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California must boost water recycling, desalination, says Gov. Newsom


Created: Fri, 12 Aug 2022 00:28:03 +0000

Author: Kathleen Ronayne

California should invest tens of billions of dollars in water recycling, storage and desalination over the next two decades to shore up its supply as the state gets drier and hotter, Gov. Gavin Newsom said in a proposal released Thursday.

Read more: California must boost water recycling, desalination, says Gov. Newsom


Is eminent domain the best way for Thornton to clean up a crumbling, contaminated shopping center?


Created: Thu, 11 Aug 2022 12:00:56 +0000

Author: John Aguilar

After nearly 20 years of code violations, health orders, lawsuits and neighbor complaints, a dilapidated and forlorn shopping center that once gleamed with American mid-century suburban promise just took a critical step toward a long-awaited makeover.

Read more: Is eminent domain the best way for Thornton to clean up a crumbling, contaminated shopping center?


Polis pushes plan to turn Colorado’s school bus fleet electric. Critics say it’s impractical


Created: Wed, 10 Aug 2022 22:40:05 +0000

Author: Nick Coltrain

The Aurora school district is one of the first in the state to obtain the electric buses. Now, seven of its 151 buses don't have tailpipes. Gov. Jared Polis hopes that in the next decade, all districts join in replacing aging transports with quieter, cleaner whirs.

Read more: Polis pushes plan to turn Colorado’s school bus fleet electric. Critics say it’s impractical


Denver deluge dropped 1.76 inches in 26 minutes: “When it does rain, the rain is more intense”


Created: Mon, 08 Aug 2022 23:36:22 +0000

Author: Bruce Finley

Heavy rain pelting the parched streets of Denver Sunday night dumped 1.76 inches of water in 26 minutes – exceeding norms in a flood-prone region, state and federal meteorologists concluded Monday as the reviewed the monitoring data.

Read more: Denver deluge dropped 1.76 inches in 26 minutes: “When it does rain, the rain is more intense”


Rain tamed Colorado’s summer wildfire season, but how long will our luck hold?


Created: Fri, 05 Aug 2022 12:00:07 +0000

Author: Conrad Swanson

Colorado officials warned 2022 could be the worst wildfire year in the state's recorded history but so far Colorado appears to have dodged a bullet with no major active fires.

Read more: Rain tamed Colorado’s summer wildfire season, but how long will our luck hold?


EPA warns of elevated cancer risk linked to medical sterilization facilities in Lakewood, other communities


Created: Thu, 04 Aug 2022 12:00:08 +0000

Author: Noelle Phillips, Matthew Daly, The Associated Press

The Environmental Protection Agency is warning residents who live near medical sterilizing plants in 13 states and Puerto Rico about potential health risks from emissions of ethylene oxide, a chemical widely used in their operations.

Read more: EPA warns of elevated cancer risk linked to medical sterilization facilities in Lakewood, other communities


War, climate change, energy costs: How the wheat market has been upended


Created: Mon, 01 Aug 2022 01:12:21 +0000

Author: The New York Times News Service Syndicate

War, Climate Change, Energy Costs: How the Wheat Market Has Been Upended

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Larimer County wildfire evacuations lifted near Carter Lake


Created: Sun, 31 Jul 2022 19:08:48 +0000

Author: Shelly Bradbury

A wildfire in Larimer County forced the brief evacuation of fewer than 20 homes Sunday, according to the Larimer County Sheriff's Office.

Read more: Larimer County wildfire evacuations lifted near Carter Lake


California not counting methane leaks from idle wells


Created: Sun, 31 Jul 2022 16:04:02 +0000

Author: Drew Costley

California claims to know how much climate-warming gas is going into the air from within its borders. It's the law: California limits climate pollution and each year the limits get stricter.

Read more: California not counting methane leaks from idle wells


What are PFAS, or “forever chemicals?”


Created: Fri, 29 Jul 2022 12:00:57 +0000

Author: Conrad Swanson

State and federal regulators are moving to tighten controls over how much of those chemicals should be allowed in drinking water but first it’s important to understand a few basic points about the compounds.

Read more: What are PFAS, or “forever chemicals?”

 
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