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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 conditions for more extreme, more dangerous blazes. A thousand Colorado families lost their homes, and the state wa...

Author: carolbarbeito@carolbarbeito.com (GreenDog)
Posted: June 11, 2021, 3:45 pm

Denver Water removes decades-old toxic service lines faster than expected

By Conrad Swanson

The Denver Post

Tens of thousands of Denver residents drink, bathe in and cook with water that comes in through lead service lines.

Denver Water crews are moving as fast as a public utility that serves 1.5 million homes can to replace the lead pipes and solder before the soft, toxic metal leeches too muc...

Author: carolbarbeito@carolbarbeito.com (GreenDog)
Posted: June 11, 2021, 3:30 pm

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 tell us that anything above 350 ppm will likely result in rising sea levels, more severe droughts, more frequent wildfires, stro...

Author: carolbarbeito@carolbarbeito.com (GreenDog)
Posted: June 11, 2021, 3:16 pm

 

A new study finds that if all parts of the food system are included, food production is responsible for as much as 40 percent of global emissions. By Georgina Gustin, Inside Climate News 

June 10, 2021

   

Emissions from food production, already considered one of the biggest contributors to climate change, have been underestimated for decades, potentially skewing the pledges that countries...

Author: carolbarbeito@carolbarbeito.com (GreenDog)
Posted: June 10, 2021, 4:50 pm

Inside Clean Energy: 

National lab wraps up groundbreaking project on electrifying the economy

By Dan Gearino

June 3, 2021

Many scenarios for averting the worst effects of climate change involve electrifying just about everything that now runs on fossil fuels, and shifting to an electricity system that runs mostly on wind and solar.

Can this be done reliably and with existing technologies?

Yes....

Author: carolbarbeito@carolbarbeito.com (GreenDog)
Posted: June 10, 2021, 4:33 pm

The company was built on gasoline engines but it’s highlighting the ways in which its new EV is a better option.

 

By Dan Gearino, Inside Climate News 

May 26, 2021

Accompanied by throbbing electronic music and the requisite fog machines, the electric Ford F-150 Lightning made its debut last week in Dearborn, Michigan, a potential turning point in the growth of the electric vehicle market.

Th...

Author: carolbarbeito@carolbarbeito.com (GreenDog)
Posted: June 10, 2021, 4:19 pm
Understanding Wildlife Corridors
Posted: June 9, 2021, 8:08 pm

 

 

By Catrin Einhorn © The New York Times Co.

The engineers were used to building overpasses for vehicles, not wildlife. But every spring and fall, collisions with mule deer and pronghorn spiked in the Pinedale region of Wyoming, where Route 191 disrupted their age-old migration paths. So the state Department of Transportation joined with the state wildlife agency and nonprofit groups to crea...

Author: carolbarbeito@carolbarbeito.com (GreenDog)
Posted: June 8, 2021, 8:32 pm

By Julie Marshall

Boulder Daily Camera

Mountain lions of Colorado have been in the news a bit lately. And the news is not so good.

Last month we heard one cougar was shot and killed with a .357 Magnum handgun at an undisclosed Colorado state park by Patrick Montgomery of Littleton, a professional hunting guide, who has been charged with 10 criminal counts, including assaulting a police officer ...

Author: carolbarbeito@carolbarbeito.com (GreenDog)
Posted: June 8, 2021, 8:18 pm

CEO Note: Chile protects the oceans from single-use plastic pollution and mandates the sale and use of refillable bottles

BY ANDY SHARPLESS   MAY 28, 2021Last week, Chile’s government enacted a law to reduce single-use plastics thanks to campaigning by Oceana and allies. The law is the first of its kind and is based on a 2019 proposal[i] from Oceana and Plastic Oceans Chile. It requires resta...

Author: carolbarbeito@carolbarbeito.com (GreenDog)
Posted: June 7, 2021, 5:00 pm