Top Articles from Boulderganic
Thursday, February 14,2013
Tim DeChristopher’s fraudulent auction bids and activism in 'Bidder 70'
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
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
Panel draws together female business owners who are leading the way
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
Energy-efficient houses raise questions about increase in asthma
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
The search for sustainable sushi poses unique problems
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
Activists warn of plutonium under proposed Jefferson Parkway
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
Organizations strive to alleviate food waste, hungry families
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
CU, Naropa students demand more sustainable policies and practices from their schools
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.
Thursday, December 20,2012
Students on Flight Across America learn about water in the West — by airplane
Wearing hardhats and safety goggles, a group of college students from Colorado huddle in the control room at the Four Corners Coal Power Plant in Farmington, N.M.
Thursday, December 13,2012
Deadline approaches for renewal of the wind energy Production Tax Credit
Each year that the wind Production Tax Credit has been allowed to expire, the wind energy industry has seen major declines. This year, wind energy faces that possibility for a fourth time in the credit’s 20-year life span.