User: flenvcenter Topic: Environmental Health-Regional
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Embattled EPA pitches 40 “quick fixes” to slow poisoning of water at inactive Colorado mines 23.4.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
"Funding is a question. We certainly will be requesting money this year. We will start the work as soon as the funding is available - no earlier than probably the fourth quarter this year." - EPA remedial project manager Rebecca Thomas
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Salt Lake debuts on list of ozone-polluted cities 19.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Salt Lake City now ranks among the worst U.S. cities for ozone and particulate pollution, a new report says. The Salt Lake metro area, including Provo and Orem, was the 20th worst city for elevated concentrations of ozone, according to the American Lung Association’s latest State of the Air Report, which ranks and grades cities and counties by the number of days their air is deemed “unhealthy” under standards set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Based on air quality readings between ... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Making the cannabis industry green(er) 14.4.2017 Denver Post: Opinion
Cultivating marijuana is energy intensive, expensive and industry leaders prefer environmental sustainability as it actually increases profitability. Could we do more? Absolutely.
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Rocky Mountain Power plan violates EPA ruling, critics say 6.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
A day after it was filed with state regulators, Rocky Mountain Power’s latest 20-year strategic plan has come under fire by critics who say elements of the proposal would violate federal law. The 300-page Integrated Resource Plan, filed Tuesday with the Utah Public Service Commission, selects a “preferred” scenario in which the state’s largest electrical utility does not install specific pollution-control systems at its two coal-fired power plants in Utah. A 2016 decision by the U.S. Environment...
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Critics say Rocky Mountain Power plan violates EPA ruling 6.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
A day after it was filed with state regulators, Rocky Mountain Power’s latest 20-year strategic plan has come under fire by critics who say elements of the proposal would violate federal law. The 300-page Integrated Resource Plan, filed Tuesday with the Utah Public Service Commission, selects a “preferred” scenario in which the state’s largest electrical utility does not install specific pollution control-systems at its two coal-fired power plants in Utah. A 2016 decision by the U.S. Environment... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Study: Dirty air from global trade kills at home and abroad 30.3.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
A study that measures the human toll of air pollution from global manufacturing and trade shows how buying goods made far away can lead to premature deaths both there and close to home.
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Dirty air from global trade kills at home, abroad 30.3.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • A study that measures the human toll of air pollution from global manufacturing and trade shows how buying goods made far away can lead to premature deaths both there and close to home. More than 750,000 people die prematurely from dirty air every year that is generated by making goods in one location that will be sold elsewhere, about one-fifth of the 3.45 million premature deaths from air pollution. The study says 12 percent of those deaths, about 411,000 people, are a result of ...
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Seen: Pot of gold raised for non-profit at Green Tie Gala 25.3.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
More than 400 guests raised $188,759 to continue his agency's work in providing affordable, culturally sensitive and comprehensive health care to low-income residents in the metro area.
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Traffic pollution poses invisible health risk for dozens of Denver schools 25.3.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
A new online mapping tool, part of a joint investigative project by two nonprofit news organizations, the Center for Public Integrity and Reveal, puts the issue in stark relief. Residents across Colorado and the nation can easily check which schools fall into red zones where traffic volume, and the accompanying air pollution, is worst, and orange zones where traffic volume is lower, but still potentially problematic for kids and staff who may spend long hours at their schools.
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Colorado appeals court says state must protect health and environment before allowing oil and gas drilling 24.3.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
The Colorado Court of Appeals sided with a group of teenagers Thursday, reversing a lower court and elevating protection of public health and the environment to "a condition that must be fulfilled" by the state before oil and gas drilling can be done.
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Suncor oil refinery spewed hundreds of pounds of toxic gases over Denver — again — after Xcel power outage 17.3.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
Malfunctions at the Suncor oil refinery just north of Denver triggered toxic belches spewing more than 100 pounds of hydrogen sulfide and more than 500 pounds of sulfur dioxide gas into the air this week, exceeding state air quality limits.
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Health care and “The Virtue of Selfishness” 16.3.2017 Denver Post: Opinion
Left-wingers are often cast as dreamy utopians, but it's Ryan and his allies who pretend they can create a capitalist paradise in health care.
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Steamboat briefs: Yampa, Oak Creek Green Machine schedule announced 13.3.2017 Steamboat Pilot
Yampa, Oak Creek Green Machine schedule announced Green Machines are now available for single stream recycling drop-off one week per month in both Yampa and Oak Creek. In Yampa, the Green Machine is delivered to 83 E. First St. the second Monday of the month and picked up the third Monday. The Oak Creek Green Machine is delivered to the City Park the fourth Monday of the month and picked up the following Monday. The schedule and recycling guidelines for both locations is available online at yvsc.org .  Annual Hospice Daffodils can still be ordered online Northwest Colorado Health’s annual Hospice Daffodils fundraiser will be Tuesday, March 14. Daffodils can be ordered online at northwestcoloradohealth.org/daffodils . Delivery is available for orders of 10 bunches or more; deliveries will occur on Monday and Tuesday. Daffodil orders also can be picked up at Northwest Colorado Health, 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101. Daffodils are $5 for per bunch, $24 for five bunches and $46 for 10 bunches. Proceeds ...
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Holi 2017: How harmful are artificial colours for the skin 11.3.2017 Life-style – The Indian Express
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Editorial: Herbert should veto wood-cooking bill 9.3.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
House Bill 65 is, in many ways, Utah politics in microcosm. If approved, HB65 would prohibit any regulation of wood burning if its purpose is to cook food. It would apply to residents and to restaurants, meaning that, even on “red” days when children and the elderly are threatened by particulate pollution, there could be no limits put on smokers and grillers. There are hundreds of thousands of sources of air pollution in the valley, and people cooking with smoke probably only number in the hund...
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EPA cuts will hit minority communities hardest 7.3.2017 High Country News Most Recent
Trump proposes an end to the office that protects low-income areas from pollution.
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Washington Post Editorial: Air pollution around the world takes a staggering toll 7.3.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Despite calling for clean air and clean water in his first speech to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday, President Trump is reportedly aiming to cut the Environmental Protection Agency’s staff by a fifth. Maybe Trump really believes there are enough “superfluous” EPA programs — such as, apparently, those addressing climate change — that his administration will throw out only bathwater and no baby. In reality, focusing only on the pollution challenges of the past, not those of the present or ...
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Ex-VP Al Gore drives resurgent climate activism in Denver as Trump environmental assault ignites opposition 3.3.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
A pushback against President Donald Trump’s attacks on rules to protect the environment gained momentum in Denver Thursday as former vice president and climate-change sentinel Al Gore launched a three-day mobilization of activists.
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After 10 years in exile, Indian immigrants reunite with their American-born son in rural Utah 26.2.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Green River It’s a happy time for Ken and Sarita Sah, who have just returned to Utah after 10 years of exile in their native India. But the homecoming comes with a bitter flavor and loaded with regret. On July 6, 2006, after 14 years in the United States, they departed willingly after losing an arduous appeal with immigration authorities. They were determined to work within the system, rather than disappearing among an estimated 11 million undocumented residents. It was costly. They left behi... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Designers creating a less-stressful environment for health-care spaces 18.2.2017 Denver Post: Lifestyles
Health-care facilities can be stressful places for patients and visitors. But designers of some medical spaces are remedying the situation.
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