User: flenvcenter Topic: Environmental Health-Regional
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PHOTOS: Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission Protest 21.2.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Hundreds gathered and marched to rally support for the upcoming court hearing on fracking and climate change during a protest at the Colorado Capitol Building on Feb. 20, 2017 in Denver.
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When private pain becomes a community problem 20.2.2017 High Country News Most Recent
How a rural clinic sparked a small-town addiction crisis.
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Wording on abortion yanked from Utah telemedicine bill 15.2.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
In an effort to prevent a “great” telehealth measure from getting mired in potential lawsuits, Sen. Brian Shiozawa prompted a legislative panel Tuesday to strip out prohibitive wording on abortion. “We need this telehealth bill,” said Shiozawa, R-Cottonwood Heights. This move “is not pro-choice or pro-life, I want to take that off the table.” HB154, sponsored by Rep. Ken Ivory, R-West Jordan, largely deals with reimbursement models for physicians using telecommunications to deliver health care r...
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Architect shapes nation's view of African American history 14.2.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Durham, N.C. • The National Museum of African American History and Culture was a long time coming, but for architect Phil Freelon it was right on time. “It seems like I was preparing for that my whole life,” Freelon said in an interview at his office in Durham. “It came along at a time when I was prepared. If it had come online 10 years earlier, I think the Smithsonian might have considered me too young or not as experienced.” Freelon, 63, was principal architect for the museum, which opened to ... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Scott Pruitt would be a disaster for Colorado’s air, water and our families’ health 7.2.2017 Denver Post: Opinion
Donald Trump’s selection of Scott Pruitt may work to serve his conservative base, but it does not best serve our country. The appointment of Pruitt would create a public health disaster.
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River of healing 6.2.2017 High Country News Most Recent
Can veterans find solace on the River of No Return?
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What will President Trump’s attack on government regulations do? 2.2.2017 High Country News Most Recent
Trump orders agencies to kill two rules for every one they issue.
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Toxic chemicals tainting Colorado groundwater also found in fast-food packaging 1.2.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Invisible toxic chemicals similar to those contaminating groundwater south of Colorado Springs also are showing up in fast-food wrappers, according to a scientific study done with help from the Environmental Protection Agency.
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Op-ed: Trump EPA nominee would be bad for Utahns' health 26.1.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Donald Trump’s pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) poses a huge threat to not only the healthy and safety of Utah families, but also to the iconic public lands that make our state so special. Scott Pruitt is a climate change denier whose record isn’t pretty. He got caught working hand in glove with the oil industry, going so far as to send letters to the White House with his signature on Big Oil’s stationery. If he leads the EPA, Utah should expect Pruitt to roll back safeguar...
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NFL: Jim Kelly draws on experience in campaign against cancer 26.1.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Orchard Park, N.Y. • For all his achievements, Jim Kelly’s life has been tempered with professional and personal heartbreak. The Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame quarterback lost four consecutive Super Bowls in the 1990s and mourned the loss of his son, Hunter, in 2005. And three years ago, Kelly was told his head and neck cancer had returned, despite a surgery nine months earlier. On his way home from the doctor’s office, Kelly pulled his car to the side of the road and cried because he didn’t know h...
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Brother’s death leads Colorado software engineer to connect victims of opioid abuse through maps 15.1.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
In less than two years, the website has grown to include the profiles of 416 people who died because of oxycodone, heroin, morphine and other opioids.
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Health warning issued on some Utah-caught fish 13.1.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
State officials are warning residents against eating fish caught at three Utah locations — Big Sand Wash Reservoir, Millsite Reservoir and Pineview Reservoir. According to the Department of Environmental Quality, the flesh of fish from these sites may contain potentially harmful quantities of mercury. Mercury is associated with neurological defects in infants and children, so young children, women who are pregnant or who may become pregnant, and nursing mothers are advised against eating fish k... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Coming clean with your 2017 beauty routine: Where and how to do it around Denver 12.1.2017 Denver Post: Lifestyles
Go inside three local beauty businesses that focus on natural ingredients and healthy personal care products, and even get a few tips from Lindsey Vonn's new book.
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Pharmaceutical firms lead markets down 11.1.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
A steep slide in pharmaceutical companies pulled U.S. stock indexes mostly lower in afternoon trading Wednesday. The health care sector slumped after President-elect Donald Trump said the government needs to overhaul how it buys drugs from pharmaceutical companies. Energy companies rose the most as crude oil prices headed higher. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average was up 42 points, or 0.2 percent, to 19,898 as of 12:10 p.m. Mountain time. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index slid 1 point...
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Letter: Utah's real slogan should be 'Life Asphyxiated' 11.1.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
On Dec. 29, highly toxic PM 2.5 particle pollution in Salt Lake’s air hit 70.9 micrograms/cubic meter: in the Red Zone, even by the lax standards of our Department of Environmental Quality. A concentration over 3.0 adversely affects health, children’s especially. We are now registering more than 20 times that level. It’s inversion season — little different from those past. Air pollution is now a worldwide problem, worst in countries with brutal political leadership. India, China, Nigeria, etc., ... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Ethics official warns against Trump Cabinet confirmations before reviews are complete 10.1.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
A top ethics official has warned that plans to confirm Donald Trump's top Cabinet choices before background examinations are complete are unprecedented and have overwhelmed government investigators responsible for the reviews.
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5 habits worth cultivating in 2017, according to a dietician 31.12.2016 Denver Post: Food
Whether you make formal New Year's resolutions or not, the changing of the calendar often leads to contemplating what changes we might like to see in our lives.
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Mikaela Shiffrin grabs 3rd World Cup win in 3 days after spectacular final slalom run 30.12.2016 Denver Post: Outdoors
SEMMERING, Austria — For once, even Olympic slalom champion Mikaela Shiffrin couldn't believe what she had just achieved.
Mindy Marriott tapped to lead REPS 26.12.2016 Steamboat Pilot
Mindy Marriott is eager to build relationships in the community and recruit volunteers in her role as the new executive director of Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide . Marriott, who was most recently the volunteer coordinator for Northwest Colorado Health, hit the ground running in the position in early December. A variety of crisis support lines are available 24 hours a day to connect local residents dealing with a personal mental health or other types of crises with trained professionals or volunteers who can provide support. In the event of an emergency, dial 911. Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide (REPS) 24-hour crisis line: 970-846-8182 Advocates Building Peaceful Communities 24-hour crisis line: 970-879-8888 Mind Springs Health 24-hour crisis line: 1-888-207-4004 Colorado’s mental health crisis line: 1-844-493-TALK (8255) She replaces Meghan Francone, who led REPS since mid-2014 and left the position in the fall. “I’m really honored to lead the organization,” Marriott said. While Mariott is ...
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Emergency managers charged over Flint's lead-tainted water 21.12.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Flint , Mich. • A criminal investigation of Flint’s lead-contaminated water turned to former key officials at City Hall on Tuesday as Michigan’s attorney general announced charges against four people accused of keeping residents on a contaminated system that caused the crisis. Darnell Earley and Gerald Ambrose separately were state-appointed emergency managers in Flint in 2014-15 when the city was using the Flint River as a source of drinking water. Ambrose also served earlier as a financial adv...
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