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Thursday, May 17,2012

Local farm loses the battle against local government

By Hadley Vandiver
After years of fighting Boulder County land use codes and regulations, Zia Parker is selling her farm and moving with her husband to Ecuador in hopes that running a permaculture farm will encounter fewer obstacles in the South American country.
Thursday, May 10,2012

Global what?

It’s hard to make changes and save the planet when the majority of us apparently have the attention span of the average second grader. At least that’s one interpretation of a new Stanford University poll that shows that our support for measures designed to curb global warming is already in decline even though many of the changes losing popularity have yet to even be implemented.
Thursday, May 10,2012

A high-powered mom

Bailey brings municipalization experience to Boulder

By Jefferson Dodge
Heather Bailey is Boulder’s new czar of municipalization, and she knows a thing or two about regulatory agencies and cities running their own electric utilities.
Thursday, May 3,2012

Nice title, terrible bill

Every so often those people we elect in Washington attempt to do something so egregious for their corporate donors that it shakes the very foundation of our democracy.
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 From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 22, all revenues from Half Fast will be used to make the outdated restaurant more green.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.