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By Alissa J. Rubin and Clifford Krauss, © The New York Times Co., from The Denver Post eEdition, July 17, 2020

NAHRAN OMAR, IRAQ»The men of Nahran Omar, a village in the heart of southern Iraq’s oil country, filed into a Shiite shrine clutching envelopes with X-rays, medical reports and death certificates. They had come to describe the misery they say is caused by the burning gas and chemic...

Author: carolbarbeito@carolbarbeito.com (GreenDog)
Posted: August 3, 2020, 8:35 pm

By Elizabeth Williamson and Sarah Mervosh, © The New York Times Co., from The Denver Post eEdition, July 16, 2020

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, ARIZ.» Glowing purple and scarlet in fading afternoon light, the geological marvel that is the Grand Canyon, the crown jewel of America’s national park system, draws more than 6 million global visitors in a normal year and fuels the economy of Arizona...

Author: carolbarbeito@carolbarbeito.com (GreenDog)
Posted: July 30, 2020, 8:08 pm

By The Associated Press, from The Denver Post eEdition, July 16, 2020

 

Colorado’s Water Quality Control Commission is putting new limits on a class of chemicals common in everything from nonstick pans to firefighting foam. Colorado Public Radio reports the commission voted unanimously Tuesday to regulate per-and poly-fluoroalkyl substances, better known as PFAS or “forever chemicals.� Th...

Author: carolbarbeito@carolbarbeito.com (GreenDog)
Posted: July 30, 2020, 7:59 pm

By Judith Kohler, The Denver Post, from The Denver Post eEdition, July 12, 2020

State regulators writing new oil and gas rules have carried on through a global pandemic and massive turmoil in the industry. That might have been the easy part for the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, now poised to plunge into the heart of the law that mandates sweeping changes. A new, full-time commis...

Author: carolbarbeito@carolbarbeito.com (GreenDog)
Posted: July 30, 2020, 7:43 pm

By Judith Kohler, The Denver Post, from The Denver Post eEdition, July 12, 2020

State regulators writing new oil and gas rules have carried on through a global pandemic and massive turmoil in the industry. That might have been the easy part for the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, now poised to plunge into the heart of the law that mandates sweeping changes. A new, full-time commis...

Author: carolbarbeito@carolbarbeito.com (GreenDog)
Posted: July 30, 2020, 7:43 pm

© The New York Times Co., from The Denver Post eEdition, June 29th, 2020

HOUSTON»Chesapeake Energy, a pioneer in extracting natural gas from shale rock across the country, filed for bankruptcy protection Sunday, unable to overcome a mountain of debt that became unsustainable after a decade of stubbornly low gas prices. The company helped convert the United States from a natural gas importer i...

Author: carolbarbeito@carolbarbeito.com (GreenDog)
Posted: July 30, 2020, 7:35 pm

By Seth Borenstein, The Associated Press, from The Denver Post eEdition, July 21, 2020

Rich Americans produce nearly 25% more heat-trapping gases than poorer people at home, according to a comprehensive study of U.S. residential carbon footprints. Scientists studied 93 million housing units in the nation to analyze how much greenhouse gases are being spewed in different locations and by income,...

Author: carolbarbeito@carolbarbeito.com (GreenDog)
Posted: July 30, 2020, 7:20 pm

Laurel Manley, Author, Colorado State University, Major in Biology Science and Ecosystem Science & Sustainability* and Carol Barbeito, Ph.D., Educational Editor, President Earth Protect*

    “We showed that we are united and that we, young people, are unstoppable. - Greta Thunberg, UN Youth Climate Summit, 2019

Protests, rallies, and walkouts have become common place in today’s events. A no...

Author: carolbarbeito@carolbarbeito.com (GreenDog)
Posted: July 20, 2020, 8:07 pm

BY JOHN BOWDEN , The Hill, 07/02/20 

As many as 60 percent of the world's fish species could struggle to breed and reproduce if climate change causes the Earth to warm by 5 degrees Celsius over the next 80 years, the current projection for what will happen if greenhouse gas emissions continue unchecked, according to a new study. A study released Thursday in the journal Science that examined nea...

Author: carolbarbeito@carolbarbeito.com (GreenDog)
Posted: July 14, 2020, 7:32 pm

By Erin Cox and Gregory S. Schneider, The Washington Post, July 5, 2020 

 

The two energy companies behind the controversial 600-mile Atlantic Coast Pipeline on Sunday abandoned their six-year bid to build it, saying the project has become too costly and the regulatory environment too uncertain to justify further investment. The natural-gas pipeline would have tunneled under the Appalachian Tra...

Author: carolbarbeito@carolbarbeito.com (GreenDog)
Posted: July 14, 2020, 7:23 pm