provide enough suitable land for...

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The American exceptionalism argument for preserving the electoral college 27.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

To the editor: Those like historian Joseph J. Ellis who call for ending the electoral college or suggest end runs around it overlook the highly negative consequences of their position.

If we had direct election of the president, candidates would only have to win in enough of the largest metropolitan...

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