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Shared from the 2/20/2020 The Denver Post eEdition By Susan Montoya Bryan
The Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE» Projects to reduce the risk of wildfires and protect water sources in the West have created jobs and infused more money in local economies, researchers say, and they were funded by a partnership between governments and businesses that has become a model in other countries.

A team from th...

Author: carolbarbeito@carolbarbeito.com (GreenDog)
Posted: February 20, 2020, 7:20 pm

Shared from the 2/20/2020 The Denver Post eEdition By Bruce Finley
The Denver Post

Eighty percent of voters in Colorado and seven other Western states prioritize air, land, water and wildlife issues as key factors in electing leaders, including more than four in 10 who say the environment is very important or their primary factor compared with health care and the economy, a new public opinion...

Author: carolbarbeito@carolbarbeito.com (GreenDog)
Posted: February 20, 2020, 7:13 pm

Shared from the 2/20/2020 The Denver Post eEdition

OIL AND GAS POLLUTION PLAN By Judith Kohler
The Denver Post

Two environmental groups are suing the Environmental Protection Agency for what they say is a failure to ensure that required plans are in place to protect Colorado’s Front Range from pollution produced by oil and gas operations.

The Center for Biological Diversity and the Center f...

Author: carolbarbeito@carolbarbeito.com (GreenDog)
Posted: February 20, 2020, 6:26 pm

Shared from the 2/20/2020 The Denver Post eEdition By Ellen Knickmeyer
The Associated Press

WASHINGTON» The Trump administration completed the fewest cleanups of toxic Superfund sites last year than any administration since the program’s first years in the 1980s, figures released by the Environmental Protection Agency indicated Wednesday.

The federal government wrapped up cleanups at six S...

Author: carolbarbeito@carolbarbeito.com (GreenDog)
Posted: February 20, 2020, 6:18 pm

The Trump administration has offered oil companies a chunk of the American west that’s four times the size of California – an expansive drilling plan that threatens to entrench the industry at the expense of other outdoor jobs, while locking in enough emissions to undermine global climate policy.

Energy companies have leased 9.9m acres from the unprecedented 461m acres put up for rent by th...

Author: carolbarbeito@carolbarbeito.com (GreenDog)
Posted: February 18, 2020, 5:07 pm
The Fight to Ban Chlorpyrifos
Posted: February 18, 2020, 4:58 pm

Shared from the 2/18/2020 The Denver Post eEditorial By Karen Weise © The New York Times Co.

Jeff Bezos

SEATTLE»Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s chief executive and the world’s richest man, said on Monday that he was committing $10 billion to address the climate crisis in a new initiative he called the Bezos Earth Fund.

The effort will fund scientists, activists and nongovernmental organizations, ...

Author: carolbarbeito@carolbarbeito.com (GreenDog)
Posted: February 18, 2020, 4:49 pm

Shared from the 2/18/2020 The Denver Post eEdition By Faye Flam
Bloomberg Opinion

Overall, it’s good news that President Donald Trump has declared he’s in favor of planting trees — it’s perhaps the one thing he has in common with people who care about the long-term future of the planet. Trees not only provide a habitat for wildlife, but they can also mitigate global warming, to an ...

Author: carolbarbeito@carolbarbeito.com (GreenDog)
Posted: February 18, 2020, 4:42 pm

Shared from the 2/14/2020 The Denver Post eEdition

WASHINGTON » Last month was the hottest January since scientists began keeping temperature records in 1880, U.S. government forecasters said Thursday.

The global average land and ocean surface temperature in January was 2.05 degrees Fahrenheit above the average January temperatures for the 20th century, because of the changing climate, the Nat...

Author: carolbarbeito@carolbarbeito.com (GreenDog)
Posted: February 14, 2020, 6:16 pm

Emily Holden the Guardian -Energy companies have leased 9.9m acres from the administration – and the fossil fuels extracted could equal half a year of emissions from China

The Trump administration has offered oil companies a chunk of the American west that’s four times the size of California – an expansive drilling plan that threatens to entrench the industry at the expense of other outdo...

Author: carolbarbeito@carolbarbeito.com (GreenDog)
Posted: February 12, 2020, 10:25 pm