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Last updated: Jul 24 2016 12:54 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Gold King one year later: Colorado’s mustard-yellow disaster spurs plans for leaking mine 24.7.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
Environmental Protection Agency crews still are preparing to stabilize the Gold King's collapsed portal to gain access for cleanup.
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“Conclusive test results” on Hugo’s water expected by afternoon amid suspected THC contamination 22.7.2016 Denver Post: Local
The town of about 750 warned its residents about the water on Thursday because officials said preliminary tests of the water came back positive for the main psychoactive compound in marijuana.
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Fracking may worsen asthma for nearby residents, study says 19.7.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
Fracking may worsen asthma in children and adults who live near sites where the oil and gas drilling method is used, according to an 8-year study in Pennsylvania.
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Sweden’s Henrik Stenson wins British Open over Phil Mickelson with record score 17.7.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
After an epic duel at the British Open, Henrik Stenson has claimed his first major title.
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New study finds elevated levels of hazardous 'air toxics' along Wasatch Front 12.7.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Scientists at Utah’s Division of Air Quality are zeroing in on a few key chemicals after a newly released study of toxic air pollutants found elevated levels of hazardous substances on the Wasatch Front. The year-long effort, which looked at 86 of the more than 180 substances classified by the Environmental Protection Agency as “hazardous air pollutants,” or air toxics, identified four areas of concern — airborne lead particles, particularly on the western side of the Salt Lake Valley; localized... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Water contamination issues to be discussed at meeting between Colorado Springs-area residents, water officials 8.7.2016 Denver Post: Local
People living south of Colorado Springs are expected to gather at a high school Thursday night to hear from county health and local utility officials about an invisible toxic chemical contaminating public water supplies.
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Rally in the Valley offers golfers chance to contribute to worthy cause 7.7.2016 Steamboat Pilot
The Rally in the Valley, a long-running Steamboat Springs summer tradition, will return to the greens and fairways of the Rollingstone Ranch Golf Club Tuesday, July 12. The tournament, now in its 17th year, was started by local golfer Linda Danter as a Rally For the Cure event in 1999. The event was organized by the local women’s golf association and was limited to women in its first year. It took place at the 9-hole Steamboat Golf Club west of Steamboat Springs. As the tournament grew, it was moved to the Rollingstone Ranch Golf Club where the field was expanded to include both men and women, and a second shotgun start was added to accommodate more golfers. The event also included a silent auction to help raise money for local causes. In the beginning, tournament proceeds were split between the Yampa Valley Breast Cancer Awareness Project and the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. The tournament enjoyed exponential growth both in the number of golfers taking part and the amount of money raised, ...
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Air pollution spikes during Utah's July 4 revelry 2.7.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Holiday revelries and hot, dry weather could combine this weekend to produce unhealthy levels of air pollution in the Salt Lake Valley and other areas, state regulators say. The most densely populated portions of the state typically see spikes of particulate matter — the culprit usually associated with Utah’s wintertime inversions — on the Fourth of July, according to Bryce Bird, director of the state Division of Air Quality. Last year, for example, air monitors in the Salt Lake Valley recorded ... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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State regulators: Smoke from fireworks, wildfires can spike pollution levels on Independence Day 2.7.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Holiday revelries and hot, dry weather could combine this weekend to produce unhealthy levels of air pollution in the Salt Lake Valley and other areas, state regulators say. The most densely populated portions of the state typically see spikes of particulate matter — the culprit usually associated with Utah’s wintertime inversions, on the Fourth of July, according to Bryce Bird, director of the state Division of Air Quality. Last year, for example, air monitors in the Salt Lake Valley recorded c... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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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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