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Zinke’s confirmation to Interior greeted warily by environmental groups

Wed, Mar 1, 2017

Environment

WASHINGTON – Environmental groups said Wednesday they will keep a close eye on new Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, a former Montana congressman who they see as having a mixed record on the environment. “Starting on day one at the Interior Department, we’ll see which Ryan Zinke shows up,” Center for Western

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Tags: U.S., Arizona, Department of Interior, Ryan Zinke

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Pinal County Deputies Association Endorse Dickson

Sun, Jun 5, 2016

Environment

THe Pinal County Deputies Association conducted an interview process of all the candidates running for the open seat of Sheriff. All the members had an opportunity to view indepth interviews of each of the candidates and starting on May 24th cast their ballots for their preferences for the association to

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Tags: Dickson, Sheriff

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Letter to the Editor: Protect public lands to attract retirees

Wed, Apr 29, 2015

Environment

 To the editor: As a 40-year resident in Arizona, and semi-retiree in Flagstaff, I choose Arizona as my home for its unspoiled public lands and abundant public access. Recently I celebrated my 70th birthday by camping on public lands, recharging my energy and spirit for my next decade within expansive peace

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Tags: Arizona, Public lands, retirees

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Independent study: State's water supply in danger

Sun, Apr 8, 2012

Environment

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico, Arizona and more than two dozen other states could face increased threats to water supplies if they don’t do more to plan for rising temperatures and changes in rain and snowfall patterns, according to an analysis released Thursday by the Natural Resources Defense Council.

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Tags: Arizona, Water Supply, Natural Resources Defense Council

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Climate Zombies

Fri, Oct 15, 2010

Environment

Think Progressby Faiz Shakir, Benjamin Armbruster, George Zornick, Zaid Jilani, Alex Seitz-Wald, Brad Johnson, and Tanya SomanaderOne of the defining characteristics of the current Republican Party is the near-unanimous denial of the science behind the threat of global warming pollution. "The GOP is stampeding toward an absolutist rejection of climate

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Tags: Republicans, Science deniers, Global Warming

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Water Use in Southwest Heads for a Day of Reckoning

Tue, Sep 28, 2010

Environment

LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA, Nev. — A once-unthinkable day is looming on the Colorado River.Barring a sudden end to the Southwest’s 11-year drought, the distribution of the river’s dwindling bounty is likely to be reordered as early as next year because the flow of water cannot keep pace with

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Tags: Colorado River, Lake Mead, Water

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California Braces for Showdown on Emissions

Sat, Sep 18, 2010

Environment

New York TimesBy Adam Nagourney LOS ANGELES — A ballot initiative to suspend a milestone California law curbing greenhouse gas emissions is drawing a wave of contributions from out-of-state oil companies, raising concerns among conservationists as it emerges as a test of public support for potentially costly environmental measures during tough

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Tags: California, Ballot initiative, Greenhouse gas emissions, Charles and David Koch, Global Warming Solutions Act

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British-Led Consortium Mobilises Small Ships Flotilla To Clean Up Gulf Of Mexico

Tue, Jun 29, 2010

Environment

Terra DailyBy Staff Writers A British-led initiative by clean tech company, Ultra Green International (UGI) to rescue the Gulf of Mexico from the effects of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil disaster will announce its six week plan to capture the majority of the floating BP oil spill by combining innovative technology

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Tags: Gulf oil spill, BP, Bltra Green InternationalAlgaeventure Systems

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Obama’s Gulf ‘battle plan’

Wed, Jun 16, 2010

Environment

The HillBy Ben Geman and Sam Youngman President Barack Obama sought to seize political control of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill Tuesday by laying out plans to ensure BP makes coastal residents whole while offering a broader pledge to rebuild the region and curb U.S. oil reliance.Obama, speaking over

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Tags: Barack Obama, Gulf Oil spill, BP

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Gulf Coast welcomes Obama's pledge to restore land

Wed, Jun 16, 2010

Environment

Yahoo NewsBy Cain BurdeauAssociated Press Writer NEW ORLEANS – After 50 years of watching wetlands created by the fertile Mississippi River turn into open water, Louisiana residents finally got what they'd long awaited: A U.S. president saying he'll fight to save what little is left along their eroding coast.Though details were

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Tags: Gulf Coast Oil Spill, Mississippi River, Barack Obama

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