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Thursday, January 29,2015
Homeowners needing work done to keep insurance struggle to find willing contractors
So in January of last year, the county rolled out a program called Wildfire Partners, a group of specialists tasked with helping these residents assess vulnerabilities in their property and do work — from large jobs like cutting trees and replacing...
Thursday, January 22,2015
One degree of warming could cause devestating shortages of this staple
An international consortium of scientists have been testing wheat crops in laboratory and field trials in many areas of the world in changing climate condition and discovered that yields drop on average by 6 percent for every one degree Celsius rise in temperature.
Thursday, January 15,2015
How small can you live in Boulder County?
An entrepreneur and construction expert, Fears says he thinks the Aspen has used its square footage optimally. The 24 feet by 7 feet of space occupied by this “Tiny,” as Fears affectionately refers to all super-small dwellings — otherwise known as tiny homes, tiny houses or micro-homes — is permanently mounted to a specially designed steel trailer.
Thursday, January 8,2015
There are warnings that the industry faces a crisis
Fracking has become a victim of its own success. The industry in the U.S. has grown very fast. In 2008, U.S. oil production was running at five million barrels a day. Thanks to fracking, that figure has nearly doubled, with talk of U.S.
Wednesday, December 31,2014
A CU Boulder student pushes to examine the effects of trayless dining in campus cafeterias
“It’s supposed to save water and save energy, and people also take less food when they don’t have a tray, because they can’t stack it up as much. So you don’t have as much food waste,” says Courtlyn Carpenter, a sophomore who researched trayless dining during her freshman year at the University of Colorado Boulder.
Tuesday, December 30,2014
Sustainable wastewater treatment from Boulder to ‘The Smiling Coast of Africa’
That’s how the Boulderbased company Agua Inc describes its rich collection of macrophytes, a class of plants that dominate wetlands, streams and shallow lake ecosystems in the wild. Macrophytes are also the key to Agua’s vision: helping to make clean, safe water attainable in the poorest and least developed corners of the globe.
Thursday, December 18,2014
The UN climate talks in Lima have ended with the setting of deadlines for the world to come up with plans to curb emissions and adapt to climate change.
By Nov. 1 the secretariat of the United Nations Climate Change Convention is supposed to have assessed whether the commitment of these 196 nations is enough to stop the world overheating — and, if it is not, to point out by how far they will miss the target.
Thursday, December 11,2014
Planning for population growth and water scarcity
According to a 2014 report by the Colorado Department of Local Affairs, the population of Colorado is expected to see an additional 2.5 million people by 2040.
Thursday, December 4,2014
Though 3-D printing may lead in new manufacturing processes, it lags in sustainability
Three-D printing is the new industrial revolution. Ty Syt, a member of the Boulder hackerspace Solid State Depot, says interest in 3-D printing will only continue to grow as more people learn to use the technology.
Monday, December 1,2014
Seasonal swings in temperatures and CO2 levels are evidence of agricultural advances and population explosion tilting nature’s balance
Researchers believe they now know why global warming has begun to announce itself both in annual rises in temperature and in the seasonal records of carbon dioxide in the northern hemisphere — the same seasonal variation in atmospheric chemistry...