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Jefferson County health chief: Keep Rocky Flats off limits or prove it’s safe for recreation
Sunday June 03rd 2018, 8:22 PM

Jefferson County’s public health chief on Thursday declared that the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge should stay closed to the public for lack of a “truly independent” assessment of potentially lethal plutonium contamination.

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Alaska businesses find a niche: helping oil companies cope with climate change
Sunday June 03rd 2018, 7:57 PM

Alaska’s oil industry has specially designed its operations for freezing conditions. But as temperatures rise, companies are starting to pay a price for climate change — and some Alaska businesses are making money off of it.

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Solar energy farms gaining traction in Nebraska
Sunday June 03rd 2018, 7:49 PM

Solar energy is gaining traction in Nebraska as a growing number of cities adopt the technology, and state officials are looking for ways to help the trend along.

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Plastic bags found in pilot whale off Thailand
Sunday June 03rd 2018, 7:30 PM

The mammal’s death became the latest high-profile example of marine life forced to live in oceans littered with human trash.

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El Paso County residents getting blood tested after Peterson AFB water contamination
Sunday June 03rd 2018, 7:12 PM

Two years after revelations that one of mankind’s hardest-to-eliminate chemicals linked to firefighting foam has contaminated groundwater full investigation of the harm still isn’t done — let alone environmental cleanup.

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FPL uses dated sea-rise studies in bid to keep old reactors running
Sunday June 03rd 2018, 6:54 PM

This spring when Florida Power & Light asked nuclear regulators to keep its Turkey Point reactors running for an extra 20 years, the utility used its own sea rise data from 2013 rather than the most recent — and higher — projections compiled by government agencies.

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EPA emails could contradict Pruitt testimony on apartment hunt
Sunday June 03rd 2018, 11:53 AM

Newly released emails appear to contradict EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s account in recent congressional testimony that the aide who assisted him with his apartment hunt did so “on personal time.”

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