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Colorado Springs wrestles with sulfur dioxide pollution from central coal-fired power plant 15.1.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
For decades, the coal-fired Drake power plant at the heart of Colorado Springs has emitted more than 1,500 tons a year of sulfur dioxide (SO2), toxic gas that hangs in the air against mountains. And since the federal government set a national air quality health limit seven years ago, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, EPA and city officials have failed to install a measuring system for sulfur dioxide they consider valid.
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Letter: Utah's real slogan should be 'Life Asphyxiated' 11.1.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
On Dec. 29, highly toxic PM 2.5 particle pollution in Salt Lake’s air hit 70.9 micrograms/cubic meter: in the Red Zone, even by the lax standards of our Department of Environmental Quality. A concentration over 3.0 adversely affects health, children’s especially. We are now registering more than 20 times that level. It’s inversion season — little different from those past. Air pollution is now a worldwide problem, worst in countries with brutal political leadership. India, China, Nigeria, etc., ... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Pollution from dead Ivy League lab mice worries neighborhood 27.12.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
Neighbors of Dartmouth College property where for years the Ivy League school disposed of mice and other small animals used in science experiments say they fear pollution from the site has contaminated their groundwater and they worry the school hasn't been completely up front with them.
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Smog chokes Chinese cities, grounding flights, closing roads 20.12.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
BEIJING (AP) — Thick, gray smog fell over Beijing on Tuesday, choking China's capital in a haze that spurred authorities to cancel flights and close some highways in emergency measures to cut down on air pollution.
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Letter: Churches can change their views on family size 15.12.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Regarding Rob Green’s letter to the editor, “Surcharge on extra kids,” Green is so right to promulgate the common sense fairness of a surcharge on families with more than three children. He believes a surcharge is a pipe dream, however, because so many churches have held as a core tenet, “be fruitful and multiply.” I think he is wrong about it being a pipe dream for two reasons: 1 • We have accepted in our society adding taxes to things like alcohol and cigarettes when we recognize that there i... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Op-ed: We cannot turn from our clean-energy future, and we shouldn't try 11.12.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Despite ongoing denial of climate change and the risks of air pollution by certain politicians, environmental regulation has been essential for states and cities to protect public health. But expanding fossil fuel extraction and weakening environmental regulations — the core of President-elect Donald Trump’s approach to environmental policy — would be disastrous for the communities that house energy infrastructure. If fulfilled, Trump’s campaign promises to scrap the Clean Power Plan and the Par...
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State officials seek EPA sign-off on plan for dirty air that fails to meet federal ozone standards 21.11.2016 Denver Post: News: Local
Colorado officials say it will be 2021 before the state meets the current federal health standard for ozone air pollution — for which metro Denver and the northern Front Range have been out of compliance for more than four years.
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Colorado Green Party U.S. Senate candidate Arn Menconi hurt in car crash 9.11.2016 Denver Post: News: Local
Arn Menconi, the Green Party U.S. Senate candidate for Colorado, was injured Monday when his vehicle rolled outside of Cheyenne, Wyo., as he was returning to the state from the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in the Dakotas.
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Certified Scottsdale Green Home sells for $2.3M 7.11.2016 azcentral.com | business
The owner of a flight school, the CMO of Arizona State University and a couple of our Northern neighbors were among the buyers of this week's priciest homes in metro ...
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Luxury homes: Certified Scottsdale Green Home sells for $2.3M 7.11.2016 azcentral.com | business
The owner of a flight school, the CMO of Arizona State University and a couple of our Northern neighbors were among the buyers of this week's priciest homes in metro ...
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Suncor refinery accident released 75,600 pounds of sulfur dioxide, 150 times daily limit 29.10.2016 Denver Post: News: Local
The Suncor oil refinery released far more sulfur dioxide than previously known -- 75,600 pounds, 150 times beyond a 24-hour limit that triggers an investigation, according to a company letter obtained Friday.
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Widefield begins tests on tainted groundwater while the Air Force launches $900K effort to destroy chemicals 27.10.2016 Denver Post: Local
While scared residents south of Colorado Springs pay for bottled drinking water, utility crews and the Air Force are looking for ways to destroy the toxic chemicals.
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Report undermines Colorado’s efforts to reduce air pollution 11.9.2016 Denver Post: Opinion
Rather than joining efforts to develop solutions that ensure clean air and a healthy economy, anti-fossil fuel activist groups seem far more interested in targeting the public with alarmist reports.
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Ozone smog from oil and gas industry may be hurting children with asthma, study says 31.8.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
Environmental health groups analyzing government air quality data have concluded ozone smog from domestic oil and gas production is causing hundreds of thousands of asthma attacks in children.
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Protesters urge Rocky Mountain Power not to sue EPA 24.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Clean air activists delivered tens of thousands of petitions to Rocky Mountain Power’s doorstep Tuesday morning in an attempt to dissuade the utility company from fighting federally mandated pollution controls at Utah power plants. About a dozen demonstrators walked 44,000 petitions to Rocky Mountain Power’s Salt Lake City offices while calling for the company to stand down and comply with the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to require the pollution controls, rather than file its plan... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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U.S. Air Force to change fire foam due to water contamination near Colorado Springs 19.8.2016 Denver Post: Local
The U.S. Air Force is changing the foam it uses to fight fires because of concerns the substance has contaminated groundwater and spread to drinking water at some military sites.
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Ground-level ozone pollution alert issued for Denver, Front Range 17.8.2016 Denver Post: Local
A ground-level ozone pollution alert for the Front Range, including the metro Denver area, has been issued by the state health department.
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Report estimates ozone pollution kills more than a dozen people in Salt Lake City each year 10.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Ozone pollution is responsible for an estimated 13 deaths annually in Salt Lake City, according to a new report on the nationwide impacts of air pollution on human health. The study, a joint effort of the American Thoracic Society and New York University’s Marron Institute of Urban Management, looked at the health risks associated with long-term exposure to air pollutants and used local air data to quantify the impact of air quality in any given U.S. city. It did not consider the health impact o...
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Gold King Mine spill recovery better in some areas than others 5.8.2016 Durango Herald
The full impact of the Gold King Mine spill on Aug. 5, 2015, may not be known for years on any front, and recovery is far from over. And some of that isn’t environmental, governmental or economic – it’s healing invisible trauma in the people and communities affected.When 3 million gallons of toxic sludge poured out...
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Expert to Rio athletes: “Don’t put your head under water” 1.8.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
Just days ahead of the Olympic Games the waterways of Rio de Janeiro are as filthy as ever, contaminated with raw human sewage teeming with dangerous viruses and bacteria, according to a 16-month-long study commissioned by The Associated Press.
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