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Thursday, December 1,2011

Fishing for sustainable seafood

By Elizabeth Miller
Step away from the shrimp cocktail and the smoked salmon spread. Even fisheries that sell products stamped with the seal of approval from the Marine Stewardship Council, an international nonprofit that promotes solutions to overfishing and certifies fisheries and seafood products as sustainable or environmentally friendly, have been the source of some oceanic nightmares.
Wednesday, November 23,2011

Shop local services

By Elizabeth Miller
This year, you could give gifts. Or, you could give the gift of a stronger local economy, more jobs, more money for local charities and more tax dollars for infrastructure by buying services instead of goods. Spa treatments, haircuts, house cleaning, massages and computer help are all examples of services that can be purchased from locally owned businesses.
Thursday, November 17,2011

Raining on the animal parade

By Elizabeth Miller
Half of the mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles living in Colorado’s mountains are at risk of becoming extinct over the next century, according to a recent paper co-authored by a University of Colorado professor.
Wednesday, November 9,2011

Waste-to-energy or zero waste?

By Blair Madole
While Front Range Landfill and the town of Erie have decided to follow the waste-to-energy path by trying to convert the gas from the landfill to electricity, the Boulder-based nonprofit Eco-Cycle favors the zero-waste option by trying to drastically reduce the amount of materials sent to landfills.
Thursday, November 3,2011

Peeking in on priceless plants

By Elizabeth Miller
The doors to a prized collection of plants are opening to Boulder — for just a few people and only briefly. On Nov. 8, the CU greenhouse on 30th Street will allow a few people in to tour the greenhouse and develop a better understanding of the work that happens at the greenhouse and the work plants do in our daily lives.
Thursday, October 27,2011

Fixing instead of fretting

‘Bioneers’ focuses on solutions for the future

By Elizabeth Miller
Boulder’s Bioneers sets out to conquer fears of something much scarier than the typical Halloween mask: Visions of a post-peak-oil apocalypse, pictures of the collapse of the world food system, the dismal view of a country run by corporate monopolies.
Thursday, October 20,2011

Unsubstantiated organic health claims

By Mischa Popoff
It´s been almost a year since USA Today broke the story of yogurt giant Dannon’s overzealous marketing of its product as a miracle health food. The makers of Activia and DanActive yogurt had to pay a whopping $21 million fine to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for claiming their product could relieve irregularity and prevent the common cold.
Thursday, October 13,2011

The dirtiest way to get clean

By Theo Romeo
When Loveland started to redevelop its downtown area a few years ago, city planners knew one of its proposed building sites, a dry cleaning facility called Leslie the Cleaner, should at least undergo a preliminary environmental assessment. The results were to be expected, according to Tracy Turner-Naranjo, environmental compliance administrator for the City of Loveland. The city did a more thorough analysis and found soil and groundwater contamination.
Thursday, September 29,2011

Going local to grow jobs

By Theo Romeo
The end is coming. Famine, war, the horsemen and their antiquated and inefficient means of transportation — whatever you believe in, there’s an apparent solution. United Way, trees, not eating shellfish. But what about the unromantic catastrophes like blizzards, floods and the occasional E. coli outbreak? What can we do about those?
Thursday, September 22,2011

Beyond green homes

By Elizabeth Miller
Prepare to be amazed. Or surprised. Or jealous. This year’s Tour of Sustainable Homes, formerly the Tour of Solar and Green Homes, has planned a day of programming designed to let you get acquainted with more than your neighbors’ solar panels.