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Thursday, May 3,2012

Organics going international

By Blair Madole and Steve Weishampel
Colorado’s organic farms may soon get a big boost from some faraway customers: members of the European Union.
Thursday, April 26,2012

Calming Congress

By Elizabeth Miller
Barbeques, baseball and meditation. That’s right. Congressman Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) meditates for 45 minutes a day and says he thinks meditation needs to become the new American pastime.
Thursday, April 19,2012

Green sandwiches and the invasion of the carrots

By Blair Madole
This coming Earth Day, the Carrotmob will descend upon University Hill at Half Fast Subs in an effort to raise enough money to help the sub shop become more energy-efficient. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 22, all revenues from Half Fast will be used to make the outdated restaurant more green.
Thursday, April 12,2012

Green pets

Natural and sustainable practices for your animals

By Blair Madole
Though pets have a much smaller carbon footprint than humans, making a few changes in a pet’s diet, shampoo and toys does make a difference in the environment, and the market for environmentally friendly pet products is growing.
Thursday, April 5,2012

Of mountains and molecules

Taking on industry in the name of safety

By Arlene Blum
My memoir of mountains and molecules called Breaking Trail: A Climbing Life describes how my life changed after Bruce Carson, a brilliant young climber and environmentalist, tragically fell to his death through a summit cornice on our expedition to Mount Trisul in India in 1975. Devastated by the loss, I decided to continue Bruce’s work of helping protect the world’s environment.
Thursday, March 29,2012

Environmental engineers

The CU students who are sacrificing their social lives for an energy-efficient car

By Blair Madole
A three-wheeled, alien vehicle that can be lifted with relative ease by three or four young men is carrying the hopes of five engineering students at the University of Colorado. They believe the car may be able to last for 1,500 miles on one gallon of gas during the Shell Eco-marathon this weekend.
Thursday, March 22,2012

Act legalizes cottage chefs

Local Foods, Local Jobs Act allows for sales of food from home kitchens

By Elizabeth Miller
Gov. John Hickenlooper has signed the “Local Foods, Local Jobs Act” into law, exempting small food producers who sell directly to their customers from having to use commercial kitchens and paying for health department inspections.
Thursday, March 15,2012

Boulder celebrates its love affair with bicycles

By Hadley Vandiver
Boulder’s bicycle culture is thriving and lively, and we habitually capture and celebrate it in visual form and as a group. Compare the single man polishing the chrome bumper of his car to the workshop of Community Cycles, which has now graduated 1,000 Earn-a- Bikers from its community workshop.
Thursday, March 8,2012

Wilder paths to rejoining civilian life

How the great outdoors are helping veterans and their spouses cope

By Blair Madole
The Women’s Wilderness Institute, a Boulderbased non-profit organization focused on helping women build strength and courage through wilderness experiences, recently teamed up with the Sierra Club and the University of Michigan to research the benefits of outdoor activities for veterans.
Thursday, February 23,2012

Song of The River

‘Chasing Water’ tells the tale of the once-mighty Colorado River

By Traci Hukill
In a sense, photographer Pete McBride has been preparing to make Chasing Water all his life. Raised on a cattle ranch in the Roaring Fork River Valley, he grew up working hay fields irrigated by the snowmelt that carved the Grand Canyon and slaked the thirst of the Southwest.
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