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Thursday, October 1,2015

Capturing carbon

Wastewater treatment could be a cost effective combatant of climate change

By Mollie Putzig
In the U.S., we treat more than 100 trillion gallons of wastewater every year, enough to submerge a mile-wide swath from Boulder to Colorado Springs, one mile deep in wastewater. Treating that water requires 15 gigawatts of electricity, the equivalent of 6,000 wind turbines running full tilt.
Thursday, October 1,2015

A movement without borders

National anti-fracking summit to be held in Denver

By Angela K. Evans
Colorado is known nationally as a hotbed for both the oil and gas industry, as well as for the anti-fracking movement, particularily as the State battles local jurisdictions over fracking bans in the courts and has approximately 55,000 wells in production. This makes Denver the ideal location for the annual Stop the Frack Attack National Summit Oct. 3-5.
Thursday, October 1,2015

Kick it off

By Joel Dyer
It’s that time of year again; time to stop whining about what is or isn’t being done about growth or education, right sizing or historical preservation, affordable housing, bike paths, open space or whatever it is that’s piqued your political interest over the last couple of years.
Thursday, October 1,2015


I fully support the community rights approach, which I arrived at after years of study of this issue. I was part of the 2011 campaign that resulted in the adoption of a resolution by the city of Boulder, where it was agreed that there should be a...
Thursday, October 1,2015

The gathering storm

By Paul Danish
The opponents of Ballot Measures 300 and 301 (the Livable Boulder initiatives), which would allow residents of neighborhoods to vote on zoning changes that affect their neighborhoods (Measure 300) and require new growth to pay its own way (Measure 301) respectively, have raised more than $70,000.
Thursday, October 1,2015

Why you should know who Carly Fiorina really is

By Jim Hightower
In 1992, Ross Perot chose a complete unknown to be his presidential running mate. In his first debate, the VP candidate began by asking a question: “Who am I? Why am I here?” The same should be asked about Carly Fiorina, the Republican presidential contender who has surged in recent polls of GOP primary voters.
Thursday, September 24,2015

Tussock moth invasion

Colorado may be at the beginning of a multi-year infestation that’s destroying Douglas-fir trees — but there are ways to fight back

By Andrew Richard Sander
The Colorado State Forest Service has reported that Douglas-fir trees growing on roughly 2,500 acres in the foothills are currently experiencing defoliation caused by the Douglas-fir tussock moth and caterpillar.
Thursday, September 24,2015

Please, not another euphemism

Reusable menstrual products could help end the social stigma that surrounds having a period

By Emma Murray
Researchers, such as Ingrid Johnston-Robledo and Joan C. Chrisler, have argued that menstruation has a social stigma, and some say it obstructs the path toward women’s social equality. Without the acceptance of your body, asserting egalitarianism on behalf of your gender is challenging.
Thursday, September 24,2015

Anxious? Angry? Meditate.

How meditation can help anyone, everyone

By Emma Murray
hosting a center where those interested in meditation can go and take classes, the nonprofit organization of qualified mindfulness instructors brings programs to the people that need it most. They have worked in various organizations like schools, the Red Cross and homeless shelters.
Thursday, September 24,2015

The good in letting food go ‘bad’

Author Sandor Katz talks bacteria, fermentation and health

By Caitlin Rockett
In 2012, scientists working on the Human Microbiome Project (HMP), a five-year study by the U.S. National Institutes of Health, were able to publish a complete database — a map, if you will — of the microbial makeup of a healthy human, finally giving...