Top Articles from Boulderganic
Thursday, March 7,2013
Study finds pesticides leading cause of grassland bird deaths
Pesticides are made to kill something somewhere — it says it in the name and there is always a trade-off, says Pierre Mineau, Ph.D., co-author of a new study that found that pesticides are the leading cause of grassland bird deaths.
Thursday, February 28,2013
Despite water treatment, Boulder Creek tests above standards for arsenic levels
When scientists tested arsenic levels at 38 sites along Boulder Creek over six months in 2011, every sample contained arsenic levels at least 10 times above the applicable state standard.
Thursday, February 21,2013
U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, D-Boulder, knows his numbers. He knows that more than 90 percent of Americans believe that all foods that contain or are made with genetically modified organisms (GMOs) should be required to have labels that state as much.
Thursday, February 14,2013
'The Last Ocean' presents international call to save an ocean ecosystem from fishing
Nearly seven years ago, John Weller and Peter Young traveled to the southern tip of Antarctica and started filming The Last Ocean. By capturing the pristine beauty of the Ross Sea, Weller and Young were documenting one of the last intact marine ecosystems on earth.
Thursday, February 14,2013
Tim DeChristopher’s fraudulent auction bids and activism in 'Bidder 70'
Tim DeChristopher was a 27-year-old University of Utah economics student who’d spent five years teaching at-risk kids and was just beginning to get involved in activism around climate change when he found himself at a Bureau of Land Management land sale bidding on $1.8 million in leases.
Wednesday, February 13,2013
National Geographic photographer Pete McBride, known in his native Colorado for documenting the story of the drying up Colorado River, traveled to central Kenya, in 2012, in pursuit of the legendary water god, Ngai.
Thursday, February 7,2013
Panel draws together female business owners who are leading the way
Creating a forum for women to explore their own potential in the growing world of sustainable business practice motivated Seleyn DeYarus to bring together three of Boulder’s examples of women leading the way towards a vision for a green economy.
Thursday, January 24,2013
Energy-efficient houses raise questions about increase in asthma
Though inactivity, smoking, and a lack of time spent in the great outdoors have all contributed to the staggering rise in asthma in past decades, some of the factors that contribute to asthma, which now affects an estimated 24.6 million Americans, may be aggravated by the way indoor air quality changes in green homes.
Thursday, January 17,2013
The search for sustainable sushi poses unique problems
When it comes to fresh seafood, many of us consider sushi the grand master. But these days, with the health of the environment pushing us to make more sustainable choices when it comes to what we put into our bodies, texture and flavor are not the only criteria we use when we decide what or where to eat.
Thursday, January 10,2013
Activists warn of plutonium under proposed Jefferson Parkway
Rather than expose those workers and people living downwind by moving dirt, the EPA opted to leave the contaminants — arsenic and plutonium — in place in the hopes that the occasional windstorm and the activity of as many as 18 burrowing species of animals and insects in the area would present less risk than moving tons of dirt.