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Crisanta Duran nabs early Ken Salazar endorsement as she takes on Diana DeGette 23.3.2019 Denver Post: Local
U.S. House challenger Crisanta Duran earned an endorsement Friday from Ken Salazar, one of the state's most prominent Democrats.
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Webb building closed Friday after power outage 22.3.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
The Denver Webb building will be closed Friday to both the public and employees after a power outage.
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Polis blocks blame-it-on-China push to prevent EPA from flunking Colorado as “serious” violator of federal air-quality standards 22.3.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
Colorado's evolving posture emerged Thursday as the state Department of Public Health and Environment's Air Quality Control Commission rejected a push by a pro-industry group called Defend Colorado to pursue an "international contributions" exemption that would reduce the state's responsibility under the federal Clean Air Act.
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A federal judge just helped slow Trump’s ‘drill everywhere’ oil policy 22.3.2019 LA Times: Commentary

A federal judge this week ordered the Trump administration to redo environmental reviews of oil and gas leases on several hundred thousand acres of federal lands in Wyoming that were approved by the Obama administration in 2015-16, agreeing with environmental groups that the Bureau of Land Management...

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Essential California: A wiretap brings privilege and helicopter parenting to the fore 22.3.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Friday, March 22, and here’s what’s happening across California:

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Wealthy parents have been going to great lengths to help their kids get into elite universities for years. But the college admissions scandal, a well-documented...

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Pedestrian hit, killed on West Colfax Avenue late Thursday 22.3.2019 Denver Post: Local
Police are investigating a crash that left a man dead in the West Colfax neighborhood late Thursday evening.
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Juvenile skier dies after hitting tree at Breckenridge Ski Resort 22.3.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
A juvenile skier died Thursday after hitting a tree at Breckenridge Ski Resort.
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Climate change bill lands in the Colorado House 22.3.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
KC Becker's bill sets new goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 2005 levels and empowers the state's Air Quality Control Commission to establish regulations for public utility companies and the oil and gas sector.
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Houston suburbs lift travel restrictions imposed after petrochemical fire 22.3.2019 Reuters: World News
Two Houston-area cities told residents to stay indoors and closed schools on Thursday due to air pollution from a petrochemical plant fire, then lifted the travel restrictions after airborne levels of the chemicals abated.
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Climate change's fingerprints are on U.S. Midwest floods: scientists 22.3.2019 Reuters: World News
Climate change played a hand in the deadly floods in the U.S. upper Midwest that have damaged crops and drowned livestock, scientists said on Thursday, while a Trump administration official said more homework was needed before making that link.
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The cost of crop burning in India is three times the country’s health budget 21.3.2019 Scroll.in
The health bill from crop burning is Rs 2 lakh crore annually.
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With days-old fire out, people near Texas petrochemical plant told to stay indoors 21.3.2019 LA Times: Environment

Authorities on Thursday warned surrounding residents to stay indoors after high levels of benzene were detected in the air near a scorched petrochemical storage facility outside Houston.

Firefighters on Wednesday extinguished the blaze at the Intercontinental Terminals Co. in Deer Park that started...

Top advisor to Trump’s EPA is called out in major journal for his ‘fringe’ ideas 21.3.2019 LA Times: Science

The Trump administration's reliance on industry-funded environmental specialists is again coming under fire, this time by researchers who say that Anthony "Tony" Cox Jr., who leads a key EPA advisory board on air pollution, is a "fringe" scientist and ideologue pushing policies detrimental to public...

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Houston suburbs order residents indoors, close schools after chemical plant fire 21.3.2019 Reuters: World News
Residents of two Houston-area cities were told to stay indoors and schools in six communities were closed on Thursday due to air pollution after a petrochemical plant fire.
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Deer Park Chemical Fire: Shelter-In-Place Order Issued 21.3.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The chemical fire was extinguished on Wednesday but residents are now concerned of air quality.
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The Houston Petrochemical Fire Released an Astounding Amount of Pollutants in One Day 21.3.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The fire blazing at a chemical storage facility in Houston has blanketed the city in smoke, shuttered schools, and released a dangerous mix of pollutants. According to self-reported emissions data posted on the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s website, the blaze had sent more than […]
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Solar and wind firms call the 'Green New Deal’ too extreme 21.3.2019 Reuters: Hollywood News
U.S. solar and wind power companies may have the most to gain from the Green New Deal, an ambitious proposal backed by several Democratic presidential candidates to end U.S. fossil fuel consumption within a decade.
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A Tale Of Two Delhis: Deadly Air Exposes Rich-Poor Divide 21.3.2019 NDTV News - Top-stories
Eco-eateries, offering cleaner air as well as modern menus to the well heeled are beyond reach for the poor, who have little means of escaping the deadly smog which coats New Delhi for much of the...
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US judge blocks oil, gas drilling over climate change 21.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
A judge has blocked oil and gas drilling on almost 500 square miles in Wyoming. The order marks the latest in a string of court rulings over the past decade faulting the government's consideration of emissions when issuing energy leases.
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Pork for pollution? South Koreans fight smog with grease 20.3.2019 Reuters: World News
Whenever dust particles hang thick in the air in South Korea, sales of pork rise.
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