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Live free or die if you must, say Colorado urbanites — but not in my hospital

  by Rae Ellen Bichell January 2, 2021 ERIE, Colo.     Whenever Larry Kelderman looks up from the car he’s fixing and peers across the street, he’s looking across a border. His town of 28,000 straddles…

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Posted in Climate change Common Dreams News Wild Fire

Hundreds of thousands of dead migratory birds in Southwest linked to wildfires, Climate Crisis

‘Ecological Disaster on Massive Scale’ “The fact that we’re finding hundreds of these birds dying, just kind of falling out of the sky is extremely alarming.” by Julia Conley, staff writer Wednesday, September 16 A combination…

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An electron microscope photograph from Elizabeth Fischer shows viral particles being released from a dying cell infected with the coronavirus. The dozens of small, blue spheres emerging from the surface of a kidney cell are the virus particles themselves. The images produced by the electron microscopes are black-and-white; a visual artist colorizes them. (Courtesy of Elizabeth Fischer)
Posted in Coronavirus Kaiser Health News News Science

Scientist has ‘Invisible Enemy’ in sights with microscopic portraits of coronavirus

by  Markian Hawryluk May 21, 2020 From her laboratory in the far western reaches of Montana, Elizabeth Fischer is trying to help people see what they’re up against in COVID-19. Over the past three decades, Fischer,…

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Posted in Health Insurance News Public Health Public Policy

Colorado forges ahead on a new model for health care while nation waits

Markian Hawryluk February 28, 2020 DENVER     With the nation’s capital mired in gridlock and the Affordable Care Act facing a dire legal challenge, the prospects of lowering health care costs for Americans this year seem…

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Posted in Climate change Common Dreams Environment Green New Deal News Politics

Green New Deal champion Romanoff claims victory over ex-Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper in Senate caucuses

“In a state where politicians have put the profits of oil and gas CEOs above our health and safety,” said one Sunrise Movement organizer, “Colorado proved that Hickenlooper’s record supporting the fracking industry is politically toxic…

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