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  • Summit County mine gets pollution-prevention plug

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 9 hr ago

    DILLON — State and local officials are marking a milestone for Summit County's environmental cleanup efforts by plugging part of the abandoned Pennsylvania Mine east of Keystone, tackling one of Summit County's biggest environmental headaches. On Friday, County Commissioner Karn...

  • Satellite sees hot spot of methane in four corners area

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Oct 9, 2014

    WASHINGTON — A surprising hot spot of the potent global-warming gas methane hovers over part of the southwestern U.S., according to satellite data. That result hints that U.S. Environmental Protection Agency considerably underestimates leaks of methane, which is also called natural...

  • California becomes first state to ban plastic bags

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags at grocery and convenience stores, driven to action by pollution in streets and waterways. A national coalition of plastic bag manufacturers immediately said it would...

  • Inspectors cite Ouray-area mine where 2 died

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    DENVER — Federal mine inspectors have cited a silver mine near Ouray where two men died in an accident in November with numerous safety violations. The Denver Post reports (http://dpo.st/1puFBwm ) the Mine Safety and Health Administration put the Revenue Mine on notice Thursday...

  • Colorado fracking panel meets for first time

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

      DENVER — Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper on Thursday told a group he assembled to study land-use clashes between Colorado's energy industry and homeowners that he's hopeful the suggestions they give state lawmakers can be a model for other places grappling with the issue....

  • 100 arrested at Wall Street climate crisis sit-in

    Updated: Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — A day after over 100,000 people marched to warn that climate change is destroying the Earth, more than 1,000 activists blocked parts of Broadway in Manhattan's financial district in a sit-in to protest what they see as corporate and economic institutions' role in the...

  • Reserves narrowing for California water wholesaler

    Updated: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The giant wholesaler that provides drinking water for half the California population has drained two-thirds of its stored supplies as the state contends with a punishing drought, officials said Monday. Without plentiful rain and snow in coming months, the...

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