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Virtual city council meetings may not end in Colorado when COVID does


Created: Thu, 04 Mar 2021 13:00:49 +0000

Author: John Aguilar

Mayors say virtual proceedings will never replace the push and pull of in-person dynamics.

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Fecal matter elevated in South Platte River as Denver fights state health agency over water pollution


Created: Thu, 04 Mar 2021 13:00:21 +0000

Author: Bruce Finley

Colorado health officials this week declared water quality in the South Platte River as it flows through Denver highly deficient, pointing to E.coli contamination at levels up to 137 times higher than a federal safety limit.

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What you need to know about buying an electric vehicle


Created: Sat, 27 Feb 2021 13:00:45 +0000

Author: Bruce Finley

For drivers, shifting from gas to a zero-emission electric vehicle means weighing steeper up-front costs against climate benefits and long-term money saved.

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Electric cars: Colorado’s shift to EVs nears “tipping point”


Created: Sat, 27 Feb 2021 13:00:06 +0000

Author: Bruce Finley

Shifting out of a gas-powered car to an electric vehicle is the most consequential action a person can take to combat climate warming, because car exhaust from burning fossil fuels is the biggest source of heat-trapping pollution that throws the planet's thermostat haywire.

Read more: Electric cars: Colorado’s shift to EVs nears “tipping point”


UN: Carbon-cutting pledges by countries nowhere near enough


Created: Fri, 26 Feb 2021 16:51:45 +0000

Author: Seth Borenstein

The newest pledges by countries to cut greenhouse gas emissions are falling far short of what's needed to limit global warming to what the Paris climate accord seeks, a new United Nations report finds.

Read more: UN: Carbon-cutting pledges by countries nowhere near enough


Environmental attorney from Denver to lead Bureau of Land Management


Created: Wed, 24 Feb 2021 03:08:48 +0000

Author: The Associated Press

The U.S. Department of the Interior said Nada Culver, who was appointed to the Denver position, will effectively run the agency for the short term, replacing former agency director William Perry Pendley.

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Trash wars: Arvada residents vow to fight municipal takeover of waste collection


Created: Sat, 20 Feb 2021 13:00:09 +0000

Author: John Aguilar

Arvada wants to boost its sluggish recycling rate and reduce heavy truck traffic, while giving residents a break on their trash bill with a municipally run curbside garbage collection program. Starting March 8, homeowners in Arvada will be asked to choose from three sizes of trash cans, with the price of service going up with […]

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Pollution exposure associated with increased COVID-19 infections and deaths in Colorado, study finds


Created: Thu, 18 Feb 2021 23:33:45 +0000

Author: Bruce Finley

Particulate air pollution of the sort churned out by western wildfires and vehicle traffic is associated with increased COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations and deaths in Colorado, according to a state health department analysis released Thursday.

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Colorado governor warns of “extremely dangerous” backcountry after 8 avalanche deaths


Created: Fri, 12 Feb 2021 12:45:47 +0000

Author: Bruce Finley

Exceptionally weak snowpack that favors avalanches when new snow falls -- which has led to eight fatalities in Colorado and more around the nation -- prompted Gov. Jared Polis on Thursday to issue a warning urging caution ahead of an anticipated Presidents Day surge of recreationists heading into the mountains.

Read more: Colorado governor warns of “extremely dangerous” backcountry after 8 avalanche deaths


Colorado bird oasis won’t be broken up, but future public access isn’t set


Created: Thu, 11 Feb 2021 01:02:28 +0000

Author: Bruce Finley

Colorado officials took the first steps Wednesday in changing how they manage a delicate 135-square-mile patch of state-owned prairie southeast of Colorado Springs that has become an oasis for 346 species of birds and almost as many bird watchers each year.

Read more: Colorado bird oasis won’t be broken up, but future public access isn’t set

 
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