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Tuesday, November 6,2012

Colorado Bioneers celebrates its 10th year

Innovators gather again in Boulder to discuss new, sustainable ways of living

By Jessie Lucier
Every autumn, people in Colorado see posters inviting them to attend something called Bioneers. They see leaflets at local coffee shops and at the Farmers’ Market. They hear people talking.
Thursday, November 1,2012

Too much of a good thing

Legislation proposes to sell ‘excess’ federal lands

By Elizabeth Miller
Environmental legislation often masquerades under other banners. Few come at it as straightforwardly as H.R. 1126, the latest incarnation of legislation to require the secretary of the interior to auction off federal lands.
Thursday, October 25,2012

Colorado speaks up in GMO debate

Support for GMO labeling initiative takes a hit in California, while an increasing number of Boulder County companies are joining the fight

By Hayley Proctor
Proposition 37 has taken center stage in the nation due to the possibility that, if the law passes, it could set the stage for other states to pass similar laws, and that includes Colorado.
Thursday, October 18,2012

Oceans studied and celebrated at second annual Making Waves

By Elizabeth Miller
The awe children have for sea life, the blissful indulgence of the beach and the intrigue of Scuba diving deep into the sea — that’s all part of the ethos feeding the second annual Making Waves ocean symposium, hosted by the Colorado Ocean Coalition on Oct. 20 and 21.
Thursday, October 11,2012

Hunting for conservation

Legislation aims for hunting access, but would destroy wildlife populations

By Elizabeth Miller
Officially designated wilderness areas would be protected, but primitive areas not officially marked as roadless wilderness areas would be a different matter.
Thursday, September 20,2012

A COOL debate

Lawsuit fuels arguments over country-of-origin labeling law

By Hayley Proctor
Although 95 percent of consumers agree that country-of-origin labeling for products should always be available at point of purchase on products, meat processors and producers and members of the World Trade Organization are pushing back against a law that requires them to label where meat comes from, saying it is logistically difficult and expensive.
Thursday, September 13,2012

‘The Human Quest’ calls for new Industrial Revolution

Swedish writer and photographer say the planet is fast approaching critical boundaries

By Alyssa Hurst
Through the “language of art and science,” writer Johan Rockström and photographer Mattias Klum work to steer the world’s “drivers” down a different road. Without a serious change, they argue, we are doomed to a future in which the “world drives at an ever faster pace toward the escarpment, along our unsustainable and undesirable development highway.
Thursday, September 6,2012

Media coverage misleading on Stanford’s organic vs. conventional food study

By Joel Dyer
You probably came away with the impression that a new Stanford University study released on Tuesday concluded that there are no health benefits to eating organic food compared to eating conventional food. It’s a pretty sensational headline. Unfortunately, it’s also completely wrong.
Thursday, August 30,2012

Natural guidelines

Biomimicry provides ideas for living and working sustainably

By Jessie Lucier
For 3.8 billion years, nature has been working hard to hone processes and designs to evolve efficiently. As humans, we borrow from what nature has perfected.
Thursday, August 23,2012

A road too far

Colorado's wilderness is at stake in November's election

By Elizabeth Miller
Amid the fuss about the economy and health care and other social issues, questions of how to handle our public lands and how to protect our environment also hang in the balance.