User: flenvcenter Topic: Environmental Health-Regional
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5 new eateries in downtown Scottsdale 16.10.2014 azcentral.com | Arizona Elections
Downtown Scottsdale rarely fails to disappoint in attracting new and unique businesses to replace others that have either closed or ...
Oil-field health studies continue but answers are still lacking 5.10.2014 Headlines: All Headlines
It's been 18 years since Steve Mobaldi and his late wife, Chris, first got burning eyes and nosebleeds when oil and gas drilling came to their Garfield County neighborhood.
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Donations being accepted for garage sale fundraiser benefiting young cancer patient 3.10.2014 Steamboat Pilot
The first of three separate fundraisers will be held this weekend for a 5-year-old boy with deep Steamboat Springs family roots who has been battling a rare form of brain cancer, an ongoing fight that has just about emptied his parents’ pockets. Logan Green collapsed after complaining of a headache one evening. He later was diagnosed with a large tumor clinging to his brain stem. What has occurred since then has been emergency brain surgery in Phoenix as well as follow-up radiation treatment in San Diego after the tumor was successfully removed, his great aunt and Steamboat Springs resident Lori Burch said. “Logan and his family, they are just going through a really tough time,” Burch said, noting that the 5-year-old’s parents Richard and Crisandra have been paying nearly $400 per week for his insurance deductible from his surgery and treatment. “It was a shock that he was a healthy 5-year-old boy that they didn’t even know was sick, and then this happened all of the sudden.” Burch said Logan has three ...
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Mancos mercury exposure likely low 12.9.2014 Durango Herald
It is impossible to determine how much mercury exposure neighbors of an illegal gold mill near Mancos may have experienced while operating, according to a recent report by the state health department.The level of mercury inhaled by neighbors of the Red Arrow Gold Mill on Grand Avenue was likely low because contamination was largely...
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Jeff Troeger: EPA confusion 12.9.2014 Steamboat Pilot
Dennis Webb’s recent article chronicling the Environmental Protection Agency’s visit to Craig to discuss their new carbon pollution safeguards illustrated some common misunderstandings about the pollution limits.   First, EPA’s safeguards are not an existential threat to Colorado’s economy. They allow each state a great deal of flexibility in how it chooses to comply. The shift Colorado makes can include favoring renewable forms of energy such as wind and solar. These sectors are booming in Colorado, especially solar, and they provide sustainable jobs and revenue for the state.   Second, the new pollution limits’ implementation would be a boon to Coloradans’ health. Less carbon pollution means less asthma and lung cancer, which means less state and residents’ money being spent on health care as well as the obvious physical and emotional toll these health problems entail.   Finally, the EPA’s pollution limits are necessary for our children’s futures to be healthy and sustainable. Human-caused climate ...
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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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