User: flenvcenter Topic: Environmental Health-Regional
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Immigrants, poor fish for their dinner, unaware of mercury 29.7.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — It's midday and the white bucket balanced on the rocky shore at Mountha Uppasay's feet holds five or six white bass, moving sluggishly in the water she scooped from the Des Moines River.
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Watchdog: Budget cuts lead to poor taxpayer service at IRS 15.7.2015 Denver Post: Business
WASHINGTON (AP) — The IRS provided poor customer service during this year's tax filing season as taxpayers struggled with a rise in identity theft and complications related to President Barack Obama's health law, a government watchdog said ...
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Nuns lose health-care act battle 15.7.2015 Durango Herald
DENVER – The federal health-care law doesn’t infringe on the religious freedom of faith-based nonprofit organizations that object to covering birth control in employee health plans, a federal appeals court in Denver ruled Tuesday.The case involves a group of Colorado nuns and four Christian colleges in...
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Denver Museum of Nature & Science "Poison" exhibit worth ingesting 9.7.2015 Denver Post: Entertainment
"The Power of Poison" opens at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science this week with a slippery balancing act in tow.
High Country News: Hydrocarbon inhalation added to long list of oil & gas perils 8.7.2015 Denver Post: Opinion
In March 2014, 51-year-old Joe Ray Sherman, a driver for Now or Never Trucking of Greeley, Colorado, was at work, checking oil in a tank on an oil pad near Kersey, Colorado.
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Gardening with Deb: Poisonous plants of Routt County 1.7.2015 Steamboat Pilot
• Hounds tongue (Cynoglossum) • Horsebrush (Tetradymia canescens) Some of the more common poisonous plants that grow naturally and are planted in landscapes in the Steamboat area include the following: • Death camas (Zigadenus spp.) is a grass-like perennial that grows from onion-like bulbs. It affects livestock early in the growing season because it is often the only green plant in a pasture. It causes human poisonings because people misidentify it as a wild onion. • Water hemlock (Cicuta douglasii) is one the most toxic plants in the world, and it commonly grows along waterways in and around Steamboat Springs. The roots are especially toxic (symptoms appear within minutes), and death occurs in livestock or people very rapidly if they eat the roots. Be very careful with this plant; don't allow it to grow in landscape settings. • Poison hemlock (Conium maculata) is another highly poisonous plant that was imported to North America. The toxin is a violent convulsant that affects the central nervous system. ...
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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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Theater shooting trial leads to concerns about mental illness, stigma 29.6.2015 Denver Post: Local
The Aurora theater gunman and his attorneys are fighting for a verdict of not guilty by reason of ...
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Monday Medical: Living well with diabetes 29.6.2015 Steamboat Pilot
Being diagnosed with diabetes can be overwhelming. But there can be a silver lining: properly managing the disease can lead to a fuller, healthier lifestyle. “Things that people are asked to do in terms of managing diabetes are the same things people should be doing in everyday life,” said Pam Wooster, registered dietician nutritionist and certified diabetes educator. Eating well and exercising — both of which are important to managing diabetes — have numerous benefits to health and wellbeing. And they can have other unexpected benefits — learning to make meals from scratch can lead to a love of cooking, while upping activity can result in newfound hobbies like hiking or yoga. What: 2015 Diabetes Exhibit When: Tuesday, June 30, 3:30 to 6 p.m. Free Movement Class at 4 p.m. Where: Yampa Valley Medical Center conference rooms, 1024 Central Park Drive Free admission and prizes including a Fitbit, gym memberships, cookbooks and more. At Yampa Valley Medical Center’s annual Diabetes Exhibit June 30, people ...
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Estes Park guides lead the very brave to bunks suspended from cliffs 20.6.2015 Denver Post: Business
Brett Bloxom and TJ Sanford typically deploy a tent-like tarp over their guests' beds before arrival. It has little to do with ...
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Covered with bugs? 13.6.2015 Durango Herald
Durango resident Joe Keleher was tortured with the sensation that he was covered with invisible, crawling insects, not just for a few minutes but constantly. It was affecting his work and his health, and he was running out of avenues for help.Enter “Diagnose Me,” a show on the Discovery Life Channel, which has the premise...
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Steamboat briefs: Private golf course to be on agenda for commission 9.6.2015 Steamboat Pilot
The Routt County Board of County Commissioners is set to consider two permits — a waterbody setback and a special use permit — associated with a planned private golf course at Windwalker Ranch. The golf course is set to include a suspension bridge over the Yampa River. The board meets at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Commissioners’ Hearing Room at the Routt County Courthouse, 522 Lincoln Ave. Judicial district set to host marijuana symposium The 14th Judicial District Senate Bill 94 Program will host a marijuana symposium from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Steamboat Springs Community Center. The keynote speaker will be Sean LeNoue, M.D., a child and adolescent psychiatry fellow and chief resident at Denver Health Medical Center. The symposium will cover the following topics: ■ The effects of marijuana on the body ■ The use and abuse of marijuana ■ Signs your teen may be using marijuana ■ Treatment for marijuana use. Parents and students are invited to attend. For more information, call Kelly Friesen at ...
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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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Three Colorado oil and gas workers killed by little-known hazard 18.5.2015 Denver Post: Local
Joe Ray Sherman's death on a Weld County oil patch last year was tragic but not entirely ...
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Spring cleaning: 10 things to scrub away 8.5.2015 Denver Post: Opinion
With the onset of spring, The Washington Post asked 10 writers to nominate something we're better off without.
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Tom Udall tries to fix the nation's toxic chemicals law 1.5.2015 High Country News Most Recent
Greens oppose the bill, though it's brokered by a champion of the environment.
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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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USAA leads tops among large workplaces, employees cite bosses' stories 10.4.2015 Denver Post: Business
USAA's 1,700 employees in Colorado have to admit their boss understands what it's like in the trenches.
Guest Commentary: Criminal justice reform doesn't mean being soft on crime 9.4.2015 Denver Post: Opinion
The facts are clear: The United States has 5 percent of the world's population but almost 25 percent of the world's prisoners.
White House announces plan to fight antibiotic-resistant germs 28.3.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
WASHINGTON — The White House announced a five-year plan Friday to fight the threat posed by antibiotic-resistant bacteria amid fears that once-treatable germs could become deadly.
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