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             By Wendy Keefover Writer’s on the Range It’s legal in Wyoming to chase coyotes and run over them with snowmobiles, but recently, a man used his snowmobile to run down a wolf until it was disabled. Then he taped the wolf’s mouth shut and paraded th...
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Posted by on in Clean Water
By Michael Phillis The Associated Press The Biden administration on Wednesday finalized strict limits on certain so-called “forever chemicals” in drinking water that will require utilities to reduce them to the lowest level they reliably can be measured. Officials say this will reduce exposure for...
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NEW RULE IMPACTS 218 FACILITIES By Matthew Daly The Associated Press WASHINGTON>> More than 200 chemical plants nationwide will be required to reduce toxic emissions that are likely to cause cancer under a new rule issued Tuesday by the Environmental Protection Agency. The rule advances Pre...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
By Judson Jones The New York Times A key area of the Atlantic Ocean where hurricanes form is abnormally warm, much warmer than an ideal swimming pool temperature of about 80 degrees and on the cusp of feeling more like warm bathtub water. These conditions were described by Benjamin Kirtman, a pro...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
           THOMPSON DIVIDE   By Elise Schmelzer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. More than a decade of advocacy by a broad coalition of Colorado conservationists, ranchers, local governments and recreationists paid off Wednesday when federal officials banned new oil a...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
AVERAGE SNOWPACK By Elise Schmelzer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. It was an average year for Colorado’s snowpack — and that’s great news. The statewide snowpack sat at 109% of the 30-year median on Wednesday, just a few days shy of the normal peak of snowpack for the state. Every major river basin i...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
           ENVIRONMENT  By Christopher Flavelle The New York Times ALAMEDA, Calif.>> A little before 9 a.m. Tuesday, an engineer named Matthew Gallelli crouched on the deck of a decommissioned aircraft carrier in San Francisco Bay, pulled on a pair of ear pro...
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  By Farai Mutsaka and Gerald Imray The Associated Press MANGWE, Zimbabwe>> Delicately and with intense concentration, Zanyiwe Ncube poured her small share of precious golden cooking oil into a plastic bottle at a food aid distribution site deep in rural Zimbabwe. “I don’t want to los...
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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
    By Olivia Doak Daily Camera A team from the University of Colorado Boulder won recognition from The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy on Thursday for their research in the Arctic and collaboration with its Indigenous people. Amid rapid climate and social changes,...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By David Gelles The New York Times REYKJAVIK, Iceland>> On a wind-swept Icelandic plateau, an international team of engineers and executives is powering up an innovative machine designed to alter the very composition of Earth’s atmosphere. If all goes as planned, the enormous vacuum will so...
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  By Francis Kokutse and Jessica Donati The Associated Press ACCRA, Ghana>> Shoppers may get a bitter surprise in their Easter baskets this year. Chocolate eggs and bunnies are more expensive than ever as changing climate patterns eat into global cocoa supplies and the earnings of farm...
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Posted by on in Energy Efficiency
           By Alexa St. John, Matthew Daly and Joshua A. Bickel The Associated Press LONDON, Ohio>> Within 24 hours of buying his red Ford Mustang Mach-E, Liam Sawyer set off on a camping trip. Sawyer, who bought the electric SUV “because I think the technology...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
          By Matthew Brown The Associated Press BILLINGS, Mont.>> The Biden administration on Thursday restored rules to protect imperiled plants and animals that had been rolled back under former President Donald Trump. Among the changes, the U.S. Fish and Wildli...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
By Matthew Daly The Associated Press WASHINGTON>> The Biden administration issued a final rule Wednesday aimed at curbing methane leaks from oil and gas drilling on federal and tribal lands, its latest action to crack down on emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse gas that contributes sig...
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  By Elise Schmelzer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. A bat infected with a fungus that has killed millions of bats across the country was found in Longmont last month. Testing this month confirmed the little brown bat was infected with white-nose syndrome — a deadly fungus that could devastate Co...
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Posted by on in Transportation
TRANSPORTATION People alone the Seine at lunchtime in Paris on March 11. The Seine is becoming a test case for a European plan to cut carbon emissions by turning rivers into new highways. JAMES HILL — THE NEW YORK TIMES By Liz Alderman The New York Times PARIS>> As pale morning light flick...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
  By Brad Plumer The New York Times WASHINGTON>> The Biden administration plans to spend up to $6 billion on new technologies to cut carbon dioxide emissions from heavy industries such as steel, cement, chemicals and aluminum, which are all enormous contributors to global warming but w...
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Posted by on in Forestry
CLIMATE POLICY By Patricia Cohen The New York Times KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia>> The European Union’s upcoming ban on imports linked to deforestation has been hailed as a “gold standard” in climate policy: a meaningful step to protect the world’s forests, which help remove planet-killing gr...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
  By Jack Graham | Climate change and nature correspondent, UK Living with water In the city of Wilmington, on the U.S. East Coast, there floats a famous World War II battleship called the USS North Carolina. The major tourist attraction is having some trouble with its parking lot, which is...
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Posted by on in Human Health
VACCINATION HESITANCY AND EXEMPTIONS By Abraar Karan and Julie Parsonnet Los Angeles Times The measles virus is resurging in the U.S. despite the long-standing availability of a vaccine that provides nearly life-long immunity. In the past few weeks, hundreds of people were exposed to a child with...
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