Denver's number one -- in greenhouse gas emissions!

The site reveals: "Denver released the largest amount of greenhouse gases (GHG) and Barcelona the smallest amount in a new study documenting how differences in climate, population density and other factors affect GHG emissions in global cities." And according to the survey, to be published in the October 1 edition of the semi-monthly journal Environmental Science & Technology, Denver didn't eke out a narrow victory. No, we trounced the competition, "with levels two to five times higher than other cities" -- among them (in descending order), Los Angeles, Toronto, Cape Town, Bangkok, New York City, London, Prague, Geneva and the aforementioned Barcelona. Clearly, we're world class!
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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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