User: flenvcenter Topic: Environmental Health-Regional
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High court sets back mercury rules 30.6.2015 Durango Herald
WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court ruled Monday against the Obama administration’s attempt to limit power-plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants, but it may be only a temporary setback for regulators.The justices split 5-4 along ideological lines to rule that the Environmental Protection Agency did not...
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EPA: Act now on climate change or pay later in money and deaths 24.6.2015 Headlines: All Headlines
The Obama administration linked climate change to human health Tuesday, saying unchecked greenhouse gas pollution could cause 57,000 deaths a year by 2100 from bad air and 12,000 from extreme temperatures findings Colorado lawmakers addressed at a forum.
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New state marijuana survey sheds light on adult use and raises questions regarding youth exposure 22.6.2015 Steamboat Pilot
The Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment released its first survey on adult marijuana use since the passage of Amendment 64, finding that 13.6 percent of Colorado adults ages 18 and older have used marijuana in the past 30 days. The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, or BRFSS, reported data on usage by region, race, education completed, sexual orientation, income and age of first use. Regional usage spanned from 18.5 percent in Region 20 (Denver County) to 1.4 percent in Region 5 (Cheyenne, Lincoln, Elbert and Kit Carson counties). Adult usage in Region 11 (Routt, Moffat, Jackson, and Rio Blanco counties) was below the state average at 11 percent. In comparing the BRFSS results with that of the National Survey of Drug Use and Health’s, or NSDUH, in 2013, the department found no significant changes in usage, with adult use increasing only 0.7 percent since NSDUH’s report. According to the department’s executive director and chief medical officer, Dr. Larry Wolk, this survey marks ...
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Local pot use higher than state average 16.6.2015 Durango Herald
Though La Plata County trails behind the state in many important measures of collective well-being such as median income, we’re blazing ahead of the rest of Colorado in other areas.A new report from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment shows that in Region 9 – which includes Dolores, San Juan, Montezuma...
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CDPHE, EPA to clean toxic North Clear Creek, but town needs trump fish 30.5.2015 Denver Post: Local
They call it North Clear Creek, yet the water is so toxic, there are no fish. After years of delay, state and federal agencies this month confirmed they will clean the water by building a $15 million treatment plant — a project that had the goal of restoring fish ...
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Larimer County confirms first 2015 human case of tularemia 22.5.2015 Headlines: All Headlines
The Larimer County Department of Health and Environment has confirmed this year's first human case of tularemia in a county resident.
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FDA not aware of listeria at Blue Bell plant before outbreak 9.5.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials say they were never told of repeated findings of listeria at a Blue Bell Creameries facility before an outbreak linked to the ice cream turned deadly.
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FDA unaware of listeria in Blue Bell plant before outbreak 9.5.2015 Denver Post: Business
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials said Friday that they were never told of repeated findings of listeria at a Blue Bell Creameries facility before an outbreak linked to the ice cream turned ...
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Listeria contamination in Blue Bell plants goes back 2 years 8.5.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
WASHINGTON (AP) — Blue Bell Creameries knew there was listeria in one of the company's plants as far back as March 2013, according to a government investigation.
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Study: Cutting carbon dioxide saves 3,500 US lives a year 4.5.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama Administration's hotly debated plan to reduce heat-trapping carbon dioxide from the nation's power plants will save about 3,500 lives a year by cutting back on other types of pollution as well, a new independent study concludes.
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Bad air: Denver, western cities rise up list of nation's most-polluted 30.4.2015 Denver Post: News: Local
Denver's air is deteriorating with increased ozone and soot, pushing the city from 26th to 13th among most-polluted cities in the nation, the American Lung Association said Wednesday ...
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Denver's Earth Day Fair sustains environmentally friendly crowd 23.4.2015 Denver Post: Local
Four-year-old Kaylyn Hochstetter was not afraid to get her hands dirty this Earth Day as she rolled up clay, seeds and compost to make "seed bombs" that she could scatter about and watch ...
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A perfect matcha 15.4.2015 Durango Herald
LOS ANGELES – More than a thousand years ago, Buddhist monks in Japan began a daily ritual of grinding green tea leaves into powder, mixing it into hot water with a bamboo whisk, then sharing the tea from a single cup.Today, matcha in the U.S. is considerably less monastic. It’s being blended into lattes, dusted...
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Push for cleaner stoves in poor countries to cut pollution 8.4.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
NEW DELHI (AP) — Every evening, hundreds of millions of Indian women hover over crude stoves making dinner for their families.
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Obama presents climate change as hazard to your health 7.4.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will ask Americans to think of climate change as a threat not just to the environment, but also to their health.
State's Public Health Dept. announces food recalls ice cream, frozen ravioli 25.3.2015 Denver Post: Local
The Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment announced Tuesday the recall of two food products because of possible contamination with Listeria ...
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Colorado land impact of oil and gas boom: scars spread and stay 1.3.2015 Denver Post: Local
Oil and gas companies have yet to fully restore land around half of the 47,505 inactive wells in Colorado, and 72 percent of those un-restored sites have been in the process for more than ...
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Our View: Sweeping streets is more than cosmetic 1.3.2015 Steamboat Pilot
We can empathize with downtown residents who are losing sleep over the noise made by the city of Steamboat Springs’ pre-dawn street-sweeping operations this winter. However, we believe City Council’s plans to exempt street sweeping from the city noise ordinance, as it has already for emergency vehicles and snow plows, is a necessary step. At Issue The noise made by city street sweepers in the wee hours. Our View Sweeping city streets is essential to keeping Steamboat on the healthy side of air pollution regs. In fact, we are aware that city officials are obligated, under the terms of agreements with both the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and the federal Environmental Protection Agency, to sweep the streets once they have dried following snow events. That effort is made to reduce a kind of air pollution referred to as “PM-10.” The abbreviation refers to tiny particulates suspended in the air that measure 10-microns or less – roughly the diameter of a human hair. Routt County ...
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Dems stop bill seeking oversight of Colorado health exchange bonuses 27.2.2015 Denver Post: News: Local
The House Health, Insurance and Environment Committee Thursday killed a Senate bill that would have required legislative approval of any pay bonus given to employees of the state health insurance ...
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New Colorado health, revenue reports shed little new light on blossoming pot industries 4.2.2015 Denver Post: All Political News
Dr. Larry Wolk, Colorado's chief medical officer and executive director of the Department of Public Health and Environment, talks to a legislative committee Tuesday about the health effects of
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