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By Lisa Friedman

The Associated Press

WASHINGTON » In what officials call a key step to combat climate change, the Environmental Protection Agency is sharply limiting domestic production and use of hydrofluorocarbons, highly potent greenhouse gases commonly used in refrigerators and air conditioners.

The new rule announced Thursday follows through on a law Congress passed last year and is in...

Author: carolbarbeito@carolbarbeito.com (GreenDog)
Posted: September 24, 2021, 4:17 pm

\“I could not have predicted this,â€� says Vernice Miller-Travis, who gathered data for a seminal 1987 study, “Toxic Wastes and Race in the United States.By Agya K. Aning

August 1, 2021

 

Decades after emerging from the broader civil rights movement, setting itself apart from traditional environmentalism, flourishing in academia and wending through public discourse, the environmental justic...

Author: carolbarbeito@carolbarbeito.com (GreenDog)
Posted: September 24, 2021, 4:06 pm

2021 Global Climate Strike: March with Sunrise SD!

September 24, 2021 at 1:00 PM

Waterfront Park

San Diego, CA 92101

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Did you hear about the worldwide #GlobalClimateStrike taking place on Friday September 24, 2021? Young people are leading a #GlobalClimateStrike for action on the climate crisis, the biggest threat to our future. We, as a global society, are at a crossroads. We have a ...

Author: carolbarbeito@carolbarbeito.com (GreenDog)
Posted: September 24, 2021, 4:00 pm

2019’s protests were unprecedented, driven by passion. The pandemic dampened activism and showed the importance of mass events in spurring political change. Is a comeback at hand?

By Bob Berwyn, Delger Erdenesanaa

September 24, 2021

The first global Fridays For Future climate strike of 2021 will help show if the youth climate movement can rebuild momentum while parts of the world still grappl...

Author: carolbarbeito@carolbarbeito.com (GreenDog)
Posted: September 24, 2021, 3:42 pm

 

Author: Shannon Bergstrom is a LEED Green Associate, TRUE waste advisor, September 23, 2021 

At this point, it’s safe to say that most people know enough about recycling to hold a conversation about the subject. Still, the quality of that conversation may come into question once the participants start throwing around unsubstantiated claims. So every once in a while, the message behind the p...

Author: carolbarbeito@carolbarbeito.com (GreenDog)
Posted: September 23, 2021, 4:41 pm

By Judith Kohler

The Denver Post

Regulators imposed a $2 million penalty on a Denver oil and gas company Tuesday for a series of violations to state rules.

The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission decided there was a pattern of violations by the family-owned K.P. Kauffman Co., causing the panel to increase the fine from $1.8 million. The $2 million penalty is the second-largest levied b...

Author: carolbarbeito@carolbarbeito.com (GreenDog)
Posted: September 23, 2021, 3:20 pm

 

By The Associated Press

THREE RIVERS, CALIF. Â» California wildfires have burned into at least four groves of gigantic ancient sequoias in national parks and forests, though cooler weather on Friday helped crews trying to keep the flames away from a famous cluster containing the world’s largest tree.

The fires lapped into the groves with trees that can be up to 200 feet tall and 2,000 years...

Author: carolbarbeito@carolbarbeito.com (GreenDog)
Posted: September 22, 2021, 5:15 pm

By Josh Boak and Aamer Madhani

The Associated Press

UNITED NATIONS Â» President Joe Biden summoned the world’s nations to forcefully address the festering global issues of the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change and human rights abuses in his first address before the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday. 

The president offered an impassioned plea for cooperation, to friends and adversaries, arguing...

Author: carolbarbeito@carolbarbeito.com (GreenDog)
Posted: September 22, 2021, 5:08 pm

 

This wildfire season so far in California has been extraordinary, producing thousands of fires — including one that, at nearly 1 million acres burned, is the largest single fire in state history — and spewing so much smoke that air quality has been affected thousands of miles away.

Wildfires can have a global climate effect as well, because burning vegetation releases planetwarming carbon...

Author: carolbarbeito@carolbarbeito.com (GreenDog)
Posted: September 22, 2021, 4:57 pm

 

By Andy Stein

Special to The Denver Post

In a normal year, Denver will see an average of 43 days of 90-degree heat. That number has been ever- increasing as Front Range summers have been getting warmer and warmer over the years.

When talking about heat in Denver, it’s usually customary to reference the number of 90- and 100-degree heat days to give an idea of where we stand in terms of how ...

Author: carolbarbeito@carolbarbeito.com (GreenDog)
Posted: September 22, 2021, 4:46 pm