User: flenvcenter Topic: Environmental Health-Regional
Category: Environmental Health
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Summit County health officials warn of possible diesel water contamination 29.8.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Summit County health officials on Friday cautioned water-users downstream of a crash near Echo Creek between semi-trailer rig and an SUV hauling a trailer to keep a lookout for possible fuel contamination. The crash occurred 5:15 p.m. Thursday on westbound Interstate 80 at mile marker 176. No injuries were reported, but the semi’s fuel tanks ruptured during the accident and leaked diesel into the creek. North Summit Fire District spokesman Tyler Rowser said that hazardous materials workers stopp...
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Researchers take flight to measure air quality around Colorado 16.8.2014 Denver Post: News: Local
A National Center for Atmospheric Research C-130 plane lumbered off a runway Friday, one of the final flights in an unprecedented pollution-sniffing mission that project leaders say is yielding unexpected and useful ...
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SeaWorld plans bigger killer whale environments 16.8.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
NEW YORK (AP) — After more than a year of public criticism of its treatment of killer whales, SeaWorld said Friday that it will build new, larger environments at its theme parks and will fund additional research on the animals along with programs to protect ocean health and whales in the wild.
Hand sanitizer may be a health risk, ASU researcher says 15.8.2014 azcentral.com | Arizona Elections
A potentially dangerous chemical could be making its way through your body right now and washing your hands with antibacterial soap isn't going to help, at least, not if it contains ...
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Uranium from mines still a threat to Navajos 10.8.2014 azcentral.com | Arizona Elections
Decades after America's Cold War, the Colorado Plateau remains scarred, poisoning and frightening a people who still live with the radioactive residue of 521 abandoned mines scattered across their reservation's 17.2 million ...
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EPA hears praise, criticism of new air rules 30.7.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
DENVER (AP) — To retired coal miner Stanley Sturgill, the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed rules limiting pollution from power plants doesn't do enough to protect the public's health.
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West Nile virus detected in mosquitoes in Fort Collins, Larimer County 30.7.2014 Denver Post: News: Local
This undated photo shows a Culex pipiens, left, the primary mosquito that can transmit West Nile virus to humans, birds and other ...
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Phoenix medical-marijuana dispensaries clear hurdles 8.7.2014 azcentral.com | Arizona Republic Front Page
Nearly four years after Arizona voters passed the Medical Marijuana Act, Phoenix now has 10 state-licensed ...
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Ozone alert issued for Boulder County, Front Range due to smoke from Canadian fires 3.7.2014 Denver Post: News: Local
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the Regional Air Quality Council have issued an ozone alert for Boulder County and other counties along the Front Range due to smoke from fires in ...
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Nathan Fey: Balance energy development and river health 24.6.2014 Steamboat Pilot
Cutting through the steep canyons and arid sage lands of northwestern Colorado and northeastern Utah, the Yampa and Green rivers are the region’s lifeblood. Their relentless forces are responsible for carving out the region’s stratified geology and for exposing the fossils that give Dinosaur National Monument its name. Their calm waters lure anglers and their rapids attract thousands — almost 10,000 — kayakers, rafters and adventure seekers each year . I have paddled both these rivers. They are treasures, and I know there is nothing more important to the vitality of this arid region. Protecting them is tantamount to protecting its prosperity. In recent years, however, northwestern Colorado and northeastern Utah also increasingly have become targets for oil and gas development. At one point, there was actually a proposal to drill for oil and gas on land directly adjacent to the monument’s visitor center. Oil and gas development are important economic drivers, but there is a right way and a wrong to go ...
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In NC hamlet, residents worry over coal ash ponds 17.6.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
DUKEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The sweet tea served in the tidy kitchen of Joanne Thomas' antebellum home comes with an ominous warning.
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Juneteenth Music Festival adds health, environmental focus 13.6.2014 Denver Post: Entertainment
With goals of galvanizing Colorado and its communities, organizers of Denver's Juneteenth Music Festival are focusing this weekend's celebration efforts on health awareness and green activism.
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Neighbors fret over scant science on oil, gas drilling health impacts 1.6.2014 Denver Post: Business
When Noble Energy started drilling a well about 650 feet from Eric Ewing's rural Weld County home in March, the noise was fierce and the house shook — but that's not what worries ...
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Rising Yampa River mixes with domestic water raising doubts about drinkability in Steamboat suburb of Tree Haus 31.5.2014 Steamboat Pilot
About 100 households in the Tree Haus neighborhood just outside the southern boundary of Steamboat Springs have been advised by state health officials to boil their drinking water as the snowmelt coursing down the Yampa River has mingled with the domestic water provided by the Tree Haus Metro District. Routt County Director of Health and Environment Mike Zopf confirmed Friday morning that the Colorado Department of Health and Environment issued the warning because the turbidity of the water exceeded allowable levels. Zopf said it is possible for people to inadvertently ingest small amounts of water while showering, washing their hands and doing the dishes. “Water users are urged to take care when doing those things,” he said. Tree Haus resident Greg Forney said Friday afternoon that he was told to expect that it would be about a week before the boil warning is lifted. The Department of Health and Environment has a detailed protocol the metro district must follow in order to have the warning lifted. “I’m ...
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Sponsored: Can poor air quality lead to pregnancy and birth complications? 13.5.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Cherise Udell moved to Utah during the winter of 2005 while she was pregnant with her second child. A California native, she was familiar with horror stories about smog hovering over Los Angeles and the Golden State’s overall reputation as a magnet for air pollution in some parts. So she was floored when she arrived in Utah and experienced her first inversion, realizing that Utah’s beautiful mountains were also home to a dirty secret at wintertime. “I didn’t realize how bad the air pollution was...
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"Green Smoothie Cleanse" inspires thousands to lose weight 13.5.2014 Denver Post: Lifestyles
When author JJ Smith developed her latest nutrition plan, she hoped it would have fast results. But even she wasn't expecting to lose 200,000 pounds in three months.
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Study: Antibiotic-resistant genes are widespread in nature 9.5.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
From Antarctic lakes to forest soil in Puerto Rico to the guts of mice, scientists are finding antibiotic-resistant genes almost everywhere they look, according to a new study that examined environmental samples from around the globe.
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Scientists flying over Colorado oil boom find worse air pollution 8.5.2014 Denver Post: News: Local
Scientists have found that Colorado's Front Range oil and gas boom has been emitting three times more methane than previously believed — 19.3 tons an hour — a climate-change problem that state officials hope new rules will ...
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School district to teach Hobby Lobby boss’s Bible class 8.5.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Oklahoma City • The president of a crafts store chain who says the federal government has no business ordering him which health care options to offer his employees has no problem telling local governments what they should be teaching in their schools. Steve Green, president of Hobby Lobby, has persuaded the Mustang School District in suburban Oklahoma City to incorporate the Bible into its curriculum as an elective, beginning this fall. His purpose, sometimes more clearly stated than others, is...
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Is air pollution causing Vernal’s neonatal deaths to rise? 8.5.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
After Donna Young delivered a stillborn baby exactly one year ago, the Vernal midwife noticed something peculiar in Rock Point Cemetery where the parents laid their daughter to rest. There were several new graves of babies who died within the first few days of life. Now the local health department, with guidance from the state epidemiologist, is investigating whether poor birth outcomes are on the rise in Uintah County, which is experiencing a massive expansion in oil and gas development. The he...
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