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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.
Thursday, August 16,2012

BeadforLife is on a roll

Boulder-based company among nominees for MORE grant

By Jessie Lucier
Here in Boulder, people place a lot of emphasis on sustainable living. For Boulderites, sustainability might mean energy efficiency and lowering the community’s carbon footprint. It might mean cultivating local food. But it also might mean creating and sustaining local businesses and jobs.
Thursday, August 9,2012

Initiatives lose battle, but Colorado water war rages on

Appeal process deters chance at statewide water reform

By Travis Mannon
If two water initiatives die before they have a chance to reach the ballot in November, do they make a sound? If they did, the sound you might hear is the collective sigh of relief from the Colorado oil and gas industry, the agricultural industry and other opponents of Initiatives 3 and 45.
Thursday, August 2,2012

Opening up to sustainable art

Bold Doors repurposes refuse to make high-end art

By Elizabeth Miller
What began as an initiative to help the Center for ReSource Conservation clear out its inventory has blossomed into a community-building collaboration of artists and is drawing visitors into surprising corners of Boulder. The Bold Doors tour reinvented about 100 doors as artwork that is now on display in shops around town and part of a silent auction.
Thursday, July 26,2012

Lacking labels

Unregulated food labels can be misleading

By Hadley Vandiver
Natural,” “organic,” “whole grain,” “hormone free”: the labels in grocery store aisles are endless, all designed to tell consumers more about the products available for purchase.
Thursday, July 19,2012

Sprayed trespass

Injunction in Delta County sets precedent for other counties

By Elizabeth Miller
A recent decision from a district court in Delta County could affect the view of trespassing, aerial spraying and the restitution available to farmers who lose crops due to drift.
Thursday, July 12,2012

Making money, making change

Startup companies show their positive impact in the Summit competition

By Hadley Vandiver
From King Richard in Robin Hood taxing his citizens to the point of starvation to Scrooge nickel and diming his employees out of a family Christmas, classic cartoons and fairy tales present a pretty grim picture of people who like money. But The [i4c] Campaign, and the Denver venture capital firm Galvanize that funds it, are trying to change that image.