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Thursday, November 21,2013

An evolving education model

Wild Bear Mountain Ecology Center and Thorne Nature Experience support environmental approach in Boulder schools

By Zak Weinberg
The divine art of sculpting mud pies could be one of many ways children learn about the environment, and profoundly impacts their development and identity as an environmental steward for the rest of their lives.
Thursday, November 14,2013

Endangered again

Fish and Wildlife Service proposal prompts debate from wolf advocates

By Elizabeth Miller
No one expects wolves to return to everywhere in the world they once roamed — they’ll hardly be able to find comfortable dens in the wilds of Central Park in New York City — but how much territory wolves can be expected to recover, and whether they’ll need the Endangered Species Act to protect them along the way, is up for debate.
Thursday, November 7,2013

What happened after Congress passed a climate change law? Very little

By Theodoric Meyer
Congress did something unusual last year. It passed a bill that acknowledged that sea levels are rising — i.e., that climate change is happening.
Thursday, October 31,2013

Taking a wide-angle view of the world

Front Range Bioneers returns with discussion on environmental and social issues

By Zak Weinberg
The Front Range Bioneers Conference returns to the University of Colorado Boulder Nov. 8-10 for a satellite forum of the larger national conference in California that brings together professionals to speak about the environment, health and social justice.
Thursday, October 24,2013

Toxic turtles

Long-lasting chemicals could be harming sea turtles

By Brett Israel
Scientists are discovering that sea turtles, long ignored by toxicologists who study wildlife, are highly contaminated with industrial chemicals and pesticides.
Thursday, October 17,2013

Women living near pesticide-treated fields have smaller babies

By Lindsey Konkel
Women in Northern California farm towns gave birth to smaller babies if they lived within three miles of strawberry fields and other crops treated with the pesticide methyl bromide, according to researchers.
Thursday, October 10,2013

Delving into the questions raised by ‘GMO OMG’

While scientists debate studies examining health effects of GMOs, film director argues for awareness, community-building

By Zak Weinberg
Genetically modified corn could contribute to cancer in test rats, according to a controversial two-year study currently dividing scientists, media and politicians as they try to determine what that could mean to the genetically engineered food industry and public safety.
Thursday, October 3,2013

Food out of water

Mainstream aquaponics faces economic and environmental challenges

By Zak Weinberg
Mickey Mouse has never been known for his green thumb, but a ride dedicated to aquaponics at Disney’s Epcot Center (surely a death-defying thrill) highlights the public curiosity for this growing trend.
Thursday, September 26,2013

Digging out from carbon dioxide emissions

New EPA rules on power plants only confirm energy industry’s move away from coal

By Elizabeth Miller
In announcing the first carbon dioxide emissions standards for new coal-fired power plants on Friday, Sept. 20, the Environmental Protection Agency in some sense brought to a close a 10-year struggle by environmental groups to see the agency regulate carbon dioxide emissions.
Friday, September 20,2013

A green city works to save a blue planet

Boulder dries out enough to host third annual Making Waves

By Elizabeth Miller
While Boulder will always be better known for its mountains than its beaches, this week, the city will be recognized as a community invested in ocean health.