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Thursday, February 21,2013

Can third time be the charm in the uphill battle for GMO labeling?

By Joel Dyer
U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, D-Boulder, knows his numbers. He knows that more than 90 percent of Americans believe that all foods that contain or are made with genetically modified organisms (GMOs) should be required to have labels that state as much.
Thursday, February 14,2013

BIFF 2013: A final watery frontier

'The Last Ocean' presents international call to save an ocean ecosystem from fishing

By Abby Faires
Nearly seven years ago, John Weller and Peter Young traveled to the southern tip of Antarctica and started filming The Last Ocean. By capturing the pristine beauty of the Ross Sea, Weller and Young were documenting one of the last intact marine ecosystems on earth.
Thursday, February 14,2013

BIFF 2013: Buying some time for a climate change movement

Tim DeChristopher’s fraudulent auction bids and activism in 'Bidder 70'

By Elizabeth Miller
Tim DeChristopher was a 27-year-old University of Utah economics student who’d spent five years teaching at-risk kids and was just beginning to get involved in activism around climate change when he found himself at a Bureau of Land Management land sale bidding on $1.8 million in leases.
Wednesday, February 13,2013

Interview: Pete McBride, director of 'Water Tower'

By Cayte Bosler
National Geographic photographer Pete McBride, known in his native Colorado for documenting the story of the drying up Colorado River, traveled to central Kenya, in 2012, in pursuit of the legendary water god, Ngai.
Thursday, February 7,2013

Women building a greener and profitable tomorrow

Panel draws together female business owners who are leading the way

By Cayte Bosler
Creating a forum for women to explore their own potential in the growing world of sustainable business practice motivated Seleyn DeYarus to bring together three of Boulder’s examples of women leading the way towards a vision for a green economy.
Thursday, January 24,2013

The hidden effects of green homes

Energy-efficient houses raise questions about increase in asthma

By Cayte Bosler
Though inactivity, smoking, and a lack of time spent in the great outdoors have all contributed to the staggering rise in asthma in past decades, some of the factors that contribute to asthma, which now affects an estimated 24.6 million Americans, may be aggravated by the way indoor air quality changes in green homes.
Thursday, January 17,2013

Fish on the line

The search for sustainable sushi poses unique problems

By Meredith J. Graham
When it comes to fresh seafood, many of us consider sushi the grand master. But these days, with the health of the environment pushing us to make more sustainable choices when it comes to what we put into our bodies, texture and flavor are not the only criteria we use when we decide what or where to eat.
Thursday, January 10,2013

Paving a contaminated parkway

Activists warn of plutonium under proposed Jefferson Parkway

By Elizabeth Miller
Rather than expose those workers and people living downwind by moving dirt, the EPA opted to leave the contaminants — arsenic and plutonium — in place in the hopes that the occasional windstorm and the activity of as many as 18 burrowing species of animals and insects in the area would present less risk than moving tons of dirt.
Thursday, January 3,2013

Hungry for a smarter food system

Organizations strive to alleviate food waste, hungry families

By Jessie Lucier
At 8:30 a.m. on a chilly December morning outside of Community Food Share, a local food bank just off of Highway 119, people of all shapes, sizes and colors line up with shopping carts waiting for the doors to open so they can acquire the groceries needed to feed their families for the week.
Thursday, December 27,2012

Getting smarter about sustainability

CU, Naropa students demand more sustainable policies and practices from their schools

By Jessie Lucier
On Earth Day in 1970, a group of dedicated students on the University of Colorado Boulder campus did something unprecedented. They created the first-ever student-facilitated and -organized environmental center.
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