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By Mark Chediak, Naureen S. Malif and Will Wade Bloomberg News Heat waves in Texas and California are threatening to push electrical grids to the brink, prompting the specter of blackouts yet again in the two most populous U.S. states. Texas officials are asking customers to conserve power as gen...
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      By Nadja Popovich © The New York Times Co. An intense drought is gripping the American West. Extreme conditions are more widespread than at any point in at least 20 years, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor, the government’s official droughttracking service. And the hott...
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By Deborah Swearingen Boulder Daily Camera In light of the urgency of climate change, Boulder City Council is on board with city staff’s plans to adopt more aggressive climate goals and targets and to shift the way the city thinks about its overall approach. In addition to adjusting its goals, Bo...
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    By Michael Brune Guest Commentary Last year, Coloradans suffered in the face of an exceptionally dry summer that birthed the worst fires in the state’s history. For millennia, natural wildfires have played a role in balancing the landscape, but climate change has created the condi...
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Article from: Denver Post - June 11, 2021   THE OPEN FORUM  Dan Danbom, Denver   The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reports that carbon dioxide levels were above 419 parts per million in May, never this high in our lifetimes. Climate scientists t...
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By Andrew Selsky The Associated Press SALEM, ORE. » Wearing soot-smudged, fire-resistant clothing and helmets, several wildland firefighters armed with hoes moved through a stand of ponderosa pines as flames tore through the underbrush. The firefighters weren’t there to extinguish the fire. T...
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More than one-third of the world’s heat deaths each year are due directly to global warming, according to the latest study to calculate the human cost of climate change. But scientists say that’s only a sliver of climate’s overall toll — even more people die from other extreme weather amplified by ...
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Biden doubles funding to prepare for natural disasters, keeping climate change in focus Biden announced a 100% increase in funding during a visit to FEMA on Monday. ByLibby Cathey May 24, 2021, 12:27 PM President Joe Biden announced he's directing $1 billion into natural disaster mitigation reso...
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By DANICA KIRKA May 21, 2021 LONDON (AP) — The pledges were part of a wide-ranging communique issued by Group of Seven environment ministers after a two-day virtual meeting hosted by the U.K., which holds the G-7’s rotating presidency. At the heart of the document is a commitment to limit glo...
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By Zoe Schlanger © The New York Times Co. For more than a century, the core mission of the National Park Service has been preserving the natural heritage of the United States. But now, as the planet warms, transforming ecosystems, the agency is conceding that its traditional goal of absolute conse...
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    By Matt Singh Bloomberg Opinion When U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson told President Biden’s Earth Day summit that protecting the environment was not “some expensive, politically correct, green act of bunny hugging,” supporters laughed, opponents were outraged and Greta Thunberg c...
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By Henry Fountain © The New York Times Co. ALBUQUERQUE » This year, New Mexican officials have a message for farmers who depend on irrigation water from the Rio Grande and other rivers: Unless you absolutely have to plant this year, don’t. Years of warming temperatures, a failed rainy season last...
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By Bruce Finley The Denver Post RED FEATHER LAKES » Wind blowing down from burned forests caressed a knoll where leaders from the Biden administration and Congress sat in camp chairs Friday, looking over charts showing massive new fire breaks along Colorado’s Front Range, mobilizing to combat casc...
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  By Henry Fountain © The New York Times Co. Scientists Wednesday reported another reason the world should sharply rein in global warming: Doing so would likely cut in half the current projected amount of sea level rise from the melting of ice this century. In a study that averaged results ...
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By Matthew Daly The Associated Press   WASHINGTON » In the first Biden administration rule aimed at combating climate change, the Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to phase down production and use of hydrofluorocarbons, highly potent greenhouse gases commonly used in...
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The Denver Post  Gov. Jared Polis published a comprehensive roadmap, two years in the making, for Colorado to rapidly and significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Now he should support the legislation that will make sure we follow his plan. Senate Bill 200 is not Colorado’s version of t...
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    By Coral Davenport © The New York Times Co. WASHINGTON » The Senate voted Wednesday to effectively reinstate an Obama-era regulation designed to clamp down on emissions of methane — a powerful, climate- warming pollutant that will have to be controlled to meet President J...
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    By Matthew Daly and Christina Larson The Associated Press WASHINGTON » What did the world learn at Joe Biden’s global summit about his vision of the battle to save the world’s climate? For two days, Biden and his team of climate experts pressed his case that tackling global warmin...
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By Matthew Daly The Associated Press at The Denver Post WASHINGTON » President Joe Biden will pledge to cut U.S. greenhouse gas emissions at least in half by 2030 as he convenes a virtual climate summit with 40 world leaders, according to three people with knowledge of the White House pl...
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  CO, State has 7th highest projected increase in properties that will need to add insurance By Aldo Svaldi The Denver Post Colorado and other mountain states don’t just face a much higher risk of wildfires in the years ahead, but also of flooding, which could hit more homeowners directly in...
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