User: flenvcenter Topic: Environmental Health-Regional
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Cooking classes pitch portions, ingredient selection for healthier lifestyle 27.6.2016 Denver Post: Food
Lauren Larson, a registered dietitian nutritionist with Banner Health's northern Colorado hospitals, was about to begin her class focusing on Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cooking and the health benefits that each contained.
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The EPA has deemed the drinking water toxic in these three Colorado towns 16.6.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
Invisible toxic chemicals are contaminating drinking water for 80,000 people south of Colorado Springs, one of 63 areas nationwide where the chemicals widely used to fight petroleum fires have been measured at levels the EPA deems dangerous.
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Colorado studying the health effects of fracking 15.6.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Denver • New data on air pollution from fracking wells in Colorado will be a big help in assessing whether the emissions are harmful to human health, state officials say. A three-year study released Tuesday measured methane — a greenhouse gas — and ozone-causing compounds that were released from new natural gas wells in western Colorado. The research, by Colorado State University professor Jeff Collett, didn’t measure the emissions’ health effects, but state officials will use the data in comput...
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CSU releases study on air pollution created during oil and gas production 15.6.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
Colorado State University scientists on Tuesday unveiled measurements of oil and gas industry air pollution in western Colorado under a $1.7 million Garfield County contract, partially funded by companies, including emissions of methane, 48 volatile organic compounds and cancer-causing benzene.
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Going lime green: Castle Rock free bike-share program up and pedaling for 2016 season 14.6.2016 Denver Post: Local
With new info signs and a new, more accessible station, Castle Rock Adventist Hospital officials are expecting a busy season for the FreeCycle community bike share program.
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General Mills recalls flour for possible E. coli contamination 1.6.2016 Denver Post: Food
General Mills Inc. said it is voluntarily recalling certain lots of flour as a precaution amid a 20-state outbreak of a strain of E.coli potentially linked to the products.
Volunteers of America open Salt Lake City youth center 25.5.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
It’s a new day for homeless youths in Salt Lake City as Volunteers of America-Utah opened its 30-bed shelter at 888 S. 400 West Tuesday. The $6 million, 20,000-square-foot facility will offer 24/7 support. Kathy Bray, the president and CEO of VOA-Utah, said the shelter will offer security to young people ages 15 to 22 and also will focus on health, education and employment. <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Congress OKs overhaul of chemical regulations 20.5.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • A bipartisan agreement reached by House and Senate negotiators would set new safety standards for asbestos and other dangerous chemicals, including tens of thousands that have gone unregulated for decades. A bill to be voted on as soon as next week would offer new protections for pregnant women, children, workers and others vulnerable to the effects of chemicals such as formaldehyde and styrene used in homes and businesses every day. If enacted into law, the bill would be the first ...
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U.S. proposes to cut half of methane from oil, gas 13.5.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • The Obama administration issued a final rule Thursday to sharply cut methane emissions from U.S. oil and gas production, a key part of a push by President Barack Obama to reduce methane emissions by nearly half over the next decade. The rule by the Environmental Protection Agency is the major element of an administration goal to reduce methane emissions from oil and gas drilling by up to 45 percent by 2025, compared to 2012 levels. It would require energy producers to find and repai...
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Gaza sewage poisons coastline, threatens Israel 3.5.2016 Denver Post: National News Headlines
SHATI REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip (AP) — Each day, millions of gallons of raw sewage pour into the Gaza Strip's Mediterranean beachfront, spewing out of a metal pipe and turning miles of once-scenic coastline into a stagnant dead zone.
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Could the ouster of California environmental agency leaders imperil clean air and beach access? 2.5.2016 High Country News Most Recent
High-profile turnover at state agencies reflect a culture split between grassroots demands and developer interests.
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Colorado to pay high price for doctor to study marijuana legalization 30.4.2016 Denver Post: News: Local
Colorado health officials want to hire somebody to keep an eye on marijuana legalization — at potentially one of the highest salaries in state ...
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Salt Lake County suing Volkswagen, saying its cars polluted Utah air 21.4.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Salt Lake County has filed suit against Volkswagen in an effort to punish the German automaker for selling Utahns cars that were designed to cheat on emissions tests. Sim Gill, Salt Lake County district attorney, said the county believes that software installed in Volkswagen vehicles not only violated local emissions testing requirements, but also contributed significantly to air pollution in the county and to the resulting health risks. “From our perspective, we have a health crisis in our comm...
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American Lung Association ranks SLC in top 10 for worst air quality 21.4.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Salt Lake City’s air quality has improved, but is still ranked as the sixth worst in the nation, according to the latest State of the Air report from the American Lung Association. The annual report grades U.S. counties and metropolitan areas based on the number of days they’ve exceeded the Environmental Protection Agency’s health-based standards for ozone and particulate pollution. Salt Lake County received an F grade for both ozone and particles. Overall, Utah averaged an F for ozone and a D ...
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SLC ranked as 6th-worst in the nation for air quality 21.4.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Salt Lake City’s air quality has improved, but is still ranked as the sixth worst in the nation, according to the latest State of the Air report from the American Lung Association. The annual State of the Air report grades to U.S. counties and metropolitan areas based on the number of days the area has exceeded the Environmental Protection Agency’s health-based standards for ozone and particle pollution. The Salt Lake County received an F grade for both ozone and particles; overall, Utah average...
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College student wins award for charge against air pollution 18.4.2016 Durango Herald
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Guest Commentary: Playing D.C.-style politics with Colorado's clean air? 7.4.2016 Denver Post: Opinion
Colorado is blessed with beautiful public lands and wide open spaces. Our natural environment — from Estes Park to Telluride — is synonymous with our identity as a state.
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Livewell Northwest Colorado: You are what you eat 3.4.2016 Steamboat Pilot
I fondly recall my childhood family dinner routine on the nights when our menu included spinach. After we swallowed a bite of spinach, my brother and I would get up from the kitchen table and run over to my father, so that he could check our biceps. “Feel my muscle, Dad,” we’d say again and again as we worked through the mound of spinach on our plates. Of course, my father always found a noticeable improvement in the size and strength of our muscles after every mouthful of the super food went down the hatch. We were visualizing how food we were eating was fueling our bodies, albeit in an overly simplistic way. Kids are pretty good at identifying which foods are good for them and which are not. However, when it comes to selecting which foods to eat, kids generally opt for what they already know that they like. Telling kids about how foods go to work in different parts of their bodies can be a good strategy to get them to try new healthy foods. Following is information you can share with kids during ...
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Photos: The costs of air pollution in Bakersfield, California 29.3.2016 High Country News Most Recent
In the Central Valley, oil and agriculture both support and harm communities, making air pollution a complex problem.
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Colorado lawmakers move to shut state air quality division 25.3.2016 Denver Post: News: Local
Colorado lawmakers opposed to the national Clean Power Plan moved Thursday to shut down the state's division that enforces air quality standards and pollution ...
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