Environment

2:57pm

Mon April 23, 2012
Environment

Nonprofit Launches Unusual Project to Combat Drought

mcconnell.franklin/ Creative Commons

Facing potential drought and lower-than-average river flows this summer, one Colorado nonprofit is launching a program it hopes will make a difference.

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12:16pm

Mon April 23, 2012
Environment

Colorado Schools Win Green Ribbon Awards

U.S. Department of Education

5:38am

Sun April 22, 2012
The Two-Way

Wasting Away: An Earth Day Look At Living Among Garbage

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 8:51 am

Afghan refugee Shafiq Mohammed, 9, and other children look for items of use on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, in December.
Muhammed Muheisen AP

This Earth Day, the Environmental Protection Agency is focusing on environmental justice, the "fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people" when it comes to environmental regulations and policies.

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4:02am

Sun April 22, 2012
Environment

Expedition Seeks To Save Florida's 'Terra Incognita'

Originally published on Sun April 22, 2012 11:16 am

Carlton Ward Jr., leader of the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition, kayaks into the Everglades sunset.
Steve Newborn for NPR

Members of the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition sport calluses and legs hardened by three months of hiking through saw grass, palmetto stands and piney woods.

On Sunday, these four adventurers mark the end of a 1,000-mile trek across Florida, from the tip of the Everglades to the Okefenokee Swamp.

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1:34am

Thu April 19, 2012
Environment

How A 'Western Problem' Led To New Drilling Rules

Originally published on Thu April 19, 2012 7:45 am

Oil field workers drill into the Gypsum Hills near Medicine Lodge, Kan., on Feb. 21. The Environmental Protection Agency announced new rules Wednesday to control the problem of air pollution coming from wells being drilled by the booming oil and natural gas drilling industry.
Orlin Wagner AP

The Environmental Protection Agency's new air pollution rules for the oil and gas industry may seem like odd timing, as President Obama has been trying to deflect Republican criticism that he overregulates energy industries. But the rules weren't the Obama administration's idea.

Several years ago, communities in Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming complained about air pollution from natural gas booms in their local areas.

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