User: flenvcenter Topic: Environmental Health-Regional
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Last updated: Oct 21 2017 09:54 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Colorado health officials mull tougher rule for oil and gas facilities to cut smog 21.10.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
Colorado officials under pressure to cut Front Range air pollution weigh tougher rules for oil and gas industry.
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Pollution kills 9 million people each year, new study finds 20.10.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Pollution around the globe now contributes to an estimated 9 million deaths annually - or roughly one in six - according to an in-depth new study published Thursday in the Lancet.
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Denver 2017 election guide: A $937 million bond package and the Green Roof Initiative are on the ballot 7.10.2017 Denver Post: All Political News
The nine city measures facing voters on Denver's ballot for the Nov. 7 election might appear cumbersome, but they really boil down to three overarching questions.
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RSS chief Mohan Bhawgat talks on cow vigilantism, Rohingya refugees: Full text 30.9.2017 India – The Indian Express
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El Paso County water contamination shows need for statewide limits 29.9.2017 Denver Post: Opinion
Colorado health officials should set a limit for the allowable concentration of unhealthy chemicals, like those found in drinking water in southern El Paso County.
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Colorado landfills are illegally burying low-level radioactive waste from oil and gas industry, Denver Post learns 22.9.2017 Denver Post: Business
Colorado landfills have been illegally burying low-level radioactive waste from the oil and gas industry that they are not approved to handle, state health officials revealed this week.
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Colorado mulls state limit for groundwater contamination from PFCs 18.9.2017 Denver Post: Local
Colorado health officials grappling with groundwater contamination from firefighting foam — containing a toxic chemical the federal government allows — have proposed to set a state limit to prevent more problems.
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Colorado’s urban Front Range corridor under ozone alert 30.8.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
The Front Range urban corridor is under ozone action alert until at least 4 p.m. Wednesday.
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Fed-up Colorado towns fight oil and gas ops by making new rules, but industry is ready to fight back 24.8.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
Colorado residents fed-up with what they see as the state's failure to protect people and the environment are fighting fossil fuel development inside their towns by making new rules. But the industry and state government are ready to fight back.
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Amid California’s toxic dumps, local activists go it alone 7.8.2017 Current Issue
The call themselves promotoras, and they’re starting to see results.
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Man missing after rock diving into Green Mountain Reservoir 2.8.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
A man who dove from a popular diving rock into Green Mountain Reservoir Tuesday afternoon   did not surface and a dive team is searching for the man.
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Op-ed: Summer air quality: What you see and what you don’t 30.7.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Think of poor air quality in Salt Lake City, and you likely think of winter temperature inversions and associated particulate matter (PM) pollution. Temperature inversions are a function of our topography with the Wasatch and Oquirrh mountain ranges to the east and west of the Salt Lake Valley. With 80 percent of Utah’s population (and their associated motor vehicles) living and commuting between Ogden and Provo, the resultant tailpipe emissions, along with other air pollution sources, get trapp...
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Use of toxic firefighting foam contaminated water and soil south of Colorado Springs, U.S. Air Force admits 26.7.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
U.S. military operations at Peterson Air Force Base east of Colorado Springs contaminated water and soil with perfluorinated chemicals contained in firefighting foam, military officials acknowledged Tuesday as they unveiled results of a nine-month investigation.
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Your car may contain harmful pollutants: Study 24.7.2017 Life-style – The Indian Express
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House approves delay of Obama-era smog reductions 19.7.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • The House voted Tuesday to pass a Republican-backed bill delaying implementation of Obama-era reductions in smog-causing air pollutants. Lawmakers voted 229 to 199 to approve the Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2017. The measure delays by eight more years the implementation of 2015 air pollution standards issued by the Environmental Protection Agency under the prior administration. The bill also makes key technical changes that environmentalists say will weaken the Clean Air A...
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“It’s raining needles”: National drug crisis creates pollution threat 18.7.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
They hide in weeds along hiking trails and in playground grass. They wash into rivers and float downstream to land on beaches. They pepper baseball dugouts, sidewalks and streets. Syringes left by drug users amid the heroin crisis are turning up everywhere.
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Jeffco officials dig in their heels against proposed prairie dog relocation at Rocky Flats 13.7.2017 Denver Post: All Political News
Jefferson County staff, in a letter released Thursday, is recommending to the commissioners not to approve a plan to relocate 200 prairie dogs from Longmont to Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge.
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Utah physicians group alarmed by studies linking more deaths to air pollution 13.7.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
An association of Utah doctors is calling for more stringent limits on air pollution in light of new evidence they say shows air quality is more critical to human health than once thought. Denni Cawley, executive director of Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment, said her group would like to see state leaders reconsider their plans for growth in light of recent studies. The advocacy group had scheduled an early-afternoon news conference on Wednesday to highlight the issue. The physicians po... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Air pollution spikes to 20 times above health standard in Weber County with July Fourth fireworks 6.7.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
As residents celebrated Independence Day on Tuesday, state air-quality monitors reported spikes in particulate pollution at several Wasatch Front locales. Weber County was the hardest hit, with particulate matter soaring to 790 micrograms per cubic meter, nearly 20 times more than acceptable standards. Other counties registered high numbers as well — 128 micrograms per cubic meter in Utah County, 77 in Davis County, and 50 in Cache County. Salt Lake City, which saw the highest spikes last year ...
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Trump administration moves to withdraw clean-water rule 28.6.2017 Denver Post: All Political News
The Trump administration moved Tuesday to roll back an Obama administration policy that protected more than half the nation's streams from pollution but drew attacks from farmers, fossil fuel companies and property-rights groups as federal overreach.
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